Joining the SPJA team is ideal for those seeking to make a difference in a culture based community, providing not only operational support to the organization but helping to promote a positive work environment for both our small team of employees and large team of volunteers.

We are a 501©6 mutual benefit non-profit team expanding to meet the organization’s growth and ongoing success. What does success look like? Ongoing growth in attendance of our key events.

Our team values strong consensus-building skills, tremendous personal integrity, and dedication to superior customer service. We consider ourselves to be hands on workers who are self-starters combining excellent communication with strong technical skills. We share a passion for Japanese anime.

Our employee roles are unique at SPJA, fulfilling two critical functions. First of course is the core role, the second and unique element is our team’s transformation into volunteer team leaders during Anime Expo with 100,000+ in attendance event and other events.

Open Positions

Recruiter/HR Generalist

Santa Ana, CA

SPJA is looking for a Recruiter/HR Generalist focused on sourcing for top talent and implementing full-cycle recruiting that meets the staffing needs of the organization. The ideal candidate must be self-driven and able to successfully prioritize critical open positions. Major Responsibilities: Creatively source high caliber candidates by maximizing internet resources, cold-calling, networking, social media and other resource tools B ...

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Marketing Project Coordinator

Santa Ana, CA

SPJA is looking for a Marketing Project Coordinator, who will help in developing and executing various marketing projects for the SPJA and its flagship event (Anime Expo) and other SPJA run events (such as Project Anime, AnimeFest, etc.). This position reports directly to the Marketing Project Manager. Major Responsibilities Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of organizational projects. ...

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Registration & Exhibits Coordinator

Santa Ana, CA

SPJA is looking for a Registration & Exhibits Coordinator, who will play a key role in the management of all department services and staff that pertain to General Attendee, Exhibitor, Artist Alley, Press, and Industry Registration. This position will assist in overseeing day-to-day operations for all aspects of the Registration Department and various tasks for the Exhibit Hall Department.  This person will navigate through RFID ticketing/registration platforms and wil ...

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Operations Coordinator

Santa Ana, CA

Society For The Promotion Of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is looking for an Operations Coordinator to join our Operations team. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of services pertaining to any and all SPJA events. This includes overseeing processes, budgets, and procedures; overall customer service, development and training on policies, and fulfillment/coordination with clients and vendors.  Major Responsibilities Operations Coo ...

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Administrative Coordinator

Santa Ana, CA

Society For The Promotion Of Japanese Animation is looking for a Superstar Administrative Coordinator to provide excellent support for our Operations Director.  Primary Responsibilities: Create presentations and reports as requested. Provide support by assisting the Operations Director with reviewing and drafting correspondence Research, review and collect and analyzing information. Assist with ensuring communication flow between internal and externa ...

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Senior Entertainment Manager

Santa Ana, CA

The Senior Entertainment Manager brings SPJA's events to life. You're responsible for the management, maintenance, coordination, and support of all entertainment programming and content execution for SPJA events and you lead the employees and volunteers who help you get it done. Major responsibilities Content & Programming Execution: execution and logistics for content & programming strategy of SPJA’s event which have excess of 800+ hours of progra ...

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Financial/Business Analyst

Santa Ana, CA

The Financial/Business Analyst will be providing overall support for the period end results, preparation of forecasts, growth plans, financial analysis, reporting and budgeting. There is an opportunity for growth and the ability to make a difference through assisting a broad range of senior leaders in forecasting and analysis. Responsibilities Identify areas of concerns/opportunities and recommend corrective actions across strategy, finance and operation ...

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Inside Sales Coordinator

Santa Ana, CA

The Inside Sales Coordinator helps bring our event to life and keeps our team and customers informed. You're responsible for the coordination and support of all sales needs for SPJA. Responsibility You'll support the Sales team, managers and clients; coordinate with Operations and Entertainment team to ensure on time delivery and inventory status and arrange services through Operations and follow-up with customers Contract and cl ...

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Head of Content

Santa Ana, CA

The Head of Content of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation ("SPJA") is responsible for the business development and ideation for SPJA’s event content and programming strategy. The major areas of responsibility include: Content and Programming Acquisition: Responsible for the acquisition of content and programming strategy of SPJA’s Anime Expo, Project Anime, and other events. This will include events that have in excess of 900+ hours of programming such as concerts, ...

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Entertainment Event Manager

Santa Ana, CA

The Entertainment Events Manager is responsible for the management of a team of coordinators and vendors for the space planning, coordination, and execution of all activities and activations for SPJA events including, without limitation, shows, concerts, industry panels, and screenings. The Entertainment Events Manager must be creative, organized, able think creatively and quickly, and able to approach unique problems in new ways as well as an excellent collaborator and planner, with gre ...

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