Job Opening at Consulate-General of Japan in Miami

Web Management & Media Relations – Consulate General of Japan in Miami

The Public Relations and Culture Department of the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami is hiring for one full-time Webpage Management and Media Relations position.  This is a temporary position that will run until March 2017. The primary responsibility of this position will be to maintain and update the Consulate’s website using the Consulate’s content management system. The secondary role will be to develop the Consulate’s media relations by working with a contracted PR company as the Consulate’s liaison.  Ideal candidate should be adaptable, fast‐paced, results oriented, creative, and knowledgeable of technology applications and software.

To apply, please submit your resume with a letter of recommendation from a professional reference to the Public Relations and Culture Department ( by April 8, 2016.

Click here for job details.

Orlando Temp Job 02-2016

TRIUP, INC. is looking for 1-2 event staff who can assist at an upcoming trade show in February.

◆   Event:              Ingredient Marketplace 2016 ( )

◆   Location:          Orlando World Center Marriot

◆   Date:                4/27(Wed) – 4/29 (Fri)

◆   Language:        English Native Level (No Japanese Necessary)

◆   Qualification:    Any prior tradeshow experience, customer service, sales and marketing experience

◆   Hourly Rate:     $15-20/Hour + Parking (This can be negotiable)
If you are interested, please contact to Tomoko Kawasaki of TRIUP, INC. (
TEL: 949-433-6521

Disclaimer: Florida JETAA does not vet or endorse any job offers.

Morikami Museum and Gardens Job Opportunity

Job openings at the Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is a full-time professional position responsible for conceptualizing and executing the museum’s digital marketing strategy. The desired candidate is a talented content creator with a deep passion for analytics, social media community development, a strong grasp on high-quality design principles and an appreciation for art and culture. In addition, this position provides an essential support role with annual festivals & provides insight for long-term marketing goals & objectives.  This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Marketing & Events.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Email campaigns
    • Works cross-functionally with other museum departments to gather and create content
    • Designs e-blast templates and graphics
    • Builds and updates email lists
  • Website maintenance & development
    • Maintains the integrity and usability of Morikami’s responsive design website
    • Manages the calendar, online forms, e-commerce reporting, media library, product pages, etc.
    • Updates/creates website pages as needed
    • Manages the registered website user database and ongoing website development projects
  • Social Media
    • Updates social media content calendar and contributes to digital strategy planning
    • Plans/researches/writes engaging content for social media and blog
    • Monitors and joins conversations on social media platforms and peer review sites
  • Analytics
    • Monitors, tracks and analyzes statistics for email campaigns, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, youTube and blog.
    • Tracks website traffic and user behavior though Google Analytics
    • Creates and executes post-event surveys and tracks responses
  • Designs various museum collaterals, signage and graphics on an as-needed basis
  • Provides essential support in the planning and execution of Morikami festivals and Sushi & Stroll series of events.
  • Assists in budget management

Skills & Abilities

  • B.A. or B.S. in Communications, Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong writer and communicator
  • Proficient use of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, Website Maintenance and Microsoft Office, required
  • Experience with Google Analytics, SurveyMonkey and MailChimp preferred
  • Experience working in a museum, with a membership organization or not-for-profit a plus

Desired Characteristics

  • Must be organized and work efficiently with a personal commitment to maintain a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to prioritize, track and meet deadlines, use good judgment, remain flexible and work under minimal supervision
  • Must be proactive, reliable and possess excellent interpersonal skills

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Kizzy Sanchez Sherven, Director of Marketing & Events at  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

 Opportunities at the Cornell Cafe

  • Wait Staff:  Responsibilities include taking customer orders, bringing drinks and food, ensuring satisfaction, clearing tables, as well as side work before, during, and after shift. Fast paced environment. Experience preferred. Shift days available: Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Shift hours:  10:30 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • Host/Hostess:  Responsibilities include seating customers, ensuring enough seats and/or high chairs, maintaining waiting list, cleaning menus, cleaning tables. Shift days available: Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Shift hours:  11:00 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Kitchen Prep Staff:  Responsibilities are basic kitchen duties, cleaning and cutting vegetables, prepping and slicing meats and fish, prepping food items. Shift days available: Tuesday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Shift hours:  10:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m.

