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Evaluation Manager, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Position Description: 
Reporting to the SVP, Exhibits & Programs, the Evaluation Manager works with project teams to develop goals that can be assessed through evaluation, works with exhibit developers to develop protocols for front end, formative and summative evaluation projects for exhibits, programs and visitor experience surveys, and manages systematic data collection, analysis and documentation and dissemination. 

The Evaluation Manager shapes the museum-wide culture of evaluation, building evaluation capacity among the staff, especially in the area of formative evaluation, serving as a bridge to researchers, and encouraging colleagues and staff to see BCM as a learning institution. The Evaluation Manager works with university researchers partnering with the museum, and seeks opportunities for the researchers to share their studies with museum staff and visitors. This is a hands-on position requiring active involvement in all phases of the work from planning to data collection through analysis and dissemination. 

Qualifications: 
  • BA required; Master's degree in museum studies, education, or child development strongly preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education, or non-profit setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies and survey analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they relate to research and evaluation practices in informal education settings.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues related to research and evaluation in informal education settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and oversee project work independently, while maintaining close communication with project team members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with peers, and ability to build rapport with a wide range of museum visitors including young children.
  • Fluency in a second language desirable.
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Occasional Friday night or weekend work.
To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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