“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 50 guests from Japan over the past three 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 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.

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.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on July 31, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be notified by August 14, 2020 of their application status. Selected applicants will then have NYC interviews scheduled in August/September depending on schedule.

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

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