GOKM Wikipedian-in-Residence Internship

Company Name: 

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum


217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact Name: 

Ariel Russell





Job Description: 

Position Title:    Wikipedian-in-Residence Internship

Department:      Digital Experience

Location:             Santa Fe, NM

Pay:                       $14.00 per hour

Hours:                  Full-time, Internship, Summer 2023 (10 weeks)


Position Summary

This internship aims to provide a variety of opportunities to explore cultural heritage data and how museums can interface with external platforms such as Wikipedia/Wikidata, as well as data authorities from the Getty and Library of Congress:

  • Work with the Museum team using Wikipedia to connect and enhance Museum data particularly surrounding people in Georgia O’Keeffe’s circle to strengthen, broaden, and make a more inclusive knowledge network
  • Defining priorities around areas of need for Wikipedia entries with focus on various vectors such as ‘significant contributor’ (as defined by Wikipedia standards), under-represented groups, and connections to the Georgia O’Keeffe context
  • Writing and improving articles and convening an edit-a-thon to build community according to Wikipedia standards
  • Researching and establishing connections with O’Keeffe collections using standard vocabularies such as the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) and the Library of Congress Names Authority File (LCNAF)
  • Learning across the organization


Key Learning/Experience for Intern:

•    Knowledge of cultural heritage data standards and how these interfaces with Wikipedia/Wikidata

•    Familiarity with collections and archive information management systems

•    Experience organizing an event and sharing the community guidelines and ideas behind Wikipedia

•    Working collaboratively with and learning from Museum teams

•    Presenting ideas and findings to colleagues

Background and Qualifications

  BA with experience in Art History and/or Museum Studies preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Interest in Georgia O’Keeffe and networks of artistic communities
  • Experience with Wikipedia and familiarity with the concept of a Wikipedian-in-Residence
  • Love of writing, research, and metadata
  • Word processing and presentation-writing computer skills


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Intern program offers opportunities to learn more about Museum careers, as well as Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico through conversations with professionals, group field trips, etc.


The deadline to apply for this internship is Friday March 3, 2023

To be considered, please send your resume to:


The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is an equal-opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment based on such factors as knowledge, education, skill, experience, the ability to perform required activities and availability, and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.