What is Lakeside Chautauqua?

Lakeside Chautauqua is a nonprofit organization that engages individuals in a year-round Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Located halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, it is an historic Chautauqua community that offers spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts programming and recreational pursuits for guests of all ages. With daily concerts, special events, educational seminars, recreational opportunities, cottages, hotels, shops, restaurants and an historic movie theater, Lakeside Chautauqua remains a summer retreat for generations of families.

Our mission is “to enrich the quality of life for all people, to foster traditional Christian values and nurture relationships through opportunities for renewal and growth...spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically...while preserving Lakeside's heritage.”

Why Should I Apply?

Lakeside Chautauqua offers opportunities to build a solid skill base in order to launch any successful career. Earn income while having fun in the sun, meeting worldwide travelers, developing new friendships and networking connections, while discovering your true potential. This unique experience is unparalleled with excitement, variety, challenge and long-lasting growth. On your days off, visit nearby Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, the Marblehead Lighthouse and other local attractions.

Expectations & Incentives

Lakeside is a tobacco-free community. Lakeside Chautauqua offers competitive wages and a complimentary Season Chautauqua Pass, entitling free admission for programming and use of recreational facilities.

Available Full-Time Positions

Senior Vice President of Programming
The Senior Vice President of Programming will work with key Lakeside leadership and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all programming within the four Chautauqua pillars – religion, education, arts and recreation. The Senior Vice President of Programming will be part of the Senior Management Team that drives the overall strategy for Lakeside and represents the organization on a local, regional and national basis. Lakeside has partnered with a firm specializing in executive searches. For more information about the position, contact Cramer & Associates, Inc. c/o Lakeside Search, 18 South High St., Dublin, Ohio, 43017 or email lakesidesearch@cramerfundraising.com. 

Conference & Event Planning Coordinator
The Conference & Event Planning Coordinator assists the Director of Conference & Event Planning in the coordination of all events that take place at Lakeside. Events include youth camps, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, private parties, conferences, business meetings, retreats and many internal events. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to employment@lakesideohio.com. In the subject line, indicate "Conference & Event Planning Coordinator." Only electronic submissions will be accepted, including follow-up.