Opportunities

Deadline for this position is past due, we are not receiving more applications.

Hours: 30 per week
Hourly rate: USD 35 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: 7 months, with the possibility to renew the contract for 2023
Application deadline: 29 April, 2022
Potential start date: 1 June, 2022

The project:

Whose Knowledge?, in partnership with the Wikimedia movement, feminist and women’s organizations, cultural and memory institutions, and allies around the world, have hosted the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign every year since 2018, to add more images of women to Wikipedia and the broader internet. So far over 15,000 images have been used across Wikipedia and the different Wikimedia projects as a result of this campaign. However, Wikipedia (and the broader internet) are still missing many images of important and influential women, especially black, brown, indigenous and trans women.

A special focus is what we call #womenofcolors, our targeted effort to increase the number of images of influential black, brown, indigenous and trans women, especially from the Global South that are uploaded to Wikipedia as part of the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign.

Role:

We are looking for a campaign coordinator to work with partners and collaborators internationally, helping make this year’s #VisibleWikiWomen’s campaign a success, building on last year’s edition and continuing to grow momentum for future years!

Terms:

This is a paid role, 30 hours a week for 7 months (June – December 2022), with the possibility to renew the contract for 2023 (12 months) as a full year coordinator of #VisibleWikiWomen (depending on performance and willingness on both sides). Interviews will take place from May 9 to May 13 2022. Candidates should be available to start on June 1st, 2022.

The hourly rate for this position is 35 USD. Whose Knowledge? strives for fair and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead VisibleWikiWomen campaign planning and development.
  • Act as a first point of contact for local and global partners.
  • Facilitate communications among feminist networks and collectives, Wikimedians, partners and allies.
  • Coordinate and support communications, media and publicity of the campaign in collaboration with WK? Communications Team.
  • Support the showcasing of stories and successes throughout the campaign lifecycle.
  • Prepare materials, resources, and toolkits for partners and campaign participants.
  • Mobilize volunteers and provide assistance (pointing to resources, answering questions about uploads on Commons, etc.) to campaign participants.
  • Coordinate online events, and support (mainly remotely) activities on the ground with various local communities.
  • Ongoing analysis and evaluation of campaign activities and communicate outcomes and learning to partners and broader audiences.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Strong feminist and anti-colonial values.
  • Strong ties with grassroots movements and knowledge of community organizing processes.
  • Experience facilitating international groups or networks, coordinating volunteers, etc.
  • Experience with Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons isn’t required (just a nice-to-have), but curiosity and love for learning technology tools is essential.
  • Experience with online events (e.g., knowledge of video conferencing software, skills to manage calendars and organizing tools, etc.).
  • Previously worked in multicultural/multilingual online spaces and ability to clearly communicate virtually.
  • Proficiency in English. Other language skills would be highly desirable.
  • Interest and experience in working with visual materials (photographs, art work, and other visual forms).
  • Initiative to start things, move projects forward, and manage tasks independently.
  • Regions: we are open to candidates from any region, but since we are looking for a regional balance in the team to cover different regions and languages, it would be ideal to have a person from Africa or Asia.

This is a remote position, our distributed team works anywhere that has internet access.

To apply, please send an email with Subject: VWW Coordinator to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg by the end of day, April 29, 2022, wherever you are in the world. Include your CV and tell us why you’re interested and a good match for this role.

Deadline for this position is past due, we are not receiving more applications.

Whose Knowledge? is seeking a coordinator to manage our Whose (Digital) Archives? pilot programme, in which we aim to bring together a community of practice, build shared capacities and skills, and test new ideas for community-led or people’s archives across the UK, especially online.

Hours: 15 per week
Hourly rate: £30 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: 2 year fixed term
Application deadline: 3 April, 2022
Potential start date: 1 May, 2022

More about us

Whose Knowledge? is a global, multilingual campaign to centre the leadership, imaginations, histories and knowledges of those we call the “minoritised majority” – all peoples marginalised by historical, ongoing and intersecting structures of power and privilege – including women, LGBTQI+ communities, indigenous peoples, working class folks, and those from the diasporas of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The initiative

“History want[s] to be remembered,” as author Rivers Solomon puts it. Traditionally, archives have been one of the critical spaces of remembering, and maintaining, for posterity the artifacts of people’s histories, cultures, and knowledges. Yet mainstream archives, by the very nature of institutional structures of power and privilege, decide whose histories we “remember” and how: in most cases, only the select histories of a few are maintained with respect and visibility, while the histories of the rest are curated either through violent processes of extraction and commodification, or forgotten through archival elimination. Independent, community-led or people’s archives have been the leaders of resistance in holding and sharing the memories and histories of the marginalised. Over the past few decades, they have been using the internet in particular, to create a growing pool of digital (or hybrid physical/digital) archives that seek to powerfully centre marginalised histories and knowledges, and honour the radical politics and imaginations of our communities.

The Whose (Digital) Archives? initiative seeks to bring together a community of practice of individuals, groups, and institutions who are seeking to collectively reimagine the “archive” and “memory” as powerful spaces and acts of resistance, healing, and transformation. This is meant to be a pilot effort, seeking to convene conversations of solidarity as a community of practice; share skills and build capacities; and create a set of resources that will build a collective knowledge commons for everyone on this journey, from different contexts across the UK. In addition, we will have some resources and support for up to three community archival projects over the course of 2022 and 2023.

We also hope this process will support learning and unlearning in ways that help us expand our communities of practice around independent and community-led archives, and advocate for more equitable and liberatory practices within mainstream archives.

Role

A coordinator responsible for creating and supporting an advisory group for this programme, inviting and facilitating the community of practice around this work, organising skills sharing and capacity building events, supporting the creation of knowledge resources through the sprint, and then sharing and amplifying these resources more broadly. In addition, the coordinator will support the community archival projects, and document strategy and learning coming out of these different and connected processes.

This is a two year, fixed term, part-time freelance position, at £30/hour for 15 hours per week (so the role is responsible for their own tax, pension and insurance payments). It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and supported by Women Win (UK).

Whose Knowledge? strives for fair and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a first point of contact for the programme in the UK.
  • Coordinate and support an advisory group and community of practice for the programme in the UK
  • Facilitate communications with the advisory group and community in the UK.
  • Organise periodic (online/physical) meet-ups and 1 skills/capacity sharing workshop per year
    Partner with the Whose Knowledge? Archives Coordinator (global) leading a similar initiative more globally.
  • Organize a knowledge sprint to collaboratively create a set of knowledge resources around community/people’s archives towards the end of the two year initiative.
  • Coordinate the publication, distribution and amplification of these resources.
  • Support the community archival projects resourced through this initiative.
  • Analyse the effort during and after the first two years, and communicate outcomes and learning to advisory group, partners and broader audiences.

Our ideal candidate must have

  • Strong feminist, anti-colonial and anti-racist values, particularly expressed through knowledge about British imperial histories and contemporary liberatory practices around archives and memory
    Experience (professional or volunteer) with community archives, or community-facing efforts at institutional archives.
  • Experience facilitating groups and coordinating volunteers across different cultural contexts.
  • Ability to clearly and creatively communicate, including virtually.
  • Initiative to start things, move projects forward, and manage tasks independently, at the same time as interest in working collaboratively and collectively.
  • Comfort with (archival) digital technologies and understanding of content licensing practices.

Our ideal candidate may have

  • Experience working in multicultural/multilingual spaces online.
  • Experience in radical or liberatory archival practices.
  • Experience or knowledge of UK-based networks around liberatory archival practices, open knowledge and tech.
  • Experience in public speaking.

To apply, please send an email with Subject: Whose (Digital) Archives? UK Coordinator to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg. Include your CV, and a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role. The deadline for sending in your application is midnight GMT, 3 April. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are likely to be held from the second week of April onwards, with a potential start date of 1 May 2022 (negotiable depending on the individual’s context).