My name is Nina Zimmerman, from the Akron Racers women's professional softball team. We recently signed outfielder Ayumi Karino to play for us this season and are looking for an interpreter to help her communicate and adjust to life in the U.S. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible (with team practices starting sometime next week) and there is definitely the possibility of job sharing, for example for home and away games. Working hours for the position are flexible, and range from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for days that the team practices and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for home games. The exact times will of course depend on the team's practice schedule, which we are still not completely sure of right now. When the Racers play at home and for practices, the hourly wage for the interpreter is $12. The team plays 28 total home games, with the first coming on June 27. When the team plays away games, all expenses, such as travel and hotel accommodations, are covered by the Racers, and while on the road the interpreter will receive $40 per diem for food. The Racers' season starts in Chicago on June 5, and ends with the playoffs in Chicago on August 25. As I said, we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, because we understand that transitioning from one culture to another can be a difficult process an we would like to make it as comfortable for or player as we possibly can. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached via email at NinaZimmerman@akronracers.us or by phone at (330) 376-8188.
Nina Zimmerman PR/Media Relations Intern with the Akron Racers