Interpreter Application

“Interpretation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” – Anthony Burgess

Anime NYC has hosted over 125 guests from Japan over the past 6 years, and as our guest list continues to grow, we’re looking for talented individuals who can help interpret for Japanese guests coming to our event. Do you have Japanese language skills and want to be part of the Anime NYC team? Please read on for more details, and then fill out the application below!

All Anime NYC’s interpreter roles are paid positions. What are we looking for?

Fluent Japanese-English Stage Panel Interpreter

  • Interpret for guests on stage for panels. Clearly communicate words from the guests to the audience and field any questions from fans.
  • Interpret for press interviews between media and guests.
  • Interpret for other special events as necessary.
  • JLPT N2 or higher or equivalent experience.

Fluent Japanese-English Escort Interpreter

  • Primary role is to help with communication between staff and guests.
  • Interpret for press interviews between media and guests.
  • JLPT N2 or higher or equivalent experience.

In addition to knowing Japanese, all our interpreters need an understanding of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. And, all selected interpreters will also receive a badge good for admission to Anime NYC all weekend, but please note Anime NYC does not provide housing or travel support.

Selected applicants will then have interviews scheduled in March and April depending on schedule.

Anime NYC reserves the right to approve or deny all applications, and all Anime NYC decisions are final.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].