Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) and English Speaking Translator

Closing Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Contract position
Start Date: Thursday September 29th, 2022
$75/hr, 2hrs a month

About the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)

Join our team and play a role in supporting local and regional artists while shaping the future of visual arts and culture in Canada. Help us tell the story of our community’s evolution through art and contribute in creating a positive vision for our city’s future. The Ottawa Art Gallery is a premiere art gallery and cultural destination in the downtown core, it is a sustainable and innovative institution that is a positive economic contributor for the national capital region and holds a world-class collection of art in trust and in perpetuity for the people of the region

About the Role

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team for monthly Community Art Workshops with the Yet Keen Seniors’ Day Center in the fall/winter. We would like the translator to commit to offering services for 3, 2 hour, monthly hands on workshops inspired by Chinese Canadian Artist’s, OAG exhibitions and collections. Depending on program funding and performance, further Community Art Workshops are likely.

Under the supervision of the Curator, Community Access, the Translator will;

  • Provide live translation on site for art workshops
  • Translation of artist bios and backgrounds in advance of workshops

Requirements of the Position


  • 2 years’ experience directly related to the responsibilities of this position preferred but not necessary
  • The candidate must be available for each workshop. Workshops take place on the last Thursday of Each Month 10am-12pm


  • Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English,
  • Knowledge and vocabulary of art production an asset.

Skills & Competencies

  • Friendly attitude, ability to project one’s voice
  • Experience working with seniors an asset.

How to Apply

To apply, please reach out to Alexis, Curator, Community Access at: with a description of language proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin and English and a short summary of previous experience working in community settings (or desire to). Only selected candidates will receive a request for an in-person interview.


The Ottawa Art Gallery extends a commitment to equity in every aspect of the organization and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, from individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ and/or persons living at intersectionalities.


The OAG fully supports the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all of its operations. In accordance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the OAG strives to conduct its business in a way that is accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities.

The OAG is committed to ensuring that employment opportunities are fully accessible to job candidates and employees with disabilities.

Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Campbell (


Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, be assured that all personal protective measures will be taken to conduct job interviews in a safe manner. OAG will work with individual selected candidates to ascertain the safest and most effective way to conduct each interview, including options such as in-person using distancing and masks or via Zoom.