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Exhibitions Evaluator [The Field Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 20, 1973 in job announcements |

The Exhibitions Evaluator will lead the Exhibitions Department’s visitor study efforts.  He or she will quantitatively and qualitatively analyze our success in providing The Field Museum’s visitors with rewarding, meaningful experiences in natural history and anthropology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the Exhibition Development Division’s evaluation and visitor studies efforts. This includes working with the Developers, the Exhibitions Department and other departments throughout the building on all issues regarding visitor studies
  • Creating and refining customized high-quality data collection tools and methods, based on academic research and industry best practices
  • Analyzing data using appropriate software (TBD) and create concise reports to illustrate key findings
  • Working with Exhibitions Development Director to assess visitor studies priorities and findings
  • Offering expertise when other Exhibitions Dept. staff request input regarding visitor studies data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Creating an overall plan for standardizing Exhibitions Department evaluation efforts to create data that can be more effectively compared, analyzed, and aggregated
  • Organizing and maintaining the Exhibition Development’s visitor studies report database
  • Managing the Exhibition Development internship program: maintaining relations with partner institutions and seeking new institutions to work with; selecting incoming interns, assigning and overseeing their work; reviewing intern performance as requested by their schools
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; MA is a plus
  • College-level coursework in anthropology or the natural sciences is highly preferred
  • Minimum one-year of professional experience working in a museum or communications industry environment (web development, publishing, journalism, corporate communications, advertising, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience working with statistics software
  • College-level course work and professional experience in statistics methods
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills, including knowledge of statistics software such as SPSS
  • Must have insight into the complexities of research on human behavior and demonstrate creative thinking in constructing small-scale studies that can still yield reliable results
  • Professional-level writing skills for communicating outcomes to various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage up to four full-time interns
  • Strong organizational skills (including database management)
  • Must have collaborative, diplomatic approach in order to facilitate working with a diverse range of people including: exhibitions staff from all divisions, the general public, college undergraduates, senior FM administrators, FM Research & Collections and Environment and Conservation staff, and other staff members throughout the institution

The Field Museum accepts applications on-line.  To apply for this position, please complete the on-line application.
No phone calls please.

The Field Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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