We have decided to extend the deadline for applications until this Saturday, 4th September, to give us more time to widely advertise this position. We will, however, start the interview process for the applications already received, so that we can have someone in place as soon as possible.
We have also written a blog post at http://tinyurl.com/27dvojm - please share this with any friends and contacts who may be interested.
----- "Andrew Turvey" <andrewrturvey(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> From: "Andrew Turvey" <andrewrturvey(a)googlemail.com>
> To: "WMUK-L" <wikimediauk-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 08:54:05 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
> Subject: Part time office manager
> To help us with the growth in Wikimedia UK, we have decided to employ a part time office manager, who will provide the chapter with administrative support. Working from home at hours to suit, the position will be for an initial term of six months for eight to twelve hours per week.
> The role is paying £10 per hour on a PAYE basis. Standard holidays will be payable in addition along with the necessary expenses for the role, including internet costs, telephone calls and stationery. The ideal candidate will be IT literate with a number of years of administrative and bookkeeping experience, ideally in a non-profit context.
> Full details of the position are on the wiki at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Office_Manager/Advertisement.
> If you are interested in applying or would like further details please contact me at chair(a)wikimedia.org.uk or call me on 07754 881 562. The deadline for applications is 31 August. To apply please send a CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience in this area.
> Please feel free to forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
> Andrew Turvey
> Wikimedia UK
> Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited.
> Wiki UK Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827.
> The Registered Office is at 23 Cartwright Way, Nottingham, NG9 1RL, United Kingdom.
See below. This is a topic that I haven't heard much talk about in the UK yet - do we want to do something for Wikipedia's 10th birthday in the UK?
I'm wondering whether we could do a hack party. Essentially, book a large space with good internet access and lots of refreshments, and have as many Wikimedians as possible coming together in real life and editing Wikipedia. Would anyone be interested in this, and if so where should it be?
Does anyone have any other ideas for what we could do in the UK?
P.S. I'm assuming that nothing in the email below is confidential, as the original was sent to a publicly accessible list.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org>
> Date: 14 August 2010 00:52:47 GMT+01:00
> To: Communications Committee <wmfcc-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: [Wmfcc-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning
> Reply-To: Communications Committee <wmfcc-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Hi folks,
> Some of you are probably aware that a wikix-l list was created a few months ago to stimulate discussion and centralize planning for 10th anniversary celebrations. Our birthday is coming up way too soon - January 15, 2011. I expect we'll end up discussing this on every single list, but I'm hoping to share all of our plans and focus the discussion on the wikix-l list. Optimally we will have at least one rep from each chapter on the Wikix-l list. We'll also be looking for broad representation from the myriad WP's.
> Sign up for the list here:
> Thanks - more as it comes together...
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org>
>> Date: August 13, 2010 4:45:28 PM PDT
>> To: WikiX-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
>> Subject: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning
>> Reply-To: wikix-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
>> Hi folks -
>> I know things have been quiet on this list from the Foundation side over the past few months, and we know all too well that there's not much time between now and the magic date: January 15, 2011!
>> Supporting Wikipedia 10th anniversary planning has largely fallen into the global development/communications section of the Wikimedia Foundation. Of course nothing will be possible without lots of broad support from our thousands of global volunteers and our chapters, as well as other partners (new and old!) and sponsors to help kick things off in style, for Wikipedia's 10th year.
>> Right now there are a couple of major considerations here at the Foundation, and I thought I'd start by sharing those major sections. Some areas need a lot more input from the community than others, but in all cases we want to share everything that's being planned (our ideas, your ideas, strategies, practices etc) so we can openly collaborate and try innovative ideas.
>> I see these as the three major areas of planning for Wiki 10 - leading up to, and during the year starting Jan 15:
>> 1. Global celebrations
>> (chapters and volunteer groups around the world hosting events, parties, and local festivities)
>> 2. A 'free' birthday celebration in San Francisco
>> (A Foundation-driven party on January 15, probably open to the public and acting as a central focus for festivities here in the Bay area)
>> 3. On-wiki festivities and celebrations
>> (Any number of great ideas to mark the 10th anniversary, on en:wp or other wikis - which may include tie-ins with the upcoming annual fundraiser)
>> We'll have more to say about each of these areas early next week, and hopefully we'll add more areas or fill those sections out soon. I'd like to use this list as a central planning space, but I'm sure there will also be on-wiki discussions taking place.
>> The Foundation also has a small budget to provide reasonable grants to chapters or other volunteer groups around the world to support celebrations. The conditions for receiving those grants won't be too complicated, and we hope to get that process underway soon.
>> Although the Foundation is largely focussed on hosting a party and helping to support activities, we want to help coordinate a central on-wiki space where all activities from chapters, project reps etc can be shared so we can create a global 'at a glance' page with all planned activities.
>> We also plan to post our plans for a local party in the next week or two, so you can see how we're pulling the pieces together, what partners we're talking to, and generally share our information so you have a party template to use (if you're looking for one :)
>> I'm glad to see some other discussions underway on the list already - hopefully we can start adding more. Please share more of your ideas and we'll get started with the planning.
