Whitaker Center
Serving our Community through
Education + Entertainment + Art


Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Whitaker Center team!

Located on Market Street in downtown Harrisburg, Whitaker Center is Central PA’s premier destination for entertainment and education. From hands-on science in our Harsco Science Center, to a premium large format movie experience in Select Medical Digital Cinema, to live performances inside Sunoco Performance Theater there’s always something exciting going on at Whitaker Center! Join our team and help us further our mission of serving our community through education, entertainment and art.

If you have a passion for delivering excellent guest service and love the idea of working to fulfill a mission with a dedicated group of individuals, then we encourage you to apply. Whitaker Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our employees enjoy these perks:

  • A complimentary Family membership to Whitaker Center
  • 15% discount at the Wonders Store, digital cinema concessions and Whitaker Center sponsored events
  • Banking partnership with Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union and Members First Credit Union
  • Downtown parking options

 Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • Generous Vacation and Personal Time Off
  • PPO Health Care Plan, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Pension Plan
  • Vanguard 403(b)(7) Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to purchase supplemental policies through AFLAC


Harrisburg, PA

Founded in 1999, Whitaker Center brings scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality.  Three state-of-the art spaces comprise the Whitaker Center: Sunoco Performance Center, Select Medical Digital Cinema and Harsco Science Center, including the Gloria M. Olewine Gallery.

Following his recently announced retirement, Whitaker Center is seeking a successor to current President and CEO, Michael Hanes, Ph.D.  During a planned transition period, the President’s role will be split out from the CEO role until Dr. Hanes’ retirement, at which time the successful candidate will assume the full title and responsibilities of President and CEO.

The President will provide leadership to the Whitaker Center management team, with specific responsibilities to include:  Oversight of the Sunoco Performance Theater, including, working with the CEO and the other members of management to ensure the scheduling of quality performances consistent with this world class stage and setting.  Oversight of Whitaker Center’s relationship with the resident companies, working to ensure continued partnership with, and programming at Whitaker Center.  Oversight of daily operations to include  development (indirect revenue) and sales (direct revenue). 

The successful candidate must have an understanding and commitment to Whitaker Center’s mission and ten (10) years or more of extensive business or professional experience, with significant executive leadership accomplishments in a business, professional, government or nonprofit sector, with a mix of for-profit and non-profit experience.  Successful candidates will also have experience and strong skills in relationship-building and public-speaking, with a willingness and ability to actively engage major donors, corporations and the general public.  Strong financial and business acumen that will help drive long-term growth and financial sustainability, as well as a demonstrated ability to lead in a continually and rapidly changing environment are also important attributes.  A Bachelor’s degree is required; Masters or terminal degree is preferred.

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided.

Respond by October 7, 2016 with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Lisa Kreider
Vice President, Operations
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
225 Market Street - 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17101


 We’re always looking for Volunteers to serve as ushers and interactors at Whitaker Center. We offer great perks and flexible shifts!

 Looking for an Internship?  We have several internship positions available in over a dozen departments.


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