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Associate/Assistant Educator for Program Evaluation [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 11, 1972 in job announcements |

ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION
Education Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, is
seeking an Associate/Assistant Educator for Program Evaluation to
evaluate and assess education programs and interpretive resources that
serve a wide range of audiences, including adults, family, teacher, and
access audiences. The position, reporting to the Managing Museum
Educator for Public and Exhibition Programs, facilitates program
evaluation using formative, observational, and summative methodology and
practice. These evaluation and research activities seek to enable staff
to assess and communicate the institutional and public benefit of its
programs, with a focus on assessing programmatic impact on participant
learning and advancement of museum and department goals. In this role,
s/he collaborates closely with programming staff in Education and other
Museum staff as well as external partners to ensure a close and
thoughtful connection between program development, implementation, and
evaluation. S/he contributes to relevant cross-departmental studies and
projects (with Communications, Development, Visitor Services, etc.).
S/he also supports the ongoing work of the Public and Exhibition
Programs division.

The Evaluator will also teach for a variety of audiences in the Museum’s
galleries, as needed, as well as lead workshops for staff to build
knowledge of and capacity for of evaluation and reflective practices.

Key Relationships:
Programmatic staff for: Academic Programs; Gallery and Studio Programs;
School and Teacher Programs; Administration; Public and Exhibition
Programs; Concerts & Lectures; Communications, Development, Special
Events, Visitor Services, and Digital Media.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
The Associate/Assistant Educator for Program Evaluation, in coordination
with Education staff and other Museum staff, will propose, plan,
implement and coordinate multiple, diverse evaluation projects that help
advance division, department, and Museum goals; collaborate with
educators and other program staff to integrate goal-setting and
outcomes-based assessment into program design; coordinate special
research projects that have impact within department as a whole and for
the field of museum education; design and administer appropriate
evaluation methods and tools for each project, (e.g. evaluation
questionnaires, observations, interviews, discussion facilitation, etc.)
to gather relevant quantitative and qualitative data; perform tabulation
and extrapolation of collected data, and create reports and
presentations outlining findings. Will also work with other Education
and Museum staff members and/or outside consultants to shape
evaluation/assessment tools and techniques, and find impactful ways to
disseminate findings within the Met, as well as nationally and
internationally; report on the results of evaluation and research
projects to internal and external stakeholders; work closely with other
Education and Development staff to draft program proposals and reports
for funding agencies, Trustees and donors, partners, and government
stakeholders; teach regularly, including leading or co-facilitating
training sessions for volunteers, professional development sessions for
peers, and gallery-based programs for a range of general audiences
groups; and perform other related duties as necessary.

Requirements and Qualifications
Experience and Skills:
The successful candidate will have 2 years experience (3-7 years
preferred) conducting audience research and evaluating museum programs
and exhibitions within informal learning contexts using qualitative and
quantitative methodologies; a portfolio of evaluation reports that
demonstrate expertise in current Education theory, evaluation methods,
and best practices in a museum, cultural institution, other non-profit,
or consulting organization; with examples that show familiarity with the
museum evaluation processes, including front-end, formative, and
summative phases; demonstrable experience using research databases and
other tools for information management, as well as experience handling
multiple complex tasks, managing deadlines and handling of
time-sensitive materials;  experience coordinating with and supporting
museum education program development and design preferred; excellent
interpersonal skills, including maintaining key collaborative
relationships and in planning and negotiation within a cultural
institution; strong communication skills, verbal as well as in writing,
using formal and informal vehicles; strong data presentation skills; and
experience teaching in a Museum setting is required.
Knowledge and Education:
A Masters or Ph.D. in education, art education, sociology, psychology,
anthropology, museum education or a related field of the humanities or
social sciences as well as a background in art history is required.
Experience conducting evaluation with adults, children, and/or families;
demonstrated capacity to use an array of research tools and statistical
software such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Mplus, etc.; and command of
Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
OneNote) with familiarity with Microsoft Access 2007/2010 preferred.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2012

The Associate/Assistant Museum Educator for Program Evaluation is
full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with
experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume,
and salary history to:
employoppty@metmuseum.org
as a Word attachment only
with “Assoc/Asst Museum Educ Prog Eval” in the subject line
or mail to:
ATTN: HR-MW-AAMEPE
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer

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