Jobs & Internships

The Art Theater Co-op is a cooperatively-owned art-house theater. We play first-run independent films, as well as special presentations and cult classics. We seek to provide the best moviegoing experience in central Illinois, creating a respectful and engaging environment. As a workplace, we strive to provide an inclusive and enjoyable environment.

Qualified applicants are considered for all open positions for which they apply and for advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a medical condition or disability. The Art Theater Co-op complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws with regard to equal employment opportunity. Advancement is based entirely on an individual’s demonstrated performance, job-related ability, skills, and knowledge and the resulting potential for promotion to the job openings applied for.


Concessions Staff – Now accepting applications

Concessions staff is an essential part of the Theater. They are responsible for greeting customers, selling tickets, operating the concessions booth, and theater appearance.

Job Qualifications:
—2-3 years retail and/or customer service experience
—Excellent customer service skills
—Excellent communication skills
—Ability to work as part of a team
—Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
—Must be able to work nights and weekends
—Must be able to work 10-15 hours per week
—Must be 19 year of age or older and legally permitted to work in the United States
—Interest in film a plus but not necessary

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to


The Art Theater Co-op is recruiting dedicated, hard-working interns who want to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns should be dependable, committed fast learners who are able to see projects through to completion. Interns should be organized while able to work in a fast-paced environment. Potential interns must have a working personal laptop computer and cell phone that can be used during the internship. Send a resume, cover letter, and two references to

Digital Marketing – Now accepting applications 

The Digital Marketing intern involves researching marketing text for the movies and events we have programmed, and updating our website, weekly newsletter, and pre-movie slideshow.  The intern works with the General Manager on a weekly basis. Responsibilities include updating the Art’s website on a weekly basis (sometimes more regularly), updating the Art’s slideshow on a weekly basis, researching films to find high quality descriptions and reviews, and other needs that arise. Flexible hours, 10+ hours a week.

Skills & Qualifications

  • WordPress proficiency
  • Basic HTML proficiency
  • PowerPoint proficiency
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive

On-Screen Advertising  – Now accepting applications 

This internship connects the Art to local businesses & organizations through our pre-movie slideshow. Our On-Screen Advertising program provides the Art with a steady stream of revenue while serving as an excellent way for local organizations to have their message received by the 800 audience members who visit our theater weekly. The intern will work with the General Manager to identify potential advertising partners, and grow the participation in our program. Responsibilities include meeting with local businesses and organizations, selling advertising space, and documenting all work. Flexible hours, 10+ hours a week. Send a resume, cover letter, and two references to

Skills & Qualifications

  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive



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