We have an exciting opportunity at Providence Children’s Museum to learn

more about how kids and their caregivers are thinking about play and

learning in our museums and test methods of making their learning more

visible. We are seeking a museum professional with visitor studies or

other relevant research experience to play an important role in this

project (2-year, full time position).  We would be grateful if you would

pass this information on to qualified candidates.  Detailed position

description here <http://www.childrenmuseum.org/jobResearcher.asp>.



Providence Children’s Museum and the Causality and Mind Lab at Brown

University are partnering on an NSF-funded project investigating ways

children develop scientific thinking skills and parents’ understanding

of their children’s learning processes.  The goals of the project are to

develop communication tools to increase museum visitors’ awareness of

the learning that occurs through children’s play and to advance

understanding of children’s scientific reasoning.


We are seeking a Project Researcher tolead front-end and formative

evaluation of tools intended to make children’s learning visible as they

play and explore in the museum and assist in research on the development

of scientific reasoning.