The British Library is looking for a Wikimedian In Residence (6 months)
I am delighted to announce a new WIR position at the world class British Library in London. It is a post for 6 months, with a professional level of remuneration, and would suit any of our international colleagues with a GLAM experience as well as Wikimedians with a GLAM background already near London.
Applications close in *2 weeks* so let any friends and folks on your personal networks who might be interested know about this opportunity as soon as possible. You can tweet using the shortcut: http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/?p=778
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Date: 9 February 2012 11:00
Subject: [Wikimedia UK Blog] British Library is looking for a Wikimedian In Residence (6 months) To: [hidden email]
The British Library is recruiting an experienced Wikipedia editor with a good understanding of Wikimedia and GLAM projects. The post has funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the programme of activities will be run as part of the on-going partnership with Wikimedia UK. As the official Wikimedian in Residence, the post offers the opportunity to make a considerable contribution to the public’s knowledge of the British Library’s unique collections and AHRC-funded projects by engaging with the widest possible international community of Wikipedians/Wikimedians and GLAM “e-volunteers”.
The position has been specified in consultation with Wikimedia UK and is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Wikimedian with strong communication and organisational skills. The key outcomes will be to promote and establish collaboration between staff and Wikimedia volunteers, in addition to arranging Wikipedia (and sister project) training sessions and events at the Library.
> Applications close in *2 weeks* so let any friends and folks on your
> personal networks who might be interested know about this opportunity as
> soon as possible. You can tweet using the
> shortcut: http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/?p=778
Interesting indeed! Do you know when they expect the post to start, or
is it subject to negotiation?