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Part Time Evaluation Researcher – Term

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Contracted, Part Time
Posted November 22, 2021

Part Time Evaluation Researcher – Term

Position Status: Part time
Pay Range: $24.80 – $32.24/hour
Close Date: 12/12/21

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Job Description: 

This is a part time, term position running from date of hire through 8/31/2024.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hiring a part time (approximately 20 hours/week) Evaluation Researcher to join our team! This position is responsible for supporting the community research and evaluation efforts throughout the museum. The Evalutation Researcher will measure the outcomes and impact of current and future exhibitions, programs, activities, and services we offer to visitors, potential visitors, and the greater community. This position may also manage project teams, facilitate meetings, and communicate with key stakeholders. The projects are diverse and we work and respond rapidly to the needs of our colleagues. No two days are ever the same!


Essential Duties:

  • Communicates and advocates for visitor and community perspectives to ensure our visitors and community are at the core of what we do.
  • Creates and manages detailed project schedules, continuously monitoring status, communicating key tasks internally and externally to ensure projects are completed on-schedule and on budget.
  • Responsible for designing research questions, instrument development and design, prototyping and testing, data collection, data entry, and analysis for all phases of projects and studies—including front-end, prototyping, process, formative, remedial and summative.
  • When appropriate, conducts the following data analysis techniques: statistical significance testing, correlations analysis, multivariate analysis techniques (such as cluster/segmentation analysis) and conjoint and discrete choice analysis.
  • Completes written and oral reports and presentations to internal and external stakeholders, as needed, to the highest professional standards, tailoring content as appropriate to audiences.
  • Plans and executes analyses of visitor data from other Museum sources, including membership, admissions, and online (i.e. website), as needed.
  • Assists the Manager of Community Research & Collaboration to recruit, train, and develop a diverse and inclusivity-focused Research Assistant team reflective of and responsive to Metro Denver’s communities.


Minimum qualifications/Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in social science, museum studies, education, nonprofit management, or related field required.
  • 2 years’ experience conducting quantitative and qualitative social science research and/or evaluation required.  Years of experience can include professional, internship, and coursework experience.
  • Occasional travel to/from conferences and meetings, in and out of state required.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite as well as web enabled applications required.
  • The Museum loves science.  As a science institution, the Museum believes in the science behind vaccines.  Effective September 1, 2021, all new hires must present proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of hire.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience doing evaluation in a Museum or informal learning environment
  • Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders on a project
  • Experience training data collectors on research projects
  • A passion for creating inclusive and engaging evaluation tools
  • Experience creating readable reports and presenting evaluation findings to stakeholders
  • Strong data visualization skills


Core values:

  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.


Perks and Benefits of working at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science include:

  • Free DMNS Family+ Membership
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • American Alliance of Museums Membership (AAM)
  • And many more!  Click HERE to view our perks and benefits webpage.


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume by Sunday, December 12, 2021.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications will only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org.

Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Museum is committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff to serve the needs of our visitors. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Compensation: Pay Range $24.80 - $32.24/hour

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