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


Whitaker Center is hiring!

Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment? How about helping to create a memorable experience for others? We’ve got you covered. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is seeking a part-time House Manager who is responsible for front of house operations interfacing with incoming patrons, outside clients, and performing companies to allow them to fully utilize the Sunoco Performance Theater, The Forum and Stage Two.

Job Functions:

  • Open and close of theater(s) and public facilities(s).
  • Identify hospitality and front-of-house needs. Purchase hospitality/reception needs and maintain an inventory of supplies for Whitaker Center produced events, facility rentals and guest relations.
  • Train and retain theater usher volunteers.
  • Assist with guest complaints, guests’ special needs, and perform tours as needed. Meet with guests who have specific concerns or comments and assist when possible.


  • High school diploma or GED required. Three (3) years experience in an entertainment or hospitality environment is a must.
  • Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience, managing staff and volunteers in a performing arts or multi-venue setting preferred.
  • Must display a positive attitude, eagerness to learn and professional image in compliance with Whitaker Center’s guidelines.
  • Hours will vary according to scheduled events and operational needs. Must be available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays.  
  • Must have reliable, steady transportation to and from work.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume or employment application by Friday, August 12, 2016 to:

 Human Resources

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

225 Market Street

2nd Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101

 Email to hr@whitakercenter.org.

 Fax to 717-214-3974, ATTN: Human Resources

 No phone calls please.   

 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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