Cinema Hosts - BFI IMAX

British Film Institute


Salary: £13.15 per hour

The BFI is 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.

Key responsibilities 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 candidates who have:

  • 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.

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 until 31 October 2024 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.

Individuals will need to be flexible to work around current contracted staff and during busier cinema times/days.

For a detailed look at our upcoming programme, visit our website.

Fixed Term Contract until: 31 October 2024
Part-time: 8 hours per week

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 information

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be found on our website.

First stage interviews will be held on: w/c Monday, 10 June 2024.

Second stage interview will be held on: TBC .

The closing date for this position is 04/06/2024 at 23:59

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