Translator - Auckland

  • Deaf-friendly, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) supported work environment
  • Varied work and exciting period of change
  • Create communication that is accessible to our community


Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education NZ is a national organisation providing specialist education and support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children across New Zealand.  It was established in July 2020 following the merger of two existing centres: Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland and van Asch Deaf Education Centre in Christchurch.

You will be joining a bilingual, multi-locational team sharing passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality educational resources to Deaf community and whanau. We welcome applicants who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or are proficient in New Zealand Sign Language.


This is a permanent, full time role based from our Kelston site in Auckland.  In this role you will use your skills to translate information between NZSL and written English. In doing so will help our community of students, teachers, staff and whānau.

You’re a great communicator, a team contributor, a video editor (or keen to learn!) and always on the hunt to improve yourself. Using these skills, you’ll be creating accessible information to support our people all over New Zealand.


  • Fluency in NZSL
  • Good understanding of written English
  • Translation experience


If you are interested, please click the "Apply" button.  Complete the online application form outlining your abilities around the requirements of the role.  Your cover letter and CV will also need to be attached.  This needs to be completed before we can fully consider your application.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 4 February 2022, however we may look to contact suitable applicants prior to close so please apply early.  Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for an interview process will be considered for this position.


If you have any questions about this role, you are welcome to contact us via email or video mail at  We are happy to have a chat or to support you through the application process.

Please note, in line with the Public Health Response Order, all school-based teaching and non-teaching staff will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Permanent Full-time

Job no: ALAP21273

Location: Auckland

School: Ko Taku Reo

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 4 February 2022