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Job Opening at JFLA

Arts & Culture Program Coordinator
Full-time associate/program officer

 [Job Title]  
 Associate/Program Officer (Arts & Culture Program Coordinator)

[Expected Start Date] 
 October 1st, 2024 (Start date is negotiable.)

 The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

[Work Schedule]
- Monday to Friday, Regular Hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm (7-hour work time & 1-hour lunch break per day)

- Work-from-home is allowed up to twice a week.
- Flexible Schedule
  You may change your shift schedule as needed (Example: 10am-6pm including lunch break).

[Key Responsibilities]

1. Coordinate grant programs related to Japanese arts and culture, including applications written in Japanese.
2. Collaborate and communicate in Japanese with the program staff at the JF Headquarters in Japan.
3. Plan and coordinate Japanese arts and culture related events and projects.
4. Create program materials and publicationsPromote and enhance awareness of JFLA events and projects.
   (e.g. newsletters, fliers, SNS posts, and webpages, etc.)

5. Research and collect information related to the field of arts and culture.
6. English-Japanese/Japanese-English translation and proofreading
7. Perform other related duties/responsibilities assigned by Director or Deputy Director


[Required Qualifications]

1. Legal authorization to work in the United States (Visa support not available).
2. Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent work experience preferred.
3. Superior written and verbal communication in Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT Level N1).
4. Willingness and ability to travel and hold/attend occasional weekend events.

A strong candidate will also possess:
 - Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.
Experience with grant management.
 - Experience with and/or interest in Japanese arts and culture.
 - Academic background in Japan-related field.
 - Proficiency in Microsoft Office software. 


 The salary of newly hired staff will be determined based on their background of education, experience, skills, etc.
 Starting $43,300 plus a year


Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, paid vacation, and sick leave, etc.


[To Apply]

- Please send a cover letter and resume, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a previous supervisor who knows your work, via email to with “Arts & Culture Program Coordinator” in the subject line by August 15th, 2024.
- This position is open until filled.
- Qualified candidates will be invited for an online interview in Japanese.
- Finalists for this position will be interviewed in person.


Job Opening at JFLA

JFLA Japanese Language Classes
Part-time Japanese Language Lecturers

Teach Japanese with MARUGOTO and MARUGOTO Plus!

With our many years of experience and achievements in Japanese Language Education, JFLA has been offering Japanese language courses for 18 and above in Los Angeles since 2012. The courses are based on our “JF Standards,” which were developed by our headquarters in Japan and we utilize Marugoto textbook, Marugoto website, and other social learning tools. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about Japanese-language education as well as those who will be proactively involved in JFLA activities.

Position: Part-time lecturer
We offer synchronous (NOT asynchronous) online/in-person learning where students are required to log in and participate in class at a specific time each week for an online class. 
This position is an as-needed position and does not accrue rights to the tenure position.

-Teaching will include evening and/or weekend hours.
-Be actively engaged in Japanese language courses, lesson plans, curriculum, and instructional material development.
-Provide informed feedback on assignments.
-Substitute teach classes on behalf of other teachers when needed and when your schedule permits.

-M.A in a field related to Japanese-language education or an American Teacher Certification
-At least two years of Japanese-language teaching experience (private lessons or TA experiences are not included)
-Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and proficient verbal and written communication skills in English
-Appropriate visa status to be able to legally work in the United States
-Flexibility and breadth to teach both language and culture preferred
-Our remote teaching platform requires lecturer to have their own computer with video and audio capability as well as an internet connection

Salary: DOE

To Apply:
Please submit the listed items below by e-mail ( :
- A letter of application written in Japanese, outlining your qualifications, experience and objectives
- Curriculum vitae
- A sample lesson plan which you created in the past for your class

Interviews will be held ONLINE for only those who are selected after the paper screening.
The Japan Foundation will not return any of the application materials to the applicants.

For any questions, please contact us at


Established by the Japanese government in 1972, the mission of The Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The Japan Foundation’s activities consist of three major programs: 1) Arts & Cultural Exchange; 2) Japanese-Language Education Overseas; 3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. For more information, visit the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles websites at

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