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Museum Data Collection Intern
Museum Data Collection Intern
Taft Museum of Art
Post Date: 22 Jun 2024


Position: Museum Data Collection Intern
Reports to: Manager of Visitor Experience
Team: Visitor Experience
Status: Hourly, Part-Time
Compensation: $14.00 to $21.00 per hour commensurate with experience and education/certification                                
Hours: Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., and one alternating day, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Scheduling will be determined by the Manager of Visitor Experience as events dictate.
Benefits:  Aflac, Discretionary Time Off (DTO) after 250 hours worked, free downtown parking, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Museum membership, and other special discounts.   
The Taft Museum of Art, located in downtown Cincinnati, is seeking a part-time Museum Data Collection Intern, reporting directly to the Manager of Visitor Experience. This position is unique and requires a positive, highly organized team player who communicates proactively, is attentive to detail, manages multiple priorities, and has excellent written communication and collaboration skills. Enjoy this rare opportunity to join the staff of one of the finest small art museums in the United States.   
Please ensure that you submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please submit only through our online portal at https://www.taftmuseum.org/careers. Our team will review your information, and we will get back to you with the next steps. If you have questions, please email HR at [email protected], no phone calls, please.   
The Museum Data Collection Associate works within the Visitor Experience Department to collect data from guests. Studies include but are not limited to research and evaluation measuring overall guest demographics, guest experience, and guest outcomes related to exhibition or program experiences. These studies support the mission of the museum by collecting critical information measuring the impact of arts experiences at the Taft Museum of Art. The primary methods used by the Data Collector will be surveys and interviews.
The weekly schedule for this position is based upon the timelines for research and evaluation studies at the museum and requires work hours during museum operating hours (which include day, night, weekday, and weekend). It is estimated up to 32 hours per month.
  • Collects data using methods such as observations, interviews, surveys, and video or audio recording through research and evaluation studies to better understand learning experiences.
  • Supports the work of the department and ensures projects run smoothly by scheduling data collection, assisting with the flow of information, making telephone calls, updating files, and tracking elements of the project.
  • Manages data for research/evaluation studies by filing, entering, and tracking data to ensure studies are well organized and accurate.
  • Contributes to creating data collection instruments, collecting, analyzing, and reporting on study data under the direction of a study leader to better understand learning experiences.
  • Performs other work-related duties as required by the Manager.
  • Post high school course work, technical degree, associate’s degree, National Career Readiness Certificate, business or vocational certificate preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working directly with the public and providing first-rate customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. 
  • Project coordination and data management skills, such as tracking and organizing collected data.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with computers and Microsoft Office, and some experience with databases.
  • Experience with data collection methods with human subjects such as interviews, survey administration, and/or structured observations.
  • Experience working in collaborative teams.
  • Experience with basic qualitative or quantitative analysis, such as coding open-ended data or calculating frequencies and means.
  • Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative coding software.
  • Must embrace the museum’s core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration and demonstrate this understanding through words, behaviors, and interactions with our guests, staff members, volunteers, and the public. 
  • Is ready to learn and to teach every day. Shares knowledge freely with colleagues and pursues opportunities to gain new skills to enhance our success as a team. 
  • Appreciates, understands, and values each staff member’s expertise, background, experience, strengths, and unique perspective. Sharing time, energy, and knowledge with others to ensure everyone has the highest potential to succeed. 
  • Strives to achieve excellence in all tasks and goals. 
  • Demonstrates professionalism on and off the job; always represents the Taft Museum of Art positively and professionally. Speaks truthfully and fulfills promises and obligations in all museum dealings.
  • Is comfortable and can communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Focuses on delivering the museum’s mission.
  • Adheres to all current museum policies, procedures, protocols, and processes. 
  • Creates a pleasant work environment by being a positive influence and respectful to every person. 
The success of the Taft Museum of Art is driven by our core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration, as exemplified by our team members. 
Our VIEW:  
  • Value diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are drivers for attracting and retaining a diverse team of board members, staff, and volunteers who feel empowered to deliver excellence.  It also is the key to reaching a diverse community and audience.  
  • Include multiple perspectives and believe that differing views strengthen our museum by stretching us to learn, experience, and expand our thinking each day.  
  • Embrace our mission and vision to explore the hidden gems connected to our historic house, the people that lived in it for the first 100 years, and the extensive art collection, bringing all of this to life and making it relevant and unique to each guest.  
  • Work together as a board and staff to ensure that our members, partners, and key stakeholders reflect and embrace these core values.  
Pay Range: $14 – $21 per hour


Cincinnati, USA

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