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Sign Language Interpreter

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

  • This position will remain open until filled and applicants will be reviewed prior to the start of each term.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted and screened to be added to a pool of interpreters, based on student need.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Sign Language Interpreter
Position Summary
This position provides sign language interpretation services for deaf and hard of hearing students and staff while they are performing their polytechnic-related obligations with the aim of creating an accessible, equitable and supportive learning and work environment in accordance with Red Deer Polytechnic Policy and with the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s Duty to Accommodate legislation.
Position Responsibilities
  • Provide sign language interpretation services for lectures, labs, seminars, practicum placements, rotations, meetings, appointments and exams as assigned.
  • Provide sign language interpretation services for Polytechnic-hosted public events, e.g. convocation, open house, orientation, annual general meetings, alumni events, lectureships.
  • Obtain and study all necessary materials to prepare for interpreting responsibilities.
  • Liaise with instructors to ensure all necessary information and materials are included in preparation package and to keep them informed of service delivery needs.
Required Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of post-secondary training, completion of a college certificate in an interpreting education program
  • Membership in the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) required
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience required
  • Ability to interpret in any course for a range of deaf or hearing impaired persons using the mode of language the student is using (e,g, American Sign Language, Signed English, Signed Exact English)
  • Understanding of deaf culture, social experiences of deaf and hard of hearing persons, history of education for students who have various levels of hearing loss, and current pedagogical trends for Proven interpersonal skills when working with deaf and hearing impaired persons, communication service providers, instructors and administrators
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email, electronic scheduling and internet
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
Preferred Qualifications
  • Four (4) year undergraduate degree, or three (3) year undergraduate degree plus one full additional year of University or equivalency is considered an asset
  • Previous experience interpreting in a post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Salary or Hourly? Hourly
Salary $30.04 - $35.14 per hour
Benefits and Compensation Information
An additional 15% of the hourly rate in lieu of vacation, statutory holidays and benefits.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-A-069
Employment Type Casual
Number of Vacancies 1-2
Desired Start Date 08/21/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 06/30/2024
Hours of Work Hours will vary depending on student need.
Open Date 06/05/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • This position will remain open until filled and applicants will be reviewed prior to the start of each term.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted and screened to be added to a pool of interpreters, based on student need.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents