Friday, April 29, 2011

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Webmaster / Office Manager. Please see below for a more detailed list of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, 15 days of paid vacation per year, 12 paid US holidays, 7 paid Japanese holidays, and sick leave. Working hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday with weeknight and/or weekend events several times a month (paid overtime).

Candidate must be able to work legally in the U.S.; A-2 Visa and Practical Training Visa will not be considered. Applications are now being accepted. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Webmaster / Office Manager


§ Maintaining and updating the JICC website, including graphic design, copy/content editing, and video editing

§ Serving as the point of contact for facilities maintenance and logistical coordination

§ Drafting reports, letters and emails for diplomats regarding office management

§ Assisting with cultural events and computer-related issues

§ Disseminating Japan-related information to the public and responding to inquiries (in person, on the phone, and via email)

Required Qualifications:

§ English fluency

§ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

§ Strong general computer/technology skills

§ Proficiency with Adobe Dreamweaver (or strong web coding background)

§ Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and general design principles

§ Superior communication and interpersonal skills

§ Flexibility and resourcefulness; ability to multitask and both follow directions and take initiative

Preferred Qualifications:

§ Japanese language proficiency

§ Good understanding of Japanese culture, and experience living or working in Japan

§ Familiarity with web programming (HTML/CSS)

§ Experience with photography and photo/video editing

To Apply:

Please email (Word attachments only) or mail your cover letter, resume,technical question response (see right), and university transcript (unofficial is fine) to:

Ms. Ikuko Hamada

Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Technical Question:

Please answer one of the following

in a few sentences:

1. How does one validate markup in Dreamweaver, and why is this useful?

2. How is CSS different from HTML and why is CSS useful?

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