Summer Job: Explore Japan Teacher Positions

Explore Japan Teacher Positions

 

EXPLORE JAPAN is a series of two-week programs in Milton, MA where local students learn about the many facets of Japanese culture while hosting and spending time with visiting Japanese exchange high school students. In the morning, each program includes workshops on Japanese arts and crafts, cuisine, martial arts, language and a variety of interesting cultural exercises. In the afternoon, the Japanese students and local host students embark together on field trips and participate in fun activities.  This fascinating exchange program is in its 22nd year!

 

The boys and girls are separated into their own program and each program has two parts to the day. Morning is 9AM – noon and we spend that time on campus, in the classroom.  Each Explore Japan teacher has a class of 12 -15 students and usually has a college student assistant with them.  The morning classes are meant to be fun so the emphasis should be on hands-on learning (origami, calligraphy and many other arts and crafts projects).

 

While the American students are learning about Japan, their visiting Japanese students are taking English class in a room nearby.  After the morning sessions, both groups get together and have lunch.  Then, the entire group embarks on a field trip to a local Boston area site before returning to campus at 4PM to be picked up by their parents.

 

Dates and Hours:

  • Girls Program is Monday, July 27-Monday, August 10 (weekdays only during that time period and one evening commitment on August 10); 8:30AM – 12pm teaching and then field trips in afternoon until 4:00PM on most days.
  • Boys Program is Friday, July 24-Friday, August 7 (weekdays only during that time period and one evening commitment on August 7); 8:30AM – 12pm teaching and then field trips in afternoon until 4:00PM on most days.

Program Location:

Milton High School (girls), Pierce Middle School in Milton (boys)

Contact email:
americanlearning [at] gmail [dot] com,
Website:
www.americanlearning.com

 

Japanese Culture Teacher Position Info:

 

Job Description:  To plan, organize and deliver a full series of workshops including arts and crafts projects, language exercises, calligraphy, cuisine, music, and other topics related to Japanese culture.  We can provide you with a sample template we have used to arrange the 10-12 day schedule of activities.  In the afternoon, both the American students and the Japanese students embark on field trips together. The Explore Japan Teachers are expected to act as chaperones to help keep all of the students organized during the afternoon field trips. Must be present at program each day by 8:30AM. One evening commitment (Farewell Party).

Job Qualifications: We are looking for personable and energetic people interested in sharing their knowledge of Japanese culture. Teachers must be self-motivated and organized, and love working with children ages 8-18.

 

ESL Teacher Position Info:

 

ESL Teacher Job Description: From 9AM – Noon each day, teach English to a group of visiting Japanese high school students using our curriculum but also mixing in some good exercises from your ESL experience. From 12:30 – 4:00, act as a chaperone for the group of mixed (Japanese and their local host students) students on a field trip to local areas, like Harvard, MFA, Aquarium, Hiking in Blue Hills, Bowling, Plymouth Plantation. Must be present at program each day by 8:30AM. One evening commitment (Farewell Party).

 

Job Qualifications: We are looking for personable and energetic people interested in sharing their knowledge of America and the English language. Teachers must be experienced as an ESL instructor (preferably with teaching Asian students), self-motivated and organized, and love working with students of all ages.

NEJETAA’s Hanami Photo Contest!

Introducing: NEJETAA’s Hanami Photo Contest!

Kakunodate Sakura (2012)

Kakunodate Sakura (2012)

We’re still shivering in New England, but it’s almost time for the cherry blossoms to start blooming in parts of Japan. With that, we would like to feature YOUR pictures of YOUR town’s cherry blossoms on the NEJETAA website main page header!

To submit your photos, you may either:
1) Post them to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nejetaa)
or
2) Email them to webmaster [at] nejetaa [dot] com

Please include the picture’s location and your name (if you would like to be credited) with your picture by April 3rd to be considered.

The best submissions will be chosen to be in our NEJETAA website header and may be featured on our Facebook and Twitter accounts during the cherry blossom season!

Any questions? Please email Tim, at webmaster [at] nejetaa [dot] com!

Yoroshiku!

Job: Executive Director for Japan-America Society of Oregon

Executive Director Sought for Japan-America Society of Oregon

The mission of the Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO) is to promote cultural and business exchange with Japan and to enhance mutual understanding between the U.S. and Japan throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington. Founded in 1907 by leaders in the Japanese business community and now known simply to its members as JASO (jă-zō), the organization has served as a primary link between the region and Japan for more than century. JASO is the third oldest society of its kind in the U.S.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall professional leadership and management of JASO, including but not limited to Board, member, and community relations, institutional advancement, and program, fiscal, and administrative management. Reporting to and working in concert with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, the Executive Director will move JASO forward in the development and implementation of internal and external goals that reflect the organization’s vision, mission, annual goals, and strategic long-term plan.

For a complete position description, please see: http://www.artsconsulting.com/pdf_opp_employment/exec_dir_jaso.pdf

To apply, please submit a letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, electronic submission preferred, to:

Rebekah Lambert
Vice President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
Tel : (888) 234.4236, ext. 7
Cell: (541) 913.9186
Fax: (888) 284.6651
Email: jaso [at] artsconsulting [dot] com