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Documentation/record keeping and PR internships available

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  • Others

Topping East is looking for record-keeping and PR interns!

Topping East is a participatory art project pursuing the possibilities for making and performing music in city settings. In the East Tokyo area, where tourism around Tokyo Skytree and Shitamachi is constantly evolving, organizers cooperate with musicians and artist to develop community-based projects that range from children’s programs to research projects and involve a variety of local people.
Organizers are looking for interns to help develop these activities by keeping records and handling PR. Through on-site communication with project participants and staff members, interns will start by understanding the sort of photographs and flyers that best convey a project’s appeal, the interests and concerns of the people they reach, and thinking how to communicate a project. This is a vital operational process, giving interns the wide-ranging knowledge and experience needed to convey a message. The variety of the role provides opportunities for all.
If you feel a connection with the Topping East philosophy of spreading bright and beautiful seeds of harmonious sound around the East Tokyo area, and want to join us as we widen our sphere of activities, we want to hear from you.

Application outline

  • Principle duties
    Documentation/record-keeping (photographs, video, meeting minutes, reports, questionnaire creation and analysis)
    PR (Design and production of flyers and same-day handouts, utilization of website and social media)
    Administrative support for program events (Planning, reception duties, guidance and other on-site operations, setting-up of venues)
  • Negotiable activities (Some work from home, liaison and coordination may be required after hours)
  • Hours
    13:00 — 20:00 to include 3 — 5 office hours once a week
    (The number of working days and hours are flexible, so please feel free to discuss with us)
  • Activity base
    Topping East (NPO)
    1F, 10-7 Honjo 2-Chome, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
  • Renumeration
    *Actual travel expenses reimbursed. Organizers to cover costs of volunteer insurance
  • Capacity
    Only a few interns accepted


  • 18 years or over (high school students not permitted)
  • People able to work with us for more than 6 months.
  • People able to attend operations meetings once a month.
  • People able to get proactively involved with projects onsite.
  • Basic computer proficiency (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • People able to speak Japanese fluently.

*No art project experience necessary.

Who we’re looking for
・People interested in Topping East activities
・People able to edit photos and videos
・People with web design capabilities
・People who enjoy research
・People who enjoy writing

Please include details of qualifications and skills when you apply.

How to apply

Please fill in the necessary details on the application form here and return. An auto-reply mail means that your application has been received. Please contact the Topping East office if you do not receive an auto-reply mail. The Topping East office will inform you at a later date of interview details. Applicants will duly be notified of results by e-mail or telephone.

Application deadline
Friday, June 30 Monday, July 31
*Applications will close when the limit is reached.


Topping East (NPO)
TEL: 080-9671-7507 (11:00-18:00 Irregular closings)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Topping East (NPO)