Interpreter Application

“Interpretation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” – Anthony Burgess

Anime Frontier will host guests from Japan and we’re looking for talented individuals who can help interpret for Japanese guests coming to our event. Do you have Japanese language skills and want to be part of the Anime Frontier team? Please read on for more details, and then fill out the application below!

All Anime Frontier’s interpreter roles are paid positions. What are we looking for?

Fluent Japanese-English Interpreter

  • Interpret for guests on stage for panels. Clearly communicate words from the guests to the audience and field any questions from fans.
  • Interpret for press interviews between media and guests.
  • Interpret for other special events as necessary.
  • JLPT N2 or higher or equivalent experience.

In addition to knowing Japanese, all our interpreters need an understanding of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. And, all selected interpreters will also receive a badge good for admission to Anime Frontier all weekend, but please note Anime Frontier does not provide housing or travel support.

Selected applicants will then have online interviews scheduled in September/October depending on schedule.

Anime Frontier reserves the right to approve or deny all applications, and all Anime Frontier decisions are final.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at

Your Japanese language level(Required)
Highest level achieved on the JLPT?(Required)
Do you have previous experience with Japanese interpretation work?(Required)
Do you have experience with public speaking (ie: large crowd, classroom, presentation, etc.)?(Required)
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Max. file size: 50 MB.