To apply, please email resume to


More info on their website:

DISCO International Career Forum – JET alumni welcome

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S., JET alumni welcome!
—————————————————————————DISCO International, organizer of the world’s largest job fairs for
Japanese-English speakers, cordially invites you to participate in
our only event focused on positions in the U.S.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Metropolitan Pavilion (North Pavilion)
110 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

– No fee to register or attend
– Meet and interview face-to-face with companies
– Approximately 25 companies expected to attend
– Positions available all over the U.S.

Register now to receive updates about participating companies as
they sign up. It’s free, easy, and doesn’t require cancellation if
you decide not to attend.
Register here:

[Current Participating Companies (as of 5/11)]

CDH, P.C. (Public Accounting)
DAIEI TRADING CO., INC. (Wholesale Food Distribution)
JTB USA, INC. (Travel)
NHK INTERNATIONAL (Auto Parts Manufacturing)
RELO REDAC, INC. (Real Estate)
VALQUA AMERICA, INC. (Manufacturing)
Y’S PUBLISHING GROUP (Publishing/Media)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

We look forward to seeing you at the Career Forum!


DISCO International, Inc.

2015 Summer Internship at the Morikami Gardens

I am writing to inform you that we are looking for an intern for the summer (June to Mid-August 2015) in our Education Department. This is an unpaid internship but will be counted as school credit (depending on approval of their school or college advisor).

Their duties will include:

–    Assisting the Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator in coordinating, developing and preparing activities for our Summer Tour Plus (STP) Program.

–     Monitoring the high school volunteers in the STP Program creating a positive learning environment for the summer campers.

–    Organize and direct the Hands-on-Art activity with expertise and flexibility.

–    Work with museum docents to provide an educational and enjoyable Japanese cultural experience for all participants.

–    Assist the Education Department with other tasks when needed.

Someone with knowledge of Japanese culture is required. Please keep in mind that the Morikami is located in Delray Beach, FL. Those living in Miami-Dade and Broward who apply must be willing to commit to the internship and the expense from commuting to our museum. We unfortunately cannot reimburse them for their commuting expenses. The days of the internship are flexible and negotiable to fit the intern’s schedule. We would like to have the intern Tuesday through Friday, mostly in the mornings and an occasional afternoon.

We believe this is a great opportunity to have hands-on experience teaching, develop management and leadership skills, learn teamwork, and use their knowledge about Japanese culture. The intern will also have an opportunity to gain experience working with a cultural and non-profit organization.

Please direct all inquiries and/or email their resume to Jaclyn DeMarzo, Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator, at or at 561-495-0233 x. 237

The deadline for submitting their resume will be on Monday, April 20th 2015.


Job and Education Opportunities – December, 2014

Translation Volunteers Needed in Tampa for February Delegation

We still need volunteers to assist with a delegation of Japanese citizens who will be visiting the area in February.

The Clearwater Sister Cities program is receiving a delegation from Nagano City from 2/8 – 2/11 and has asked us if we can provide volunteers to help them communicate.  There are opportunities for formal translation between government delegations and informal opportunities to assist the citizen members in conversation, shopping, etc.

A very few of you have already volunteered, so thank you to those people, but I know many more of you speak both languages well enough to participate.  You can select the events you are available to do throughout the 4 days.  Even one small event will help.

If I can do it, so can you!  Please contact me soon if you’d like to help.

FLJETAA Tampa Region Representative.
Tampa Natsumatsuri Director.


Job Opening at University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL has a position available for a Visiting Instructor of Japanese.  The position is open until January 8th, 2015.  Full job details are available at


IUC Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2015-16

To whom it may concern,

I hope that this mail finds you doing well.

I am writing a mail because I would like to ask you to share the information about the IUC Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2015-16.  Needless to explain, but the IUC (Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies) is one of the leading Japanese language institute for highest level of Japanese.  Since 2013, the Nippon Foundation has offered fellowships to 10 promising graduate students of Japan Studies doctorate courses in the US, who participated 10 months Japanese language training course in Yokohama.

The Nippon Foundation has decided to expand the number of grantees from 10 to 20, and also to extend the scope of the program from Japanese Studies to Professional Schools such as law, MBA, governmental officials, journalists and so on.  This is a new initiative that will start from 2016, and IUC has recently made announcement for the application from potential candidates.  I suppose that this program will be appealing to some of JETAA members who want to seek for their professional career paths that are related to Japan.

I truly appreciate it if you kindly share the information of this program with your community and partner organizations, and also publicize it on your website and newsletter.  I believe that this program would be a strong basis for nurturing next generation leaders who will bridge US-Japan relationship.

You may find more details about the program in the following website;

If you have any questions, please contact IUC secretariat;

With best wishes,


T. Kobayashi

Job Description: Part-time Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator (20 hours)

The Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach is looking for a Part-time Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator (20 hours).

Position Description:

The Youth and Outreach Program Coordinator will be responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming for children (K-12) activities and outreach programs. This includes children’s activities at our annual festivals, special events, and Summer Tour Plus program. Must be able to work evenings and weekend events.

Position Reports to: Curator of Education

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and implement museum educational programs for children and families.
  • Develop, implement, and manage outreach programs.
  • Develop, create, and coordinate children’s (K-12) activities at our annual festivals, including the supervision of festival volunteers and managing setup and cleanup
  • Work in conjunction with staff to develop, implement and oversee the Summer Tour Plus (STP) program activities.
  • Supervise daily operations of STP, which also includes training and scheduling of interns and high school volunteers for the STP program.
  • Assist staff in developing and implementing school programs and teacher development workshops
  • Work in conjunction with staff to develop educational teaching materials and tour program contents
  •  Other duties as specified

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, art, Japanese studies or related field
  • Knowledge of Japanese language and culture
  • Experience in teaching and working with children (K-12)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with staff, volunteers and the public
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Personal transportation required for outreach programs
  • Strong organizational and computer skillsExperience working in a museum or cultural institution a plus

Please send resume to:

Submission deadline: September 30, 2014

No phone calls, no walk ins.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.

I received the following message about a career forum being held in NYC on June 14th.

Details below:

My name is Catherine Rackley of DISCO International
(aka  I hope you don’t mind my
contacting you out of the blue, but as a fellow JET alumnus
(Shibayama, Chiba 2005-2006) I wanted to make some information
available to you and your JETAA Florida members about a job
fair for Japanese-English speakers that we will be holding
next month.

If you haven’t heard of our Career Forums before,
allow me to offer a brief explanation.  We hold
them a few times a year in Japan and the U.S. and
on a smaller scale in Sydney and London. However,
our Boston Career Forum is our biggest event, spanning
three days and featuring over 200 companies.

These events are not just an excellent chance to
see what kind of job market is out there for Japanese
speakers, but above all a real opportunity to land
a job that makes use of both Japanese language and
a sincere interest in Japan.  They are, of course,
completely free for job seekers to attend.

As I mentioned, our next event is coming up next
month and is already featuring some great companies
like Disney, Fujisankei Communcations, JTB (Travel)
and others with even more expected to sign up.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.
Saturday, June 14, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 2F (New York, NY)

If you would be so kind as to forward this
information on to your members, it would be
greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to include
the information on your site’s job posting section
or Facebook page as well with my contact info included.
I truly hope that some members will be able to take
this opportunity to use their experience in Japan
and Japanese skills in their careers.

Please feel free to contact me if you
or any of your JETAA Florida members have
any questions at all.

