Employment Opportunities

The National High School Institute is located on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL.

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a temporary opportunity at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional, and personal development.

 

Please check the website regularly for updates or email nhsi@northwestern.edu with questions.

 

Theatre Arts Institute

Job ID: 35297

Theatre Institute Faculty

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Theatre Arts Core Faculty
National High School Institute (NHSI) Summer 2019

National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 26th – August 3rd, 2019. [Option to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 3rd – August 17th, 2019 available based on qualifications.] Salary is TBD based on job duties.

This position is for the National High School Institute (colloquially known as The Cherub program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a temporary opportunity at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal development.

Job Summary:

Day-to-day responsibilities include teaching and supervising students, implementing academic program activities, mentoring undergraduate Faculty Associates, attending staff meetings and helping to address staff and student questions and concerns. The Faculty maintains and fosters high standards of professional conduct, managing the safety and supervision of students through enforcement of NHSI policies and procedures. All candidates must possess and demonstrate an interest in the artistic, academic, social and emotional growth of high school students, serve as mature and positive role models for students, and exhibit a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leading students by teaching classes and/or directing productions in two of the following three areas:
    • Acting or Voice and Movement
    • Electives, Performance Theory, or Text Analysis
    • Directing one of our eight productions
  • Attend program orientation (June 27th through June 30th, 2018)
  • Follow all NHSI rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook
  • Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and University procedures
  • Please note that this is not a typical “summer camp” job-but a 24/7 commitment where Faculty members are expected to be available when classes are in session, for field trips, for performances, etc.
  • If interested in the 2-week musical theatre extension, lead students by teaching acting, voice or dance classes and/or directing/music directing productions, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Theatre, or Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with equal professional work
  • At least two years of experience in professional theatre environment
  • Experience teaching high school students
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and commitment to collaborative work

Deadline to Apply:   March 1, 2019

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Job ID: 35298

Theatre Institute Faculty Associate

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Theatre Faculty Associate
National High School Institute (NHSI) Summer 2019

National High School Institute. This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 26th – August 3rd, 2019. [There is the possibility to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 3rd through August 17th, 2019 available based on qualifications.] Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience, and includes room and board.

This position is for the National High School Institute (colloquially known as The Cherub Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a teaching assistant in Acting and Voice and Movement classes
  • Teach a mini-master class
  • Serve as a Resident Assistant in the Residence Halls
    • Ensure students’ safety
    • Nightly check-in with assigned students
    • Accompany ill or injured students to health center
  • Assistant Direct one of the eight theatre productions
  • Please note that this is not a typical “summer camp” job—but a 24/7 commitment where Faculty Associates are expected to be available when classes are in session, for field trips, for performances, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate students, preferably completing their junior or senior years of college, preferably seeking a degree in Theatre
  • Skilled in multiple theatre disciplines (i.e. Acting, Voice and Movement, Directing, Design/Tech work, etc.)
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

Application Deadline:  February 22, 2019

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

 

 

Film & Video  Institute

Job ID: 35335

Film – Director

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National High School Institute Film Director

This position is for the National High School Institute Film Division (the “Cherub” program) at Northwestern University, in Evanston.  https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/film-video-division/.  This is part time work from March through May and full-time work from June 22 – August 4, 2019.

The National High School Institute at Northwestern University is seeking a qualified candidate to run its 5-week summer Film Institute on the Northwestern campus.

Duties Include:

  • Supervise and monitor a staff of approximately 20
  • Structure and coordinate pre-summer and ongoing training for all staff
  • Assist in pre-summer Institute planning and organization, including:
    • Creating elective course catalog and summer calendar
    • Assisting NHSI Director with dormitory and classroom space allocation
  • Lead and direct the day-to-day aspects of the program including:
    • Plan and organize day to day schedule of the Institute
    • Meeting daily with students and faculty for information sharing and instruction
    • Meeting weekly with faculty formally and every day informally to keep a finger on the pulse of every person participating in the program
    • Student placement in Elective and Master Classes
    • Keeping communication between the NHSI office and the Film program current and well-informed.
  • Monitor the health and safety of all students (80+) and staff (20+)
  • Manage overall program content and structure

