Chris Marino, Curator

Open (1) Collections Apprenticeship

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Enter your application on the web beginning August 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 27th at 9 AM.

Founded in 1953, the Environmental Design Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to more than 200 collections that document the work of most of the San Francisco Bay Region’s historically significant architects and landscape architects. Collections span the dates 1890 to 2014, and contain primary source materials such as, drawings, plans, specifications, photographs, audio-tapes, personal papers, business records, furniture, art, models, and artifacts.

The Collections Apprenticeship will give students the opportunity to arrange, describe and preserve small architecture and landscape collections to ensure access. Training in archival processing and proper handling will be provided.


Students will learn how to process an archival collection, which includes gaining both physical and intellectual control of the material. Physical control insures the material is preserved and may include rehousing, humidifying and flattening, and other necessary steps. Intellectual control requires a review and understanding of the contents, context, and the ways in which the materials were created; implementing a formal arrangement and description as needed; creation of a digital finding aid published on the Online Archive of California (OAC); an information page on the EDA website, and a project index. Training provided.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Chris Marino, Curator, Environmental Design Archives, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Ability to work independently, maintain your work schedule throughout the semester, pay close attention to detail, work carefully with fragile materials, and excellent accuracy and proof-reading skills. Ability to use and understand databases, spreadsheets, and word processing software, effective oral and written communication skills, ability to work with supervisors and staff in a team environment, ability to keep and maintain complete and thorough records. Knowledge of original research techniques and resources and interest in Architecture, Cultural Landscape, or Design History is a plus.

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Related website: http://archives.ced.berkeley.edu/
Related website: https://oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Berkeley::Environmental+Design+Archives

Open (2) Exhibitions Apprenticeship

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Enter your application on the web beginning August 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 27th at 9 AM.

Founded in 1953, the Environmental Design Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to more than 200 collections that document the work of most of the San Francisco Bay Region’s historically significant architects and landscape architects. Collections span the dates 1890 to 2014, and contain primary source materials, such as, drawings, plans, specifications, photographs, audio-tapes, personal papers, business records, furniture, art, models, and artifacts.

The EDA maintains a year-round exhibition program in the Environmental Design Library Exhibition Cases to create displays about the designed environment that will interest and educate the communities of the College of Environmental Design, the University of California, Berkeley campus, design professionals, and the general public.
, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: The Exhibitions Apprenticeship will give students the opportunity to work alongside the Curator to do research, select materials and create an object list using Airtable, design layout, and install the EDA’s Fall Exhibition on The Sea Ranch. Students would also be given the opportunity to produce a digital exhibition using Omeka. This exhibition coincides with the launch of the EDA’s Living Lightly on the Land: A Virtual Sea Ranch Design Collection, an interactive virtual collection documenting the unique and prescient design and development of The Sea Ranch.

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Related website: http://exhibits.ced.berkeley.edu/exhibits
Related website: http://archives.ced.berkeley.edu/news/announcing-living-lightly-on-the-land-a-virtual-sea-ranch-design-collection