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 community that offers spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts programming and recreational pursuits for guests of all ages.

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. During the summer, earn income while having fun in the sun, meeting worldwide travelers, and developing new friendships and networking connections, while discovering your true potential. This unique experience is unparalleled with excitement, variety, challenge and 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. Seasonal jobs are from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Lakeside Chautauqua offers competitive wages, low cost dormitory housing for workers age 18 and older, and a complimentary Season Chautauqua Pass, entitling free admission for Chautauqua programming and use of recreational facilities. If your job is related to your college major, it may qualify as an internship or co-placement. Ask your supervisor for details.


High school and college students are welcome to apply for a Lakeside Chautauqua seasonal employment position. Must be age 16 and older to apply.

Available Seasonal Positions


Banquet Staff
Event Team Coordinator
Event Team Set Up
Gate Ambassador (Day & Evening)
Gate Ambassador (Overnight)
Hotel Front Desk Staff
Hotel Housekeeping Staff
Hotel Night Auditor
Information/Waterfront Center Attendant
Public Space Cleaner
Richardson Wooden Boat Dock Hand
Shuttle Ambassador


Grounds Laborer
Maintenance Laborer/Utility Worker
Safety Services Bike Patrol Officer
Safety Services Officer


Art Center Staff
Hoover Auditorium Stage Crew
Hoover Auditorium Stage Lighting Technician
Movie Concessions/Ticket Sales Staff
Movie Projectionist 
Teen Programming Leader


Miniature Golf Staff
Playground Staff
Pool Support Staff
Sailing Staff
Shuffleboard Staff
Tennis Staff
Waterfront Supervisor
Wellness/Fitness Instructor

How to Apply

Complete the online 2017 Employment Application. For questions, contact the Human Resources Administrator.