Leslie Freund, Collections Manager

Closed (1) Collections Apprenticeship

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The Collections Division at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley offers students the opportunity to get involved in contributing to the care, management and documentation of its vast collections. The Museum houses over 3 million objects from around the world. This is a unique opportunity to learn about diversity in material culture, and the inner workings of a large university museum established over 100 years ago.

Students will learn how museums organize and care for collections. Training in object handling will be provided. Students will receive a general overview of the Museum's collections management database and a basic introduction to tethered photography.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Leslie Freund, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: We are looking for students who are attentive to details and have good manual dexterity. They must be comfortable both working independently and with others. Apprentices need to be able to lift 10 lbs. Apprenticeship hours may be scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/

Open (2) North American Collections Apprenticeship

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Please do NOT contact faculty before September 11th (the start of the 4th week of classes)! Enter your application on the web beginning August 16th. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 29th at 8 AM.

The Collections Division at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley offers students the opportunity to get involved in contributing to the care, management and documentation of its North American collections. The Museum houses more than 200,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects from California and the rest of North America. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the material culture of these areas, and the inner workings of a large university museum established over 100 years ago.

Students will learn how museums organize and care for collections. Training in object handling will be provided. Students will receive a general overview of the Museum's collections management database and a basic introduction to tethered photography.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Natasha Johnson, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: We are looking for students who are attentive to details and have good manual dexterity. They must be comfortable both working independently and with others. Apprentices need to be able to lift 10 lbs. Apprenticeship hours may be scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/

Open (3) Zooarchaeological Resources Survey

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Please do NOT contact faculty before September 11th (the start of the 4th week of classes)! Enter your application on the web beginning August 16th. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 29th at 8 AM.

The student will work with the records related to faunal assemblages curated by the Hearst Museum of Anthropology. The Student’s primary objective is to create a preliminary catalogue of the faunal assemblages for which we have the best information from field excavations. By reviewing documentation related to the boxed faunal specimens in the Hearst, the student will help us prioritize analysis of the assemblages based on those which have the best provenience and documentation. They will contribute to a database about the assemblages, adding a brief description, and ranking them from best documented to least documented, and begin scanning documentation for easy access.  The Student is expected to work 3 hours per week for each enrolled unit while working together with other URAP students and graduate students in the museum.



Proper museum protocols will be a part of the student’s training.

Apprenticeship hours are flexible between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The student will become acquainted with the types of archaeological documentation that has been gathered over the last 120 years.

The student will learn how to use the museum's database and will create and maintain data that is useful to archaeologists.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Paolo Pellegatti, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: We are looking for students who are attentive to detail and have good analytical mindsets.  They must be comfortable working independently and with others. Apprentices need to be able to lift 10 lbs. Apprenticeship hours may be scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/research/urap/collectionsmanagement
Related website: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/

Open (4) Zooarchaeological Assemblages Preliminary Analysis

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Please do NOT contact faculty before September 11th (the start of the 4th week of classes)! Enter your application on the web beginning August 16th. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 29th at 8 AM.

This project is part of a greater effort at the museum to seek grant funding to improve the state of preservation for the collection of archaeological faunal remains from California and the Great Basin and present useful data to potential researchers and the general public.

The student’s primary objective is to work with staff in the assessment of the physical state of the faunal and soil assemblages including a brief description of condition, presence of documentation stored with the material, and the classes of animal present (mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates).



Working with the project supervisor the student will retrieve boxes of archaeological faunal remains and soil samples and record the current state of storage into an internal database.

The student is expected to work 3 hours per week for each enrolled unit while working together with other URAP students and graduate students in the museum.

Students must be able to travel to the Hearst Museum’s storage facility located in Richmond, CA.



Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Natasha Johnson, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: We are looking for students who are attentive to detail and have good analytical mindsets. They must be comfortable working independently and with others. Apprentices need to be able to lift 10 lbs. Apprenticeship hours may be scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Off-Campus Research Site: 3300 Regatta
Richmond CA

Related website: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/
Related website: https://webapps.cspace.berkeley.edu/pahma/search/search/