Cinema Hosts - BFI IMAX

British Film Institute


Salary: £11.05 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 winter blockbuster season.

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.

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 28 October until 31 January 2022 to support our blockbuster season. If successful you will be working on a shift rota basis covering Monday to Sunday, with late, overnight, bank holiday and weekend shifts to be expected.

For a detailed look at our upcoming programme, visit

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 applicants from our underrepresented groups who meet our minimum criteria.

How we are doing against our internal inclusion targets, and our pay gaps can be found on our website at


Further details about the post can be obtained by visiting the website.

First interviews will be held on Friday 14 and Monday 17 October 2022.

Second round interviews may also be held for this role and if so will be in week beginning Monday 17 October 2022.

Please note that the BFI is not a licensed sponsor for VISAs and as such if applying for this role you must already have the Right to Work in the UK.

The closing date for this position is 06/10/2022 at 23:59

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