You can download the Employment Application (DOC) (PDF), complete the form, and drop it off at the Box Office.

Front of House Event Staff – Part Time

The position is Mainly Evening and weekends: for concerts, movies, theatre performances, etc. Seeking customer service oriented individuals with strong teamwork and self-motivation. You will be working with a small group mostly focused on bar service, concessions, ticket sales and event clean up. We need a friendly, outgoing person who will be regularly coordinating with other staff, managers and renters on a wide variety of events and tasks, making strong communication skills a must.  Prior hospitality experience preferred.

Send above application to kerry@thestatetheatre.org

Event Security – Part Time

The State Theatre will be hiring additional security and door guards to join our team. Interested candidates need be acutely aware of all patrons, with constant professionalism and calm. Experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Candidates must possess the ability to quickly adhere to our policies and procedures, in order to efficiently and safely process the patrons upon entry and while monitoring activity within the venue. Experience with checking IDs preferred, but not mandatory. You must be able to work effectively with a group of security team members and be available for weekly scheduling, mainly nights and weekends. You must be able to de-escalate tense situations and handle situations professionally and without aggression. RAMP certification must be completed if not currently certified. TST will pay for this training. The hours vary throughout the year, depending on the season. Our typical schedule is anywhere from 2-3 shows a week to 2-3 shows a month.

Please fill out an application and send to Production Manager, Augie Petaja: augie@thestatetheatre.org. Questions can also be sent to this email.

This position pays $10 / hour on a bi-weekly payroll.

Stage Crew – Lighting and Sound Board Operators – Part Time

We are looking for qualified individuals to help with events; including concerts, theater, dance and film. The Stage Crew job includes: assisting with loading and unloading artist gear from the truck before and after the show. Helping to set-up artist equipment, sound, lights, backline, etc. Lighting and/or Sound board operators are needed on a show call basis. Training available. We are also looking for Stage Manager positions on a show call basis. Prior experience is preferred but not required.

Trained Board Operators (rate changes apply) Sound:  Experience live mixing monitors and / or FOH on the Yamaha M7-CL Lighting:  Experience with live mixing and programming on the ETC ION.

Send Resume and Cover letter to Production Manager, Augie Petaja: augie@thestatetheatre.org. or Download the employment application above and send to Augie.


We need volunteers all the time, generally to usher and take tickets, but oftentimes for other fun or meaningful tasks. Volunteer gigs often come with perks, like FREE tickets to shows. Check out the listings below to see what tickles your fancy. To volunteer, just download our Volunteer Application (DOC) (PDF), complete it, and drop it off at the Box Office.


Ushers take tickets and get to see performances for FREE. That’s it. Just download the Volunteer Application above, complete it, and drop it off at the Box Office or send it to statetheatreushers@gmail.com.

Volunteer Street Team

Volunteers are needed to help with event marketing. We are forming a nice group of dependable people for street marketing, which includes (but is not limited to) posters, flyers, and handout distribution. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gather a few friends and work together. For more information, drop us a line.

  • The State Theatre is a community-owned theatre dedicated to serving the Centre County region. We’re a mainstay of the State College, PA community, a proud hub of local culture, featuring artists both homegrown and nationally renowned.

    There’s something for everyone at The State. Rock 'n' roll, country, indie, and blues. Drama, musical theatre, comedy, and opera. Movies, dance, stand-up and children's programming. There's rarely a day at The State without a show to be seen, a concert to be heard, or a laugh to be had.

    The State Theatre is your theatre. Welcome home.

  • The State Theatre, Inc. receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
  • The State Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

    Audited financial statements are available to the public upon request. Contributions are deductible, as provided by law.

    NTEE Code:

    A61-Performing Arts Centers

    EIN: 68-0490220

    Year Founded: 2001

    Fiscal Year: November 1 - October 31


    130 West College Avenue

    State College, PA 16801

    Telephone: (814) 272-0606

    Fax: (814) 272-0607

    E-mail: boxoffice@TheStateTheatre.org

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