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 tour guide provides daily shuttled tours of the grounds, an occasional walking tour for a group reservation, and pre and post season tours for Road Scholar programs.
The tour guide is responsible for providing daily guided shuttled tours in season, as well as off season tours for Road Scholar programs in May, June, Sept and Oct. Each of 3 tour guides will be expected to do approximately 10 tours per week in total. The guide must be able to provide accurate historical information in a professional, enjoyable manner. They must be aware of the timeliness of the tour as well as the comfort of the guests on the shuttles.
Must be able to stand on a shuttle bus for over 1 hour; speak in a very articulate manner providing accurate historical information about Chautauqua Institution. Must be friendly and courteous. Must have good general and historic knowledge of Chautauqua Institution. Must be able to provide a walking tour on occasion, walking up to 1 mile on the grounds of CHQ. Must be able to work flexible hours, any day of the week as well as limited tours for Road Scholar programs May, June, Sept. and October.