OMSI Senior Research and Evaluation Associate

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organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Enjoy research and love exhibits? Then the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Senior Research and Evaluation Associate position is for you! The position designs, executes, and facilitates systematic evaluation and research studies for exhibits, programs, and museum initiatives and helps lead division efforts.

The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills, ability to interface well with fellow paid and unpaid staff, audiences, and partners in professional, education, and evaluation settings, strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills as appropriate to the position, ability to effectively work independently and with teams on multiple, simultaneous, diverse tasks with a concern for accuracy and presentation. Includes ability to learn quickly and meet deadlines, advanced knowledge of experimental design and data collection methods, advanced knowledge of qualitative data collection methods and analysis, advanced understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics, basic understanding of audience research, cultural accessibility and physical accessibility and safety as well as demonstrated advanced knowledge in at least three of these areas, basic understanding of museum experiences (exhibits and programs) and the science, technology, engineering, and math learning involved as well as demonstrated advanced knowledge in at least three of these areas and Hands-on experience with word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, statistical software, computer graphics, and electronic data collection tools and demonstrated proficiency with at least three of these software types. Bilingual – English and Spanish is preferred.

Candidate will have advanced degree—preferably in sciences, behavior, museum studies, education, communications, a minimum 6 years experience in evaluation of education programs, exhibits, survey research, or related work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating projects, and working with teams, demonstrated experience in behavioral research (e.g., literature searches, data collection, data management, data analysis, data interpretation, and data reporting), and experience organizing and sharing knowledge with professional colleagues. Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks are required.

To apply for this opening and be considered, please read all of the information below and follow the application instructions carefully. • Please complete an OMSI employment application. • If you are interested in more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position. All materials submitted become the property of OMSI and will not be returned. • If you send an application without specifying an open position, it will not be considered and we will not retain it. • If you send a resume without completing an application for an open position, it will not be considered and we will not retain it. • You have the option to include a resume of your work experience and a cover letter with your completed application. • You must also meet ALL the basic requirements listed on our job postings.

Applications are available to download on the OMSI website at: You also have the option to fax, email, mail or drop off in person your completed application materials to:

OMSI Attention: Human Resources 1945 SE Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214

OR Fax: 503.239.7818 or Email: [email protected]

OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:$35,881 - $44,851/year
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer