Community Development Volunteer
The Knowledge Graphs Conference
We are looking for an organized, creative, proactive, and enthusiastic volunteer to assist in the ideation, planning, and implementation of various Community projects. This role is very diverse, with activities ranging from events to content to Q&A in Slack to project management and admin tasks. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the Head of Community to develop and implement ideas for engaging a Community of over 1,000 global followers. Along the way you will develop a strong understanding of leading edge developments in the knowledge graph field. In addition, you will also get to meet and work with lots of innovators and experts in the exciting field of knowledge graphs.
We are a dynamic and passionate team who will provide you with support and feedback. Because we are a small team, in addition to the Head of Community you will work closely with the website, design, marketing and content teams. You will receive guidance from experienced professionals throughout your time with us and the opportunity to do substantive projects.
This role is best suited for a self-starting, hands-on person, who can also work independently and is excited by the challenge and opportunity to develop a world-class digital media Community and brand.
Types of Responsibilities
- Implementation: track and execute project tasks
- Support virtual events: concierge during live events, assist with event calendaring, experiment with technical software
- Content: find and share great content, share on social media, interact with folks on interesting topics and questions in the knowledge graph space
- Research: find fresh ideas for Community initiatives
- Planning: Identify necessary steps to execute projects
- Creation of routine promotions posts, on social media and through email
- Nice to have: Interest in emerging technologies, tech4good and education
- Nice to have: Interest or experience in project management.
An ideal candidate can help with some or all of these tasks--the role is flexible and can be developed around your interests.
About The Knowledge Graphs Conference
41 W 105th St., New York City, NY 10025, US
Founded in 2019 at Columbia University, The Knowledge Graphs Conference (KGC) is emerging as the premier source of learning around knowledge technologies. We believe knowledge graphs are an underutilized yet essential force for solving complex societal challenges like climate change, democratizing access to knowledge and opportunity, and capturing business value made possible by the AI revolution. KGC bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, wheres mantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups, and increase awareness, development and adoption fo this powerful technology.
In addition to our May Conference, KGC hosts a variety of Community, education, and content initiatives. At our most recent conference, 530 attendees participated, representing over thirty industries across forty-two countries. Speakers ranged from Bell Labs pioneer John Sowa to Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, and leading academics from Europe and USA. Our workshops and tutorials targeted a number of Tech4Good things, including COVID-19 vaccine development and the UN SDGs.
KGC is developing educational offerings to increase the field and quality of knowledge engineers, beginning with an open-
source collection of learning materials connected to a range of microcredentials. KGC also hosts a video content library and shares a monthly report detailing the case for knowledge graphs to over 800 newsletter subscribers.