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Executive Assistant
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Japanese American National Museum

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Executive Assistant


An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum ( 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.

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.

The Executive Assistant is responsible to run an efficient executive office.  The objective is to provide excellent service, by giving comprehensive and confidential administrative and secretarial service to the President/CEO. Will be required to work on own initiative and with a minimum of supervision. Working closely with the Manager of Board Relations, manages all office communications: Board, Staff, Volunteers and external associations/orgs. Assist with Development related activities including cultivation of donors and prospect management. Tracks budgets and attend external activities as directed by President/CEO. Bachelors degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 3 years of advanced secretarial or professional assistance experience. Previous non-profit experience desired. Ability to multi-task and prioritize.  Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.  Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.  Strong proofreading & writing skills.  Professional phone manner is essential.  Ability to work in a team-environment and be a self-starter.  Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Gmail preferred. Requires some evening and weekend hours.

Benefits include medical, dental, FSA, 403b, vacation/sick time, 12 paid holidays, discount in store and on-site parking. Visit our website at for full job description and application. EOE

To apply: submit cover letter, application, resume with salary history/requirements.

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

Re: Executive Assistant

100 N. Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fax: (213) 830-5673




Deadline: 06-20-2017

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