Summer Chaperones

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Summer Chaperones



Job Title: Summer Chaperone

Reports To: Academy Summer Program Manager

Classification: Part-time, Seasonal


150+ students are housed at a dormitory for their 6-week summer intensive program that runs June 18-July 27, 2018. The chaperones are responsible for providing safety and security to the students while providing a comforting and nurturing environment for the students.

Move-in day for chaperones is Thursday, June 14. Move-out day for chaperones is Saturday, July 28.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned;

  • Provide safety and security to assigned students (approximately 14-16 students per chaperone) while creating a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • Supervise and live at the dormitory with students 6 days a week for 6 weeks at the dormitories.
  • Each chaperone will have 24 hours off per week, but are required to work during the weekends.
  • Transport students in a 15-passenger van between University of St. Thomas dorms and Houston Ballet, to and from activities, and doctor appointments.
  • Email weekly updates to parents/guardian of students.
  • Use electronic database (CampDoc) to retrieve medical student information.
  • In the event of an evacuation, Summer Chaperones are required to evacuate with the students and remain with them throughout the evacuation until safe to return to residence.


  • Chaperones have a private room and bathroom equipped with Cable TV hook-up, microwave, refrigerator, and wi-fi.
  • Reimbursement or suitable alternative for cellphone data plan
  • Breakfast and dinner each work day.
  • Complimentary ticket to Houston Ballet performance.


  • Experience working with teenagers.
  • Ability to drive 15-passenger van. Excellent driving record.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Beginner personal computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity
  • CPR Certified or obtain certification through Houston Ballet or receive reimbursement for obtaining certification elsewhere.


Organization/Planning –Organizes personal workload and sets priorities. Uses time efficiently. Meets deadlines consistently.

Job Knowledge/Compensation – Possesses the skills, knowledge and expertise required to perform the essential aspects of the job as well as any other specific educational and/or certification requirements and have the compensation for your expertise.

Communication – Communicates effectively in wring and verbally; expresses complex ideas in simple terms. Clearly and concisely expresses in individual or group situations. Comprehends and processes information and responds to communication form others. Communicates, empathizes, uses diplomacy, influences, and gains cooperation. Interacts effectively across functions and levels of the company.

Flexibility/Adaptability – Admits and corrects mistakes; ensures the integrity of work. Accepts constructive criticism or responsibility for outcomes. Effectively responds to change. Adjusts to and accepts changes in direction and priorities. Sees changes in the business or work environment, understands implications and adjusts priorities as needed on short notice.

Client-Peer Orientation –Builds partnerships, networks and coalitions with peers and others. Probes to discover peer underlying needs and matches available or customized services and resources to that need.

Physical Demands:

  • Bending legs downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Ascending or descending stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to work with the fingers.

 Work Environment:

-UST dorm, private room with private bathroom

-Moderate noise (examples: students in dorm, business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

-Monday-Sunday. Must work all weekends of summer program. 24 hours off per week.

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