NZSL – English Translator

Expired on: Aug 18, 2023

Deaf Aotearoa is looking for two New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) – English Translators to join our growing Translation team. The purpose of the Translation team is to ensure that members of the Deaf Community have access to information in NZSL.

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.

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

We are an equal opportunities employer. We employ Deaf and hearing people at all levels, NZSL interpreters are provided for all meetings and training courses.

We encourage and support professional development and offer flexible, family-friendly work practices.

We are strongly committed to following organisation standards that ensure we provide quality systems, work practices, and services. We perform service audits and review our policies regularly.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Translate documents to NZSL
  • Present high-quality translations
  • Create NZSL translation videos
  • Do quality checks on NZSL translation videos
  • Work as a team to ensure translation work meet requirements and is delivered on time
  • 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
  • Experience with video editing would be an advantage
  • 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

Applications for this position close 18th of August 2023

This is a full-time, permanent position, available preferably at our Avondale office but could also be based in Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information, please contact Anna Foord at

Job Category: Information and Resources
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Auckland Christchurch Wellington
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