We seek scholars (Nigerians and non-Nigerians) working in remote parts of the Yoruba countryside in Nigeria either as students (M.A, PhD, etc) or as health (or social service) workers, or in any other department. Their role will be to help with the gathering of names and (more importantly) of meanings, stories, legends, and other ethnographic and anthropological information.
Fieldwork interview skills, interpersonal skills, work with database (e.g. Microsoft Excel, etc)
We seek Yoruba language scholars, students, enthusiasts, and teachers for freelance work in annotating, editing, and moderating entries in the dictionary, along with any other work relating to lexicography. Their work will build on the work of fieldworkers.
General computer knowledge, deep bilingual proficiency in Yoruba and English, a knowledge of Yoruba names, and/or a willingness to research.
We seek linguists with knowledge of Yoruba phonology to help with lexicographic work relating to verifying tones on entries, tone-marking new entries into the database, and providing IPA notation for all the words in the dictionary.
General computer knowledge, knowledge of IPA/linguistics and Yoruba.
We seek female Yoruba speakers, with professional speaking competence, to help with pronouncing all the names in the dictionary. If in Nigeria, they must live in Ibadan or Lagos (or have electronic recording equipment of their own, if they live elsewhere).
We seek one or two people interested in helping out in our PR department, which includes social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), newsletter, blog, and other outreaches.
Knowledge of social media, proficiency in Yoruba, knowledge of basic computer design skills.
We seek people to help with public outreach. We seek more institutional support (from universities, language organizations, studios, institutes, and other relevant organizations.
Required skills: local and international contacts/connection.
All these positions are on a volunteer basis. We are not – for now – able to offer financial incentive. There are other incentives in the work, however, which are not financial, but we hope that your decision to join us will be because you believe in the work and want to see it succeed.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “volunteer” and the specific lane and category in the subject line. For instance: “Volunteer 3A” for those interested in the PR position.