Centre for Internet & Society

We are seeking a motivated and skilled Program Associate (Digitisation and GLAM) to join our A2K team.

About the Organization: The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the intersections of technology, policy, and society. Our Access to Knowledge (A2K) program is focused on fostering the growth and accessibility of free knowledge and open content, particularly within the Wikimedia Movement in India. We collaborate with Wikimedians, communities, and organizations to drive initiatives that empower individuals to contribute, share, and utilize free knowledge.

Position Overview: We are seeking a motivated and skilled Program Associate (Digitisation and GLAM) to join our A2K team. The Program Associate will play a crucial role in supporting digitisation activities, developing skilled human resources and contributing to the overall success of the A2K program. This role involves a combination of research, content creation, communication, and project coordination. We expect regional coordination of digitisation activities in the state of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa initially for three months. The scope would be expanded based on the performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of scanning and post-processing activities is presently in progress with the collaboration of partner organisations.
  • Visits to digitisation centres and review meetings with digitisation teams at least twice in a month. Assisting them in the preparation of monthly bills and completion of payments.
  • Planning of scanning - Selection of books, procuring books from libraries.
  • Skill building of personnel involved in the program.
  • Identify and promote the use of relevant tools, software, and technologies that enhance the digitisation quality and efficiency.
  • Quality check and verifying uploads on Wikimedia projects.
  • Documentation of monthly in-process, completed and uploaded digitised works; the major achievements and events. Compilation of summary report.
  • Assist in planning and organizing events related to digitisation for the existing partners and potential organisations.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure smooth project execution and timely deliverables.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including Wikimedians, partners, and volunteers.


  • Proficiency in digitisation process - scanning, post-processing and uploading
  • Acquaintance or basic knowledge about copyrights, licenses and Wikimedia projects - Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wikidata
  • Experience in one or more following skills - community engagement, skill training, remote troubleshooting or creating process guides/resources
  • Sufficient written and verbal communication skills in English and one Indian language. Knowledge of Marathi/Kannada/Konkani languages is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Wikimedia Movement and open knowledge initiatives is an advantage.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences, Information Science, etc.) will be an advantage.

Additional Information:

  • This is a fully remote position based in India.
  • This is a Travel intense role that will be required in the states - of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa - for events and workshops.

Salary and benefits:

The pay range for this position is INR 35,000 - 40,000 per month (commensurate with the relevance of prior work, skill set and qualification). CIS has a liberal leaves and holidays policy, including paternity leave, menstrual leave and adequate compensatory leave.

If you are passionate about promoting free knowledge, and open content, and want to contribute to the growth of the Indian Wikimedia Movement, we encourage you to apply.

Please send an email with “Program Associate (Digitisation and GLAM)” included in the subject to subodh[at]cis-india[dot]org, copying pavan[at]cis-india[dot]org and ajoy[at]cis-india[dot]org with (i) a brief cover letter; and (ii) a resume/CV

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our dynamic and impactful team at CIS-A2K.