Forum Cinema


Salary: £9.07 per hour

Forum Cinema Hexham is looking for a technically minded and computer savvy film lover to join our team of projectionists.

Job purpose
  • To ensure that all aspects of daily projection run smoothly
  • To ensure that all film screenings are projected with optimum visual and audio
  • To ensure customers have the best Forum experience possible through customer service and Café Bar work
  • To assist the rest of the team in ensuring the cinema is clean and safe

Core weekly working pattern: approx. 18 hours a week from July and then approx. 24 hours a week from September

  • Saturdays – approx. 12:45-21:45*
  • Sundays or Wednesdays – approx. 12:45-21:45*
  • (From September) Fridays – approx. 15:45-21:45*
  • Plus cover shifts if and when needed
Main duties


  • Operate projection, sound, and lighting equipment to deliver a high standard of film presentation
  • Ingest DCPs and KDMs onto projection server
  • Build and schedule playlists using bespoke cinema management software
  • Ensure the correct trailers are shown before films
  • Manage and follow film delivery and collection procedures
  • Communicate with rest of projection team to ensure a smooth hand over between shifts
  • Assist in the technical operation for one-off events such as Q&As
  • Follow problem solving procedure including liaising with external tech support and recording any faults

Customer service/Café Bar:

  • Offer friendly and helpful customer service in our Café Bar
  • Taking orders and serving food and drinks orders in our Café Bar
  • Operate tills to put through sales of tickets and food and drink
  • Answer telephone enquiries
  • Help clean the cinema to ensure it is safe and presentable for staff and customers
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Carry out any task delegated by the shift’s Duty Manage
Person specification

Experience & qualifications

  • Experience of digital and 35mm projection
  • Experience of operating sound equipment and microphones
  • Experience of working with computers, software, hardware and other technologies
  • Experience of working under pressure and to deadlines
  • Experience of customer service and handling cash

Values & personal qualities

  • A passion for film
  • A proactive and positive attitude
  • Ability to solve problems and respond to challenges efficiently and creatively
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
To apply

To apply for the below Projectionist role, please email a cover letter and your CV to by 10am Wednesday 16 June. Interviews will take place from Friday 18 June.

The closing date for this position is 16/06/2021 at 10:00

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