When you work for The Penn Stater Hotel in State College, PA, you’ll have the opportunity to provide world-class hospitality to loyal customers—that’s a recipe for job satisfaction! Want to know more? Contact us today

Openings at The Penn Stater


Top reasons to work for The Penn Stater: 

  • Competitive wages
  • Flexible schedules
  • Employee meals
  • Employee recognition
  • Great opportunities for advancement
  • New friends
  • Paid training
  • Resume enhancement
  • Fun and fast-paced environment
  • Internships available
  • Convenient location
  • Free Parking

Competitive Wages

All non-tipped, entry-level positions start at $14 per hour. Rates vary based on experience and technical skills, and merit increases are provided regularly based on performance.

Flexible Schedules

Our managers understand the hectic schedules of both students and non-students. We offer a variety of shifts to accommodate staff needs. If you have certain days or times that you know you are unable to work, please let the manager know when you have your interview.

Employee Meals

We offer a hearty meal during your shift in our cafeteria, “Cafe 215”, and unlimited fountain beverages and coffee to keep your energy levels up.

Employee Recognition and Support

Team Member Referral Program, Anniversary Recognition, Employee of the Quarter, Employee of the Year, Shoes for Crews, Employee Meals, etc.

Great Opportunities for Advancement

We believe in providing opportunities for advancement to employees who demonstrate the dedication, energy, and skills required to succeed in the hospitality industry. Annual staff reviews give you every opportunity to advance to the next level. We also encourage staff to participate in certification programs related to their field of interest, with a focus on those offered through The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute

New Friends

We believe that the hospitality industry truly draws the friendliest, most outgoing people. Hospitality may be hard work, but it’s also a lot of fun!

Paid Training

At The Penn Stater, we take employee training seriously. From an introductory orientation session to departmental training to our guest service program, you’ll receive all the training you need to be an excellent employee. You’ll also have lots of professional development opportunities such as safety training and diversity training.

Resume Enhancement

When you work in the hospitality industry, you develop a wealth of skills—in customer service, computers, finance, organization, speech communication, leadership, and team building, to name just a few. Build your resume with the valuable experiences you gain within Penn State Hospitality Services.

Fun and Fast-paced Environment

More people are introduced to Penn State through our two beautiful properties than through any other unit on campus. We host an array of guests, including alumni, prospective students and their families, visiting faculty and staff, dignitaries, university officials, recruiters, athletic teams, and celebrities—you never know who you’ll see!

Convenient Location

 The Penn Stater is about two miles from the heart of campus. Employee parking is plentiful. If you ride the bus, you’ll be dropped off right in front of the hotel.