Travel Study Chaperon Job Description

Travel Study chaperons assist with the planning of a Travel Study Program; perform a wide range of duties for the coordination of the trip; and travel free on the tour if enough participants are recruited. Participants are expected to give a minimum one-year commitment in order to be eligible.

Note: Travel Study chaperons are selected by the trip leader(s) based on need and availability. Please contact the leader of your desired trip if you are interested in serving as a chaperon.

Essential Functions

Seminole State's Travel Study chaperons:

  • Assist, collaborate with and accept direction from the tour leader with planning decisions and details;
  • Recruit participants for the Travel Study Program;
  • Disseminate information to tour participants;
  • Collect required paperwork/consent forms from participants before the trips;
  • Purchase the tour company's medical and travel insurance (approximately $115);
  • Act as a group leader for a small group of participants on the tour, ensuring that all group members are present for activities; collecting tips for the tour guide(s) and driver(s); and helping group members resolve problems;
    • Attend all activities on the tour;
    • Support and collaborate with the tour leader, other chaperons and tour guides as necessary on the tour;
    • Maintain a positive attitude throughout the tour;
    • Help to ensure the safety of all participants on the tour; and
    • Participate in recommending improvements to the process.

    Special Considerations (Travel, Work Hours, Working Conditions, Etc.)

    • Travel
    • Flexible hours and days
    • A one-year commitment (minimum)

    Desired Qualifications

    Candidates must: 

    • Be a full-time Seminole State employee, with experience working directly with Seminole State students;
    • Have full-time teaching experience at Seminole State (preferred); and
    • Have experience traveling to other countries (preferred).

    Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with students, as well as faculty, staff, administrators and community members
    • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multitask
    • Commitment to working in a multicultural environment
    • Patience and adaptability when traveling with a group of students
    • Strong decision-making skills

    Essential Physical Skills

    Candidates must have acceptable eyesight and hearing (with or without correction/aid) and be able to:

    • Walk long distances;
    • Stand for extended periods of time;
    • Climb stairs;
    • Tolerate changes in climate and temperature;
    • Endure no (or weak) air conditioning;
    • Travel on long airline flights and train rides; and
    • Lift and transport luggage.

    Environmental Conditions

    Candidates for this position should be able to:

    • Work in an office environment;
    • Travel on airplanes, trains, buses and taxis; and
    • Travel to other countries.

    This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.