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Museum Research Specialist

Company: ACCESS
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Research Specialist

Job Status: Full-time

**COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: ACCESS requires all newly hired employees in certain departments/programs (except those with bona fide medical and religious exemptions) to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 before beginning employment.**

Job Summary: Under very general supervision, the Research Specialist uses specialized knowledge in research design obtained through experience and training to manage research projects at ACCESS, many of which are multi-disciplinary and multi-sector in nature. The Research Specialist plans, collects and analyzes data and writes reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver presentations on research projects and initiatives
  • Develop and post research-related communications products including social media posts, flyers, etc.
  • Together with communications department, create and disseminate marketing materials
  • Create content and build digital presence for research projects
  • Ensure recently published research is catalogued within the Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center's guidelines
  • Design, executes, and interpret research projects, and perform complex workshops and data collection techniques
  • May Respond to research requests and manage research projects across the organization
  • May facilitate monthly meetings of the ACCESS Research Team
  • May Provide administrative support for research projects, including writing progress reports, sending follow-up notes, and managing relationships with stakeholders
  • May conduct original research for museum-related exhibitions
  • May independently or with a team plan and execute dynamic programming and events such as trainings and conferences
  • Review progress of assignments with senior management
  • Balance conflicting resource and priority demands
  • Operate standard office equipment and use required software applications
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge of:
    • Advanced concepts, principles and practices of Arab American, Ethnic and Middle Eastern history and current events
    • Research processes in humanities, social sciences and/or public health
    • Advanced knowledge of publications and literature regarding Arab Americans preferred
      Skill in:
      • Managing multiple, intersecting projects
      • Writing effectively for a variety of audiences
      • Public speaking
      • Utilizing online platforms, including various social media and virtual meeting platforms
      • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications for program area and other applications, including Microsoft Office
        Ability to:
        • Independently research facts and information
        • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives
        • Plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects and services
        • Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas and problems are addressed
        • Gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply findings to assignments
        • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
        • Handle logistics for a dynamic event (such as a conference)
        • Create and host virtual and in-person meetings and webinars
        • Take notes during meetings and write effective summaries
        • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
        • Create PowerPoint and other slide-based presentations
        • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
        • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
        • Write routine reports and correspondence
        • Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
        • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
        • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment

          Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:
          • Minimum Degree Required:
            • Master's degree
            • PhD preferred
            • Required Disciplines:
              • Humanities, Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Administration or related field
                • At least three years of research experience. Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources
                  • Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:
                    • None
                      Working Conditions:

                      Hours:Normal business hours, some additional hours may be required

                      Travel Required: None generally required; Local, and in-state travel up to 10%

                      Working Environment: Climate controlled office

Keywords: ACCESS, Dearborn , Museum Research Specialist, Other , Dearborn, Michigan

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