You will not find a better place to work or a better community to join. We pay competitively and offer benefits for full-time employees, but the greatest benefits are the culture and relationships you will find here. We want the best of the best--people who are talented, generous, kind, and hard working. We want people who love to laugh, who want to make the world more just and inclusive, and who won't quit until the job is done.
We would love to find great candidates from our D/deaf and hard of hearing communities, and we welcome hearing allies, particularly those with some ASL skills and knowledge of the communities we serve.
To apply for any of these positions, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will not be considered unless all requested elements are provided. No phone calls please. Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
The Office Manager/Scheduler for BridgesWEST reports to Director of BridgesWEST and wand to the Vice President of Interpreting Serivces for Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Office Manager/Scheduler will be a strategic and critical support to BridgesWEST, managing office functions and the scheduling of multiple interpreters for multiple customers. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager, able to work independently but also to take direction. This full-time position will engage in education and advocacy for access as needed. The perfect candidate will be fully immersed in a strong relationship with the staff, interns, clients, and the agency.
The mission of Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to build access, equity, and inclusion in partnership with the D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing communities through advocacy, education, empowerment, and effective communication That's been our commitment for 95 years, and we are as dedicated to this purpose today as we were in 1927.
#BridgesTN and #BridgesWEST are looking for Deaf Mentors to work in our Little ACEs program. Our Deaf Mentors work one-on-one each week with families with D/deaf and hard of hearing children between the ages of birth to 5. Sharing your language, culture, advocacy, and practical experience changes lives, futures, and families. If you have strong communication and language, patience, understanding, a sense of humor, and a love of service, you may be perfect for our team.
Please send a professional letter indicating your interest to email@example.com. The letter should be an attachment to your email or may be in the body of your email if formatted like a letter. Please include the following in your letter: education or experience you have that would be relevant to this position. You must be a Deaf adult fluent in ASL and Deaf culture and able to pass a background check. We are hiring on a part-time or contract basis to work with one to five families, and we serve families both in person in Nashville and Memphis and virtually.
We have immediate openings for Deaf Mentors for Little ACEs, and in the fall, we will be seeking Deaf Mentors for our school-age programs.
Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking a leader for our camps and clubs. This position would be part-time during the academic year, building and managing our Club Sign Me Up program (after-school clubs to teach ASL and culture, based in schools), and full-time during the summer managing and serving in our Camp Sign Me Up (day camps for hearing and hard of hearing students to learn ASL and Deaf culture) and Camp Rise & Sign (sleepaway camp for our D/deaf, hard of hearing, and CODA students and siblings).
We would love to have D/deaf or hard of hearing leadership for clubs and camps. The position requires creativity, agility, innovation, organization, patience, hard work, high energy, a sense of humor, attention to detail, strong communication in ASL and English, and fluency in ASL. If you have relevant experience and a willingness to learn and be part of a dynamic, hard-working, and fun-team, send your cover letter, resume, and references (all three required) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting to the Vice President of Interpreting Services, the part-time or freelance Staff Interpreter provides American Sign Language interpreting services, both individually and as a team, to staff and community members in a variety of settings, including the office, universities, schools, medical settings, legal settings, arts settings, and businesses. The Staff Interpreter will also work in the office assisting with scheduling and professional development workshops as needed. The Staff Interpreter will be part of a dynamic team that includes both the Interpreting Department and the entire agency. This position is based in our Nashville, TN office. To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and references (all three required) to email@example.com.
Freelance interpreters are needed in both our Middle Tennessee and southwest Tennessee service areas, and residence in Nashville or Memphis is not required. Freelance candidates may reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.