Employment at the State

The State Cinema is a nine screen boutique independent cinema specialising in international, Australian and quality film with a focus on a mature audience. We specialise in Film Festivals and Event Screenings throughout the year and the complex includes a Rooftop Cinema, large Café Bar and Bookstore.

We are always happy to accept applications, and if you have the relevant skills and experience - particularly in one of the below positions - and think you'd make a great State team member, please feel free to complete our application form and send with your resume and a brief introduction to the email address given below.



All positions at the State Cinema require a minimum availability of 12 months onwards from commencement of employment. New employees must be available between the 25th of December and 1st of February in their first year with us and at least every second one of these periods to follow.

Please keep in mind that our peak times coincide with all school and public holidays, regular weekends and other major events - therefore if you often have commitments during these times a position with us may not be suitable.


To ensure that we successfully receive your complete application, exactly how you want it to look please follow these instructions closely:

Minimum requirements for application:
    * A State Cinema Position Application form ( Word or PDF)
    * Current resume
To be sent to employment@statecinema.com.au. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line. PDF is preferred format for text documents.
Please note a current Police check may be requested for Adult positions.

Accepted formats for text attachments are: .docx, .pdf or .jpg only.
Videos can be: .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv or .avi only.
Google docs links or similar are not recommended. DO NOT send any attachments in a zip file.

In addition, we strongly encourage applicants to send a video file (easily done on a smartphone) simply telling us your name, your work experience and why you want to work at the State.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to make contact with shortlisted candidates.


Junior Positions
Junior roles at the State Cinema are suited to 16 – 18 year olds who are friendly, well-presented, quick on their feet and eager to learn. A minimum of 6 months prior experience working in a customer service role is essential, preferably in the food service industry. Junior staff work under the supervision of Senior employees, and are expected to follow instructions closely, complete assigned tasks and communicate effectively with both customers and staff in a polite, efficient manner at all times. Required availability for a Casual position is a minimum of two shifts per week, on weekend days or any evening during school terms and an increased availability over holiday periods. Rostered daytime shifts commence between 9.30am–1.00pm, and finish between 3.00pm–7.00pm. Evening shifts commence between 4.00pm–5.45pm, and finish between 8.30pm–10.00pm. Shifts vary from week to week, and average 2-3 per week during normal business times, with increased shifts during peak holiday periods. Permanent Junior positions are on a 4 week rotating roster, which includes working 2 weekends per month.

Senior Positions
Senior roles at the State Cinema require an absolute minimum of 2 years relevant experience, with the expectation that you have already acquired an extensive range of hospitality skills and have a great eye for detail both front and back of house. Senior staff direct Junior staff as necessary and can competently work unsupervised. The ability to deliver a premium level of customer service and undertake all assigned responsibilities in a professional and efficient manner is essential. Required availability for a Casual position is a minimum of two shifts per week, on weekend days or any evening, with an increased availability during peak times (public and school holiday) of business. Rostered daytime shifts commence between 9.00am-1.00pm, finishing between 2.00pm–9.00pm. Evening shifts commence between 4.00pm-6.00pm, finishing between 8.30pm-1.00am. All shifts are dependent on seasonal hours of operation, and rostered accordingly. Casual shifts vary from week to week, averaging 2-4 shifts per week during normal business times, with increased shifts during peak holiday periods. Permanent Senior positions are on a 4 week rotating roster, which includes working 2 weekends per month. We look for candidates with potential to move up to higher positions when engaging new Senior employees, and a pathway exists to undertake further training for Supervisor and Manager roles to suitable employees.

If you are successful in commencing training with the State in any position, a series of assessments and progress reviews will take place throughout your training and probation period. Employment will not continue if required standards are not met at each of these assessments.

Current Vacancies

Senior Cafe Bar Attendant - Permanent
An energetic, well-presented hospitality professional for our busy Café Bar operations is required. This role comprises some supervision of Junior staff, customer service, ticket handling and general cafe operation including some basic food preparation and cleaning.
Experience in espresso coffee making and a minimum of 2 year’s recent experience in a fast-paced café bar environment is extremely desirable.
This position is 5 shifts (approximately 25-33 hrs) per week on a 4 week rotating roster, including 2 out of every 4 weekends, both daytime and evening.

Our bustling Cafe Bar is seeking an experienced cook to assist and facilitate the smooth operation of the kitchen under the supervision or instruction of the kitchen supervisor. This position will suit a mature, confident food-handler who is familiar with all aspects of safety and hygiene. For the right candidate there is the possibility of being offered a Permanent Part Time position following probation. This senior position involves an average of 5 shifts per week on a rotating roster across weekdays and weekends, primarily daytime shifts.

Senior Bookseller - Permanent
We're looking for a passionate book-lover with outstanding customer service skills to join our Bookstore team. This part time position assists in all day-to-day operations of the store and experience in retail is a must. We're open 7 days a week including late Friday and Saturday evenings so wide availability is necessary and note that lifting of stock is a frequent requirement on shift. Our ideal candidate will be an expert communicator and salesperson, have a great eye for detail, be capable and efficient working both independently and as directed and most importantly be really into books!

Please make sure that you reach all of our minimum criteria before considering applying. All applications must be sent to:


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted