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English - Spanish Translator

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Mosqoy
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Mosqoy


New
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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
A few hours per week

Mosqoy’s translators play an integral part of the organization, as they are the bridge across cultures, communicating our materials and stories between languages and countries. Without these positions, we do not successfully uphold our values of accessibility, relationships, fairness, and inclusivity. This position will translate written material on our website, Mosqoy.org, from English to Spanish.

The ideal candidate is competent in both Spanish and English, a good communicator, culturally sensitive, accountable, and reliable, with a curiosity to learn more about our organization, our students, and weavers!

Mosqoy is a registered Canadian charitable organization that works in remote communities of the Peruvian Andes, promoting opportunities for economic development while nurturing their threatened indigenous Quechua culture. We operate two social enterprises that support our three main programs: Mosqoy Peruvian Textiles, which supports indigenous communities and women weavers by revitalizing textile traditions and selling their fair-trade products; the Mosqoy Youth Program, which offers promising youth of the region opportunities for post-secondary education; and Mosqoy Field Schools, which encourages responsible travel and consumption in the Global North (like Canada) through courses, workshops, and our Mosqoy Field School. For more information, please visit www.mosqoy.org or www.facebook.com/mosqoy

DETAILS:

  • Volunteer position 
  • Remote work with the opportunity to attend Mosqoy events in Victoria or Cusco. 
  • Varies depending on workload (approx. 5 hours per week) 
  • Minimum 1-year commitment
  • Start date: As soon as possible

DUTIES

  • Translating internal documents for staff and volunteers, and for beneficiaries
  • Translating marketing materials and external publicity materials for the general public 
  • Working in collaboration with our translation team to ensure continuity of written communication across the organization and its programs

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Native language Spanish  
  • Advanced English language skills (near fluency)
  • Previous experience translating written materials 
  • Ability to work as part of a virtual/distributed team 
  • Ability to work independently on deadline
  • Accountability and trustworthiness 
  • Ability to provide fast turnaround with translations

ASSETS

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Coursework or studies in translation/interpretation
  • Knowledge of Cusqueñan Castellano
  • Basic understanding of Quechua
  • Familiarity with themes of cultural preservation and international development


Application Deadline: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. First-come first-serve basis.

Mosqoy’s translators play an integral part of the organization, as they are the bridge across cultures, communicating our materials and stories between languages and countries. Without these positions, we do not successfully uphold our…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Victoria, BC, CA

How to Apply

For further questions, or to apply, please contact Lisa Slager at volunteer@mosqoy.org. Please apply in english with a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. 

For further questions, or to apply, please contact Lisa Slager at volunteer@mosqoy.org. Please apply in english with a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) names, phone numbers, and email…

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