Guiding VIP clients, translation work.
・Translating pamphlets and documents on Japanese gardens.
・Communicating with clients & guests from abroad (email, phone, creating quotations)
・Guiding VIP guests through gardens in English, explaining the history of the garden etc.,
・Communication (email, phone, creating proposals) related to alliance building with other Japanese gardens around the world.
・Drafting proposals to convey the great aspects of Japanese garden to non-Japanese guests.
168 years since our company started managing and fostering Japanese Gardens. We are looking for an English native to convey the essence of the Japanese garden to the world. You will be responsible for a wide range of tasks which includes guiding VIP guests through private gardens, guiding the general public through historically important gardens and translating academic documents. We are looking forward to creating a new field with you.
Rather than sitting at a desk translating texts, this job allows you to actively be out in the garden to learn and utilize the know-how of public relations. You will also be in contact with the guests and garden craftsmen in the field and communicate to them wholeheartedly.
・ability to communicate in English and Japanese
・Native level English required
・experience in the public relations field preferred
・ability to adapt and respond to changing work situations and environment
・ability to work efficiently and manage work load
Since 1848 when our founder Kichibei Kato (seven generations back) became a dedicated gardener of Nanzenji Temple, the head temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, our company has engaged in landscape gardening in Shishigatani in eastern Kyoto through the years. Our commitment includes the maintenance and management of gardens designated as places of historic importance and scenic beauty, temple gardens, villa gardens and public gardens via traditional gardening techniques, as well as the management of the construction of private gardens. In recent years, in response to growing public awareness about flowers and trees, we have expanded our business to include urban greenery, such as planting in parks, streets and dry riverbeds, disaster recovery and the maintenance of temple and shrine woods by leveraging natural planting techniques and the management of parks as a designated administrator. All these businesses have earned us a high reputation.
While there are diverse areas in the field of landscape gardening, we believe that what is required of true professionals in this field is to be able to meet customer needs via the finest skills and sensitivity. Our primary goal, therefore, is to become a team of true professional landscape gardeners providing responsible work by accurately grasping and meeting customer needs and wants utilizing our latest techniques, acute sensitivity and aesthetic sense, which are backed with our unceasing effort and spirit independent of our 160-year reputation.