Career Opportunities

State Farm Center has completed the hiring process for its event staff positions for the 2016-17 season.

Below are descriptions of the positions generally hired each year. Check back here for more information regarding hiring timelines for the 2017-18 season during the summer of 2017.

The State Farm Center Event Staff team is responsible for a wide variety of roles to enhance the guest experience, including greeting guests, scanning tickets, directing guests to seating areas and facility amenities, serving as ushers inside of the arena, and staffing the new Illinois Premium Seating club spaces and seating areas within State Farm Center. Event Staff team members are expected to set a tone of exceptional customer service for all guests and staff.

State Farm Center is a multipurpose arena that hosts a variety of events each year, including Fighting Illini Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Broadway shows, concerts, family shows, community events, and more! Event Staff positions are a fun and flexible way to contribute to and enjoy the live event experience!

Security Staff

Security staff members are responsible for monitoring crowds and secured areas, while at the same time providing exceptional customer service, in order to provide a safe environment for our guests. Applicants with security experience are preferred. State Farm Center employees must be at least 18 year of age and cannot be enrolled in High School and cannot be full-time employees of the University of Illinois. Starting pay rate for this position is $10 per hour.

Parking Staff

Parking staff members are responsible for collecting parking fees and monitoring parking lots, while at the same time providing exceptional customer service, at State Farm Center events. Applicants with cash handling experience are preferred. State Farm Center employees must be at least 18 year of age and cannot be enrolled in High School and cannot be full-time employees of the University of Illinois. Starting pay rate for this position is $12 per hour.

Stagehands

Stagehands are responsible for helping set up and tear down traveling shows that come into our building. Applicants must be able to lift over 50 pounds and work long hours. State Farm Center employees must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be enrolled in High School and cannot be full-time employees of the University of Illinois. Starting pay rate for this position is $18.75 per hour. If interested, please email Dave Roesch at [email protected].

Merchandiser and Merchandiser Supervisors

Merchandisers will sell and display novelties (clothing apparel and souvenirs) for concerts and shows. Position entails suggestive selling, organizing, ability to count inventory, and providing excellent customer service. Applicants with cash handling experience and retail sales are preferred. State Farm Center employees must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be enrolled in High School and cannot be full-time employees of the University of Illinois. Ability and willingness to work unusual, at times long, and varying infrequent work schedules including late night. This position is ideal for someone desiring to work on average 40 hours per month. The Position begins in the middle of October. Starting pay rate for merchandiser position is $11.00 per hour and Merchandiser Supervisor is $16.58 per hour.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusively (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.