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Multi-Lingual Volunteers Needed

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe hosts over 150 artists from over 60 countries. While many of the artists speak English, some do not. Multi-lingual volunteers are needed for our Interpreters Team to assist the artists throughout many steps of the market and serve two roles:

Verbal Interpreters – Volunteers who fluently speak English and another language are needed to support some of our artists in person in Santa Fe at the Market, as well as events before and after.

Translate Written Materials – The volunteers work remotely to help translate and prepare written documents used by the artists prior to and during the event. Documents range in complexity, from shipping and travel instructions to more complicated legal documents. All work can be done remotely via email. Volunteers must have Word and email and be available for a possible quick turnaround of documents.

These are the dates that interpreters are needed at the Santa Fe Market:
Christ Church of Santa Fe The NEW ARTIST TRAINING (NAT) is to prepare first-time artists for success at the International Folk Art Market. They learn how to tell “their story” about their lives and their work, how to display their art, how the IFAM sales system works, and how the IFAM staff and volunteers will support them during each step of the process.Interpreters work with one specific artist for the entire shift, interpreting simultaneously between instructor and artist.
Christ Church of Santa Fe The Artist Conference is open to all artists and multiple break-out sessions and learning tracks are available. Mentors and other industry experts offer the artists a broad array of topics, from how to make the most of social media, how to better source materials for their art, how to determine if wholesale is right for them, and more.Interpreters are scheduled for various shifts and are available on an as-needed basis, depending on artist attendance. As a result, there may be some down time during a shift. When needed, the interpreter will interpret simultaneously between instructor and artist.
Museum Hill Interpreters work with one specific artist during set-up as they prepare their booth for the Market, which begins that evening. The interpreter will help the artist coordinate with event staff, handypersons, and other teams who help with preparations.
Museum Hill The Market kicks off with the biggest party in Santa Fe. Artists wear their regalia, greet guests, and conduct over 40% of their sales, on average, as collectors and serious shoppers discover new and favorite treasures.Interpreters will communicate with the artist and buyers, sharing the unique story of their art, and helping the artist with the sales process.
Museum Hill Saturday and Sunday Market days are divided into morning and afternoon shifts.Interpreters will communicate with the artist and buyers, sharing the unique story of their art, and helping the artist with the sales process.
IFAM Headquarters After the excitement of the Market has passed, the artists meet with IFAM staff to review sales slips and invoices.Interpreters are scheduled for various shifts and are available on an as-needed basis, depending on artist attendance. As a result, there may be some down time during a shift. When needed, the interpreter will interpret simultaneously between IFAM staff, volunteers and artist, helping them understand the process and to explain reconciliation steps.
Throughout each of the above dates, relief interpreters allow scheduled interpreters to take breaks for personal needs. Interpreters will “float” among artists as needed.
Our language needs for 2019 are French, Hindi, Russian and Spanish. Intermediate, Advanced and Native Linguists are welcome. To register as an interpreter or translator, click the registration below.
FRENCH INTERPRETER REGISTRATION
HINDI INTERPRETER REGISTRATION
RUSSIAN INTERPRETER REGISTRATION
SPANISH INTERPRETER REGISTRATION
If you speak a language other than those noted above, we welcome you to volunteer as an Artist Assistant and work with an artist from a region where your language is spoken. They may speak English well or fluently, but they also welcome a familiar language. We may call upon your skills in the future.

If you have questions about the Interpreters Team, please email us at volunteer@folkartmarket.org or call 505.992.7615