Front of House Assistant



Salary: £9.50 per hour

Filmhouse in Edinburgh is looking to recruit two enthusiastic new staff members to work as part of the Front of House team, working a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Part-time, fixed term contract until end of September 2021

Centre for the Moving Image

The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) is a national organisation with bases in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. It is aiming to use film in all its guises to transform people’s lives – through the watching, making and understanding of film.

The CMI currently incorporates Scotland’s leading independent cinema, Filmhouse, the world’s longest continually running film festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Filmhouse Café Bar, and the home of film in Aberdeen, Belmont Filmhouse.

Filmhouse is a founding member of the Edinburgh Cultural Venues Group, Edinburgh International Film Festival is a founding member of Festivals Edinburgh, and Belmont Filmhouse and CMI are founding members of Culture Aberdeen.

About the role

Filmhouse Front of House Assistants are part of a team who work to deliver a great cinema experience to all our customers. In addition to the many external festivals hosted by the Filmhouse throughout the year (Take One Action, Africa in Motion, Scotland Loves Anime, French, Italian and Spanish Film Festivals), the Filmhouse is home to the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and our Front of House team are an integral part of the success of this film festival. During 2021 the film festival will include free outdoor screening at Port Edgar and St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, and successful applicants will also be working at those events.

We particularly encourage applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the Scottish and UK arts sector, including people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, people with caring responsibilities, people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, people who experience racism, disabled and neurodivergent people and people in the d/Deaf community. If you are a member of one of those communities and would love to apply but find the application form prohibitive please contact our HR Administrator Kristina Vysotskaya on

Filmhouse is a COVID-secure environment working to Government guidelines to ensure that the workplace is safe for our employees. This role involves working with the public during Covid-19. If you are successful in your application we will provide training and support to ensure you aware of our risk assessment and understand the mitigations we have in place.

Age restrictions apply (18+).

To apply

Please apply by submitting the completed application form by 5pm on Friday 11th June through the following link to apply:

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held via Zoom. However, if a candidate prefers to interview in person, they are advised to write to to discuss the required adjustments to the process.

The closing date for this position is 11/06/2021 at 17:00

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