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What is a museum technologist

  1. 1. Robert Stein, Dallas Museum of Art@rjsteinWHAT’S A MUSEUMTECHNOLOGIST ANYWAY?
  2. 2. “We have all a betterguide in ourselves, ifwe would attend to it,than any other personcan be.” - Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  3. 3. WE’VE GOT LOTSOF QUESTIONS
  4. 4. 378 RESPONSES4/2/2013 – 4/16/2013SAMPLE SIZE = 358 FORTHIS PRESENTATION
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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%
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Do you Consider Yourself a Museum Technologist? (n=358) 32% Yes No 68%
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. SKILLS AND TRAINING
  13. 13. WHAT SKILLS ARECRUCIAL TO SUCCESS IN MUSEUMTECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, AN D THE WEB?
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. My Daily Work is Primarily in the Area of My Professional Training (n=358) 39% Yes No 61%
  17. 17. 68% OF RESPONDENTS SELF-IDENTIFY AS AMUSEUM TECHNOLOGIST, BUT ONLY 30% HAVEANY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN TECHNOLOGY(108/358)
  18. 18. Professional Tasks by Gender (n=158)80%70%60%50%40%30% Female20% Male10%0%
  19. 19. THE IMPACT OFPROFESSIONALNETWORKS
  20. 20. 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+)
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. CAREER PATH Flickr Credit ~/skinnyde
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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%
  30. 30. 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%
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. WE’VE STILL GOT LOTSOF QUESTIONS
  33. 33. HOW ABOUT YOU?

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