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Posted November 30, 2018
Director of Engagement & Cambridge Science Festival
MIT Museum
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $120,000 – $130,000

Reporting to the Museum Director, the Director of Engagement & Cambridge Science Festival leads all of the museum’s work in educational and public programming, particularly the expanded opportunities provided by the new MIT Museum in Kendall Square, opening in 2021. S/he will have responsibility for year-round programmatic activities in the museum, outreach activities including the annual Cambridge Science Festival, and a number of national and global programming initiatives. Internally, as part of the senior management team, the successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in other key areas in the framing and delivery of the museum’s strategic plans. Externally, s/he will work closely with colleagues across MIT and from other institutions in North America and overseas in the development of the larger field of public engagement with science and technology. Required qualifications and skills: Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience. Demonstrated record of successfully creating and implementing original engagement activities designed for one of the Museum’s key target audiences. Experience in developing and implementing programs to engage new and diverse audiences. Expertise in program evaluation. Excellent budget preparation and management skills. Experience in supporting grant writing and fundraising. Strong academic qualifications including a higher degree in a relevant subject area. An established reputation in the field of science engagement. Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills, the ability to build teams, and to work collaboratively. Highly organized; strong attention to detail; able to manage multiple projects, prioritize duties and meet deadlines. For complete job description, see MIT Museum website. Must apply online at MIT Human Resources website.

Posted November 6, 2018
Evaluation Manager
Boston Children’s Museum
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $34,000 – $37,000

The Evaluation Manager works with teams to develop goals that can be assessed through evaluation, works with exhibit developers to develop protocols for evaluation projects for exhibits, programs and visitor surveys, and manages systematic data collection, analysis and documentation and dissemination. BA required; Master’s degree in museum studies, education, or child development preferred; 3 years’ experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum or similar setting; Solid knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies; Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs. More information about the position can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/about/employment/evaluation-manager.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org.