The Wikimedia Foundation is paying specialist non-profit recruiters m/Oppenheim Associates
to find the right people and, presumably aid in development. Inquiries, nominations and résumés may be directed in confidence to: Lisa Grossman at m/Oppenheim Associates ... firstname.lastname@example.org.Note, many of the jobs are " grant based position " meaning they have managed to get someone else to pay for them, none of them state how MUCH you will get paid, and some of them are specifically targeting schools and university at a time when the Wikipedia is torn apart by its non-management and promotion of extreme hard core amateur pornography.
The Wikipedia is unique within the voluntary sector in that it is the only 501 registered NPO where you get to whack off as you work, it is perfectly acceptable to upload your own fuck pictures and spending time look at other people's coital action. Indeed, the Wikimedia Foundation makes it clear that it part of your responsibility as a volunteer to manage vast quantities of the stuff. The only deal is ... as the site is targeted at children
... you have to pretend it is "educational" as you do it.
Go on Greg ... get your applications in.
I am of the strong conviction that the best model from which to analyze the Wikipedia is as a cult based entity similar to new religious movements and keep being astonished by the similarities. No wonder it has an uneasy relationship with Scientology in which it must see part of itself mirrored ... except the beatings and abuse are virtual rather than real and no one on the Wikipedia is trained up in using military grade weaponry
. Yet. One of the most typical modus operandis cults carry on, is the encultation of young people when they are away from home for the first time and more vulnerable to group and cult dynamics, i.e. "being sucked in". The cultic meme wants to consume your child's mind for life, passing on its sugar wrapped mental virus.
From the cult's point of view, young people are useful because they have lots of energy, no responsibilities and free time to be commandeered by the cult. Time and energy better spent into their own personal and professional development is usurp and capitalized by the cult for its own benefit ... often just propping up natural entropic decline. Everyone from established churches to the most extreme cults have feeding frenzies around Freshers' Day time ... and now the Wikipedia rolls up its stall too. Part of the eroto-toxic, sugar-coated bait on the Wikipedia is seemingly "masturbate". It works for many!
Cults also operate on the basis a small percentage of such encultee will stick and become lifelong supporters knowing that most will drop off in a matter of months or a couple of years and so they have to keep generating "fresh blood" to keep them alive. (Middle aged retirees are also prime volunteer targets.
So, I am looking at the role of the Campus Team Coordinator
as a junior cult recruiter targeting young people, the use of free intern laborers
and "Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors" and "students in work study". Look at the roles of the intern, it give a little insight into the development of an intelligence department within the Wiki-cult. I wonder which intern gets to watch us?
Track and analyze international Wikimedia media exposure, including development of a web/print clips archive.
Although I stand by the critique of typical cult dynamics, it also reminds me greatly of the Russia-based Soviet era "student" and "peace groups" that used to flood further education with their sincere but amateur looking invitations and propaganda. It is all about fighting over and conquering mental real estate.
Job openings - from the Wikimedia FoundationThis post has been edited by Cock-up-over-conspiracy: Mon 10th May 2010, 4:28am
We are looking for creative, motivated people who want to work in a highly-collaborative environment. If you want to be part of a growing and successful non-profit organization that’s making a difference everywhere around the world, this may be the place for you.
We are hiring in the following areas:
Campus Team Coordinator (Public Policy) - open until May 17, 2010
Communications Associate (Public Policy) - open until May 17, 2010
Online facilitator (Public Policy) - open until May 17, 2010
Research Analyst (Public Policy) - open until May 17, 2010
Project Assistant (Public Policy) - open until June 2, 2010
Head of Office Administration - open until May 7, 2010
Chief Human Resources Officer – open until filled
Chief Global Program Officer – open until filled
Chief Development Officer – open until filled
Communications Intern – open until filled