[Vacancy Announcement] Assistant in the Cultural and Information Section - Application deadline 31 May 2023


The Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands announces a vacancy for an Assistant in the Cultural and Information Section.

Job responsibilities:

  • Managing the Embassy’s social media and website (including editing audiovisual materials).
  • Creative writing, drafting, correcting, translating and editing texts.
  • Creative input and design of our Embassy’s promotional materials.
  • Reply to inquiries and receive visitors to the Cultural and Information Centre.
  • Maintain the Cultural and Information Centre.
  • Organise, support and attend cultural and embassy events. 
  • Arrange meetings and appointments.
  • Processing exchange programs and subsidy applications.
  • Maintain network with the cultural sector, sports sector and the press.
  • Research and analysis.
  • Miscellaneous tasks related to the Information and Culture Centre.


  • University (of Applied Sciences) graduate or equivalent.
  • A proven interest in Japanese culture and historical relations between Japan and the Netherlands.
  • Excellent command of current national and international affairs.
  • Knowledge of the Dutch cultural sector.
  • Excellent command of the English language and fluent in both written and spoken Dutch, knowledge of Japanese language and Japanese culture is an advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media. Knowledge of video and image editing software is an advantage.
  • Creativity, flexibility, intercultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a team.
  • A work permit (if applicable) issued by the Dutch authorities (for non-Dutch nationals only)


A letter of application, including the following items should be sent to:
Cultural and Information Section
Embassy of Japan
Tobias Asserlaan 5
2517 KC The Hague
  • A CV (in English) with a recent photograph.
  • Copies of all relevant educational certificates.
  • A letter of application outlining motivation (in English).
  • A letter of recommendation.
For further inquiries, please e-mail us on: info@hg.mofa.go.jp (please mention “vacancy cultural section 2023/applicant’s name” in the subject line).

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 May, 2023