Kind regards,


Orlando Opening at Golf Channel: Translation and Voiceover


Overview:  English > Japanese translation and voice-over of Golf Channel’s nightly news, instructional and entertainment programming from Orlando, Florida studios

Job Responsibilities:

• Perform E > J translation of golf programming and generate a typewritten script to be used for voice-over sessions
• Proofread E > J translations of golf programming performed by other translators
• Conduct live and post-production voice over of golf programming
• Occasional simultaneous interpretation and live voicing of (E > J) golf highlights, news stories, features, etc.


• Native Japanese ability (Tokyo Standard, reading, writing, speaking)

• Near-native English (reading, writing, speaking)

• Excellent knowledge of the game of golf and its vernacular

• English to Japanese translation experience; broadcast setting preferred

• Japanese voice-over experience • English to Japanese simultaneous interpretation a plus

• Experience with Japanese OS and word processing (Microsoft)

• Ability to work with tight deadlines • Flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays

• Ability to work in Orlando, Florida office

• Must provide proper documentation from the Department of Immigration and Naturalization confirming ability to legally work in the United States

Apply at:

Office of International Services (OIS) Student Programs Coordinator Position Opening

University of South Florida


The Office of International Services (OIS) Student Programs Coordinator is responsible for developing and facilitating programs to help international students integrate into campus and community life, and to promote interaction between international and domestic students. The Coordinator increases the visibility of OIS through marketing efforts and increasing the involvement of domestic students and community members in the mission of OIS.


This position reports to the Office of International Services Director. The Coordinator is charged with providing opportunities for international students, scholars, and staff to share their culture on camps and in the community and promote the increase of intercultural and global awareness. The Coordinator coordinates with university units to prioritize and allocates tasks to meet the needs of international students; organize administrative and academic areas to resources; and complies with university, campus, and departmental policies and procedures. The position supervises student workers, interns, and volunteers in support of program and activities.


  • Plan and organize traditional campus programming events for international students including New Student Information Sessions, Document Check, Welcome Party, Week of Welcome, Orientation, Homecoming Parade, International Festival, International Education Week, iBuddy and Graduating Sash Ceremonies. Establish the annual master calendar of OIS and produce monthly calendar of programs, activities, and workshops. Coordinate workshops and training programs for international students and scholars on topics such as US taxes, Navigating Life in the US, Using University Resources, Wellness, Getting Around Tampa Bay, Special Immigration Topics, and Life after Graduation. Arrange speakers, book rooms and serve as leader of sessions/workshops. Use social media to inform and market to students and scholars.
  • Collaborate with community organizations and seek new opportunities for OIS to be actively involved in community events and provide effective programs of volunteer service for international students. Manage partnerships to deliver basic services such as airport pick-ups, shopping trips, obtaining furniture, and holiday celebrations. Work with Fulbright local groups on programming for past and current Fulbright students and scholars.
  • Build new programs to meet the needs of new and continuing students, scholars, and their families. Establish programs such as International Coffee Hour, International Friends (Mentor) Program, English Conversation Class, International Speaker Series, Global Cafe, Women’s Group, and Spouse Programs. Work with other offices on short term and summer programs.
  • Plan events to develop ties with future alumni, build up alumni database, and work with university partners outside the US. Assist with fundraising efforts.
  • Maintains wide knowledge of university and community resources available to students and scholars. Conduct research and assist director with developing policies and procedures to guide the delivery of international student services.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with at least one year of experience coordinating programs for students or scholars. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other appropriate area of specialization preferred.
  • Experience planning activities and events, promoting interaction between international and domestic students, and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with students in a college or university setting.
  • Exposure to international education as demonstrated by living in a different country, working or studying in a different country, or working with an international student population.
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies.
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills as well as desktop publishing and computer skill.
  • Ability to recruit, supervise and develop student workers/interns and volunteers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 3788

Posting Date: 02/28/2014

Posting End Date: 03/12/2014


To apply go to