Lauren Kroiz, Professor

Closed (1) Encouraging Deep Learning about Culture at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology: Studies of Our Visitors and Surrounding Community

Closed. This professor is continuing with Spring 2021 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Fall 2021.

The Hearst Museum of Anthropology, located in Kroeber Hall, has educational offerings that combine the exciting work of Berkeley researchers with perspectives from community members, looking at how they relate to the cultures and objects represented in the collection. We encourage visitors to think deeply about questions of culture and identity. To maximize our educational impact, we need an understanding of how potential visitors think about these questions and how they engage with exhibits.

As docents, our team of URAP participants will act as stewards to visitors from the community and create personalized experiences for individuals and groups of all ages. As researchers, URAP participants will collaborate in the evaluation of visitor experiences and explore techniques for creating memorable museum encounters.

Please note that this position will be virtual for the Fall 2020 semester.

-Act as the face of the Hearst Museum, field visitor questions and provide supplementary information.
-Participate in trainings to familiarize yourself with exhibit content and learn to facilitate meaningful conversations with community members.
-Lead groups of all ages on interactive and engaging gallery tours.
-Participate in the evaluation of museum exhibits and programming.
-Assist with field trips, public programs, and special events.
-Conduct independent research on a topic related to the current exhibition.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Katie Fleming, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: -Strong communication skills and professional etiquette. -Self-motivated and independent learner. -Experience working with children preferred.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

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

Closed (2) Marketing and Design Apprenticeship

Closed. This professor is continuing with Spring 2021 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Fall 2021.

The Development Department at the Hearst Museum focuses on projects that support the larger goals of the Museum: marketing, fundraising, communications, and project development. Students will be involved in researching museum membership strategies and designing digital and print marketing materials. Students will also be tasked with creating and evaluating engaging social media content to expand the Hearst's online presence and impact.

Students working with the Hearst Museum Development Department will gain skills in market research, fundraising and communications.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Jenny Meyer, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: -Strong writing and communication skills. -Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator. -Experience crafting engaging social content. -Experience with online communications management tools such as HootSuite and Constant Contact. -Interest in Anthropology, Art History, or a related field.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

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

Closed (3) Registration Apprenticeship

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The Registration division oversees and manages collection object documentation. URAP students will assist in the transformation of once hidden collections to fully accessible collections through:

· Processing New Collections Acquisitions

· Research and Cataloging of Existing Collections

· Archives Inventory and Needs Assessment: Library and Publications

· Archives Inventory and Needs Assessment: Documentation

· Lexicon and Hierarchy Review: Data Management of Object Materials and Object Type

Specific duties include processing new collections acquisitions, research and cataloging of existing collections, and inventorying archival materials.


Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Linda Waterfield, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Students are expected to maintain a close attention to detail; have manual dexterity; and be a current UC Berkeley student in the URAP program. The position is appropriate for students studying: anthropology, history of art, classics, history, and other associated majors. Hours are flexible between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Collections research and collections catalog editing done remotely.

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