Prototyping and Evaluation Volunteer Opportunities at the AMNH

We’re trying something new, and just announced openings at the American Museum of Natural History for prototyping and evaluation volunteers!

The Museum is expanding how we prototype and evaluate innovative visitor engagement activities (some digital, some analog). The Education Department is looking for skilled, perceptive, and sociable evaluation volunteers to observe and interview visitors engaged in these new programs and projects. Last fiscal year, for example, we spent 57 hours over 34 sessions observing over 1,000 people (and interviewing over 500 of them – more on those efforts here). We are now looking for a team of volunteers who can be called upon once a month to participate in collecting data with us to inform our findings and recommendations.


If you’re interested in or would like to learn more about volunteering to help collect evaluation data for these programs and projects, please e-mail me at Please include whether you prefer a weekend or weekday sessions (or both) and what, if any, prototyping or evaluation skills you might bring with you (students studying these practices in school are welcome to apply).


Family Game Night, Public Programs, 3/31/2017You can learn more about all volunteer opportunities at the Museum here.

About Barry

The Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History.
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