There is a sense of change in the air. While Week Nine’s plethora of entertainment and accessible erudition awaits those on the grounds, transition is close. The major arts companies have concluded their seasons. The weather is often a bit cooler. The days are noticeably shorter. Chautauqua is nearing the end of its 2015 season, and many of its seasonal employees have left to return to school or regular employment. Others remain well into the fall. Here are six of their stories.
For Chautauquans, visitors and seasonal staff members, the end of Week Eight heralds the beginning of the end of the summer season. Six of these employees shared their stories with The Chautauquan Daily.
As Week Two of the 2014 Chautauqua summer season begins, the diversity and intensity of activity on the grounds deepens. Some major artistic and cultural programs launch their seasons, greeted by anticipation. At the same time, many of the hundreds of high school and college students who are here for the summer have been on the job for weeks already, helping to organize and deliver services that support the Institution’s ambitious seasonal plans. Here are the stories of six of our young seasonal employees.