Program Officer, GLAM and Underrepresented Heritage | Wikimedia Foundation | HASTAC
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"The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)’s Community Programs team supports a diverse international community of program leaders working with cultural heritage institutions and communities to expand the impact of Wikimedia’s projects as educational platforms. As part of this work, a significant international community of organizers develops partnerships and programs that document heritage and share the collections and expertise of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) on Wikimedia projects -- a community known as the GLAM-Wiki community. The new Program Officer joins an existing team that supports, facilitates, and amplifies GLAM-Wiki and other cultural heritage work through better understanding and implementation of scalable project models, greater cross-regional and international partnerships among GLAM-Wiki volunteers, and deeper communication about GLAM-Wiki beyond the Wikimedia movement. Supporting the Wikimedia Movement Strategic Direction’s “Knowledge Equity” emphasis, this role will support the needs of Wikimedia communities working in contexts currently not well supported by the existing GLAM-Wiki community. This work will mostly be focused on working with emerging Wikimedian communities, many of which are in Latin America, Africa or Asia, as well as communities everywhere working with underrepresented, marginalized, or colonized knowledge. This role will lead the production of documentation, training, and outreach to help the GLAM-wiki community overcome technical and programmatic challenges, especially in applying and understanding workflows for digitization, collecting living heritage through “Wiki Loves” type programming, and working with Commons and Wikisource to represent knowledge from those communities. ..."