The Opening/Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Assistant Cast Member Application Guidelines

As an assistant cast member, you will be responsible for the movement of athletes to and from the stadium as well as providing a calming presence that will allow them to perform to their best. You will welcome athletes with a smile, provide light conversation to keep their spirits high and guide them into the stadium smoothly so that they can enjoy the ceremony first hand. Your support is key to allowing athletes from around the world to make the most of this spectacular event as well as create fond memories of the host city, Tokyo. We are confident that your role as assistant cast member is sure to make an amazing memory that you can share with others for years to come.

Production Team of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Overview

Recruitment events (matching skills, roles and other responsibilities) will be held for assistant cast members who will support the athletes participating in the Opening/Closing Ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

(1) Tokyo 2020 Olympic assistant cast members
about 1,000 members

Assistant cast members will support athletes at the Opening/Closing Ceremonies for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
-They will welcome the athletes when they enter the stadium and guide them into the field.
-After the athletes have entered the stadium, they will provide support for the athletes to enjoy the Opening/Closing Ceremonies.

(2) Tokyo 2020 Paralympic assistant cast members members
about 1,200 members

Assistant cast members will support athletes at the Opening/Closing Ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
- They will welcome the athletes when they enter the stadium and guide them into the field.
- After the athletes have entered the stadium, they will provide support for the athletes to enjoy the Opening/Closing Ceremonies.

Please note:

*The number of cast members to perform (recruited) at the Ceremonies and their roles may change.

*The members under (1) will attend both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

*The members under (2) will attend both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

*In the case that you apply for both (1) and (2), you may be selected for both categories.

Schedule

7 February, 2020: Application announcement
7-28 February: Applications open
Early March: Application screening, matching and lottery drawing
Late March: Application results are released (tentative)
April: Briefing (briefings will be held in Tokyo. Several briefing sessions are expected)
Mid-July: Rehearsal for Olympic assistant cast members (expected to be held over several days in the Kanto region)
24 July: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (the event proper)
Early August: Rehearsal for Olympic assistant cast members (expected to be held over several days in the Kanto region)
9 August: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony (the event proper)
Mid-August: Rehearsal for Paralympic assistant cast members (expected to be held over several days in the Kanto region)
25 August: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony (the event proper)
Early September: Rehearsal for Paralympic assistant cast members (expected to be held over several days in the Kanto region)
6 September: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony (the event proper)

Please note:
- Activities may last until past 10:00 pm.

Entry Requirements

These are the entry requirements for Assistant Cast.

(file download)Entry requirements (PDF: 306.1 KB) (PDF: 291.2 KB)

FAQ

FAQ for Assistant Cast entry

Contact

Tokyo 2020 Ceremony Cast Secretariat

Telephone enquiries
Tel: +81-(0)3-6629-6536 (not free)
Operating hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)

Email enquiries
E-mail: contact(at)ceremonycast.tokyo2020.org*
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Apply

Apply to be a cast member for for Assistant Cast

Application deadline: 23:59, Friday 28 February 2020

(file download)Information manual for registration and entry on the application site (PDF: 3.6 MB)
  • Notes
  • *The application form may only be filled out in Japanese. The notification of your screening results from the secretariat will also be in Japanese.
  • The call center speaks Japanese only.