The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore Chair-Track volunteers and Tag Wranglers

Do you have experience with personnel and project management? Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Chinese or Russian to English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Fanlore Chair Track Volunteer – closing on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications are received.
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 120 applications are received.
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Chinese) – closing on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 45 applications are received.
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Russian) – closing on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications are received.

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

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 our email address 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.

Fanlore Chair-Track Volunteer

Do you have experience in managing or leading people? Are you an organizational wizard? Do you have an interest in preserving fannish history or experience in wiki editing? The Fanlore committee is looking for new Chair Track Volunteers to join our team!

Fanlore is the committee responsible for maintaining and promoting the Fanlore wiki. We promote Fanlore on social media, run Fanlore editing challenges, support Fanlore editors, write the wiki’s policy and help pages, and respond to emails from editors and readers. The Chair Track Volunteer position is for people who have the time and dedication to learn all about our operations so that they can be considered for the role of committee Chair.

We’re looking for someone who has experience in wiki editing and an understanding of social media, who is comfortable with personnel management and training new recruits, and who is experienced in leadership or management whether in a business or nonprofit environment. Candidates also need strong time management skills and the ability to work on and track multiple tasks at a time. If that’s you, please apply!

For your application to be considered, you will be required to complete a short task within one week of submitting your application.

Applications will close on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications are received.

Tag Wrangling Volunteer

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to connect and sort the tags on AO3! Wranglers follow internal guidelines to choose the tags that appear in the filters and auto-complete, which link related works together. This makes it easier to browse and search on the archive.

If you’re an experienced AO3 user who likes organizing, working in teams, or having excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and fill in our application form. There will also be a short questionnaire that will help us assess whether you have the skills and attributes that will lead to your success in this role.

Please note: you must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. For this role, we’re currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only, which will change each recruitment round. Please see the application for which fandoms are in need.

Wranglers need to be fluent in English but we welcome applicants who are also fluent in other languages, especially Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian), Português brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese), Čeština (Czech), Español (Spanish), isiZulu (Zulu), Italiano (Italian), Polski (Polish), Suomi (Finnish), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), Türkçe (Turkish), Українська (Ukrainian), ไทย (Thai), 한국어 (Korean) and беларуская (Belarusian)—but help with other languages would be much appreciated!

Applications will close on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 120 applications are received.


Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Chinese)

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to connect and sort the tags on AO3! Wranglers follow internal guidelines to choose the tags that appear in the filters and auto-complete, which link related works together. This makes it easier to browse and search on the archive.

If you’re a fluent Chinese speaker (any dialect) who likes organizing, working in teams, or having excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and fill in our application form. There will also be a short questionnaire that will help us assess whether you have the skills and attributes that will lead to your success in this role.

Please note: you must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. We’re currently looking for applicants who are fluent in both English and Chinese (we welcome all dialects!). The work for this position will involve both regular Tag Wrangling work and translating tags from Chinese into English. While this role has specific language requirements, we also always welcome multilingual speakers as part of our regular role, so please consider applying for that role if translating for any other language as part of the wrangling team is of interest, or the Chinese specific role is not open at that point in time.

Applications will close on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 45 applications are received.


Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Russian)

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to connect and sort the tags on AO3! Wranglers follow internal guidelines to choose the tags that appear in the filters and auto-complete, which link related works together. This makes it easier to browse and search on the archive.

If you’re a fluent Russian speaker who likes organizing, working in teams, or having excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and fill in our application form. There will also be a short questionnaire that will help us assess whether you have the skills and attributes that will lead to your success in this role.

Please note: you must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. We’re currently looking for applicants who are fluent in both English and Russian (we welcome all dialects!). The work for this position will involve both regular Tag Wrangling work and translating tags from Russian into English. While this role has specific language requirements, we also always welcome multilingual speakers as part of our regular role, so please consider applying for that role if translating for any other language as part of the wrangling team is of interest, or the Russian specific role is not open at that point in time.

Applications will close on 26 June 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications are received.


Apply at the volunteering page!

If you have further questions, please contact us.


The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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