Chautauqua Institution is a ‘not-for-profit’ global convener of dialogue and debate on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua Community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine/performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities.
Mission: Chautauqua Institution is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social, and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance, and teaching of the arts.
Vision: Chautauqua aspires to create an informed, engaged, and renewed public that fosters and actively contributes to a more civil society, nationally and within the various communities represented by its individual constituents and partners.
The Group Sales Manager is responsible for attracting new group business to Chautauqua Institution, coordinating overnight accommodations and meals, planning programs, and generally orchestrating the guest experience both during the nine-week summer assembly season and outside of that timeframe. The Group Sales Manager will steward relationships with existing group tour organizations and agencies while cultivating new partnerships to bring guests to the Institution from target markets and beyond.
This incumbent is a member of the Marketing & Communications Division and collaborates with colleagues across the institution, including and most significantly with the Athenaeum Hotel and its conferencing services, to achieve a world-class service experience for all guests. The Manager also works with organizations in the region to coordinate off-grounds experiences.
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Formal Experience Requirements
Skills and Abilities
Working Conditions and Environmental Hazards
Supervision and Guidance
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