Job Opportunities at the Bryce Jordan Center

Job Opportunities

The Bryce Jordan Center offers an array of job opportunities. We offer competitive wages and are an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants may apply online at or view the listings below to see our current job vacancies.

  • Visit:
  • Click the “Employment” tab and you will be prompted to create a PSU account if you do not already have one
  • Once you have an account and have logged in, select “Part-Time” and “University Park” from the appropriate dropdown menus
  • Under “BJC” select the postion and fill out the appropriate application

Current Job Opportunities

All positions are part-time, various hours based on the event schedule.


Door Guards direct patrons away from unauthorized areas; organize patrons in orderly lines outside gates. They are responsible for knowing and enforcing building policies and show-specific policies, keep closed seating areas clear of unauthorized personnel, check everyone’s credentials when stationed backstage or in elevators, perform bag checks, pat downs, or use metal detecting wands as enforced by show. They patrol GA floor for policy violations (building and show), provide building presence in appropriate/assigned areas, and answer/address patron questions/concerns.


The Bryce Jordan Center is looking for individuals responsible for performing work as needed to clean, maintain and prepare for events at the facility. Duties include skilled and semi-skilled tasks, which often require heavy lifting and a high degree of physical exertion. Typical duties include: Participate in all aspects of the conversion process in preparation for events. Duties may include setting up and tearing down flooring, portable chairs, barricades, staging, tables, other furnishings and equipment. Perform varies duties to ensure the day-to-day operations of the facility are met. These include, but are not limited to loading/unloading delivery trucks, transporting trash and waste to proper disposal area and replenishing supplies. Assist with pre/post event cleaning and janitorial tasks including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash removal, vacuuming, spot cleaning, washing, stripping, carpet cleaning, window washing and waxing. Report irregularities, discrepancies, safety or damage concerns or loss of property promptly to Supervisor. Other duties may be assigned. Work hours are various depending on the event schedule including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed. Typical schedules are from 10:30pm to 7am. Schedules are provided a month in advance. We are looking for individuals who: Have knowledge of practices related to cleaning and maintaining a facility, event set up, and proper use and care of hand/power tools. Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Follow all policies/procedures, risk management, safety precautions, rules, regulations, and emergency procedures established at the facility. Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively. Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results. Work both independently and as part of a team. Maintain an effective working relationship with guests, employees, exhibitors, and others encountered in the course of employment. Remain Flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.


Most of the Food & Beverage hours are during events - evenings & weekends. Some daytime hours are available with catering functions. The Food & Beverage Department runs the Concession Stands during all events and provides Catering for back stage, meeting rooms, receptions, socials, etc.  Please contact Adam Lewis at / 814-867-1231 for more information. 


Guest Relations Staff answer/address patron questions/concerns, address all ADA concerns (wheelchairs, boxes, etc.), collect and store lost and found items, provide binoculars and ear plugs to patrons and provide information to our patrons about upcoming events, local information, phone numbers, maps, etc.


The Merchandise Department is responsible for selling t-shirts, programs and other novelty items for concerts; checking inventory, stocking sales locations, and setting up displays. This staff is also accountable for proper use of cash handling procedures, receipts and credit card machines.  Excellent customer service and communications skills are required.  Please contact John Holzerman at 814-863-1572 for more information. 


The Stage Crew Department is responsible for the set up and tear down of live entertainment events. They work directly with the shows Road Crew. The hours are normally early morning/daytime for a show load in and evening immediately following an event for load out. Excellent team work required. 


Ticket Office Sales Agents are responsible with becoming familiar with multiple venue seating layouts to provide information and assist customers in choosing their seats, use of ticketing software to sell tickets for concerts, athletic and arts events, cash handling, credit card processing and assisting customers by telephone. Excellent customer service and computer skills are required. Rate of pay is $8.25/hr. All positions are part time various hours based on the event schedule. The Bryce Jordan Ticket Center hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 6:00 pm plus evenings and weekends for events.


Ticket Takers greet every patron as they enter the doors. Scan tickets and direct patrons toward their portals. For student shows/tickets, check student IDs. Answer/address patron questions/concerns.


Ushers greet every patron and ask to help them find their seats. They seat patrons in their ticketed seats , maintain clear aisles, ensure patrons’ safety by watching for projectiles, prevent standing on seats, excessive rowdiness, intoxication, etc. They contact maintenance about spills/messes, collect trash at the conclusion of an event and answer/address patron questions/concerns. 


VIP Services staff greets all Founders/VIPs attending events at the Bryce Jordan Center. They will answer/address patron questions/concerns, scan tickets of Founders/VIPs as well as prepare Founder’s Room prior to door opening.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Recruitment Office at or 814-865-6304. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.