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  • Bios: Staff: About: Japan Society
    Society in April 2006 as Director of Program Operations Fu directs the planning and management of program events at Japan Society She previously worked in sales and marketing at the New York Palace Hotel as well as in banquets at the Radisson Miyako Hotel Tokyo Fu received her BA in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and her MMH from Cornell University s School of Hotel Administration Michiko Grasso Director of Individual Giving Director of Individual Giving Michiko Simanjuntak Grasso started working at Japan Society in April 2010 Previously she was the Deputy Director of Development at Aperture Foundation She has also worked at various cultural institutions throughout New York City such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum Ice Theatre of New York The Bronx Museum for the Arts American Express Philanthropic Program and Asia Society Grasso earned a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Art History from Columbia University She is a former Japan Society member and student at the Toyota Language Center Asif Iqbal Director Media Marketing Asif Iqbal is Director Media Marketing with responsibility for Digital Media Communications and Publications He joined Japan Society in March 2008 as Director of Digital Media Iqbal previously worked at Reed Business Information as the Creative Director of New Media where he was responsible for designing planning and implementing the company s New Products Division online presence Iqbal earned a BFA in Advertising from the School of Visual Arts Christy Jones Director of Special Events Christy Jones joined Japan Society in 2001 as an Assistant in the U S Japan Program and Lecture Programs She transferred to the Development Office in 2003 and joined the Special Events team in 2005 eventually assuming the position of Director in July 2011 Jones studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka Japan and later spent three years living and working in Nagasaki Prefecture as a participant in The Japan Exchange and Teaching JET Program She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate in Asian African Languages Literature from Duke University Shannon Jowett Director of Communications Shannon Jowett oversees publicity and promotion at Japan Society He works closely with the executive staff on Society wide messaging and in tandem with Digital Media Development and Publications departments on initiatives serving all programming Managing an internal team and two niche publicity firms Jowett steered the most successful PR campaign in the Society s 100 year history resulting in 18 articles in The New York Times in as many months and over 1400 archived press clips including major broadcast print and online coverage Appointed Director of Communications in August 2006 Jowett has specialized in New York City cultural communications since 1999 He was an original associate at Spin Cycle a downtown marketing boutique where he handled publicity niche promotions and special events for a diverse roster of major corporations popular artists and esteemed downtown venues In 2003 Jowett joined The Zeisler Group managing public

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  • Bios: Staff: About: Japan Society
    Society in April 2006 as Director of Program Operations Fu directs the planning and management of program events at Japan Society She previously worked in sales and marketing at the New York Palace Hotel as well as in banquets at the Radisson Miyako Hotel Tokyo Fu received her BA in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and her MMH from Cornell University s School of Hotel Administration Michiko Grasso Director of Individual Giving Director of Individual Giving Michiko Simanjuntak Grasso started working at Japan Society in April 2010 Previously she was the Deputy Director of Development at Aperture Foundation She has also worked at various cultural institutions throughout New York City such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum Ice Theatre of New York The Bronx Museum for the Arts American Express Philanthropic Program and Asia Society Grasso earned a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Art History from Columbia University She is a former Japan Society member and student at the Toyota Language Center Asif Iqbal Director Media Marketing Asif Iqbal is Director Media Marketing with responsibility for Digital Media Communications and Publications He joined Japan Society in March 2008 as Director of Digital Media Iqbal previously worked at Reed Business Information as the Creative Director of New Media where he was responsible for designing planning and implementing the company s New Products Division online presence Iqbal earned a BFA in Advertising from the School of Visual Arts Christy Jones Director of Special Events Christy Jones joined Japan Society in 2001 as an Assistant in the U S Japan Program and Lecture Programs She transferred to the Development Office in 2003 and joined the Special Events team in 2005 eventually assuming the position of Director in July 2011 Jones studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka Japan and later spent three years living and working in Nagasaki Prefecture as a participant in The Japan Exchange and Teaching JET Program She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate in Asian African Languages Literature from Duke University Shannon Jowett Director of Communications Shannon Jowett oversees publicity and promotion at Japan Society He works closely with the executive staff on Society wide messaging and in tandem with Digital Media Development and Publications departments on initiatives serving all programming Managing an internal team and two niche publicity firms Jowett steered the most successful PR campaign in the Society s 100 year history resulting in 18 articles in The New York Times in as many months and over 1400 archived press clips including major broadcast print and online coverage Appointed Director of Communications in August 2006 Jowett has specialized in New York City cultural communications since 1999 He was an original associate at Spin Cycle a downtown marketing boutique where he handled publicity niche promotions and special events for a diverse roster of major corporations popular artists and esteemed downtown venues In 2003 Jowett joined The Zeisler Group managing public