Requirements and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an experienced educator/artist with extensive administrative experience and management skills and a passion for working with teenagers.  Candidate must have a background in film production.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Film, Arts Education, Education or Arts Administration, preferably Master’s degree, or equivalent professional experience

Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in teaching youth
  • 2+years in film production
  • Experience managing and supervising a team

Self-Motivated, Creative, Resourceful Educator/Artist

Strong Work Ethic and Commitment to Teamwork
Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of personalities.
Strong Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail

Salary and Benefits:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

To Apply: 

Please go to www.northwestern.edu; click on careers at the bottom of the home page; click on external applicants and search for job title National High School Institute Film Director.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS FEBRUARY 28, 2019

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the National High School Institute Film & Video Division:

Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences.  Our Film & Video Division is an immersive, hands-on exploration into screenwriting, performance, and production.  A rigorous combination of classes and rehearsals provides students with a challenging and inspiring learning environment every day for 5-7 weeks.  Working with professional  practitioners from around the country, students receive extraordinary training in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Job ID: 35336

Film – Associate Director

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National High School Institute Associate Film Director

This position is for the National High School Institute Film Division (the “Cherub” program) at Northwestern University, in Evanston.  https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/film-video-division/.  This is part time work in May and June and full-time work from June 22 – August 4, 2019.

The National High School Institute at Northwestern University is seeking a qualified candidate to help run its 5-week summer Film Institute on the Northwestern campus.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting NHSI Director with Daily Operations, including:
    • Student placement in Elective and Master Classes
    • Keeping communication between the NHSI office and the Film program current and well-informed.
    • Monitor the health and safety of all students (80+) and staff (20+)
  • Coordinating and overseeing final student film festival
  • Assisting Tech Director with equipment scheduling and Support
  • Coordinating Film Shoots
    • Assigning chaperones
    • Confirming location contact
  • Assisting various departments as required
  • Tacking additional tasks as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an experienced educator/artist with extensive administrative experience and management skills and a passion for working with teenagers.  Candidate must have a background in film production.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Film, Arts Education, Education or Arts Administration, preferably Master’s degree, or equivalent professional experience

Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in teaching youth
  • 2+years in film production
  • Experience managing and supervising a team

Self-Motivated, Creative, Resourceful Educator/Artist

Strong Work Ethic and Commitment to Teamwork
Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of personalities.
Strong Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail

Salary and Benefits:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

To Apply: 

Please go to www.northwestern.edu; click on careers at the bottom of the home page; click on external applicants and search for job title National High School Institute Film Director.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS FEBRUARY 28, 2019

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the National High School Institute Film & Video Division:

Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences.  Our Film & Video Division is an immersive, hands-on exploration into screenwriting, performance, and production.  A rigorous combination of classes and rehearsals provides students with a challenging and inspiring learning environment every day for 5-7 weeks.  Working with professional  practitioners from around the country, students receive extraordinary training in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Job ID: 34872

Film – Dorm Director

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Dorm Director – Film & Video Division
National High School Institute (NHSI) Summer 2019

National High School Institute:  This is a 7-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 25, 2019 – August 2, 2019.  Position includes room and board.  Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience.

This position is for the National High School Institute located in Evanston at Northwestern University.  More information can be found on NHSI’s website here: https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/film-video-division/

Job Summary:

The Dorm Director is the legal guardian of the students during the summer in the absence of their parents [IN LOCO PARENTIS].  The Dorm Director is responsible for the health and well-being of the students.  Any issue pertaining to the health and well-being of the students is directly handled by the Dorm Director.  They are also the disciplinarian for any instances occurring outside of the curricular program.  As such, the Dorm Director must be well-versed in the NHSI’s disciplinary policies and willing to enforce them at all times.  The Dorm Director is one of the faces of this program: they must be a person who is always modeling responsible behavior for both students and staff. They must have great leadership skills. The Dorm Director must demonstrate strength in energy, patience,  dedication to the history and future of NHSI, Film division, and a deep understanding of the dedication and commitment of the job.

