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Child Chaperone


Child Chaperone

We are currently looking for a child chaperone for our productions of Carmen and Falstaff. This position will coordinate with our rehearsal office and parents/guardian parents for drop-off and pick-ups on campus, supervise the children while on campus for rehearsal, and also be present at dress rehearsals and performances.  A flexible schedule during the rehearsal period (now through July 16) is necessary.   This includes for both daytime rehearsals, and during evening performances.

Rehearsals are already underway for Carmen, with Falstaff rehearsals starting Monday, June 13. There are ten performances of Carmen on July 1, 6, 9, 15, 22; August 2, 8, 13, 17 & 27, 2022. There are seven performances of Falstaff  on July 16, 20, 29; August 4, 9, 16, & 25, 2022.

The position requires a responsible individual who enjoys spending time with children.  Activities for their down time might include such things as coordinating pool time or outdoor activities during the day or board games during their down times during performances.

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and potentially an end-of-season bonus to an employee who completes the season under the agreed-upon terms.

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The fundamental job requirements are included, and these are the essential job functions. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The Santa Fe Opera has an industry-wide reputation as an excellent employer, providing rewarding opportunities amid a setting of great natural beauty. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Santa Fe Opera celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Santa Fe Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees/interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company or have been approved for an accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster.

Application Process

Submit a completed employment application form, your resume, cover letter and e-mail to Human Resources or by mail to:

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

Application Form (PDF)