The Steering Council is hiring

Following the excellent suggestion from Guido at the Core Dev sprints last October, the Python Steering Council has an opening for a contractor role as part-time (remote) Python Steering Council Secretary. Duties include taking notes during Steering Council meetings, as well as helping to produce timely community updates and developing other communication. Because of the nature of the discussions, a solid understanding of Core Development issues and topics is required, so a Python core dev, triager or core-development-adjacent person is preferred.


  • Good English communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Reasonable understanding of Python Core Dev topics and terminology.
  • Comfortable handling confidential information.
  • Available for 2-4 hours per week for weekly Python Steering Council meetings; currently scheduled on Wednesdays, 9:30am-11:00am PT / 12:30pm-2:00pm ET. This schedule is subject to change.
  • Additional availability on an ad-hoc basis to finish note-taking or produce community updates.


  • Part-time, remote candidate
  • Independent contractor role; candidate is responsible for income and other taxes and is not eligible for employee benefits from Python Software Foundation.
  • Hourly pay ranges from $30-50
  • This position reports to the Python Steering Council

The call for resumes is open until February 28, 2024. To apply, please contact the SC at and attach a brief(!) resume as a PDF.

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Just to clarify a point that someone asked me: Do you have to be a core developer to apply? Or is this open to any individual?

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It’s open to anyone, but:


Pinging this post just to bring it to people’s attention: there’s only a week left to get your application in. Please don’t overthink the resume, we don’t want to make this a complicated process. (In fact, don’t worry about the resume being a PDF, that was just a bit of boilerplate from the normal PSF hiring process that I forgot to edit out.)