Specific Responsibilities:

Prior to the program:

  • At the top of June 2019, the Dorm Director organizes logistics of the dorm.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Setting a summer on-call schedule for the dorm staff
    • Composing and sending out letters of orientation to the staff
    • Coordinating disciplinary policies and procedures with the Division Director and Administrative Director
    • Preparing welcome packets for the students and staff
    • Administration of dorm room assignments for students and staff
    • Conducting the orientation of dorm staff in collaboration with university residential life offices and procedure.
  • Show up to campus a day before the staff (June 24, 2019) to pick up printed materials, collect the dorm keys from the housing office, coordinate the move-in day with the NHSI office (i.e., collect classroom keys and equipment), speak with on-campus liaisons (i.e. housing, housekeeping, and health services).

During the program:

  • Lead and coordinate two “move-in” days; one for the staff, one for the students.
  • Run a morning-long dorm orientation for the staff which serves to train them as resident assistants (RAs).
  • Along with the Division Director, be a direct supervisor to the dorm staff for the entirety of the summer.
  • Administrate the arrival of our 80+ students and deliver all dorm orientation materials and information to the students on their arrival day.
  • Coordinate scheduling and getting students to health service appointments.
  • Act as the IN LOCO PARENTIS when it is necessary to accompany students to the emergency room.
  • The Dorm Director is privy to and responsible for the health history of each student.  It is the dorm director’s responsibility to be knowledgeable on the health needs and issues of any students, and to treat those issues with confidentiality.
  • Coordinate maintenance needs of the dorm with the campus Housing Services and the dorm’s Housekeeping staff.
  • Delegate authority and assign tasks when necessary to the assistant dorm director and dorm staff.
  • Be in direct contact with the parents of students who are having health or disciplinary issues.
  • Be present at the daily Institute meetings to give dorm-related news, instruction and guidance.
  • Spend every night of the program sleeping inside the dorm on the faculty wing.  The Dorm Director’s room is always accessible via doorbell to all students and staff. They are always on call for emergencies.
  • Oversee the daily delivery of mail to the students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Education or comparable experience
  • Experience working with teenagers in an advisory position
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and commitment to collaborative work.
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment.

Deadline to Apply:  April 20. 2019

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Job ID: 35299

Film – Resident/Faculty Assistant

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Resident/Faculty Assistant – Film Institute
National High School Institute (NHSI) Summer 2019

National High School Institute. This is a 5 ½ week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 26th through August 3rd, 2019.  Position includes room and board.  Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience.

This position is for the National High School Institute (colloquially known as The Cherub Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision.  When you consider a temporary opportunity at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional, and personal development.

The Faculty Associates (FAs) must possess and demonstrate an interest in the academic, social and emotional growth of high school students, serve as mature and positive role models for students, and exhibit a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork.  The FAs primary responsibility is to ensure the health and safety of students of the Film Institute program.  FAs will also work with Film Faculty and Staff, assisting with academically challenging instruction to NHSI students and carrying out administrative tasks as assigned by the Film Faculty.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Resident Assistant in the Residence Halls
    • Ensure students’ safety
    • Nightly check-in with assigned students
    • Accompany ill or injured students to health center
  • Attend program orientation
  • Chaperone students on field trips
  • Assist final film productions
  • Assist with end of program banquet
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities
  • Follow all NHSI rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook
  • Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and University procedures
  • Based on experience, there may be opportunities to:
    • Assistant teach in film classes
    • Create and teach a workshop
    • Organize and lead community building extracurricular events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate students, preferably completing their junior or senior years of college.  Candidate seeking a degree in Film and/or Theatre a plus.
  • Skilled in one of the following Film disciplines:  Directing, Editing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, or Acting for the Camera a plus.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • Supervisory/leadership experience with students, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment.

