We're hiring!

We're hiring!

We're hiring!

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



Job Description:


Core weekly working pattern - approx. 18 hours a week initially 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


*Depending each week on the number of films programmed, film start times, and film lengths


Responsible to: Duty Manager (on shift) and General Manager


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 Cafe Bar work

   - To ensure the cinema is clean and safe


Main duties - Projection:

   - Operate projection, sound, and lighting equipment to deliver a high standard of film presentation

   - Ingest DCPs and KDMs onto the 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 the rest of the 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


Main duties - Customer service/ Café Bar:

   - Offer friendly and helpful customer service in our Café Bar

   - Assist in taking 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 in a friendly and informative manner

   - 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 Manager


Person Specification:


Experience and qualifications (bold = essential)

   - 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 and personal qualities

   - A passion for film and cinemas

   - 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



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