Japan Society Film screens a diverse selection of classic and contemporary Japanese cinema throughout the year—including retrospectives of seminal directors, thematic series, and special screenings of international, U.S. and NY premieres—and organizes JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of its kind in North America. The team is currently seeking a part-time volunteer to assist with administrative and operational tasks related to the upcoming Fall/Winter season of film programming in 2020. Volunteers will be involved in research, promotional efforts, screening support and general archival work. The volunteer offers candidates interested in film and non-profit arts administration an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge. Volunteers will come away with a greater understanding of the issues involved with film programming and international cultural exchange, and will gain collaborative and strategic skills relevant to work in the film industry and non-profit sector.
NOTE: This volunteer opportunity is virtual during Fall 2020.
● Research and data organization
● Social media marketing and cross-promotional email outreach
● Film screening support, including customer service and ticket handling
● Creating and updating archives and databases
● General administrative tasks (record-keeping, etc.)
● Translation and proofreading support (when applicable)
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Well-organized and able to multitask
● Self-motivated with strong sense of initiative
● Able to work efficiently within a team
● Comfortable handling customer service
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
● Knowledgeable about or interested in Japanese cinema
● Some familiarity with New York City film culture is preferred
● Fluency in reading/writing and speaking Japanese not necessary, but strongly preferred
Volunteer Dates and Time Commitment:
5-6 hours per day, 1-3 days a week. Weekend and evening hours are required when there is a screening or event. All volunteer work can be done remotely until January 2021.
● Issues related to film programming
● Greater understanding of contemporary Japanese cinema
● Outreach strategies and skills
● Interoffice communication
● Film screening operational logistics
● Guest hospitality and customer service
Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.
Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website http://www.japansociety.org.
Japan Society Film screens a diverse selection of classic and contemporary Japanese cinema throughout the year—including retrospectives of seminal directors, thematic series, and special screenings of international, U.S. and NY…
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