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.

 

The following positions are now open for submission to join our summer 2018 season!

 

Theatre Arts Institute

Theatre Arts Faculty Associate (RA)

Temporary – Theatre Faculty Associate – NHSI Theatre 2018 (Job ID: 32877)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute. This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 27th – August 4th, 2018. [There is the possibility to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 4th through August 18th, 2018 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 Cherubs Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a teaching assistant in Acting and Voice and Movement classes
  • Teach an Elective 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

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: Theatre Faculty Associate; Job Opening ID: 32877.

 

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.

Theatre Arts Core Faculty

Temporary – Theatre Arts Core Faculty – NHSI Summer 2018 (Job ID: 32939)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute. This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 27th – August 4th, 2018. [There is the possibility to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 4th through August 18th, 2018 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 Cherubs Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

 

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 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.

 

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

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: Core Faculty; Job Opening ID: 32939.

 

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.

Theatre Designers

Temporary – NHSI Theatre Designer – Summer 2018 (Job ID: 33013)

Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, and Props Designer
National High School Institute (3 positions)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute. This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 27th – August 4th, 2018. Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience. Room and board is available.

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

 

Scenic Designer

General Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with directors and production team on the design of four repertory shows
  • Generate drawings, elevations, research, and any other information needed to execute design
  • Attend technical rehearsals, performances, production meetings, strike, and other events as scheduled
  • Teach, supervise, and work with students during construction and tech periods
  • Insure safety of those working in shops and theaters

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in theater design
  • Experience with AutoCAD preferred
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

 

Lighting Designer

General Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with directors and production team on the design of four repertory shows
  • Generate drawings, elevations, research, and any other information needed to execute design
  • Attend technical rehearsals, performances, focus calls, production meetings, strike, and other events as scheduled
  • Teach, supervise, and work with students during construction and tech periods
  • Insure safety of those working in shops and theaters

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in theater design
  • Experience with AutoCAD or VectorWorks
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

 

Props Designer

General Responsibilities:

  • Price-out, build, and procure properties for eight repertory productions
  • Develop paperwork for props run crew
  • Independently manage select projects
  • Attend technical rehearsals, performances, production meetings, strike, and other events as scheduled
  • Teach and supervise students during crew assignments
  • Insure safety of those working in shops and theaters

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in technical theater
  • Knowledge of standard props construction techniques including crafts, carpentry, painting, and sewing
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: NHSI Theatre Designer; Job Opening ID: 33013.

 

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.

Theatre Technical Assistants

Temporary – NHSI Technical Assistants (Electrician, Props, & Tech. Director) – Summer 2018 (Job ID: 33012)

Assistant Master Electrician, Assistant Props Master, Assistant Technical Director
National High School Institute (3 positions)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute. This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 27th – August 4th, 2018. Salary is TBD based on qualification/experience. Room and board is available.

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

 

 

Assistant Master Electrician

General Responsibilities:

  • Hang, circuit, focus, and maintain eight repertory productions with Master Electrician and students
  • Implement any onstage practicals or atmospheric effects with Master Electrician
  • Independently manage select projects
  • Attend technical rehearsals, performances, production meetings, strike, and other events as scheduled
  • Teach and supervise students in during light hangs, focuses, changeovers, and strike
  • Insure safety of those working in shops and theaters

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in technical theater
  • Experience with ETC Ion lighting console, moving lights, LED lights, and traditional instruments
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

 

Assistant Props Master

General Responsibilities:

  • Price-out, build, and procure properties for eight repertory productions
  • Develop paperwork for props run crew
  • Independently manage select projects
  • Attend technical rehearsals, performances, production meetings, strike, and other events as scheduled
  • Teach and supervise students during crew assignments
  • Insure safety of those working in shops and theaters

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in technical theater
  • Knowledge of standard props construction techniques including crafts, carpentry, painting, and sewing
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

 

Assistant Technical Director

General Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and price out scenic designs with Technical Director
  • Draft constructions drawings with Technical Director
  • Independently manage select projects
  • Attend technical rehearsals, performances, production meetings, strike, and other events as scheduled
  • Teach and supervise students in scenic shop and during changeovers
  • Insure safety of those working in shops and theaters

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in technical theater
  • Knowledge of general construction techniques including carpentry, welding, rigging, and reading technical drawings
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and commitment to collaborative work
  • Supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced academic environment

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: NHSI Technical Assistants; Job Opening ID: 33012.

 

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.

 

 

Film & Video  Institute

Film & Video (RA) Resident Assistant/Faculty Assistant

Temporary – Film Resident Assistant/Faculty Assistant – NHSI Film Institute 2018 (Job ID: 32878)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute: This is a 5 ½ week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 27th – August 4th, 2018. 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 Cherubs Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

The Faculty Assistants (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 & Video Institute. 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.

 

General 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

 

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.

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: NHSI Film Institute; Job Opening ID: 32878.

Along with your application, please upload a current resume and a list of three references.

 

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 Debate Institute

Debate Dorm Director

Temporary – Debate Dorm Director – NHSI Debate 2018 (Job ID: 32876)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute: This is a 7-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 25th – August 12th, 2018. 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 Cherubs Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

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. He/She is 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: He/She must be a person who is always modelling responsible behavior for both students and staff. He/She must have great leadership skills. The Dorm Director must demonstrate strength in energy, patience, dedication to the history and future of NHSI, Theatre Arts division, and a deep understanding of the dedication and commitment of the job.

 

Specifics of the job:

Show up to campus a day before the staff to pick up printed materials, collect the dorm keys from the housing office, coordinate the move-in day with the NHSI office (e.g., collect classroom keys and equipment), speak with on-campus liaisons (e.g. housing, housekeeping, and health services) and meet with Senior Debate Institute staff.

 

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. He/She is always on call for emergencies.
  • Oversee the daily delivery of mail to the students.

 

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

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: NHSI Debate; Job Opening ID: 32876.

 

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.

Debate Teaching Assistant (RA)

Temporary – NHSI Debate Resident Teaching Assistant (Job ID: 32908)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute: This is a 7-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 25th – August 6th, 2018. 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 Cherubs Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Full-time support in supervision of students in dormitories; to enhance the quality of life, socialization, and community experience of attending students
  • Attending 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
  • Ensuring 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
  • Judging policy debates and giving detailed critique and instruction for inclusion in student portfolio

 

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to relate well to others
  • Current college student
  • Participation in policy debate as a competitor or instructor for at least 2 years at the high school or college level
  • 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 for at least 4 years
  • Experience as a debate instructor and coach at the high school or college level

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: NHSI Debate; Job Opening ID: 32908.

Along with your application, please upload a current resume and a list of 2 references.

 

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.

Debate Resident Assistant (RA)

Temporary – NHSI Debate Resident Assistant (Job ID: 32909)

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 1, 2018

 

National High School Institute: This is a 7-week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 25th – August 6th, 2018. 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 Cherubs Program) located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Full-time support in supervision of students in dormitories; to enhance the quality of life, socialization, and community experience of attending students
  • Attending 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
  • Ensuring 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

 

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to relate well to others
  • Current college student
  • 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

 

To Apply:

Please visit the Northwestern University’s Careers page, click on External Applicants then, More Options, Keywords: NHSI Debate; Job Opening ID: 32909.

Along with your application, please upload a current resume and a list of 2 references.

 

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.