Open Positions State and Bijou Part-Time House Manager

Open Positions
Our current open position is below. We are also always looking for volunteers at the State & Bijou.

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay Part-Time House Manager

We are looking for enthusiastic people to work as as part-time house managers at two very special movie theaters: the State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay, the nonprofit, mission-driven independent art house movie theaters operated by the Traverse City Film Festival.

The successful candidates will enjoy movies, be familiar with the role the State and Bijou play in our community, and want to be a part of the incredible team that has made the State Theatre the #1 theater in the world, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.

The Traverse City Film Festival takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. See below for more details.


We are seeking someone interested in picking up at least 2 regular shifts per week, with opportunity to fill in for additional shifts as needed. Shifts range from 4 - 8 hours, totaling approximately 10 - 15 hours per week. Ideal for someone interested in getting involved with our organization in a more formal capacity without a full-time commitment. 


Part Time. Nights AND/OR weekends required. 

Starting Wage: Hourly

The House Manager Will:

  • Work closely with other office staff such as the Managing Director and Creative Director, as well as fellow house managers, projectionists, and our incredible volunteers. 
  • Assist and guide volunteers and projectionists in executing their requirements by leading by example in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • Oversee world-class, professional presentation of first-run and classic films.
  • Supervise all aspects of theater operation including box office, concessions, projection, in-theater marketing, customer service, and cleaning routines.
  • Train and oversee theater volunteers.
  • Work with community groups in presenting special events, and in implementing special promotions for scheduled films.
  • Have the ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, and work independently.
  • Open and/or close the theater, including banking, cleaning, receiving, inventory, and stocking.
  • Ensure the comfort and safety of patrons.
  • Be willing to possibly learn projection software.
  • Be familiar with processing email, Google Docs, and Microsoft Office.
  • Have excellent customer service abilities.
  • Understand and appreciate the history and mission of the State, Bijou, and Traverse City Film Festival.
  • Assist with the Traverse City Film Festival.
  • Be willing to pitch in where necessary to ensure smooth operations.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to info{at}

We are an Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Affirmative Action Employer.
We encourage veterans, especially those from the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars, to apply for open positions when they are available. We post our open positions with local veterans groups and at active and reserve duty headquarters.

We are a business that reaches out to returning veterans and welcomes them back into the community with real employment and training that gives them a future here in northern Michigan. Veterans applying at our business are welcomed and, when possible, hired.

We believe the best way to thank our veterans for their service is not just to say it, but to do it. We hope you will join with the Traverse City Film Festival in seeking to hire veterans, and in supporting businesses that hire veterans.

Michael Moore
Founder and President
Traverse City Film Festival

"Veterans, when your service ends, ours begins."
- Vice President Joe Biden