Communications Assistant
Full-Time/ Non-Exempt

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. In 2010 the Japanese American National Museum received America’s highest honor for museums, the federal IMLS National Medal. 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.
Home of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy and based in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support.

Communications Assistant provides support to the Director of Marketing and Communications and other Marketing Unit staff in the promotion of Japanese American National Museum exhibitions, public programs, major events, and other initiatives. General tasks include media research, writing press releases, responding to media inquiries, communication with other cultural institutions for cross-promotional opportunities, selecting and organizing photographs for a variety of uses, and assisting with social media and other digital platforms. Requires occasional evening and weekend hours to support Exhibition openings, Free Family Festival Days and Development events.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or English preferred. Minimum of 2 years of public relations/communications work experience, preferably including prior employment with a non-profit, museum, or marketing organization. Willingness to learn and apply new skills. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent Communication skills and strong proofreading skills. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture a plus, sensitivity to issues of diversity and ethnicity is essential. Experience with MS Office, Photoshop, Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and Gmail required. Visit http://www.janm.org/jobs/ for more information and application form. EOE.

Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, 403(b), 12 holidays, sick and vacation time, on-site parking, comped Family/Dual level museum membership and discounts in museum store and at on-site Chado Tea Room.

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with references.
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
RE: Communications Assistant
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email: [email protected]
Fax (213) 830-5673

No Phone Calls Please

About Japanese American National Museum

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.

We share the story of Japanese Americans because we honor our nation’s diversity. We believe in the importance of remembering our history to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. We strive as a world-class museum to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.

We promote continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity in our country through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people. We believe that our work will transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.