External Relations Officer (Japanese)

Japanese American National Museum | Los Angeles, California


An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the nation's premier cultural museums. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

Job Summary

The External Relations Officer (Japanese) serves as a front-line fundraiser and is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding Japanese speaking donors (corporations, foundations, individuals). S/he is a member of the National Museum’s professional Development and Marketing staff team. S/he actively participates in strategic planning of activities designed to increase contributed and earned income as well as visitorship amongst Japanese speaking individuals and organizations. In addition, the External Relations Officer (Japanese) oversees all marketing and public/community relations activities for the National Museum targeted at Japanese-speaking constituents.

Reports To

Associate VP of Development


Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and cross-departmentally in a team environment. Requires some weekend and evening hours to support National Museum functions.

Visit www.janm.org/jobs/ for application form. EOE. 


Bachelor's degree preferred; at least 7 years of fundraising and marketing experience in a non-profit setting, museum experience preferred.

Must be bi-lingual and bi-cultural in spoken and written Japanese and English. Proficiency using MS Office is required, familiarity with Altru (donor database) and Gmail preferred.


Benefits: Medical, Dental, group vision, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time; on-site parking, discounts in museum store and on-site Chado tea room.

How to Apply

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary requirements & references

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources, 

Re: External Relations Officer (Japanese)

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Fax (213) 830-5673

No Phone Calls Please

Japanese American National Museum


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations