Whether you're 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.

Career Opportunities (Full-time/Year-round)

There are no career opportunities at this time.


All Employment Opportunities

Email employment@chq.org to apply.

2021 Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Embark on one of the most dynamic adventures of your professional career.

Your Chautauqua Experience
Employees are a vital part of Chautauqua Institution’s community. We invite you to become engaged with all that Chautauqua Institution has to offer.

  • Meet leading professionals in all fields!
  • See or greet celebrities and/or politicians!
  • Enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as golf, tennis and swimming!
  • Housing is available for select employment opportunities, which is sometimes at a cost to the employee. If housing is available, hiring managers will help you explore this option and associated costs.

What is Chautauqua Institution?
Chautauqua is one of America’s oldest and most highly respected cultural institutions. For more than 140 years, Chautauqua has been 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.

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.

What former Chautauqua employees have to say:
“Great work environment. Surrounded by wonderful culture.”
“Great Summer Job”
“Beautiful place to work in the summer, great staff to work with.”
“Great benefits, steady seasonal employment.”
“Great place to hang out in the summer. Lots to do at the CI, including lectures, plays, operas, classes, boating, tennis, golf, cycling.”
“Great people to work for, and a great system.”
“An enriching environment that cultivates creativity and conversation. Full of people who are interested and invested heavily in the arts.”
“Amazing place to work and play”
“Best summer of my life”
Source: www.glassdoor.com

Available Positions
Chautauqua Institution will be hiring for a wide variety of positions for the upcoming 2021 season, from highly experienced to entry level with career defining training opportunities. Employment or internship options include: Administrative, Arts, Amphitheater, Bookstore, Banquets/Special Events, The Chautauquan Daily, Culinary, Dance, Finance, Guest Relations, Landscaping, Library, Housekeeping, Hotel, Information Technology, Internships, Maintenance, Marketing, Recreation, Residence Halls, Restaurant, Theater, Transportation and Youth/Family Activities.

Individual seasonal positions will begin being posted in January, 2021. 

Have a question? Contact us at employment@chq.org