MNHS is committed to program evaluation as a valuable tool for strengthening the quality of our programs and to measure and improve outcomes for those we serve. This intern will support evaluations for the Oliver Kelley Farm Guest Experience Team, the goal of which is to develop interpretive and educational programs, exhibits and events that ensure the highest quality guest experience. Intern tasks will include data collection through visitor observations and surveys, data entry and cleaning, data analysis and reporting.
Ideal degrees: Program evaluation, museum studies, education, history, customer service, marketing and communications, agricultural education, or related field.
Student Qualifications: Must be a senior undergraduate or graduate level student, with a passion for history, informal learning and/or evaluation. Must possess the following:
Ability to travel to the Oliver Kelley Farm
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High comfort approaching and interacting with the general public
Ability to multitask and take work direction from multiple supervisors
Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
Motivated, with strong work ethic
Conduct observations of visitors interacting with exhibit prototypes and/or public programs, some of which occur on holidays or over weekends (including Memorial Day Weekend, July 4, & Labor Day).
Conduct visitor intercept surveys and distribute paper surveys to visitors
Data entry into Survey Gizmo
Create charts and graphs for visual display of data in summary reports detailing evaluation findings
Coding and analysis of qualitative data
Give summary presentation to MNHS staff of evaluation findings
Other evaluation projects as assigned
Knowledge intern is expected to gain:
Knowledge of program evaluation in a museum/historic site environment
Experience working with museum professionals and program evaluators
Experience with data visualization and reporting
Additional Materials Required: Writing sample (paper, report or presentation)
How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.