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    • Robert Stein, Dallas Museum of Art@rjsteinWHAT’S A MUSEUMTECHNOLOGIST ANYWAY?
    • “We have all a betterguide in ourselves, ifwe would attend to it,than any other personcan be.” - Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
    • WE’VE GOT LOTSOF QUESTIONS
    • 378 RESPONSES4/2/2013 – 4/16/2013SAMPLE SIZE = 358 FORTHIS PRESENTATION
    • Survey Respondents by Gender Survey Respondents by Educational Attainment (n=358) (n=358) 2% 1% 2% Associates Degree College or University 30% Degree44% Female Graduate or Post- Male Graduate Degree 56% High School 65% I prefer not to answer Survey Respondents by Age (n=358) 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s
    • How long have you worked in/around museums? (n=358) 2% 11% 41% < 1 year 18% 1-3 years 3-5 years 5-10 years 10 years or more 28%
    • Gender Distribution by Tenure (n=358)100%90%80%70%60%50% Male40% Female30%20%10% 0% < 1 year 1-3 years 3-5 years 5-10 years 10 years or more
    • Do you Currently use Media, Technology, or the Web in aProfessional Capacity to Support the Mission of a Museum? 1% 6%17% Yes - I work for a museum directly Yes - I work for a company that supports museums Yes - I am a student or professor that studies museums and technology 76% No - but Im struck by how attractive and intelligent you all are
    • Do you Consider Yourself a Museum Technologist? (n=358) 32% Yes No 68%
    • Identification as a Museum Technologist by Tenure in Museums (n=358) 100% 90% 80%Do you Consider Yourself a Museum 70% Technologist? (n=358) 60% No 50% Yes 40% < 1 year 1-3 3-5 5-10 10 years years years years or more 32% Yes No Identification as a Museum Technologist by Gender (n=358) 68% 100% 80% 60% No 40% Yes 20% 0% Female Male
    • Identification as a Museum Technologist by Employer Type100%90%80%70%60%50%40% Yes30% No20%10% 0% Yes - I work for a Yes - I work for a Yes - I am a student or No - but Im struck by museum directly company that supports professor that studies how attractive and museums museums and intelligent you all are technology
    • SKILLS AND TRAINING
    • WHAT SKILLS ARECRUCIAL TO SUCCESS IN MUSEUMTECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, AN D THE WEB?
    • What tasks do you typically perform as a part of your job? (n=358) Helpdesk IT Exhibit Design Attending Meetings Cataloging Tasks In-Gallery Interactives Leading Teams EvaluationEducational Programming Media Creation Content Creation Software 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
    • Most Frequent Areas of Professional Training (n=358) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120Art and/or Design Technology Museum Studies History Science Education Creative Media Marketing Creative Media
    • My Daily Work is Primarily in the Area of My Professional Training (n=358) 39% Yes No 61%
    • 68% OF RESPONDENTS SELF-IDENTIFY AS AMUSEUM TECHNOLOGIST, BUT ONLY 30% HAVEANY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN TECHNOLOGY(108/358)
    • Professional Tasks by Gender (n=158)80%70%60%50%40%30% Female20% Male10%0%
    • THE IMPACT OFPROFESSIONALNETWORKS
    • Connection to Peers in Other Museums (n=358) 4% I do not feel connected to other museum professionals at this time. 16% There are only a few colleagues I know and feel39% connected to (1-5) There are a handful of colleagues I know and feel connected to (5-10) 20% There are many colleagues I know and feel connected to (10-15) There are dozens of museum colleagues I know 21% and feel connected to (15+)
    • Degree of Professional Connection by Tenure in Museums (n=358)100%90% There are dozens of museum80% colleagues I know and feel connected to (15+)70% There are many colleagues I know60% and feel connected to (10-15)50% There are a handful of colleagues I40% know and feel connected to (5-10)30% There are only a few colleagues I know and feel connected to (1-5)20%10% I do not feel connected to other museum professionals at this 0% time. < 1 year 1-3 years 3-5 years 5-10 years 10 years or more
    • Degree of Professional Connection by Tenure in Museums (n=358)100%90% There are dozens of museum80% colleagues I know and feel connected to (15+)70% There are many colleagues I know60% and feel connected to (10-15)50% There are a handful of colleagues I40% know and feel connected to (5-10)30% There are only a few colleagues I know and feel connected to (1-5)20%10% I do not feel connected to other museum professionals at this 0% time. < 1 year 1-3 years 3-5 years 5-10 years 10 years or more
    • CAREER PATH Flickr Credit ~/skinnyde
    • Anticipated Frequency of Job Change (n=358)35.00%30.00%25.00%20.00%15.00%10.00% 5.00% 0.00% > 10 years 1-3 years 3-5 years 5-7 years 7-10 years Annually
    • How do you feel you can best accomplish your long-term career goals? (n=358)16014012010080604020 0 Current Position Different Role Different Museum Different Industry Uncertain
    • Likely Factors to Leave the Museum Field (n=358)60%50%40%30%20%10%0% Salary A change of pace to Starting my own Leading a larger Working for a high try something business team profile business different
    • If you were to stay in the museum field, what factors would keep you here? Importance 0-5 (n=358) 3 4 5 Personal enjoyment in your workThe ability to see the positive impact of your work Work / Life balance Opportunities for professional advancement A close network of colleagues Stability and predictability
    • Influence of Professional Network Strength on Likely Career Path (n=358)4.5 43.5 32.5 2 Current Position Different Role Different Museum Different Industry Uncertain Average Degree of Professional Connection
    • I feel that my direct supervisor accurately I feel that my direct supervisor understands theunderstands and appreciates my role in the nuances of technology, media, and the web for museum. 1-5 (n=358) museums. 1-5 (n=358) Neutral Unfavorable Neutral 21% 15% 22% Unfavorable 29% Favorable Favorable 64% 49%
    • I feel that the senior leadership at my museum I feel that the senior leadership at my museum accurately understands and appreciates my accurately understands the nuances of work in the museum. 1-5 (n=358) tech, media, and the web. 1-5 (n=358) Neutral Unfavorable Neutral 32% 24% 29% Unfavorable 41% Favorable Favorable 44% 30%
    • Perceived Management Ratings (0-5) Influence on Likely Career Path (n=358)4.5 4 Supervisors Appreciation of my work3.5 Supervisors knowledge of media, tech, and web 3 Senior Management appreciation of my work2.5 Senior Management knowledge Current Different Different Different Uncertain of media, tech, and web 2 Position Role Museum Industry1.5
    • WE’VE STILL GOT LOTSOF QUESTIONS
    • HOW ABOUT YOU?