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.
We are seeking thousands of employees who are passionate about our mission for dynamic employment opportunities – both summer seasonal and career positions are available. Employees may also enjoy a full – season pass for complimentary access to most Chautauqua programs and concerts as part of a personally enriching employment experience.
In order to officially receive consideration for open positions (listed below), candidates must complete an online application at www.CHQ.org/employment. Please follow the link to create an account on the online career portal and start your easy application process. You will want to retain your login (email address) and password, as you will be required to log back into this portal to complete your electronic onboarding process at time of hire.
Hiring processes are variable by position/department. If you are qualified for an open position, you will be contacted by a hiring manager directly via phone and/or email to coordinate an interview. You may not necessarily be contacted for your ‘first choice’ position. If you are selected for employment, you will be directed to complete an electronic onboarding process using same login (email)/password that you used to complete your application at CHQ.org.
Summer Season and Work Schedule
While select departments operate year-round, Chautauqua Institution primarily hires to support summer seasonal operations from June 22 – August 25, 2019. Your work schedule will be customizable and flexible, but most positions require some evening and weekend availability.
‘Minor Friendly’ Positions
There are select positions available for minors (ages 11-17) who possess a valid New York State Work Permit. Please click the following link or visit CHQ.org for more information: https://chq.org/phocadownload/General/NYS-Work-Permit_Information-for-Minors.pdf‘Minor friendly’ positions will be marked as such on the website.
Employment opportunities are updated constantly on CHQ.org. Please check our website frequently, as the list below may not be inclusive of all available opportunities or representative of the positions which have already been filled.
Retail Cashier/Customer Service
Campus Planning & Operations
Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
Gardens & Landscape Crew/Supervisors
Transportation (CDL Required)
Database Specialist (Full Time, Year Round – Career Position)
Administrative Assistant (Full Time, Year Round – Career Position)
Director of Youth & Family Programs (Full Time, Year Round – Career Position)
Youth Activities Center (Snack Bar)
Food & Beverage
Afterwords Café & Café at Fowler-Kellogg
Dining Room Manager
Cook – Entry Level (Prep, Breakfast/Lunch and Line)
Barista (Proudly Serving Starbucks)
Ice Cream Scoopers
Cook – Entry Level (Prep)
Heirloom Restaurant (Fine Dining)
Chef and Sous Chef (President’s Cottage)
Chef and Sous Chef (Special Events)
Cook – Entry Level (Prep, Breakfast/Lunch or Events)
Cook – Mid Level (Breakfast Lunch, Fry/Hot Appetizers, Line, Pantry or Events)
Cook – Experienced (Expo, Grill and Sautee)
Gate Attendant/Parking Gate Attendant
Guest Relations Ambassador
Banquet Servers/Set Up
Payroll Manager (Full Time, Year Round – Career Position)
Computer Programmer (Full Time, Year Round – Career Position)
Chautauquan Daily Newspaper Carriers/Sellers
Performing & Visual Arts
Amphitheater Stage Crew
Beach and Pool Lifeguards (Red Cross Certification)
Golf Course Maintenance
Golf Pro Shop
Fitness Center Assistant Manager
Fitness Center Desk
Tennis Pro Shop
Sports Club Attendant
Job Type: Part-time
Overtime often available: