We’re looking for Wikimedian in Residence projects!

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A group of Wikimedians in Residence

Wikimedia UK is looking for UK institutions eager to work with us by hosting Wikimedian in Residence posts. This is one of the most effective ways to explore how your organisation can engage with the 6th most visited website in the world. The resident will add capacity to allow for delivery of open knowledge projects that may not have been possible before.

Our budget is limited but there is great scope for flexibility. These posts could be for one day a week, limited term posts, based at home – or full time positions at an institution, like the previous project at the British Library. We are looking for projects that are aiming to deliver big impact to the Wikimedia projects. We will be pleased to see applications from institutions with whom we have already begun a positive relationship – but please do note that the applications have to be from the institutions, rather than individual volunteers. Applicants are strongly recommended to consider how their project will make an impact on the most important content on Wikipedia (such as these vital articles) and on the sister Wikimedia projects.

Time is short so we need applications to be received by 5pm on 23rd February. Please contact daria.cybulska@wikimedia.org.uk for an application form. Daria will be convening a panel to make recommendations to the Wikimedia UK board in March. Please also feel free to request more information by emailing Daria or calling Wikimedia UK office on 020 7065 0990.

For background information, including who should apply and why, please visit this page on our wiki.  You can read about some excellent previous Wikimedian in Residence projects  here.