The Research & Evaluation Assistant II position primarily conducts program and exhibit evaluation under the supervision of the Research & Evaluation Manager and/or the department’s other full-time staff. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and implementation of evaluation plans, instruments, data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting.
Essential skills include being comfortable working with the public and on a team in a positive and friendly manner as well as being comfortable working independently on a deadline-based schedule. This is a part-time, permanent position, 20-25 hours per week, scheduled 3-4 days per week (project-dependent), including at least one weekend day.
Bachelors degree in relevant field, with emphasis in museum studies, social science research, survey research, visitor studies, education, communications, and/or statistics.
Ideal candidate will have an appropriate combination and experience of:
Familiarity with visitor studies, survey research, and/or program/exhibit evaluation.
Customer/guest service experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with other spreadsheet/statistical software (e.g. SPSS) a plus.
Strong oral and written skills in English.
Working knowledge of descriptive statistics.
Must be able to move around the galleries for a 4-5 hour data collection period.
This position will include data collection in the Science Center’s galleries and classrooms, and other work on evaluation projects (including project support as needed) in an office environment. Variable work schedule will include weekends, with occasional evenings, and holidays.