Cinema Host - BFI IMAX

British Film Institute


Salary: £11.95 per hour

The BFI are seeking a team of seasonal Cinema Hosts to play a vital role in supporting their busy front of house and cinema operations at BFI IMAX during the exciting upcoming summer blockbuster season.

Fixed Term Contract: 19 June 2023 to 31 August 2023

Part Time: 8 hours per week

Key responsibilities of a Cinema Host include:

  • Providing a first class welcome to all visitors to the BFI IMAX.
  • Working in Front of House, ticketing, food and beverage areas to deliver an excellent level of customer service.
  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and quality in all areas at all times.
  • Taking every opportunity to learn new skills and use initiative to improve the customer experience.
  • Maximising sales opportunities in every interaction.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Have previous experience in a customer facing operational role.
  • Are excellent and inspiring communicators with a passion for seeking out any opportunity to engage with customers.
  • Are a self-starter who is committed and results focused with a willingness to collaborate and work together as a team to get things done.
  • Are passionate about film and moving image cinema.

A full list of responsibilities and minimum requirements can be found in the job description on our site.

This role is based at our BFI IMAX site at London Waterloo and is advertised as minimum 8 hours per week on a fixed term basis from 19 June 2023 until 31 August 2023 to support our blockbuster season. If successful you will be working on a shift rota basis covering Friday to Thursday, with late, overnight, bank holiday and weekend shifts to be expected.

For a detailed look at our upcoming programme, visit

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.


Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting

Please apply online via our jobs portal.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a first stage phone interview in the week beginning 8 May 2023.

Second round in person interviews will take place at BFI Stephen Street, London on either Monday 15 May or Friday 19 May 2023.

Successful candidates will be expected to attend a full day induction on Monday 19 June 2023.

The closing date for this position is 20/04/2023 at 23:59

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