The Evaluation Associate is responsible for assisting all types of evaluation and audience research studies. The work schedule will be intermittent, approximately 12-20 hours per month.



The following reflects OMCA’s definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. 



  • Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future
  • Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives
  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement



Research Implementation 

  • Following all data collection protocols:
    • Collect paper- and/or digital-based visitor surveys 
    • Conduct visitor interviews 
    • Conduct visitor observations
  • Record and enter data per designed spreadsheets and databases
  • Maintain data collection logs
  • Draft data recap



  • Ability to display and encourage visitor and internal customer service, take and share responsibility and treat others with respect
  • 1-3 years of related experience required
  • English language proficiency in both spoken and written form 
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow data collection and entry protocols without deviation 
  • Ability to develop rapport with strangers to fulfill project and museum objectives
  • Critical thinking and ability to be responsive to verbal and non-verbal cues in interviews
  • Evidence of successful interactions with a diverse population regarding a wide range of topics
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and positive manner in chaotic surroundings for up to four hours 
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of Google applications (Sheets, Docs)
  • Experience with digital devices (iPads, audio recorder) for data collection



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment may include:

  • Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas
  • Typical office environment  
  • Outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends



The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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