Overview

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 Theatre Arts Division is an immersive, hands-on exploration into stage 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 theatre practitioners from around the country, students receive extraordinary training in a collaborative and supportive environment.
The National High School Institute at Northwestern University is seeking a qualified candidate to run its 7-week summer Theatre Institute on the Northwestern campus. This position is for the National High School Institute Theatre Division (the “Cherub” program) at Northwestern University, in Evanston. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator/artist with extensive administrative experience and management skills and a passion for working with teenagers.
This is part time work from January through May and full-time work from June 25 – August 15, 2020.
Specific Responsibilities:
• Hire, supervise and monitor a staff of approximately 55
• Evaluate student applications for the Institute
• Structure and coordinate pre-summer and ongoing training for all staff
• Assist in pre-summer Institute planning and organization
• Lead and direct the day-to-day aspects of the program including
• Monitor the health and safety of all students (130+) and staff (50+)
• Manage overall program content and structure
Salary and Benefits:
• Salary Commensurate with Experience
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Theatre Education, Education or Arts Administration, or equivalent professional experience
• 5+ years of experience in teaching youth
• 2+years in arts or education management
• Experience managing and supervising a team
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
• Self-Motivated, Creative, Resourceful Educator
• 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
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or higher in Theatre, Theatre Education, Education or Arts Administration

To apply: please go to www.northwestern.edu and click on careers at the bottom of the home page. Click on external candidates and search Job #37132.

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.

Instructions to Apply:

To apply: please go to www.northwestern.edu and click on careers at the bottom of the home page. Click on external candidates and search Job #37132.

Pay Range: Salary Commensurate with Experience