2016. 12. 19

Spiber seeks team members for new company nursery

In 2017, Spiber will be opening a company nursery for use by its team members and employees of other partner organisations (planned open August/September). The small-scale, 150m2 nursery will provide a warm, spacious environment for 15 children aged 0-2 years. Team members will work together within a flat organisational structure which ensures that every voice is heard. We are looking for adventurous souls who aren’t afraid to try new things.

Positions available (click for more information):
Nursery teacher (full time) Applications have now closed.
Registered nurse Applications have now closed.
Chef (part time) Applications have now closed.

To apply, please submit the documents listed below, along with some general information about yourself (such as your name, gender, and address), to (recruiting [at] spiber.jp). We will be in touch within approximately one to two weeks via email.
*If you would prefer to be contacted by postal mail, please indicate this in your application.

Interview process:
Applicants who successfully pass the initial screening stage will be invited to an initial interview and, if successful, a final interview. Interviews generally last around thirty minutes. In certain circumstances, we may request that you participate in additional interviews.

Required documents:
・Employment history (not required for new graduates)

Essay theme: My experience with a child
Please tell us about an experience with a child that has left an impression on you. Describe both the event itself as well as how it made you feel in 300-500 words.
File format: doc, docx, pdf (up to 5mb per file)

2016. 12. 15

Winter holiday vacation notice

Spiber will be closed from December 28, 2016 to January 4, 2017. Phone and fax inquiries will also be unavailable during this time. Emails will be responded to starting January 5, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you a happy holiday season.

2016. 12. 08

MOON PARKA® prototype displayed at The North Face’s flagship New York store

Hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Spiber’s MOON PARKA® prototype, created using their proprietary synthetic spider thread QMONOS™, went on display at The North Face flagship New York store on the evening of November 29th. The exhibition coincided with the first-ever American introduction of products from the North Face Japan (distributed in Japan by Goldwin, Spiber’s development partner for the MOON PARKA®). The successful event launch was covered by several dozen media outlets.

The MOON PARKA® will remain on display in store until December 9th, 2016.

Details can be found here.

2016. 10. 15

MOON PARKA™ display at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Spiber’s MOON PARKA™ prototype, made from our next-generation protein-based biomaterials, is currently being displayed at the ‘Spider’s Thread’ special exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art.

Exhibition period: 15/10/2016–25/12/2016.
Museum opening hours: 10:00–17:30. Entry prohibited after 17:00.
Address: 5-1 Kozakahonmachi 8-chome, Toyota, Aichi 471-0034, Japan
Note: the Museum is closed on Mondays.

Details (in Japanese) can be found here.

2016. 09. 14

Notice of Temporary Closure

We would like to inform you that we will be closed on September 23. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2016. 08. 12

Notice of Temporary Closure

We would like to inform you that we will be closed from August 13 to 21. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2016. 08. 04

Company Information Sessions in Tsuruoka and Tokyo

Spiber will be holding company information sessions and round-table discussions on the following dates:

[Time and Place]
1. August 31, 2016 from 18:30 (reception from 18:15) until 20:30 at the Tsuruoka Metabolome Campus, Lecture Hall
2. October 7, 2016 from 18:30 (reception from 18:15) until 20:30 in Tokyo

If you would like to attend, please fill in and submit the following application form.
We look forward to sharing our vision, initiative, and way of thinking with you.

Update: The October 7 recruitment session and round-table discussion has filled up, so registration is now closed. We would like to thank everyone for their interest.

2016. 08. 02

Kazuhide Sekiyama to appear on “Cambria Palace”

Spiber will be introduced on the 500th episode of the TV Tokyo program “Cambria Palace” at 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Kazuhide Sekiyama, Representative Executive Officer of Spiber, will talk about the development of revolutionary new materials that will shape the future.

Details can be found here.