Faculty Assistant/Resident Assistant

Temporary – NHSI Film Institute – Resident Assistant/Faculty Assistant

National High School Institute:  This is a 5 ½ week summer position, full-time (day and evening commitment), starting June 27th through August 4th.  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.

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


Skills & 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.


“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: 

To apply:

Please apply by going to www.nhsi.northwestern.edu

Click on the Film Page

Click on the NHSI Faculty Opportunities link.

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

Please apply by March 1, 2018

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Avery
Contact Phone Number: