Salary: £25,048 per annum

Watershed is looking for a Projectionist to join their team.

Purpose of job

This post holder will provide high standards of technical delivery to meet the audio/visual needs of Watershed activities principally in the cinemas and Waterside spaces.

Hours: Full-time

Main responsibilities
  • Projection of Watershed’s film programme, including DCP’s, 35mm ,16mm, multimedia file formats
  • Set up operate mixing desks, microphones and PA for Watershed’s live events and conferencing programme
  • Operation of recording equipment, including fixed video cameras and audio recorders for Watershed’s online presence and private events bookings
  • Administration and management of incoming and outgoing film media
  • Maintain a high level of equipment care and report any problems with any equipment to line manager as soon as possible
  • Mastering DCPs with use of DCP conversion software
  • Display excellence in customer service at all times, ensuring the best sound and image quality
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with external clients and internal personnel to ensure that high standards are always achieved
  • Adopt safe working practices at all times conforming to all relevant Health and Safety legislation. Assist with the safe evacuation of audiences in the event of an emergency
  • Working autonomously at times, manage workload and issues unsupervised, ensuring decision making is in the best interests of the organisation
  • Keep the projection room and other work areas clean and tidy at all times
Key performance indicators
  • Operating equipment effectively and maintaining an excellent standard of projection quality (Digital DCP/35mm)
  • Good practice in operating projection equipment and PA systems in all Watershed spaces
  • Effectively operating recording devices for online publishing, streaming, archiving
  • Efficient and accurate processing of incoming and outgoing film media
  • Demonstrating good practice and high-quality control standards in DCP creation from incoming source material to on-screen projection
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy working environment at all times
  • High level of customer care
  • Issues are identified and dealt with efficiently and in the best interests of the business
  • Co-operates and communicates effectively within own team, with other departments in the organisation and external clients
  • Careful handling of all Audio/Visual equipment, reporting any issues that may arise
  • Health and safety and safe working practices adhered to at all times
Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a technical environment
  • Experience of operating mixing desks, data projectors, and microphones
  • Understanding of excellent customer service
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible, reliable and a positive approach to work
Application process

We will be conducting short interviews with all applicants who meet the essential criteria. A shortlist will then be invited to a longer second interview.

First round interview/presentation (if relevant): Wed 8 November – Thu 9 November

Second round interview: Tue 21 November – Wed 22 November

Further information

For full details about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

The closing date for this position is 03/11/2023 at 17:00

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