Coordinator of Professional Experiences

University of Washington Museology Graduate Program Box 359485 Seattle, WA 98195-9485

Nick Visscher is the Coordinator of Professional Experiences, overseeing Internships and the Specialization in Museum Evaluation for the Museology Program. He teaches in the Program's Museum Evaluation courses and Directed Fieldwork sections, coordinating the Museology Evaluation Group, a local network of Seattle museums which collaborate with student teams in conducting Visitor Studies & Evaluation projects.  Nick is involved in the Visitor Studies Association serving as regional workshop chair on the Professional Development committee.   Prior to his appointment with Museology, Nick worked in the Behavioral Husbandry Department of the New York Aquarium and has had experience in museum evaluation, education, interpretation, and living collections care.  Past work experience includes Coordinator of Science Programming for the Viritual Outreach Program at the Michigan State University Museum, and internship work with the Potter Park Zoological Gardens and the marine mammal program at "The Seas", Epcot - Walt Disney World Resort. Nick graduated from Michigan State University's Zoo & Aquarium Science Graduate Program and completed certifications in Museum Studies and Interpretation through the National Association for Interpreation.