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Research Analyst (2 Year Term)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Full Time
Posted April 23, 2021

Research Analyst (2 Year Term)

Position Status Full time
Pay Range$40,923 – $53,200/annually
Close Date 5/12/21

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Job Description: 

This is a two-year term position, starting from date of hire.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hiring a Research Analyst to join our team! This position is responsible for supporting the community research and evaluation efforts throughout the museum. The Research Analyst 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. This is an essential position to both the department and to the Museum. 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 Supervisor of Community Research & Engagement Strategies 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 equivalent work experience required.
  • 2 years’ experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and/or evaluation required.
  • Occasional travel to/from conferences and meetings, in and out of state may be required.
  • Advanced proficiency with web enabled applications, including advanced Excel skills required.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience doing evaluation in a Museum or informal learning environment
  • Experience working 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
  • Master’s degree in social science, evaluation, or other applicable field preferred


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:

A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.  100% paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Paid time-off for vacation, sickness and holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. An RTD Eco pass and a free Family+ membership to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

The full range of perks and benefits can be found HERE.


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume  by Wednesday, May 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.

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