>> Jay Walsh
>> Head of Communications
>> +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609, @jansonw
>> WikiX-l mailing list
> Jay Walsh
> Head of Communications
> +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609, @jansonw
> Wmfcc-l mailing list
I've put a job advertisement below for the position of a GLAM-WIKI organizer. The deadline for applicants is 17.00 BST on the 20th July 2010. Please feel free to pass the advertisement on to anyone that you think might be interested. I'll be posting it on the WMUK blog in the next day or so, internet access permitting...
If anyone has any queries, please let me know - either on this mailing list or off-list - and I'll do my best to answer them.
(with Wikimedia UK Company Secretary hat on)
GLAM-WIKI Conference Organizer
Wikimedia UK is a not-for-profit association set up to promote and support Wikipedia, its sister projects, and other open educational resources in the UK . "Open" content refers to information which is available for copying, reuse and modification, including for commercial uses, without cost or restriction other than attribution. We were established in 2008 and are one of around thirty similar associations in countries around the world. We work with museums, universities, businesses and media companies to make more freely licensed content available via Wikipedia and similar projects, and to help other people re-use content from Wikipedia. We seek to have a close relationship with cultural institutions, other open content organizations in the UK, and with the community of Wikimedia readers and editors.
The GLAM-WIKI conference will be a two day meeting between Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) and Wikimedians. It will likely be held in the British Museum on 26-27 November 2010 (TBC), and will have around 200 attendees. The event will be primarily funded by Wikimedia UK. The aims of the meeting are to:
- Bring together the cultural sector and Wikimedia to discuss common ground from a UK-specific point of view (similar to a previous meeting held in Australia last year)
- Discuss the positive and negative aspects of previous interactions
- Discuss future ways of cooperating with each other
We seek an organizer for this conference who will prepare and run the event. Specific tasks that they will be responsible for include:
- Preparing a full budget for the conference, and locating sponsors as necessary.
- Approaching speakers and organizing the program for the meeting
- Ensuring that the event is advertised to both the GLAM sector and Wikimedians, and that there are adequate numbers of attendees from both groups
- Preparing all other aspects of the conference to ensure that it runs smoothly on the day - e.g. preparing the venue, catering, audiovisual, etc.
- Quantifying and reporting on the outcomes of the conference
The successful candidate will report to the Company Secretary, Michael Peel, on a day-to-day basis. They will also be expected to provide reports to the Wikimedia UK Board at its monthly meetings.
The following skills are required:
- Excellent written communication
- Good organizational capability
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Internet connection and ability to work from home
- Must be comfortable working in a consensus-orientated environment
The following elements are preferred:
- Previous experience organizing conferences
- Knowledge of the Wikimedia projects and community
- Knowledge of the UK cultural sector
- Knowledge of the relationships between Wikimedia projects and the GLAM sector
Duration and salary
This is a part time contractor position that will start on 1 August 2010 and will run until 14 December 2010. Most work will be done from home, however the organizer will expect to be present at the venue for several days preceding the event, and of course during the event itself. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that they can work within the UK.
Payment will be in the form of two lump sums - one following from the creation of a budget for the meeting and a preliminary outline of the schedule; the second following from the successful completion of the event. The amount will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate and will fit within the overall budget for the event. Reasonable expenses (including travel to the UK if necessary) will also be paid from the event budget.
Please send a CV and cover letter to michael.peelwikimedia.org.uk by 17.00 BST on 20 July 2010.
To help us with the growth in Wikimedia UK, we have decided to employ a part time office manager, who will provide the chapter with administrative support. Working from home at hours to suit, the position will be for an initial term of six months for eight to twelve hours per week.
The role is paying £10 per hour on a PAYE basis. Standard holidays will be payable in addition along with the necessary expenses for the role, including internet costs, telephone calls and stationery. The ideal candidate will be IT literate with a number of years of administrative and bookkeeping experience, ideally in a non-profit context.
Full details of the position are on the wiki at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Office_Manager/Advertisement.
If you are interested in applying or would like further details please contact me at chair(a)wikimedia.org.uk or call me on 07754 881 562. The deadline for applications is 31 August. To apply please send a CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience in this area.
Please feel free to forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited.
Wiki UK Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827.
The Registered Office is at 23 Cartwright Way, Nottingham, NG9 1RL, United Kingdom.
Does anyone watch University Challenge? I've heard a rumour that a round of questions was focused on the Wikipedia puzzle globe symbols around the 26th July 2010 - can anyone confirm or deny this?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com>
Date: 1 August 2010 23:42
Subject: [Foundation-l] Global banners requests for comment
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
After becoming annoyed yet again at what I view as excessively large and
generally unnecessary global banners, I've started a Requests for comment at
Meta on the issue. It's an attempt to gauge community consensus on the
use of these global banners. The specific focus is to what extent these
global banners should be used for non-fundraising-related reasons.
I've advertised the Requests for comment at the English wiki projects and
obviously I'm advertising it to foundation-l. Please feel free to advertise
it elsewhere, as you see fit.
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