Wikipedian in Residence

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Created: December 19, 2014


The Bodleian Libraries and Wikimedia UK will be supporting a Wikimedian in Residence. The post provides the opportunity to work with some of the world’s richest collections to improve content on Wikipedia and its sister projects and to share with the world the resources held in the Bodleian Libraries.

As Wikimedian in Residence you will engage with staff, the public and researchers to encourage contributions to the development of content on Wikipedia and to make the Libraries’ digitised collections more accessible, with a particular focus on areas currently under-represented on Wikipedia. You will also undertake academic and public outreach work to encourage understanding and development of Wikimedia projects and improve access to the Libraries’ collections, including events such as editathons and workshops.

This exciting position is ideal for someone with an understanding of Wikimedia’s mission to preserve open knowledge as well as experience of delivering training. You will be an experienced Wikimedian with excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to teach and support other users.

The position is part-time (18.75 hours per week/0.5FTE) for a fixed-term of 12 months. You will work with both the Communications Team in central Oxford and Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services at Osney.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your statement should list the selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 19 January 2015 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on 4 or 5 February 2015.


Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 17:03 UTC

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