We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

We're looking for a film lover to join our brilliant team of Projectionists! 

To apply for the following role, please email a cover letter and your CV to david@forumhexham.com by 10pm Wednesday 27th April. Interviews will take place from Monday 9th May.

Job Description: Projectionist

Core working pattern: 

During school term time:

Friday – approx. 16:30 – 21:30 (2 screenings)

Saturday – approx. 12:30 – 21:30 (3 screenings)

During school holidays:

Friday – approx. 12:30 – 21:30 (3 screenings)

Saturday – approx. 12:30 – 21:30 (3 screenings)

Plus cover shifts if and when needed.

The above hours are approximate and depending on and subject to film lengths, start times and number of screenings.

Hourly pay: 


Responsible to:

Duty Manager (on shift) and Projection & Facilities 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 Café Bar work.

- To assist the rest of the team in ensuring the cinema is clean and safe.

Main Duties:


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

- Manage the reception, storage & use of Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) and Key Delivery Messages (KDMs) according to the required delivery & collection procedures.

- Build and schedule playlists.

- Test film content to ensure optimum quality when projected.

- Assist in the technical operation for one-off events such as Q&A sessions, speaker led presentations and live performances.

- Follow problem solving procedures including liaising with external tech support and recording any faults.

- Monitor and respond to emails received via the projection mailbox.

- Maintain the cleanliness of the projection room & its equipment.

- Communicate effectively with the Projection & Facilities Manager, and the other projection staff.

- Inspect and maintain projection & sound equipment in the projection room & auditorium.

Customer service/ Café Bar:

- Offer friendly and helpful customer service, including taking and fulfilling food and drinks orders in the Café Bar.

- Put through sales of tickets, food and drinks.

- 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 Manager.

Person specification:

Experience & qualifications:

- A working knowledge of digital projection.

- A working knowledge of windows based computers.

- A working knowledge of Web User Interfaced servers.

- A working knowledge of office based software such as email, word, spreadsheets and databases.

- Experience of 35mm film projection.

- Experience of operating sound equipment and microphones.

- 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.

Thank you,

Forum Cinema Hexham

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