Project Manager--Museum Social Impact Study (MOMSI Project)

Company Name: 

Utah Division of Arts and Museums


617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Contact Name: 

Jennifer Ortiz


Job Description: 

Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) 

Project Manager

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Office of Museum Services (OMS) seeks an enthusiastic individual to join their team to serve as Project Manager for the Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) Research Project. The Project Manager will provide project oversight and implementation for the MOMSI research project, recently funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) expanding a state-wide study, results found on

MOMSI seeks to create and test a survey instrument to collect data on and evaluate museums’ impact on their communities. Duties of the Project Manager include development of a refined project timeline, recruitment of 30 host sites nationally, instrument training and implementation for host sites, and management of data collected. The Project Manager will work closely with Museum Services staff to ensure that the project aligns with strategic goals of UA&M. Additionally, the Project Manager will work closely with our lead Data Specialists to ensure data is being collected, analyzed, and processed for instrument refinement. 



An ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • 2-3 years of demonstrated project management experience, preferably working with multiple external partners and comfortable directing partners and advisors on this project. Additionally the candidate will be knowledgeable in project management platforms and be able to keep large timelines and deadlines on schedule.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Competent understanding of museum evaluation methods and logic models.
  • The selected candidate will be a highly motivated individual who has experience working with large sets of data.
  • Ability to travel. The Project Manager will have required travel to Salt Lake City (if not currently residing in Utah) for advisory committee meetings and have required conference travel, locations TBD.
  • Be an excellent facilitator and communicator. This is a forward-facing position that will be responsible for convening groups and efficiently running meetings; building agendas, time keeping, relationship management among varying groups of people. A level head will be critical in this environment.



This is a three year, grant funded position through IMLS with no plans for extension. This position can be either remote or in person, with the foreseeable plan to work remotely regardless of employee location. This is a ¾ time position (30 hours per week) with no benefits. The salary range is $35-40/hour. The position begins no later than November 15, 2020. 

Please send application materials (resume & cover letter) to Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Services Manager, no later than COB September 14, 2020 at