Founded in 1971, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. A hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center connects traditional and contemporary, community participants and creative professionals, Southern California and the world beyond.
JACCC's Performing Arts and Community Engagement (PACE) intern will have the opportunity to work with Aratani Theatre staff in coordinating a show and under the supervision of the Community Engagement Manager, help produce Nisei Week at JACCC. PACE intern applicants should be familiar with the Japanese American/Nikkei community of Southern California and have a working knowledge of festival production and process.
A displayed enthusiasm for the performing arts, interest in the Japanese/Japanese American/Asian Pacific American artistic community, and stamina to multitask in a fast-paced environment are key requirements. Applicant must feel a connection to the mission & work of the JACCC. Applicant must be MS Office proficient (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and internet research savvy. Experience producing events with a clear understanding of how the goals of an event are integrated into the logistics and structure of the event. Applicant must have some experience collaborating across or within various student or community organizations. Applicant should display pleasant, clear, & effective communication skills (in writing, in person and on the phone) for dealing with artists, vendors, community partners, and board members. Applicant should have the flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends during special events.