Cinema Manager

Ultimate Picture Palace


Salary: £11-£12.30p/h dependent on experience (up to 36 hours a week). [£23-25k FTE]

Ultimate Picture Palace is looking for someone to join its small but dedicated team as Cinema Manager.

Contract: Permanent

Purpose of job

As a one-screen, independent cinema the success of our venue relies on the smooth running of our daily film schedule and the safe, welcoming nature of our cinema. We are seeking a dedicated and organised Cinema Manager to coordinate all Technical and maintenance aspects of our historic cinema, as well as duty manage on regular shifts.

The post holder will secure the delivery and preparation of films on our digital projector (and other formats), manage bar stock and display, coordinate annual building maintenance checks. They will also duty manage on regular weekly shifts in which they will project the film, sell tickets at the box office, supervise volunteer staff and provide the highest level of customer care and service for our audiences.

Whilst experience of running a cinema projection room is desirable it is not essential. We are looking for someone confident and willing to learn how to use and maintain our projectors. The post holder will receive full training from the outgoing Cinema Manager and receive on-going support from our projection maintenance contractor.

To apply

If you are interested in applying for this position you will find the job description, letter and the extra information below, read these and then download the application form which should be emailed to

Upon receiving your application you will be asked to complete an anonymous online equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please note we do not accept CVs. The UPP will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making.

Before you apply

You may not have worked in a cinema before, or in an organisation like The UPP. Perhaps you have worked in a public venue, or attraction, conference or events department at a university or within a company – which are very transferable contexts. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the culture sector (for example you are from a community that experiences racism or you are a disabled person, or you did not go to University or had free school meal was as a child), and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, you can book time with us (we will ensure the person you meet is not involved in the recruitment process). They would be pleased to help you think this through. Please request this by emailing Clare Stimpson,, we will not ask you to disclose your background.

Interview date: We will hold interviews on Wednesday 28th July 2021

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The closing date for this position is 25/07/2021 at 17:00

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