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ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 14, 1972 in job announcements |

ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION, Metropolitan
Museum of Art

*ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION*

*Education Department*

*The Metropolitan Museum of Art*

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*The Metropolitan Museum of Art*, one of the world¹s 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.****

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The Evaluator will also teach for a variety of audiences in the Museum¹s
galleries, as needed, as well as lead workshops for staff to build
knowledge of and capacity for of evaluation and reflective practices.****

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*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.****

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*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.****

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*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.****

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*Application Deadline: June 9, 2012*

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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 ³Assoc/Asst Museum Educ Prog Eval² 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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