The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by special legislation in the Japanese Diet and became an Independent Administrative Institution in October 2003. The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. As the 18th overseas office, the Japan Foundation, Manila was founded in 1996, active in three focused areas: Arts and Culture; Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange; Japanese-Language Education Overseas.
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is seeking applications for the following position:
- Job Opportunity
|1||Program Officer||Arts and Culture (Film)||Deadline –Sunday, March 21, 2021|
- How to Apply
Please submit the following documents to the JFM via e-mail. The successful candidates will be notified by e-mail and invited for the written exam and the interview.
1) Duly accomplished JFM Application Form; (Download here: 20210224_ JFM official Application Form (Arts and Culture, Film)
2) Curriculum Vitae (with the profile the picture was taken within 6 months);
3) 1 copy of valid ID card (government-issued)
4) 1 copy of the certificate of graduation from a Higher Educational Institution;
5) 1 copy of the certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (if any);
- Contact and Inquiries
The Japan Foundation, Manila
Address: 23F, Pacific Star Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. corner Makati Ave., Makati City
TEL: 02-8811-6155 to 58 FAX: 02-8811-6153
(Contact person: Mr. Wataru Abe)
|Job Title:||Program Officer [Arts and Culture (FILM)]|
|Contract:||Contractual (1 year) with possible renewal subject to the mutual agreement of the parties.|
Main Purpose of Job:
To provide support for the Arts and Culture projects, mainly for JFF* and other film projects, which will be carried out under the initiative of the Japan Foundation. In particular, to provide support for project implementation and assessment, research, and program design/development.
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF), which had been previously known as EIGASAI in the Philippines, is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With the slogan of ‘Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere,’ the program was rebranded in 2016 and newly launched for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia. We continued holding the Festivals with the latest Japanese films while expanding our network to include countries like China, Russia, and India. In the year 2019-20, we held festivals in 56 cities in 12 countries, watched by more than 170,000 viewers (In the Philippines alone, the JFF has attracted more than 30,000 audiences in the same year). We will continue sharing the excellence of Japanese film with the world.
Assist in smooth and efficient coordination and arrangement in implementing a project which includes coordination with various stakeholders.
- Research and Program design and development
Conduct field and literature research on the issues relevant to Arts and Culture which include attending seminars, the opening of exhibitions, performances/concerts conducted by local and international organizations. Based on the outcome and observation/evaluation of the research and/or instruction from supervisor(s), prepare a project proposal and develop the framework in consultation with the supervisor(s).
Prepare an assessment report of each project implemented.
|Academic Background||・Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience||・Minimum of 2-3 years working experience is required.
・Preferably with work experience in the field of Arts and Culture, especially in the field of FILM.
・Previous experience in organizing film screenings, public events (onsite/online), study tours and editing publications.
・Preferably with work experience in PR and social media.
|Skills||・Basic knowledge in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
・Excellent English communication skills both written and oral.
|Personality||・Ability to work proactively, efficiently, and creatively.
・Ability to work in a team (team player)
The salary will be decided based on the qualification of the successful candidate.
The basic benefits will be provided as determined by the Labor Code of the Philippines.
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