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.

 

WE ARE HIRING FOR OUR 2020 SUMMER SEASON!

For all applications: Go to https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/.

Under “Find a job” click “External applicants”.  You will then be redirected to a page where you can search available positions by their Job ID Number, Job title, or by searching “National High School Institute”.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH NORTHWESTERN’S HIRING WEBSITE.

 

FILM AND VIDEO DIVISION POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

National High School Institute Film Director

Job ID Number:  38085

This position is for the National High School Institute Film Division (the “Cherub” program) at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL.  https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/film-video-division/.  This is part time work from March through May and full-time work from June 23 – August 2, 2020.

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

Skills:

Self-Motivated, Creative, Resourceful Educator/Artist.  Strong Work Ethic and Commitment to Teamwork.  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, 2020

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Temporary – NHSI Film- Faculty

Job ID Number: 38060

National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 24th through August 1st.  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.

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, communicating with instructors and support staff, assisting with 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. 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.

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach classes and/or assist final productions in one of the following disciplines (teaching in multiple disciplines preferred):
    • Editing
    • Cinematography
    • Directing
    • Animation
    • Acting for the Camera
    • Screenwriting
  • Attend program orientation
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferably in Film and/or Theatre
  • At least two years of experience in professional Film environment
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

“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 Employer

Deadline for applying is:  February 21, 2020

 

Temporary – NHSI Film- Resident Assistant

Job ID Number: 38059

National High School Institute:  This is a 5-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 24th through August 1st.  Salary includes room and board.

This position is for the National High School Institute located in Evanston at Northwestern University.

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 Resident Assistants (RAs) 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. RAs work closely with instructors and the staff to provide academically challenging instruction to NHSI students and carry out administrative tasks as assigned by the instructors.

General Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Teach in Film classes
  • 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
  • Assist final film productions
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities
  • Chaperone students on field trips
  • Attend program orientation
  • 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

Qualifications:

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

“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 Employer

 Deadline for applying is:  February 21, 2020

 

 

THEATRE ARTS DIVISION POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

Temporary – NHSI Theatre Arts Core Faculty

Job ID Number: 38057

National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 24th – August 1st, 2020. [Option to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 1st – August 15th, 2020 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.

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 24th through June 27th, 2020)
  • 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,
  • If interested in the 2-week musical theatre extension, lead students by teaching acting, voice or dance classes and/or directing/music directing productions,

 Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Theatre, or Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with equivalent 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

“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 Employer.

 Deadline for applying is:  February 21, 2020

 

Temporary – Theatre Faculty Associate

Job ID Number: 38058

National High School Institute. This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 24th – August 1st, 2020. [There is the possibility to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 1st through August 15th, 2020 available based on qualifications.] Salary 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.

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 Associate (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. FAs work closely with instructors and the staff to provide academically challenging instruction to NHSI students and carry out administrative tasks as assigned by the instructors.

General 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.

 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

“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 Employer.

Deadline for applying is:  February 21, 2020