Franklin County Visitors Bureau Sights Opportunity To Join Historic Capitol Theatre Team & County’s Growing Tourism Industry

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The Franklin County Visitors Bureau supports the heritage-cultural assets of the county and toward that end is reaching out to art-inspired candidates to become part of Franklin County’s tourism team as manager of the 1927 Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg.

The Capitol Theatre seeks theatre manager.

The historic 1927 Capitol Theatre is a converted movie house that houses a cultural arts center in downtown Chambersburg.

“It is an exciting opportunity for someone, who wants to grow personally, contribute to growing community, and just wants to share the treasure the Capitol Theatre is.”

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau supports the tourism industry of Franklin County through support of its tourism partners. A key partner, the Capitol Theatre, is seeking an arts-inspired theatre manager to oversee all aspects of the theatre complex, including bookings and rentals, monthly events, a staff of 2-full time, 6 part-time, and 30-plus volunteers as well as board and committee responsibilities.

“Having good partners is essential to building an appealing destination. So, it is important for our organization to support our tourism partners in cultivating our tourism industry,” said Janet Pollard, executive director of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. “Our tourism industry needs a Capitol Theatre manager who recognizes the special place the theatre is and is driven to share all it has to offer.”

The Capitol Theatre is an historic 89-year old, 800-seat theater inside a multi-arts complex in downtown Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Capitol Theatre presents national, international and regional performing arts’ acts on its stage during its performing season and shows movies during the summer months. The arts complex is utilized year-round through rentals as a community based performing arts and film venue as well as a space for social exchange. The Capitol Theatre Center complex additionally houses the local community theater, the local dance school and features an events space that is rented for weddings, parties, performances and more.

More details of the position are available on the Franklin County Visitors Bureau website or by clicking here. The theatre is not accepting phone inquiries but interested parties may email the theatre here with a cover letter and resume. For more details about downtown Chambersburg, visit

“It is an exciting opportunity for someone, who wants to grow personally, contribute to growing community, and just wants to share the treasure the Capitol Theatre is,” said Pollard.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more....plan a visit soon at or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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