Join Our Team This Summer!

Join Our Team This Summer!

Join Our Team!

The Summer Program is no longer accepting staff applications, but check back in December for information about summer 2021!

Contact Us

Questions about your application or the application process? Email the temp center or call 847-467-3318.

Questions about the Summer Program or employment with us? Email our office or call 847-491-8257.


How to Apply & Timelines

Information for summer 2021 will be available in December!

Program Dates & Locations

Age 4 - Grade 5, Leapfrog - Spark Programs
Chicago, Skokie, Lake Forest, and Naperville

July 6 - July 10, 2020
July 13 - July 17, 2020
July 20 - July 24, 2020
July 27 - July 31, 2020

Grades 4 - 6, Solstice Program
Northwestern University
June 28 - July 10, 2020
July 12 - July 24, 2020
July 26 - August 7, 2020

One-week Global Leadership Intensives run:
July 12 - July 17, 2020
July 19 - July 24, 2020

Grades 6 - 8, Spectrum Program
Northwestern University
June 28 - July 17, 2020
July 19 - August 7, 2020

Grades 9 - 12, Equinox Program
Northwestern University
June 30 - July 19, 2020
July 21 - August 9, 2020

Four-week program (LaunchX)
June 28 - July 24, 2020

Five-week AP Chemistry
June 28 - July 31, 2020

Multi-Month Administrative Positions

Summer Program Coordinator Assistant (Grades 4 - 12)
SPCAs provide administrative support to the Summer Program Coordinator and CTD administrative staff. Tasks include, but are not limited to, word processing, data collection and entry, maintaining administrative staff files, assisting with student evaluations, and other clerical and administrative tasks. Two full-time positions, April - August.

Summer Program Supply Manager (Grades 4 - 12)
An active and visible role requiring high energy and flexibility, the Supply Manager is responsible for inventorying, ordering, organizing, distributing, and collecting classroom supplies across all summer programs. Full-time position, April - August.

Summer Program Office Manager (Grades 4 - 12)
An active and visible role requiring high energy and flexibility, the Office Manager provides assistance with general administrative tasks across the Summer Program, including financial tasks, student applications, and phone support for families and staff. Full-time position, April - August.

Administrative Support

Summer Program Academic Office Managers (Grades 4-12)
Academic Office Managers handle one of two major areas of responsibility: field trips or attendance. They are constant presences in the academic office and provide critical administrative support as well as front-line student care. Two positions available.

Leapfrog-Spark Office Assistants (PreK - Grade 5)
Summer Program Office Assistants (Grades 4-12)
Office Assistants provide clerical assistance and serve as "runners" between different campus buildings. This is an active and visible role requiring high energy and flexibility!

Residential Positions

Residential Directors (Grades 4 - 12)
Heads of residential life for a program, direct supervisors to Assistant Residential Directors and first point of contact for family residential concerns. Three positions available.

Assistant Residential Directors (Grades 4 - 12)
ARDs are responsible for specific aspects of residential life, including health, housing, and afternoon/weekend activities. Ten positions available.

Residential Staff (Grades 4 - 8)
Responsible for a cohort of 8-12, 4th-8th grade students in the residence hall; supervise activities and weekend trips. Live-in, 7-week position. 60 positions available.

Residential Teaching Assistants & Staff (Grades 9 - 12)
Responsible for cohort of 10-12, 9th-12th grade students. Assist in classroom; supervise student activities & weekend trips; assist with homework & act as academic mentor. Live-in, 7-week position. 35 positions available.

Front of House staff (Grades 4 - 12)
Operate residence hall front desk, program phone, greet visitors. Live-out, 6-week, hourly position. Sunday - Friday, 7am - 1pm + 3pm - 9pm. 8-10 positions available.

Academic Positions

Academic Directors (Grades 4 - 12)
Heads of academic affairs for a single program, direct supervisors for instructors, and first point of contact for family academic concerns. Three positions available.

Leapfrog - Spark Summer Instructors (PreK - Grade 5)
Summer Program Instructors (Grades 4 - 12)
Instructors are responsible for the design and implementation of their course curriculum, as well as the evaluation of their students at the end of their session.

Leapfrog/Spark Teaching Assistants (PreK - Grade 5)
Summer Program Teaching Assistants (Grades 4 - 12)

TAs work closely with instructors to provide classroom support and academically challenging instruction.

Residential Teaching Assistants & Staff (Grades 9 - 12)
Provide support to students in both the classroom and the residence hall. Equinox program only.

Science Lab Support & Administration

Lab Prep Coordinators (Grades 4 - 12)
LPCs provide logistical support for laboratory setups, working with science instructors and Northwestern lab staff. Opportunities in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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