Volunteer

share the mission

volunteer for research, translation, digital restoration, outreach, etc.

When you volunteer for Old Photos of Japan, you get behind-the-scenes access to the preservation of history. You’ll get to experience the joy of discovery as you participate in uncovering aspects of images from Bakumatsu through mid-Showa.

Open Positions

You can participate from anywhere in the world, unless the description notes otherwise.

Translator

Responsibilities Translating articles (en > ja or ja > en).
Skills Native speaker in the target language.
Experience writing for publications.

Editor

Responsibilities Editing articles (en or ja).
Skills Native speaker in the target language.
Experience editing and writing for publications.

Researcher

Responsibilities Researching specific topics (en, ja).
Skills Experience doing historical research.
Important Have access to reliable libraries and archives with large volumes of relevant material about Japan. For example, the National Diet Library in Tokyo, or a university library specializing in Japan studies. Occasionally research at national archives in other countries is required, so do contact us when you are interested and live near one.

Writer • Researcher

Responsibilities Researching photographs and writing articles about them (en, ja).
Skills Native speaker in the target language.
Experience doing historical research.
Experience writing for publications.
Important Have access to reliable libraries and archives with large volumes of relevant material about Japan. For example, the National Diet Library in Tokyo, or a university library specializing in Japan studies.

Fact Checker

Responsibilities Fact checking articles (en, ja).
Skills Fluent in the target languages.
Experience with fact checking, or editing and writing, for publications.
Diplomatic, good with people, concise.
Preferably a history degree.

Digital Restorer

Responsibilities Restoring digital files of scanned images.
Skills Experience with restoring digital imagery.

IT Specialist

Responsibilities Maintaining, installing and developing systems.
Implementing security measures.
Offering technical support and troubleshooting technical problems.
Skills Working knowledge of relevant systems, software and programming for dispersed organizations.
Preferably, experience with Textpattern.

Ambassador

Responsibilities Getting people interested in Old Photos of Japan.
Skills Fluent and native accent in the language of your target area.
Experience with social networks or marketing.

Fundraiser

Responsibilities Raising funds for our activities.
Skills Experience raising funds for non-profit organizations.

tell us your skills and interests!