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Evaluation Assistant

July 02, 2012 - August 31, 2012
Location:Portland, OR
Salary Range:$11.51 to $14.10
Benefits:Not eligible
Employment Type:On Call
Description:The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking an Evaluations Assistant. The Evaluation Assistant provides assistance on evaluation and visitor studies activities. The ideal candidate will support ethical treatment of human evaluation and research subjects. Complete related training as required. Assist in the development of evaluation instruments. Participate in the preparation and execution of data collection and analysis activities including literature reviews, data collection, and data analysis as assigned. Compile preliminary evaluation findings.
Duties:Candidates must be able to assume some evening, weekend, and holiday work. Serve as a team member on OMSI projects and committees as assigned. Strong oral and written communication skills appropriate to the position. Candidates will have the ability to interface well with fellow paid and unpaid staff, audiences, and partners in professional, education, and evaluation settings. Possess strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills as appropriate to the position. Ideal candidates will have the ability to effectively work independently in completing assigned project tasks and to collaborate with teams on multiple, simultaneous, diverse tasks with a concern for accuracy and presentation. Includes ability to learn quickly and meet deadlines. Candidates will have basic knowledge of experimental design and data collection methods, qualitative data collection methods and analysis, and an understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics.
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 two of these software types. Flexibility to modify work schedule such as working extended hours as needed.
Qualifications:Successful Candidates will have these addition skills: basic understanding of audience research, cultural accessibility, physical accessibility, and safety. Basic understanding of museum experiences (exhibits and programs) and the science, technology, engineering, and math learning involved. Bilingual preferred English and Spanish. Bachelor's degree, preferably in sciences, behavior, museum studies, education, communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrable basic experience in behavioral research e.g. literature searches, data collection, data management, data analysis, data interpretation, and data reporting.

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