Employment at the State

The State Cinema is a twelve screen boutique 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, State Bookstore and Angelika Bar.

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 Download Here
   * 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 short 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 individuals who are friendly, well-presented, quick on their feet and eager to learn. An RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certification is essential, and prior experience working in a customer service role is favourable. 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 9.00am–1.00pm, and finish between 2.30pm–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. 
Senior Positions
Senior position applicants at the State Cinema are expected to 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

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 is essential. This position is 5 shifts per week on a 4 week rotating roster, including 2 out of every 4 weekends, a mix of daytime and evening shifts.


Angelika Bar Attendant

Our beautiful Angelika Bar featuring Tasmanian wine and spirits requires another team member. If you know your way around all general bar operations including cocktail making, are a customer service expert, love sharing your knowledge of local products and are looking for some after-hours (but not extra late) work which easily fits around study or other work, we'd like to hear from you! You'll need to be available for 1-3 shifts per week across any evening, and weekend afternoons also.


Senior Casual Food and Beverage Attendant

Please refer to general information on senior positions above. An energetic, well-presented hospitality professional for our busy Café, Bar and Cinema operations is required. Ideal applicants will have a strong background in customer service with a high level of hospitality skills, have confidence when using computers and preferably have previous experience in staff management and cash handling. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential. There are approximately 1-3 shifts per week currently with increased work during peak times. Flexible availability is a must.


Casual Cook

We're seeking an experienced Cook to join our kitchen team in a Casual position working approximately 2-3 shifts per week. Our ideal candidate will be confident in all normal kitchen operations, including preparing food, cooking to order, stock management, cleaning, dishwashing, communicating with fellow staff and all aspects of food safety and hygiene. Our kitchen is open from morning to evening 7 days, with lunch our primary service. Shifts are lifestyle-friendly with no early mornings or late evenings, but we do require availability across all days of the week including weekends and public holidays.

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.