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Language Center and Library Associate (NYC)

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Japan Society’s Language Center offers a variety of courses, workshops and intensives throughout the year in Japanese language, shodo (Japanese calligraphy), and English, among other specialized courses. The Language Center and Library Associate will perform daily operations related to the Center, and provide administrative support to the Director of the Language Center and Library.

• Facilitating and managing student registration and program administration;
• Managing course and event schedules;
• Updating records in various databases, including Raiser’s Edge, as needed;
• Overseeing all Language Center interns and volunteers;
• Responding to inquiries regarding the Language Center and its programs from current and prospective students;
• Assisting with special Language Center events, activities, and projects.

• Excellent customer service skills, and comfort interacting with the general public;
• Excellent English oral and written communication skills;
• Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook email;
• Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge database preferred;
• Must be detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills;
• High level of proficiency in Japanese language is preferred;
• An interest in Japanese culture;
• A minimum of one year administrative, clerical or other related experience required.

The Language Center and Library Associate is a full-time position with regular hours from 10:30 am until 6:30 pm, Monday-Friday, with an hour lunch break. On occasion, the Associate will be required to adjust their regular work schedule to accommodate special events, and to meet the needs of the department.

TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to the Director, Human Resources at

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

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.

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