Chautauqua Institution

  • ARTS: Residence Hall Assistant/RA (Residence Halls)

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/23/2019 9:38 AM)
    # of Openings
    Arts: Residence Halls
  • Overview

    The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


    Resident Assistants at Chautauqua help residents get settled; enforce rules appropriate to Chautauqua and the student’s age group. They are the student’s first resource when a problem or need arises. The RA’s acquaint first-time students with the spirit and purpose of Chautauqua, and with its facilities and programs. They help students become involved with Chautauqua – a cultural, educational, religious and recreational center that has been serving people of all ages since 1874.


    A team of RA’s in each dormitory usually consists of either a head RA (non-student) and several student RA’s, or two head RA’s (non-student) and two student RA’s. Residents are young men and women usually in one of the following age groups: 11-17 or 18-28.


    This is NOT an hourly position.  RA’s are required to approach this position as a college Resident Assistant would. All RA's live in the residence halls for the duration of the summer programs.  The contract will run from June 19 - August 18, 2019.  Compensation is salary plus room, meals, gate and parking pass. 


    The dorm staff should arrive on Wednesday, June 19 by 3:00 p.m. First required meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on June 19, dinner is provided.  There will be training, tours, in-service and getting the dorms ready.  



     Direct supervision of residence halls occurs during the following hours:


    Where students are under 18 (times vary by program):

    8 pm - 7 am     Daily

    Curfew checks:

    10 pm. and 11 pm Sunday thru Friday

    11 pm and 12 am on Saturday.

    Where students are 18 or over:

     9 pm - 7 am Daily


    RA’s also help to cover a central office telephone on weekends on a rotating schedule. Counselors in Lincoln Dorm, Bellinger North, Bellinger West and Bellinger East cover the central office phone on a nightly basis on a rotating schedule.


    Applicants must be 21 years old to apply.  Experience working with youth in a camp or college setting is preferred.  You must be able to work as a member of a team in a close, intensive environment.  Sense of humor is a must!


    Applicants must also provide three references, including name, title, phone number and email.  




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