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Undergraduate Apprentices

The Glasscock Center does not currently have any open positions and is not accepting applications at this time.

ABOUT: The Glasscock Center appoints students in the College of Liberal Arts to serve as paid apprentices in the Center. In addition to assisting with routine office tasks, apprentices are included in activities such as social events with visiting scholars, are encouraged to participate in the Center’s sponsored events as part of their work for the Center, and serve as liaisons with the undergraduate community on campus. Apprentices are encouraged to suggest programs, activities, projects, and funding opportunities that will benefit undergraduates. The Center’s staff is committed to involving the apprentices in the workings of the Center.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate students in good standing, who have a demonstrated commitment to humanities research, and who have an interest in learning about the operation of a research center are encouraged to apply. The Center works with the College of Liberal Arts Cornerstone program, the Regents Scholars program, and the College of Liberal Arts Honors program, Veteran Resource & Support Center, and other groups to identify potential applicants.

The Glasscock Center has two types of Undergraduate Apprentice positions. More information about each position is below.

Glasscock Center Undergraduate Apprentice 

Undergraduate Apprentices should have (or have the potential for developing) the basic office skills described below and a desire to learn more about the humanities and humanities research.

Some office experience is helpful but not essential. Skills required include: knowledge of office procedures and equipment; ability to maintain a regular schedule, a professional demeanor, and a presentable office space, to follow instructions, to work without supervision, to take accurate messages, to finish projects efficiently, and provide status reports; willingness to initiate and anticipate tasks, to offer assistance to other staff, and to learn new skills. There will be a possible opportunity for summer employment of up to 20 hours per week.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organize projects that further the Center’s outreach to undergraduates
  • Create archives of the Center’s publicity (flyers, programs, posters, announcements)
  • Assist with the visits of scholars from outside the university
  • Answering phone taking accurate messages
  • Enter data, copy and collate documents, and prepare bulk mailings
  • Assist with maintaining Glasscock Center public and internal calendars
  • Assist with basic social media updates (example: creating Facebook events)
  • Monitor and replenish office supplies
  • Keep office area, copy room, and kitchen organized and neat
  • Set up the Center’s Library for lectures and other events (technology, seating, tables, refreshments, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous tasks as required

In addition to joining an administrative team, undergraduate assistants will be expected to take advantage of some of the Center’s regular humanities lunches, dinners with visiting scholars, workshops, seminars, and lectures.

Interested? Click to apply.

Glasscock Center Communications Undergraduate Apprentice 

The Glasscock Center’s Media & Communications Apprentice will assist with marketing, communication, and publicity for the Glasscock Center, as well as other basic office needs. The applicant should have some proficiency in (or have the potential for developing) writing, social media, photography, basic office skills, and a desire to learn more about the humanities and humanities research.

Some office experience is helpful but not essential. Skills required include: knowledge of office procedures and equipment; ability to maintain a regular schedule (in coordination with class schedule), a professional demeanor, and a presentable office space, to follow instructions, to work without supervision, to take accurate messages, to finish projects efficiently, and provide status reports; willingness to initiate and anticipate tasks, to offer assistance to other staff, and to learn new skills. There will be an opportunity for summer employment of up to 20 hours per week.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Media & Communications Duties:
    • Assist with website updates (WordPress & HTML) and email newsletter (Mailchimp)
    • Assist with social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    • Assist in writing for various communications outlets
    • Basic photography editing using Adobe Photoshop
    • Basic graphic design work using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
    • Set up the Center’s Library for lectures and other events (including A/V technology, seating, tables, refreshments, etc.)
    • Video record the Center’s major events and maintain the recordings for social media
    • Create archives of the Center’s publicity (flyers, programs, posters, announcements)
  • Basic Office Duties:
    • Assist with the visits of scholars from outside the university
    • Enter data, copy and collate documents, and prepare mailings
    • Monitor and replenish office supplies
    • Keep office area, copy room, and kitchen organized and neat
    • Miscellaneous tasks as required

In addition to joining an administrative team, undergraduate assistants will be expected to take advantage of some of the Center’s regular humanities lunches, dinners with visiting scholars, workshops, seminars, and lectures.

Interested? Click to apply.