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
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.
Master’s degree in museum studies, education, or child development strongly
3 years of
experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education,
or non-profit setting.
expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal
education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies.
expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and
experience implementing mixed-methods study designs.
of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies and survey analysis.
understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and
how they relate to research and evaluation practices in informal education
the ethical issues related to research and evaluation in informal education
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.
How To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
November 30, 2018
About this Organization:
Boston Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.