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2019

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

 

 

Northwestern Debate Institute

Job ID: 34871

Debate – Dorm Director

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Dorm Director – Debate Division
National High School Institute (NHSI) Summer 2019

National High School Institute:  This is a 7-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 25, 2019 – August 2, 2019.  Position includes room and board.  Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience.

This position is for the National High School Institute located in Evanston at Northwestern University.  More information about the program can be found on the NHSI website here: https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/debate-division/

Job Summary:

The Dorm Director is the legal guardian of the students during the summer in the absence of their parents [IN LOCO PARENTIS].  The Dorm Director is responsible for the health and well-being of the students.  Any issue pertaining to the health and well-being of the students is directly handled by the Dorm Director.  They are also the disciplinarian for any instances occurring outside of the curricular program.  As such, the Dorm Director must be well-versed in the NHSI’s disciplinary policies and willing to enforce them at all times.  The Dorm Director is one of the faces of this program: they must be a person who is always modeling responsible behavior for both students and staff. They must have great leadership skills. The Dorm Director must demonstrate strength in energy, patience, dedication to the history and future of NHSI, Debate division, and a deep understanding of the dedication and commitment of the job.

Specific Responsibilities:

Prior to the program:

  • Show up to campus a day before the staff to:
  • Pick up printed materials
  • Collect dorm keys from the housing office
  • Coordinate the move-in day with the NHSI office
    • i.e. collect classroom keys and equipment
  • Speak with on-campus liaisons such as housing, housekeeping, and health services.

During the program:

  • Lead and coordinate three “move-in” days; one for the staff, two for the students.
  • Run a morning-long dorm orientation for the staff which serves to train them as resident assistants (RAs).
  • Along with the Division Director and Associate Division Director, be a direct supervisor to the dorm staff for the entirety of the summer.
  • Administrate the arrival of our 100+ students and deliver all dorm orientation materials and information to the students on their arrival day.
  • Coordinate scheduling and getting students to health service appointments.
  • Act as the IN LOCO PARENTIS when it is necessary to accompany students to the emergency room.
  • The Dorm Director is privy to and responsible for the health history of each student.  It is the dorm director’s responsibility to be knowledgeable on the health needs and issues of any students, and to treat those issues with confidentiality.
  • Coordinate maintenance needs of the dorm with the campus Housing Services and the dorm’s Housekeeping staff.
  • Delegate authority and assign tasks when necessary to the assistant dorm director and dorm staff.
  • Be in direct contact with the parents of students who are having health or disciplinary issues.
  • Be present at the daily Institute meetings to give dorm-related news, instruction and guidance.
  • Spend every night of the program sleeping inside the dorm on the faculty wing.  The dorm director’s room is always accessible via doorbell to all students and staff. They are always on call for emergencies.
  • Oversee the daily delivery of mail to the students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Education or comparable experience
  • Experience working with teenagers in an advisory position
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and commitment to collaborative work.
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment.

Deadline to Apply: April 20, 2019

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Job ID: 35300

Debate – Resident/Faculty Assistant

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Resident Assistant – Debate Division
National High School Institute (NHSI) Summer 2019

National High School Institute. This is a 4-6-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 26th through August 9th.  Position includes room and board.  Salary is TBD based on qualifications/experience.

This position is for the National High School Institute (colloquially known as The Cherub Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Full-time support in supervision of students in dormitories
  • Enhance the quality of life, socialization, and community experience of attending students
  • Attend to safety and security of the students, and the security of the building and premises
  • Creating and administering programs that meet the needs of students on their respective floors
  • Ensure that residents follow all University safety and housing policies
  • Primary response for emergency situations when on duty
  • Administrative tasks including roll call and check-out/check-in of students
  • Mail pickup and distribution

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to relate well to others;
  • A high school degree (or its equivalent);
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students in building a supportive community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a youth-supervisory capacity
  • Participation in policy debate as a competitor or instructor.

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2019

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.