American Sign Language Interpreter

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville is accepting résumés and applications for an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter.  This position is likely part-time and based upon alternate scheduling.

Please complete the attached employment application; qualified applicants may submit employment application along with a letter detailing how they meet the requirements for the position and accompanying résumé to:

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville

716 McMurry Blvd. East

Hartsville, TN 37074-2028

Or submit via email to

TCAT Hartsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.   The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:  J. Smallwood/Vice President;; 716 McMurry Blvd E, Hartsville, TN  37074; (615) 374-2147.  The TCAT Hartsville policy on nondiscrimination can be found at

Application Deadline


Required Qualifications


High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of five years’ experience in interpreting and completion of transcribing training and/or degree from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree Sign Language/Interpretation or a closely related field plus a minimum of one (1) years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or directly relevant experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.

Interpreters must be certified and main certification through the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and/or the National Association of the Deaf, and/or otherwise qualified as determined by disability director or qualified through an independent assessment tool.

Must possess good oral and written communication skills; must have good organizational and planning skills.
Have the ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationship with students, faculty, staff and public.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience interpreting American Sign Language in an educational environment.


Assists deaf and hard of hearing students in their communication with teachers, administrators and other students.
Interprets instructions, announcements and general conversation for students.
Teaches and interprets sign language for students, teachers and staff.
Distributes, explains, assists with and collects classwork of deaf or hard of hearing students; reinforces classroom instruction as needed within the classroom environment.
Provides guidance and communication assistance to students as needed between classes, during lunch and during extracurricular activities as necessary and as assigned.
Maintains an open line of communication with School Administrators and Instructors.
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.


Microsoft Office applications.

Alternate ASL Interpretation Applications.

Salary Range

Based upon TBR guidelines per education and experience.