Job Opportunities

Heritage Manager

Term: Permanent Full Time

Reports to: JCCC Executive Director and the Vice President of Heritage

About the JCCC and the Heritage Department:

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit organization, whose motto, “Friendship Through Culture” informs all decision making and aspects of our organization.

    The Heritage Department’s overarching goals are:
  • To bring the story of Japanese Canadian heritage to a global audience, linking it with the greater narrative of the Japanese diaspora for broader awareness
  • To educate both general and specific audiences about our Nikkei history
  • To collect stories that illustrate the Nikkei experience from the late 1800s to current times

Roles and Responsibilities:

Community Outreach

  • Community outreach through the promotion of our educational programming
  • Establishing and sustaining global connections with other Japanese cultural centres
  • Planning and implementation of Heritage-related displays and events
  • Keeping material current on the JCCC website
  • Contribute articles to monthly JCCC newsletter as well as non-JCCC publications

The Sedai Project

The Sedai Project is an effort to collect and preserve the oral histories of Canadians of Japanese ancestry for all future generations.

    The Heritage Manager will
  • Oversee the Sedai website which houses all the data
  • Keep information (i.e. new interviewees) up to date with the changing demographics of the Nikkei community
  • Upload new data
  • Ensure its accessibility to users
  • Work with a contracted digital archivist to ensure data is safely backed up

Programs/Exhibits/Public Programs

  • Work with the Heritage Archive and Collections Manager to plan and curate small temporary exhibits
  • Work with contracted curators to plan and curate permanent exhibits


  • Work with various committees to budget for Heritage needs annually
  • Assist with the acquisition of grants specifically for Heritage projects and execute the project plans when grants are successful

Job Requirements:

  • Effective communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and interview skills. Ability to communicate with a range of age groups and business and community groups. Ability to speak Japanese is an asset, but not essential.
  • Excellent research skill.
  • Facility with technology. Ability to use graphic design software an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Effective collaboration skills and abilities.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Executive Assistant, Sandy Chan at by Friday, August 31, 2018.

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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5
(416) 441-2345