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    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/common/modules/events/EventCalendar.cfm?dateCurrent=01-14-2016&PageActionURL=%2Fcontent%2Ecfm%3Fpage%3D%2Fpage%2Fabout%2Fjs%5Fstaff&inline=0 (2016-02-14)
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    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/common/modules/events/EventCalendar.cfm?dateCurrent=03-14-2016&PageActionURL=%2Fcontent%2Ecfm%3Fpage%3D%2Fpage%2Fabout%2Fjs%5Fstaff&inline=0 (2016-02-14)
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  • Employment: Career Opportunities: About: Japan Society
    principles of user experience design including issues such as usability navigation site architecture information design and accessibility Familiar with Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Familiar with HTML and CSS Familiar with email platforms Familiar with Microsoft Excel Familiar with new technologies that impact user interaction and presentation as well as backend production and delivery Experience with Blackbaud s Spark platform a plus Excellent written and verbal communication skills Fine tuned skills in accuracy and proofreading with meticulous attention to details Practical skills in researching and learning new technologies Skilled in taking direction and knowing when to self direct Ability to translate business requirements into specifications and to work cross functionally Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines Ability to solve complex technical and business issues with direction approval Ability to work in a collaborative environment and cross departmentally Familiar with Facebook Twitter Tumblr and Instagram To Apply Email your resume and letter of interest indicating your current salary or salary expectations to the Director of Human Resources at Accountant Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administration the Accountant provides overall support to the Finance department with primary focus on Japan Society receivables Key responsibilities include Coordinate and process all accounts receivable Receive and count cash maintain cash boxes and secure changes as needed prepare deposit of funds Process Language Center membership contribution Special Events and corporate programs receipts through Raiser s Edge Apply accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of financial transaction data Compile and review source documents for completeness and accuracy Verify and post details of the transactions to appropriate ledger and journal Post Raiser s Edge batches to the accounting system adjust records in RE as needed Run reports and compare source documents and journal entries to verify accuracy Assist VP of Finance and Administration in the preparation of annual operating budget and review of actual versus budgeted performance Generate and reconcile month end reports individual and Corporate membership Deposit detail and Restricted funds reports Reconcile web for membership sales issue online refunds as needed enter box office ticket sales Generate quarterly occupancy performance reports Prepare Government and Foundation program reports Supervise and assist staff use of Finance office credit card terminal and research credit card chargebacks Assist with year end audit process preparation of all reconciliations and audit work Prepare forms 1042S annually and help prepare 1099 forms Input annual budget Act as backup for other Finance department members and assist with special projects as needed Qualifications Bachelor degree in accounting or the equivalent combination of education and experience Three to five years related financial experience Strong interpersonal and communication skills Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks Working knowledge of Word Excel Raiser s Edge and overall computer skills To Apply Email your letter of interest and resume to the Director of Human Resources at Gallery Associate Reporting to the Gallery Director and Curator of Exhibition Interpretation the Gallery Associate is an

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  • Internship Opportunities: Career Opportunities: About: Japan Society
