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All positions listed are for the National High School Institute, colloquially known as The Cherub Program. The NHSI is 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.

Temporary – NHSI Theatre Arts Core Faculty

Hours: approximately 30 hours per week – full time position

National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 26th–August 3rd, 2024. [Option to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 3 – August 17th, 2024, available based on qualifications.] Salary is $3,600 for the 5-week program.

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.

Schedule for Core teachers is approximately as follows:
Morning Core Classes occur Monday – Friday 8:30am – 11:10am; afternoon Electives occur 1pm – 5pm Monday – Friday (each faculty member teaches two hours during the elective block).

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching classes in Acting or Voice and Movement
  • Electives based on teacher qualifications and interest
  • Possibly teaching Performance Theory, or Text Analysis
  • Attend program orientation (June 26st through June 29th, 2024)
  • Attend Weekly Faculty Meetings during 5-week program
  • 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 or teaching artist position but a 24/7 commitment where Faculty members are expected to be available when classes are in session, for field trips, for performances, and for special events, such as a faculty recital, end of summer banquet and student assessments.

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.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2024

To apply: Go to NU’s Careers Webpage and and search job #49376

Temporary – NHSI Theatre Arts Directing Faculty

Hours: approximately 30 hours – full time

National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 26th –August 3rd, 2024. [Option to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from July 30th – August 13th, 2024 available based on qualifications.] Salary is $5,000 for 5-week position.

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.

A Directors schedule will include:

  • Teaching two hours in the afternoon Elective block between 1pm-5pm Monday – Friday.
  • Rehearsing cast typically in the evenings from 6:30pm-10pm. Additional rehearsals over weekends. Please note, faculty are also required at field trips, student performances, and other special events.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching Electives based on teacher qualifications and interest
  • Directing one of eight productions (productions are one hour, ensemble-based plays)
  • Attend program orientation (June 26th – June 29th, 2024)
  • Attend design meetings prior to beginning of program and during Orientation week
  • Attend Weekly Faculty Meetings during the 5-week program
  • 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 or teaching artist position -but a 24/7 commitment where Faculty members are expected to be available when classes are in session, for field trips, for performances, and for special events, such as a faculty recital, end of summer banquet and student assessments.

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.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2024

To apply: Go to NU’s Careers Webpage and and search job #49380

Temporary – NHSI Theatre Arts Faculty Associate

Hours: approximately 40 hours – full time

National High School Institute: This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 26th- August 3, 2024. [Option to continue into Musical Theatre Extension from August 3 – August 17th, 2024 [available based on qualifications.] Salary is $2,300 for 5-week and $3,200 for 7-week program.

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

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

Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2024

To apply: Go to NU’s Careers Webpage and and search job #49383

Please include in your application:

  • a cover letter and resume
  • recommendation from teacher or employer; and
  • Please create a short video (maximum 2 minutes) that introduces you.  Please tell us about a job experience you have had outside of theatre (For example: a summer restaurant job, office job or babysitting, etc.) where you were asked to do a task you did not want to do, and what you experienced/learned from doing it. Please upload this video to youtube and send link information to Jennifer.avery@northwestern.edu

Temporary – NHSI Film & Video Faculty

Hours: This is a full time position with a flexible weekly schedule – approximately 30 hours per week
This is a 5 ½ week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 27 – August 3, 2024. Salary is $4,000.

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 assist with final student film productions in one of the following disciplines (teaching in multiple disciplines preferred):
    • Directing
    • Editing
    • Cinematography
    • Acting on Camera
    • Animation
  • 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

To apply: Go to NU’s Careers Webpage and and search job #49382

Temporary – Residence Hall Director for NHSI Summer Film Institute

Hours: This is a full time position with a flexible weekly schedule – approximately 40 hours per week

The National High School Institute at Northwestern University is looking to hire a Residence Hall Director for its summer Film Institute. The contract runs from June 1 – August 3, 2024.

The Residence Hall Director is one of the faces of this program: They must be a person who is always modelling 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 Arts division, and a deep understanding of the dedication and commitment of the job.

Specifics of the job:

  • Beginning in June, 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, and preparing welcome packets for the students and staff, administration of dorm room assignments for students and staff and conducting the orientation of dorm staff in collaboration with university residential life offices and procedure.
  • 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 (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 160+ 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.
  • Administrate and delegate the overseeing of a weekly community service.
  • Be present at the daily 11:00 meeting 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.
  • Participate as a teacher in one curricular section of the day. During this time, the Assistant Dorm Director will be present and on call–along with the Division Director. The rest of the day, the Dorm Director is present and on call for all student-care related issues.

Job Requirements: We require a candidate with a college degree, preferably with a focus on Education. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as leadership experience and a sense of humor. The Dorm Director will live in the residence hall for the month of July with students.

Salary range: $6,500 – $8,500 for contract

NHSI is accepting applications for this position until the position is hired.

To apply, contact: Jennifer.avery@northwestern.edu or Go to NU’s Careers Webpage and and search job #49381

Temporary – NHSI Film & Video Resident Assistant/Faculty Associate

Hours – this is a full time position – approximately 40 hours per week

National High School Institute: This is a 5 ½ week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 26th – August 3rd, 2024. Position includes room and board. Salary is $2,300 for the summer.

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 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.

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, 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.

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

To apply: Go to NU’s Careers Webpage and and search job #49385

 

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As per Northwestern University policy, these positions require a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

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