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About the business

Deaf Aotearoa is looking for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) – English Translators.

As national demand for this service continues to grow Deaf Aotearoa are looking to increase their team of translators with the addition of part time and casual positions.

If you are an expert in NZSL with strong English literacy and communication skills, are dynamic, highly motivated and enjoy variety in your work then we would welcome an application from you.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Prepare documents and create gloss to be translated
  • Produce high quality translations within timeframes to meet requirements
  • Maintain accurate records of all work undertaken
  • Promote the work and interests of Deaf Aotearoa
  • Maintain the integrity and standard of Deaf Aotearoa brands
  • Be an effective team member and undertake professional development
  • Perform to work standards and legal requirements in line with Deaf Aotearoa policies and guidelines

Skills and experience

  • Ongoing commitment to Deaf Aotearoa’s Vision and Mission
  • Deaf Studies certificate, or working towards the Certificate or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Expert knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong English Literacy
  • Understanding of the translation process
  • Extensive Relationship building and management skills
  • Experience working in the Deaf community
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Understanding of the need to be responsible for the health & safety of self and others
  • Experience/knowledge of the not-for-profit and/or disability sector
  • Experience in using a variety of IT systems and applications, proficient in using Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles
  • Experience/knowledge of Tikanga Māori

Deaf Aotearoa provides a workplace which values diversity, and where both New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and spoken languages are used.  We have a diverse workforce spread across 14 offices around the country.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have Deaf-friendly work practices in place, employing Deaf and hearing people at all levels.

We are strongly committed to continuous improvement which ensures we maintain a robust quality management system, ethical and respectful work practices and bespoke services that are responsive to the diverse needs of the Deaf community.

Applications for this position close 1st October 2021 at 3pm.

We have multiple positions available, please enquire to find out more. Filming occurs in studios in Christchurch, Lower Hutt, Avondale and Hamilton.

For a full job description, in NZSL and print, please go to 

For more information, please contact Anna Foord at

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