Department: SoC National High School Inst Salary/Grade: TMP/01
Film Director National High School Institute (NHSI)
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 and Video 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.
This position is for the National High School Institute Film Division (the “Cherub” program) at Northwestern University, in Evanston. NHSI is seeking a qualified candidate to run its 5-week summer Film Institute on the Northwestern campus. More information can be found here: 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, 2019. Salary Commensurate with Experience.
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.
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+)
Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of personalities.
Strong Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail
Master’s Degree or higher in Film, Arts Education, Education or Arts Administration or equivalent professional experience;
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.
Internal Number: 38085
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.