    and prospective donor corporations Assisting in updating donor database Assisting at various Business and Policy Programs evening lectures lunches etc and other Japan Society special events gallery openings receptions Young Professionals Network events etc Completing general administrative tasks as needed Qualifications Extremely detail oriented and organized Proficient in Word and Excel Interest in Japan and Japanese business and culture a plus Flexible weekday schedule approximately 20 hours per week This is an unpaid internship Please e mail a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please Digital Media Intern Japan Society s Media and Marketing department seeks a part time intern to assist with the creation of its video series for the web Days are flexible with around 16 20 hours per week in office expected Duties include Assistance in concept design and creative thinking for new and current video series Creating artwork and graphics to supplement various videos and other materials Simple maintenance of YouTube channels and other social media Assistance in the setup and filming of video shoots Requirements Strong creative thinking Familiarity with Adobe software photoshop illustrator premiere etc Interest in Japanese culture Familiarity with Japanese language is a plus Knowledge of social media YouTube Facebook twitter etc Attention to detail Strong artistic design background Familiarity with video equipment a plus This is an unpaid internship Please email a letter and resume to Ben Warren at Please place Digital Media Internship in the subject line No phone calls please Education Family Intern Japan Society Education Family seeks a part time intern with a background in Education East Asian Studies and or Digital Media and an interest in student and cultural exchange child development and digital learning Responsibilities The intern will assist with various tasks including but not limited to Assisting with various social platform postings and research Maintenance of a closed educational social networking site Assisting with the administration of an international student exchange program Assisting at family and student programs Day to day administrative office support Requirements Familiarity with social networking platforms Knowledge of Japanese culture Familiarity with or interest in K 12 education Excellent attention to detail strong organizational skills The ability to work independently A commitment of two days per week is necessary along with occasional help during weekend programs Fluency in English Japanese language ability not necessary but a strong plus Japan Society encourages interns participating in work study programs and or course credit from academic institutions This is an unpaid internship Please email cover letter and resume to Owen Rojek at No phone calls please Only applicants who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview Film Intern Japan Society Film Program offers a diverse selection of Japanese films from classics to contemporary independent productions Its aim is to entertain educate and support activities though the Society s arts culture programs The Film Program has included retrospectives of iconic directors thematic series and many U S premieres Some original film series curated by the Japan Society have traveled to other U S venues in tours organized by the Film Program For more information visit http www japansociety org film RESPONSIBILITIES Assist the Film Program staff with all aspects of operations related to upcoming film screenings and events Devising and implementing outreach strategies for marketing and promotion efforts for upcoming screenings House management ushering and will call during film screenings Archiving of film screeners and printed materials Administrative tasks and general office work related to Film Program HOURS 15 20 hours week 3 days a week Evening hours are required when there is a screening This is an unpaid internship School credit is available QUALIFICATIONS Well organized and able to multi task Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite Word Excel PowerPoint Self motivated with strong sense of initiative Familiarity with and interest in repertory film especially Japanese cinema Fluency in reading writing and speaking Japanese strongly preferred TO APPLY Please email resume and cover letter to Kazu Watanabe at Please place Japan Society Film Program Internship in the subject line Finance Department Intern The internship will provide an opportunity to assist in financial and administrative functions The intern will also gain a general overview of the Japan Society s programs and events Responsibilities may include Assist Finance team with annual audit preparation Preparing organizing and maintaining files and reports Input invoices for payment Maintaining and updating databases Performing various administrative duties Assisting in various projects Requirements Good interpersonal verbal and written communication skills Proficiency in Word and Excel Some Finance or Accounting experience or coursework required A quick learner who is detail oriented and very organized will succeed best in this role Time Frame Summer Fall 2014 beginning July 2014 Days per week 3 days per week preferably Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 3 00 pm days and hours negotiable Salary This is an unpaid internship Japan Society encourages school credits if available Occasional complimentary tickets available to performances To apply email a letter of interest and resume to Please use Application for Finance Intern in the subject line No phone calls please Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and US Japan Innovators Network Intern The Innovators Network is responsible for developing and implementing exchange programs for leaders from the US and Japan around issues of mutual concern and the management of the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund The Japan Earthquake Relief Fund was started as a result of the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan General Description of Position Under the supervision of Innovators Network staff the intern volunteer will assist with the translation of key material needed for making grants from the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and research on Japanese organizations This includes but is not limited to the translation of information grant proposals grant budgets grantee reports and correspondence This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the recovery of Tohoku The Intern will also be asked to help with administrative duties research and the

