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

Cafe Supervisor - Permanent Part Time
Please refer to general information on senior positions above. An energetic, well-presented hospitality professional for our busy Café Bar operations is required. This Supervisor role comprises all regular Senior Café Bar Attendant duties along with the below additional responsibilities:

·    Supervising/directing casual staff within the Café Bar, monitoring that safe and correct practices are carried out at all times and liaising with Senior Management

·    Opening and closing the Café

·    Stock ordering and the managing of stock levels

·    Assisting with product selection and pricing

·    Training of staff and monitoring progress in Café procedures

·    Maintaining cleaning and maintenance manuals

Confident barista skills, a high level of attention to detail and at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role are essential. This position is 5 shifts (approximately 28- 36hrs) per week on a 4 week rotating roster, including 2 out of every 4 weekends, a mix of daytime and evening shifts.
Please address the dot-point criteria listed above with examples of your relevant experience in a single-page cover letter included in your application.


State Bookstore Senior Salesperson - Permanent Full Time
Our Bookstore is a unique, award-winning independent store with a wide collection of exciting new titles alongside hand-picked selections found nowhere else. Our remarkable range of books are complemented with exclusive giftware and stationery items presented in our beautiful new custom-designed premises. We have an opportunity for an expert salesperson to bring their customer service talents to our passionate team in a full time position.

Responsibilities in this role include:

·         Delivering exceptional sales and KPI results

·         Day to day store operations including opening and closing

·         Delivering high level customer service, acquiring new customers and maintaining quality long-term relationships

·         Stock control procedures including receiving and returns (note lifting of stock is required)

·         Daily reporting

·         Demonstrate an eye for detail in following merchandising directions and maintaining store appearance

·         Assist in Book Events

·         Keep up-to-date on and communicate product and market knowledge

Our ideal candidate will have:

·         A proven record in driving sales

·         Outstanding customer service skills

·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience in retail

·         Great communication abilities

·         A desire to learn and maintain strong product knowledge


·         Advance reading copies of new release books

·         Generous staff discount

·         State Cinema complimentary film admission

We're open 7 days a week including late Friday and Saturday evenings and this position includes working some weekends on a four week rotating roster. An enthusiasm for reading and books is desirable, but most importantly a passion for delivering great customer service and making sales is a must.

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