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Public Research and Evaluation Analyst

Job Information
Author museedelhistoire
Date February 22, 2017
Type Full Time / Contract
Company Canadian Museum of History
Salary $58,015 - $76,192 (Job classification: E6) - Annual
Location Gatineau, Quebec
Category Nonprofit
Contact Information


 The Canadian Museum of History offers you a place to develop your career and to accomplish rewarding and meaningful work in an inclusive and engaging work environment dedicated to museological excellence.

 Public Research and Evaluation Analyst

Temporary Full-Time Position (3 years)

Position Number 10452

 We are looking for an experienced Public Research and Evaluation Analyst to join our Museum Services Division. Reporting to the Director, Public Research and Evaluation, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, conducting, analyzing, producing reports and communicating results from public research and evaluation studies, and serving as the lead evaluator for specific research projects related to exhibitions, programs, digital products and/or museum services:
  • Administering and implementing a variety of data collection methods to gather relevant quantitative and qualitative data, providing technical oversight and project coordination;
  • Performing analysis of collected data and creating reports and presentations of findings. 

Successful candidates have the following qualifications, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity: 

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in: 

  • Designing and leading research projects from start to finish; encompassing qualitative and quantitative methods, objective setting, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting;
  • Interacting with the members of the general public and conducting face to face interviews or moderating focus groups;
  • Completing visitor research using a variety of research methods, such as surveys, interviews, facilitated discussions, observations and/or a combination of these;
  • Analyzing the results using research tools such as databases, statistical analysis programs (SPSS), spreadsheets and web-based survey tools;
  • Conducting descriptive and inferential statistical analysis as well as qualitative data analysis;
  • Presenting the results of research and evaluation studies in a clear and cohesive manner, both as a written report and oral presentation for different audiences;
  • Conducting audience analysis, visitor studies and evaluations of exhibitions, programs, digital products and services within museums or other cultural institutions.

Knowledge of:

  • The conceptual and theoretical issues that underlie market research and evaluation;
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods, including research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting;
  • Quantitative data analysis (descriptive and inferential statistics) and SPSS Statistics;
  • Qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting methods;
  • Web-based survey tools;
  • Research ethics; in particular pertaining to human subjects;
  • Organizational performance metrics, including benchmarking and producing related data;
  • Areas relevant to research and evaluation within a museum or other cultural institution setting including visitor studies, audience development, informal learning theory, educational theory, environmental design, developmental psychology, communication theory, and leisure studies. 

Education: University degree in sociology, education, museology, statistics, mathematics or marketing with a specialization in social science research or market research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A post-graduate certificate in evaluation and research methods or a CMRP (Certified Marketing Research Professional) designation would be considered an asset.

Core competencies: Analytical thinking; Business acumen; Client focus; Concern for Order and Quality; Effective Communication; Information Seeking; Planning.

The Canadian Museum of History is committed to the principles of employment equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal Person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman. 

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted. The results of this competition may be used to staff similar temporary or permanent positions over the next twelve months, following the results of the competition.

Bring your expertise to this position at the Canadian Museum of History. Apply no later than March 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. as instructed on the website: under “Current Job Opportunities.”

Compensation: $58,015 – $76,192 (Job classification: E6)

Language: CBC imperative (for a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our website). We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. As part of its hiring process, the Museum sends qualified candidates for linguistic validation to determine their language proficiency.

Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability

Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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