OTW Recruitment

The OTW is Recruiting for Financial Analysts, Investment Specialist and Open Doors Technical Volunteers

Do you know MySQL and want to rescue at-risk fan archives? Do you have a background in finance and accounting? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • Finance Committee Staff: Financial Analyst – closing 26 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Finance Committee Staff: Investment Specialist – closing 26 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Open Doors Committee: Technical Volunteer – closing 26 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC or until we receive 30 applications

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.

Finance Committee Staff: Financial Analyst

Have you checked out the OTW’s budget for 2020? Does it look like something you’d be interested in helping with? If you have experience in finance and accounting, and if you’re eager to contribute some of your time and skills, we’d love to hear from you!

The OTW Finance committee is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s financial reporting and records are accurate and timely. The Financial Analyst position handles monthly bookkeeping and bank reconciliations, assists in the creation of the annual budget, helps coordinate annual audits, and contributes to annual financial statements. Financial Analysts will also take the lead on other projects, such as insurance renewal and internal documentation, as requested by the Finance Committee Chair.

More information about the Finance Committee can be found at the Finance Committee Page

Applications are due 26 August 2020

Finance Committee Staff: Investment Specialist

Have you checked out the OTW’s budget for 2020? Does it look like something you’d be interested in helping with? If you have experience in finance and investment, and if you’re eager to contribute some of your knowledge, we’d love to hear from you!

The OTW Finance committee is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s financial reporting and records are accurate and timely. The Investment Specialist position manages the OTW’s investment portfolio and advises the Finance Committee on investing opportunities. They monitor account activity, analyze statements and reports, and provide suggestions on how to structure the investment portfolios to get the maximum return within specified parameters.

More information about the Finance Committee can be found at the Finance Committee Page

Applications are due 26 August 2020

Open Doors Committee: Technical Volunteer

Do you know MySQL and want to rescue at-risk fan archives?

The Open Doors project receives many requests to rescue fan sites which are at risk of disappearing because their owners can no longer maintain them. The sites we import to the Archive Of Our Own range from database-driven archives based on common software packages like eFiction and Automated Archive, to hand-coded HTML sites that are over twenty years old!

As a technical volunteer for Open Doors, you will process the contents of legacy sites to do the following:

  • analyse the original data to find all the content and metadata needed for the import
  • remove spam, legacy navigation and personal information from HTML files
  • convert tags to official AO3 tags as specified by the Tag Wrangling team
  • ensure chapters are correctly combined into complete works
  • resolve duplicates, such as works already imported to AO3 by their creators or previous import
  • convert the cleaned data to MySQL tables in a standard format that can be ingested automatically into the Archive

As the person responsible for ensuring that all the content from the original site is correctly imported to the AO3, you will have an excellent eye for detail and an ability to work independently within the rules of Open Doors. You will also liaise regularly in chat with other Open Doors staff, keeping them up to date with your progress on your assigned tasks.

Applications are accepted until 26 August 2020 or until we receive 30 applications

Apply at the volunteering page!

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