Work Opportunities

State Farm Center is NO LONGER hiring for the 2017-18 season.

Below are descriptions of the positions we typically hire for each fall. 

Merchandiser and Merchandiser Supervisors

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING MERCHANDISERS FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

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 year 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. The Position begins in September.  Starting pay rate for merchandiser position is $11.00 per hour and Merchandiser Supervisor is $16.58 per hour.   Please complete the attached application and return to Bob Cicone, State Farm Center, Suite 1400, Champaign, IL 61822 or email [email protected].

 

Event Staff

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING EVENT STAFF FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

Event staff members are 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 Illinois Premium Seating club spaces and seating areas within State Farm Center.  Team members are expected to set a tone of exceptional customer service for all guests and staff.   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 $8.25 per hour. 

 

Security Staff

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING SECURITY STAFF FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

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

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING PARKING STAFF FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

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.  

Emergency Medical Staff

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING EMERGENCY MEDICAL STAFF FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

Staff members are responsible for providing emergency medical care during events at State Farm Center.  Requirements for this position are as follows:  2 years of experience in Prehospital EMS and/or Emergency Department; ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds; currently employed in an EMS system or Emergency Department, current certification in BLS and CPR, current EMT/EMT-I/EMT-P licensure.  (Current ACLS card needed for Advanced providers)  

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 rates range from $10.25 to $12 per hour depending on level of license. 

Stagehand Staff

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING STAGEHANDS FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

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 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 $18.75 per hour. 

Student Opportunities

Student Marketing Internships

WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING EMERGENCY MEDICAL STAFF FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

Requirements: Must be a currently enrolled University of Illinois student, have an interest in the Entertainment Marketing field, friendly and outgoing, demeanor of a young professional, responsible and organized. Excellent communication skills and creativity are musts.

Preferred Qualifications: Majoring in Communications, Media, Advertising, or RST (Recreation, Sports, and Tourism)

Hours: Flexibile to student schedule; 10 hours/week

Pay Rate: TBD; this is a paid internship position

Contact: WE ARE NO LONGER HIRING FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

Job Description: The student intern will report directly to the Assistant Director and Coordinator of State Farm Center Marketing. As Marketing Interns, students will focus efforts on reaching the university student body. These efforts include developing social media outreach, identifying campus community opportunities, and coordinating street team ventures. Marketing Interns will also be responsible for managing marketing databases, performing marketing research, and other duties as assigned.

Students will receive significant exposure to most aspects of event marketing and have the opportunity to develop skills that will prepare them for the professional world of entertainment.

A one-year academic commitment is required.

 

State Farm Center Externship Program

The State Farm Center is looking for students to participate in the State Farm Center Externship Program. Students should be interested in gaining knowledge and insight into different areas of event management and venue operations.

If accepted into this program, students will shadow a State Farm Center staff member for a short period of time, learning about his/her position and responsibilities.

Student Externship positions are available in the Fall and Spring Semesters in the following areas:

   Event Management

   Operations/Facilities Management

   Extra Help

   Marketing & Graphic Design

   Illinois Ticket Office

The Externship program is open to all University of Illinois students, and the number of externs is not currently limited. This is an unpaid, short-term position.

Click here to download the application form 

This application form should be completed and returned to the State Farm Center. Forms can be emailed to [email protected]. You may also mail your application to:

 

SFC Externship Program

Attention: Megan Laz

1800 S. First Street

Champaign, IL 61820

For more information, send questions or comments to the State Farm Center marketing unit, at [email protected]

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.