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  • Volunteer Opportunities: Career Opportunities: About: Japan Society
    provided Anticipated Time Commitment Opportunities include regular ongoing commitments for morning or afternoon shifts Typically Welcome Desk shifts will be 3 5 hours in length for two or more days per week Monday through Friday 11 00 am to 2 30 pm and 2 30 pm to 6 00 pm We also seek volunteers with flexible schedules to serve on an irregular on call as needed basis This may include staying late to run the box office for some evening events Requirements Excellent customer services skills and comfort interacting with the general public Computer proficiency An interest in Japanese culture Volunteers may stand and sit for extended periods of time and need good visual oral and hearing skills Benefits Supporting Japan Society s mission Complimentary admission to our events films programs and Gallery Invitations to select exhibit previews and special events Opportunities to meet people who share your interests To apply please forward your letter of interest indicating your anticipated available time commitment to Evening Lecture Programs Volunteers assist in ushering ticket handling fielding questions and related activities Programs begin at 5 45 pm Monday to Friday If you are interested in volunteering at evening Lecture Programs contact Tomomi Sekiya at Film Events Volunteers assist in ushering ticket handling and other event related tasks If you are interested in volunteering at Film events contact the Film Program at Language Center Events Volunteers assist with general office support language class event check ins and other event related tasks If you are interested in volunteering at the Toyota Language Center C V Starr Library please email Performing Arts Programs Volunteers assist in ushering greeting patrons and other front of house related tasks If you are interested in volunteering for Performing Arts events contact the Performing Arts Program at Clerical and Administrative Projects

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  • Employment: Career Opportunities: About: Japan Society
    principles of user experience design including issues such as usability navigation site architecture information design and accessibility Familiar with Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Familiar with HTML and CSS Familiar with email platforms Familiar with Microsoft Excel Familiar with new technologies that impact user interaction and presentation as well as backend production and delivery Experience with Blackbaud s Spark platform a plus Excellent written and verbal communication skills Fine tuned skills in accuracy and proofreading with meticulous attention to details Practical skills in researching and learning new technologies Skilled in taking direction and knowing when to self direct Ability to translate business requirements into specifications and to work cross functionally Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines Ability to solve complex technical and business issues with direction approval Ability to work in a collaborative environment and cross departmentally Familiar with Facebook Twitter Tumblr and Instagram To Apply Email your resume and letter of interest indicating your current salary or salary expectations to the Director of Human Resources at Accountant Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administration the Accountant provides overall support to the Finance department with primary focus on Japan Society receivables Key responsibilities include Coordinate and process all accounts receivable Receive and count cash maintain cash boxes and secure changes as needed prepare deposit of funds Process Language Center membership contribution Special Events and corporate programs receipts through Raiser s Edge Apply accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of financial transaction data Compile and review source documents for completeness and accuracy Verify and post details of the transactions to appropriate ledger and journal Post Raiser s Edge batches to the accounting system adjust records in RE as needed Run reports and compare source documents and journal entries to verify accuracy Assist VP of Finance and Administration in the preparation of annual operating budget and review of actual versus budgeted performance Generate and reconcile month end reports individual and Corporate membership Deposit detail and Restricted funds reports Reconcile web for membership sales issue online refunds as needed enter box office ticket sales Generate quarterly occupancy performance reports Prepare Government and Foundation program reports Supervise and assist staff use of Finance office credit card terminal and research credit card chargebacks Assist with year end audit process preparation of all reconciliations and audit work Prepare forms 1042S annually and help prepare 1099 forms Input annual budget Act as backup for other Finance department members and assist with special projects as needed Qualifications Bachelor degree in accounting or the equivalent combination of education and experience Three to five years related financial experience Strong interpersonal and communication skills Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks Working knowledge of Word Excel Raiser s Edge and overall computer skills To Apply Email your letter of interest and resume to the Director of Human Resources at Gallery Associate Reporting to the Gallery Director and Curator of Exhibition Interpretation the Gallery Associate is an

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