From: "Art + Feminism"
Date: 28 November 2016 at 3:03:07 AM IST
Subject: Art+Feminism is Hiring: Program Coordinator Wanted
Dear Art+Feminism organizer,
We are writing to let you know that we are hiring! We were awarded a grant from the
Wikimedia Foundation amounting to almost $100,000. Some of those funds will go to hiring a
Program Coordinator to help better serve our community.
Please forward the description onto anyone you think would be interested in the role. Or
direct them to our website: http://www.artandfeminism.org/program-coordinator/
. If they
apply, have them note who directed them to our attention. Application review will begin in
Siân + Jackie + Michael
Position Type: Part Time Temporary
Position Tite: Program Coordinator
The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon seeks a Program Coordinator to support the
exponential growth of our global initiative.
Art+Feminism is an award winning campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on
Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well
documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its
contributors identify as female. We organize an annual editathon in March; at our 2016
Edit-a-thon, 2,500 participants convened at 180 locations on all 6 inhabited continents to
create or improve over 3,500 articles. Our annual edit-a-thons have been widely covered by
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ARTnews, and Art in America amongst over one
hundred others. Our organizing practices are horizontal and rhizomatic and our feminism is
trans-inclusive and intersectional.
The Program Coordinator will play a key role in the development and success of a project
that promotes inclusivity in Wikipedia editing, and women in the arts. We have built a
robust set of digital tools and practices that the Program Coordinator will be able to
build upon. The Program Coordinator will manage communication and project pipelines
alongside the core organizing committee. The ideal candidate has strong project management
skills, a demonstrated history of work in social justice and an interest in feminist work,
a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community or other online technology community, and a
flexible schedule. Fluency in a language other than English is preferred.
The Program Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
Point person for onboarding all Art+Feminism events, internationally
Communicating with stakeholders and field event organizers
Ensuring timely updates with node events in the lead up to the March events
Updating our website and social media platforms with pertinent information
Planning and Administration
Arranging and leading meetings between the lead co-organizers and Regional Ambassadors
Coordinating with institutional partners at the Museum of Modern Art to produce the
central New York node event
Coordinating with organizers and institutional partners internationally to ensure
execution of edit-a-thons
Maintaining and updating Trello and the CRM
Delegating to and overseeing Regional Ambassadors, Project Assistants and Consultants
Managing finances and event funding reimbursement in collaboration with our fiscal
sponsor Wikimedia DC
Assisting with grant and metrics reporting
Planning and setting goals for future sustainable growth model
This is a 1 year contracted position for an average of 24 hours per week at a pay rate of
$35 per hour. The Program Coordinator can work either remotely or in person; the lead
co-organizers are based in New York and Baltimore. The position requires meeting on
evenings and weekends as the lead co-organizers have a standing Sunday work session.
Art+Feminism provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race,
ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
disability or genetics. Candidates from groups generally underrepresented in tech are
especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at info(a)artandfeminism.org.
*apologies for cross-postings*
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg