Chautauqua Institution

Employment Opportunities

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 visual and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities.


Chautauqua Institution and the Athenaeum Hotel are currently hiring for full time/part time year-round and seasonal positions.  Employees receive a complimentary gate pass with access to summer programming. Available employment opportunities may include: 


Campus Planning (Buildings & Grounds, Gardens/Landscape, Housekeeping, Police/Bike Patrol, Watershed/Docks and Transportation)

Education (Children's School, Literary Arts, Smith Memorial Library/Archives, Special Studies and Youth Programs)

Guest Experience (Welcome Center and Main Gate Ticketing)

Hotel (Front Desk/Reservations, Housekeeping/Laundry, Bellstaff, Restaurant, Culinary, Banquets/Special Events and Retail)

Marketing (Chautauqua Daily, Communications, Data/Analytics, Graphic Design and Social Media)

Performing & Visual Arts (Amphitheater, Art Galleries, Arts Education, Dance, Opera, Orchestra, Piano, Theater and Voice)

Supporting Departments (Accounting/Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology)

Retail (Bookstore and Plaza Market Convenience Store)


Recreation (Aquatics, Fitness Center and Golf Pro Shop/Golf Maintenance) Buildings


Interested candidates should apply online by clicking on an open position listed below.  Please record username/password.  If you are selected for a position following an interview, you will need to login back into system account to complete the electronic onboarding process. 


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