Event Volunteer Coordinator
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Remote in Singapore, Indonesia, and Bangladesh
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- How to Apply
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The Wikimedia foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects. We want to make it easier for everyone to share what they know. To do this, we keep Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites fast, reliable, and available to all. We protect the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive. We build new features and tools to make it easy to read, edit, and share from the Wikimedia sites. Above all, we support the communities of volunteers around the world who edit, improve, and add knowledge across Wikimedia projects. Wikimania is the Wikimedia movement’s annual conference, organized by volunteers and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. Topics of presentations and discussions include Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, other wikis, open-source software, free knowledge and free content, and social and technical aspects related to these topics.
The first conference was organized by volunteers in 2005 and since then the event has grown in size and scale. Due to the pandemic, the event in 2020 due to happen in Bangkok was canceled. In 2022 Wikimania took place as a Hybrid event – with participants online and also at satellite events across the world.
Remote position in Singapore, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, will need to be on-site the week of the event. 6 month Contract from April 2023 until August 2023.
You are responsible for:
Supporting the Scholarships Sub Committee of volunteers with the facilitation and coordination of scholarships awarded to individuals for attending Wikimania 2023, in Singapore.
3-5 years of experience with event coordination
Understanding of the Singapore events and conference industry
Mission Driven: You believe in the power of inclusive communication and movement building to make free knowledge accessible to everyone.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.
If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.