Chautauqua Institution
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  • Afterwards Cafe

    Chautauqua is a great place for people in all stages of their career. Bring your positive attitude here; you are sure to make friends from all walks of life.

  • Laundry and Gardens

    Our grounds crew know that every detail counts when making Chautauqua Institution breathtaking. Join a team known for their exceptional artistic style and diligence. Chautauqua’s employees know how to get the job done. Not even 400 rooms to clean each day can keep our crew from smiling.

  • Gates

    Want to gain vital people skills without sacrificing your summer tan? Chautauqua offers indoor and outdoor positions so you can choose where your talents can shine brightest.

  • Club

    Whether instilling knowledge in the minds of Boys and Girls Club campers or taking advantage of the education programs offered at Chautauqua, our employees are guaranteed to feed their intellectual curiosities.

  • Kitchen

    Need real life experience for your resume? Put your talents to work and pick up new skills from any one of the professional chefs hired by Chautauqua Hotel Corp.  

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Whether you are looking for a year round position or a seasonal one, we offer a broad range of opportunities for individuals in all stages of their careers. We are known for providing a unique and outstanding Chautauqua experience for guests and employees alike, which makes us a regional employer of choice.

Current year-round openings:

  • no year-round opening at this time

How To Apply :: Seasonal Jobs

Our job posting and application submission process is entirely online.

>> Click Here to View or Apply for Seasonal Jobs


To apply

  1. Go to application website.

  2. Click the link to "view all open job positions."

  3. Click on a job title for more details and to apply.

  4. To apply, create a profile and complete an application. The button to “create with online form” will take you through our basic application.

  5. Submit your application. You will receive a confirmation email.


Wish to apply in person and speak with a Chautauqua Institution representative?

Come visit us on Wednesday, January 6 or Wednesday, January 20

Turner Community Center, Room 101
4840 W. Lake Road (Route 394), Chautauqua, NY 14722

From: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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2016 Season Information

Employment Benefits
Seasonal employees who work approximately 20 hours a week are given a full season gate pass. All employees are given a parking pass, 50 percent discount on all concert tickets (some conditions apply) and the possibility of attending play and opera dress rehearsals.

Full-time and part-time positions available; some positions include weekend hours.