ANISHINAABOWIN-ENGLISH TRANSLATORS

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Seven Generations Education Institute

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EXTENDED DEADLINE

AnishinaabOWIN-ENGLISH TRANSLATORS

OCTOBER 2017-October 2018- Contract

(Posted- September 18, 2017)

Seven Generations Education Institute requires five (5) Anishinaabowin-English Translator(s) who will work on translating and typing and various projects and assignments as required. In access of one million translated sentences into Microsoft Excel. Work with a team of translators to read original material/documents and rewriting them to determine correct translations. Anishinaabowin-Translator will keep track of words which need elder consultation; this will be done at a later time.

Responsibilities:

  • Read original material/documents and rewrite in the targeted language; ensuring the content, meaning and feeling of the original/source text is retained in the translation.
  • Identify and resolve any conflicts related to the meanings of words, phrases or concepts when translating between languages.
  • Compile terminology and information about the content and context of information to be translated.
  • Liaise with coworkers to discuss translation requirements and any unclear points.
  • Consult with clients, management and coworkers when translating specialized areas of information and retain and develop specialized knowledge.
  • Use appropriate software for presentation and delivery.
  • Other duties shall be assigned as required.

Education and Experience required:

  • Familiarity with word and Excel.
  • Complete knowledge of the English and Anishinaabowin languages with the ability to write in the double vowel system.
  • Should be well aware of different styles of writing and principles of editing in both English and Anishinaabowin.
  • Should know the sentence structure of indirect speech and different figures of speech in the source language.
  • Strong verbal communication skills in English and Anishinaabemowin.
  • Attentive of different knowledge-providing sources like dictionaries, thesaurus’ encyclopedias.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

Salary:     To be negotiated

Location:     Fort Frances

Interested candidates are to submit their resume, cover letter and three (3) references (one must be from a current Supervisor) by 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday September 29, 2017 the attention of:

Personnel Committee
Seven Generations Education Institute
1455 Idylwild Drive, P.O. Box 297
Fort Frances, Ontario    P9A 3M6
Fax#: (807) 274-8761 or e-mail: michellea@7generations.org

We would like to thank everyone for their application, but only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodation in the recruitment process is available, upon request for applicants with disabilities.