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Join OpenRefine's Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee

OpenRefine is seeking a new member for its Advisory Committee (unpaid position).

OpenRefine is a powerful tool to clean messy data, popular in a diverse range of communities. It has been serving the needs of journalists, librarians, Wikipedians, scientists for more than ten years and is taught in many curricula and workshops around the world. OpenRefine is a fiscally sponsored project of Code for Science & Society Inc, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the USA.

Today OpenRefine is looking for one or more Advisory Committee members to strengthen our governance and continue to engage at an organizational level with our partners and community.

With the support of the Project Manager, OpenRefine's Advisory Committee oversees the project and coordinates with Code for Science & Society for its operations. Represent OpenRefine with Code for Science and Society

  • Prepare and approve budgets
  • Approve grant application
  • Oversee hiring and management of contractors
  • Vote to terminate contracts when necessary.

In 2023, the Advisory Committee planned the creation of the Ambassador Council to improve community involvement in decision-making and ensure the project's long-term sustainability.

About the position​

We are seeking at least one new Advisory Committee member to help us pursue the goals described above, bringing their perspective on how OpenRefine should evolve. This position is for you if you:

  • Care deeply about the future of OpenRefine;
  • Have good communication skills in English;
  • Are able to join a monthly call with Code for Science and Society where we coordinate the project's operations.
  • Are ready to invest at least 3 hours per month (between calls and document review).
  • This is a volunteer (non paid) position.

How to respond​

To respond to this opportunity, send your application (CV and short motivation statement) to The current advisory committee will engage in a conversation with the nominees and select one or more new members. New members will be announced on our blog and forum.