The OTW Needs More Volunteers!

OTW Volunteer Recruitment Banner by Erin

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Support Staff.

Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • AD&T Quality Assurance & Testing Subcommittee Testing Volunteer – closing 20 October 2014 UTC
  • Communications Staff: Wiki Liaison – closing 20 October 2014 UTC
  • Strategic Planning Staff – closing 20 October 2014 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 20 October 2014 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page, but these will be the final volunteering opportunities available in 2014, in order to allow our committees to focus on end-of-year tasks. Please check the volunteering page or OTW news outlets in early 2015 for our next round of volunteer opportunities.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

AD&T Quality Assurance & Testing Subcommittee Testing Volunteer The Accessibility, Design, & Technology committee (AD&T) is the guiding body that coordinates software design and development on behalf of the Organization for Transformative Works. AD&T is committed to developing high quality, accessible products that support the goals of the OTW while providing opportunities for professional and personal growth for its members. The main project concerning AD&T right now is the Archive of Our Own.

Quality Assurance & Testing (QA&T) is a subcommittee of AD&T responsible for testing bug fixes and new features before they go live, overseeing release and issue management tasks, and maintaining relevant documentation.

We are currently looking for motivated testers to join our team of volunteers and help us test new code before deploys. Applications are due 20 October 2014 and are limited to 50 applicants.

Communications Staff: Wiki Liaison Communications staffers are responsible for the distribution of information internally to OTW personnel and externally to the general public, the media, fans, and other fannish organizations. Communications is also typically the first point of contact for someone interested in or wanting help from OTW.

The position of Wiki liaison would be a good fit for someone who has an interest in fan history, would like to moderate a twitter account, and has about 5 hours of available time each week. If you would like to help us create and share news about Fanlore, this is the position for you! Applications are due 20 October 2014

Strategic Planning Staff The Strategic Planning Committee is looking for new staff members! We need someone interested in strategic planning, writing, and data processing who is willing to jump in with both feet. We’re a professional, collaborative committee of people who believe in supporting each other through our work, and we want someone who is excited about the idea of being part of an environment of support, creativity, and critique. We are willing to train the right person in the OTW’s processes, practices, and tools if you’re willing to commit your time and energy to us! Applications are due 20 October 2014

Tag Wrangling VolunteersThe Tag Wranglers are responsible for keeping the hundreds of thousands of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! Based on internal guidelines, we choose which form a tag takes in the filters and auto-complete, and we link tags together to make the works and bookmarks on the archive easier to browse and search (so that users can find exactly what they’re looking for, whether that’s Steve/Tony with tentacles or g-rated Rose/Kanaya fluff).

If you’re an experienced AO3 user who likes organizing, working in teams, or excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and application form.

Please note: due to (amazing!) interest in wrangling, we’re currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only. See the application for which fandoms are in need. Applications are due 20 October 2014 and are limited to 50 applicants.

Apply at the volunteering page!

  1. Lisa M. Alter commented:

    I was not able to find a link specific to the 30 volunteer fans for the Rusty Hevelin project. I am uncertain if that means all 30 volunteers have been selected or you have not called for them yet. I am interested and would like to know what sort of credentials beyond fan status you need. I live within easy driving distance of Iowa City.