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Native Voices at the Autry's Dramaturgy Workshop: Plays by Native Writers in Process

October 2, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM
The Autry Museum in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Native Voices at the Autry is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. In our play development process, we rely heavily on dramaturgs to facilitate writers as they develop scripts

What is a dramaturg? Sometimes described as a script consultant, this creative theatre artist is dedicated to supporting the growth of a new play. The dramaturg is often a sounding-board or confidant for the playwright. The dramaturg may conduct research on the writer's behalf, analyze characters and the structure of the play, and help the writer outline his/her goals for the progress of the play.
Additionally, the dramaturg may present compiled research about the background of the play to the director, cast, and design team of a production. They also may write a program note or lobby poster highlighting aspects of the play unfamiliar to a general audience.
Native Voices currently seeks to expand our pool of dramaturgs in the greater L.A. metro area . We are offering a one-day workshop to introduce the role of the dramaturg, discuss functions of dramaturgy in Native Voices' creative process, and practice dramaturging a 'live' Native written script.

Please RSVP using the form linked here: http://bit.ly/NV-dramaturgy

For questions: email nvliteraryassociate@gmail.com

New online database showcases tribal governance resources

A new database on tribal governance is now available http://phys.org/news/2012-10-online-database-showcases-tribal-resources.html. "The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development."

Resource for High School Students: Paying for College (Scholarship Booklet)

This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email: rosie.dayzie@gmail.com

Extramural Funding Opportunities for Entering Students

Many of the fellowships provide multiple years of funding and are for students in their first year or two of graduate studies. After that, they are no longer eligible to apply. Thus the sooner students learn about these opportunities, the better their chances of preparing a strong application.

Geffen Academy Educator--History Department

Job #JPF02818 | https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02818

Recruitment Period

Open February 6th, 2017 through May 2nd, 2017


Summary: Under the direction of the head of the History department at Geffen Academy at UCLA, Geffen Academy Educators will be responsible for the delivery of an excellent program of secondary school instruction, including participation in the creation of a course of study, offering excellent instruction to the Academy’s students in as many as five (5) courses each term, and participating in a the life of the Academy in a robust and fully engaged manner. This is a bargaining unit covered position.

The curriculum at Geffen Academy presents a multi-faceted exploration of history, government, and other social studies/social sciences disciplines. Faculty members should be broadly competent and able to teach a variety of courses in a 6-12 curriculum.

Job Duties
•Assist the Head of School and Admissions Director in student recruitment activities
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, collaborate with other faculty in creation of an Academy program that meets the need and interests of the Academy’s students
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty in devising programs that enable the Academy’s students to take advantage of the Academy’s relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, evaluate and choose books, digital materials, experiential opportunities such as museum visits and theatrical performances, and other academic resources
•Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including but not limited to department head, Dean of Students, academic advising and college guidance staff, Academic Coordinator, Registrar, counselor/psychologist, and athletic team coaches
•Participate in department representation at parent evenings and recruitment events
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, assess the continued relevance and success of course offerings within the department
•Participate in committee work, whether the committee’s focus is solely within the department, or reaches to other parts of the Geffen Academy enterprise
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, participate in interdisciplinary instructional programs
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, serve as instructors/mentors/advisers of students’ independent projects
•Consistent with Academy leadership’s direction, engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, orient new faculty and establish appropriate mentoring relationships
•Meet as needed with the department
•Consistent with department leadership’s direction, participate in continuing professional development activities
•Be available to provide proper coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues
•Be available to students and parents for any and all department related issues
•This list of duties is not exhaustive. Department heads will be expected to assure that all aspects of the Geffen Academy program within the ambit of their disciplines is led by capable staff who are carefully supervised and appropriately compensated
•A Geffen Educator’s workload may vary from term to term and year to year. Each Geffen Academy Educator’s annual contract will reflect the workload anticipated for the time covered by the contract. Teaching or other duties beyond those set forth in a contract may lead to additional compensation

Qualification: The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in a related field and a strong background in secondary education with a clear understanding and embrace of the Academy’s mission, vision, and values. A record of outstanding success as a secondary or university educator. Experience in a “bring your own device” educational setting and/or commitment to BYOD program. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills to articulate and explain instructional issues to colleagues, students, and families. Must be self-directed and able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks subject to frequent interruption. Must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with colleagues in the department and from other parts of UCLA and of the Academy staff on matters of interdisciplinary and institutional concern. Experience in a variety of instructional and co-curricular/extra-curricular roles within a secondary school would be a plus.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Digitization Project Coordinator, UC Riverside

The Digitization Project Coordinator is responsible for digitizing and providing access to the Sherman Indian Museum's collection of historical records, documents, and photographs. This position will oversee both on-site and outsourced digitization and will manage the ingest of digitized content and metadata into a digital asset management system (DAMS). This is a 2 year contract position. This position will start June 1, 2017 or shortly thereafter. This position will work off-site at the Sherman Indian Museum in Riverside.

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CRC RAIN! Project Coordinator


CRC RAIN! Project Coordinator  
$3,892 - $7,691 monthly  
The Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!) Project Coordinator provides programmatic oversight, administrative direction, and management for the retention project sponsored by the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) and housed in the Student Retention Center. The RAIN! Project Coordinator has responsibilities for the short and long term development and day-to-day operations of the project in collaboration with the project's Sponsoring Student Organization, the American Indian Student Association, and the Campus Retention Committee. The RAIN! Project Coordinator is fiscally responsible for their project and keeps within funding guidelines and limitations. The RAIN! Project Coordinator ensures that the project strives to assist UCLA students, specifically American Indian students, graduate by providing the following services: Peer Counseling, Mentorship, and a Wellness Program.  
8:00 am  
5:00 pm  

Asst Dir., Native American/Alaskan Native Recruitment


Asst Dir., Native American/Alaskan Native Recruitment  
$4,275 - $8,475 monthly  
In support of Undergraduate Admission (UA) efforts to meet annual new student recruitment and enrollment goals, the Assistant Director directs the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of new student recruitment and yield activities, and participates in application review. The primary objective of the position is to stimulate and motivate an academically competitive, talented and broadly diverse applicant pool of California resident, domestic non-resident and international students and assist these students through the admission and enrollment process. Visit secondary schools and community colleges in California, across the U.S. and internationally (as needed), providing substantive information about UCLA specifically, and the University of California generally (as required). Provide information on admissions requirements, processes and deadlines; financial aid; housing, and campus services.

The Assistant Director will be assigned a specific target population which is the American Indian population, the incumbent will be sufficiently well-versed to work with this targeted population, as well as a variety of prospective student audiences. Maintain a full schedule of school/college visits, making oral presentations and conducting workshops. Represent UA/UCLA in special joint programs with schools, colleges, and UC campuses. Advise prospective applicants and parents. Cultivate, establish and maintain working relations with counselors, administrators, other school personnel, tribal leaders and Native colleagues in the United States. Based on analysis, designs, implements and participates in activities to increase the yield of highly able and other target recruitment populations. Participate in application review providing information on targeted schools, and by reading applications, assessing applicant academic performance, and recommending admission using established guidelines. Manage one or more specific functions, such as Stay-Over Programs; Campus Tours, Alumni and Bruin Ambassador Programs, STOMP and annual UA staff training as well as specialized staff training programs. Hire, train and supervise student assistants to support program needs.  
8:00 am  
5:00 pm  

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