Chautauqua Institution

  • HOTEL: Gift Shop Agent (Athenaeum)

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/15/2019 4:43 PM)
    # of Openings
    Hotel: Front Desk & Reservations
  • 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.


    The Gift Shop Agent is an important point of contact for all guests of the hotel. They should be welcoming and knowledgeable about the hotel and the Institution.  


    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:


    • Assists hotel guests with planning their stay
    • Can recommend and is familiar with local restaurants
    • Knowledgeable with directions in the Institution and the surrounding area
    • Can recommend Opera/Theater to inquiring guests
    • Cashes out guests and restocks gift shop as necessary


    • Chautauqua Institution knowledge
    • Welcoming and upbeat personality
    • Desire to interact with and assist guests on a regular basis


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