Student Employment

Cornell Cinema was founded in 1970 as a student-run, university film society and students continue to be essential to the successful functioning of our organization today. 

Comprised of students from various disciplines, class years, and backgrounds, members of our student team welcome patrons, sell tickets and concessions, provide projection support, manage event logistics for all film screenings and special events, assist with marketing and administrative tasks, and more. Student workers at Cornell Cinema also follow in the footsteps of a passionate community of alumni staffers who consider their time at Cornell Cinema to be a formative part of their Cornell experience.

If you are interested in joining our student team, we encourage you to apply for one of our open positions, which you can find by searching for Cornell Cinema under "Find Jobs - Student" in Workday.

Priority is given to student who are eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program. Though most hiring happens at the start of each semester, we will continue to accept applications throughout the year and will contact candidates as positions become available.

Student staff also receive a Cornell Cinema T-Shirt and two complimentary tickets to all screenings. For questions about a job posting, the application process, or working at Cornell Cinema in general, please contact

A group of people standing in front of a red backdrop and gathered around a woman who is holding a gold Emmy Award.
Cornell Cinema students and staff pose with alumni producers Michael Kantor and Scott Ferguson and their Emmy® awards during "From the Big Red to the Red Carpet" in March 2023. Photo by Edward Kitchen.