Job Opening: Senior Research Analyst in Arts and Culture for Cambridge Office of WolfBrown

(80%-100% time, fully-remote work possible; starting full-time annual salary: $80,000-$85,000) 

WolfBrown, an international consulting firm working in the arts and cultural sectors, collaborates with industry leaders to build a more equitable, pluralistic, and sustainable future for artists, organizations, and whole ecosystems. Our team tackles some of the sector’s most vexing, long-term challenges often in collaboration with major foundations as well as government funders. Learn more about the firm.

This is an 80% to full-time position in the Creative Opportunities practice area on behalf of the firm’s Cambridge, MA office. A remote option is available, as long as candidates are available for monthly meetings in the Cambridge office. The full-time salary range is $80,000 to $85,000, plus benefits.

The Senior Research Analyst makes a set of essential contributions to the Cambridge team by directing the flow of data from collection to management to visualization. To this end, the Senior Research Analyst will often work independently and will bear primary responsibility for:

  • Converting survey measures and questionnaires into digital formats for online distribution
  • Monitoring rates of return, send reminders to respondents, and provide updates to clients and team members
  • Constructing and managing databases that can accommodate data from longitudinal, mixed-methods evaluations (quantitative and qualitative sources of measures administered in a repeated fashion)
  • Extracting data files for other team members to analyze
  • Preparing visualizations of select fields and combinations of fields from data files 

In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Senior Research Analyst will collaborate with the other members of the Cambridge team to design measures and protocols for research and evaluation projects, collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, contribute to proposals, reports, and manuscripts, and present to clients. 

Start date: July 2023, or as soon thereafter as possible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA degree (Masters is highly desirable), with a concentration or coursework in data science, data analytics, quantitative methods, or a quantitatively-focused social science field.
  • Two years field experience in data management and analysis
  • Experience designing and distributing survey measures and questionnaires using at least one major online platform (e.g., Survey Monkey, Qualtrics)
  • Experience with longitudinal data, requiring the merging of data across years and modes of data collection
  • Experience with the issues facing arts and cultural organizations seeking to portray their impact
  • Experience designing and maintaining relational databases using at least one major application (e.g., SQL).
  • Experience creating both static and interactive data visualizations using at least one major platform (e.g., Tableau). 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new applications and technologies
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of research design
  • Some knowledge of human development, arts learning, and/or cultural policy is desirable


  • Work with recognized senior consultants at an international arts and culture consulting firm
  • Collaborate with major institutions (e.g., Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and others)
  • Present at conferences
  • Authorship on publications
  • Paid job-related professional development 
  • Occasional travel to research sites, conferences, and related events

Flexible working arrangements

  • While in-person work in the Cambridge office on a weekly basis is preferred, full consideration will be given to strong candidates who would be working remotely from other parts of the country.  For those candidates, one day per month would be required in Cambridge with travel and subsistence paid by the company.
  • For those located in closer proximity, a minimum of two days per week would be desired in the Cambridge office. Parking is available.

This position is an 80% to full-time position with the Cambridge office of WolfBrown and qualifies for all employee benefits.

Full-time starting salary: $80,000-$85,000 for 100% time, commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit materials to Claire Purgus at:

Please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter describing reasons for your interest in the position
  • A resumé
  • A sample of 1-3 recent work products that feature the applicant’s work as the primary author or creator of data management, analysis, and visualization products. Please include an accompanying document that briefly describes how you created each product (i.e., using what process and applications)
  • The names of three references who can speak to your current or recent work in the fields of data analytics, visualization, arts, and culture or related nonprofit fields

Candidates with questions should submit them with their application packet.

More about WolfBrown

Through innovative program design, research, and evaluation, this Cambridge team of WolfBrown collaborates on deepening and amplifying the creative experiences individuals can access throughout their lives. Our innovative, sector-leading work includes basic research, integrative landscape and literature reviews, and participatory and summative program evaluations—all with the understanding of how these programs build diverse creative capital in individuals, families, and communities. A sample of our current work is available here.