Opportunities

Opportunities

Vacancies

ALTA is hiring a part-time administrative assistant to join our staff in Tucson, Arizona. Please see the full listing here. Reviews begin on April 4, and the position will remain open until the right candidate is found. You may contact Executive Director Elisabeth Jaquette with questions.

Volunteer

ALTA is a member-led organization, and we could not continue to do the work we do without member support. If you are interested in volunteering your services with ALTA, please email the contact person listed below.

Committee Positions

  • Mentorship Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Conference Committee
  • Program Committee

If you are interested in volunteering as a committee member, please contact Communications and Awards Manager Rachael Daum at rachaeldaum@literarytranslators.org.

Volunteer Positions

  • Social Media Intern
  • Blog Contributor

If you are interested in volunteering with ALTA, please contact Communications and Awards Manager Rachael Daum at rachaeldaum@literarytranslators.org.

Call for Expert Readers

One of the things that makes the National Translation Award (NTA) distinct is that it is the only award in the United States that includes evaluations of the translations vis-à-vis the source texts. We rely on the expertise of translators, or expert readers, who work from the original languages of the NTA-longlisted titles to provide an evaluation to our judges, which will then inform their choices of shortlisted and winning titles. Per NTA Policies and Procedures, these translators must have expertise in the source language of the text they are asked to assess, and to have published at least one book in translation.

If you are interested in being added to our list of expert readers to be called upon during the NTA judging process, please contact Communications and Awards Manager Rachael Daum at rachaeldaum@literarytranslators.org with the language(s) you read and translate from.