Job type

Cinema / theatre attendant

£13k - £15k

Typical salary

18 – 37

Hours per week

Cinema and theatre attendants help customers visiting entertainment shows.

More info

  • Requires customer service skills, the ability to work well with others and excellent verbal communication skills
  • With experience, option to become a cashier, team leader or manager
  • Your work will usually involve working shifts, including evenings and weekends

As a Cinema/theatre attendant your day-to-day duties could include checking tickets, showing people to their seats, selling programmes, selling refreshments from trays or kiosks during the interval, dealing with any problems or complaints, re-stocking the refreshment kiosks and trays, and collecting litter and tidying up after a show.

You may also work in the cinema or theatre's cafe, bar or box office.

DAY-TO-DAY DUTIES

  • Checking tickets
  • Showing people to their seats
  • Selling programmes
  • Selling refreshments from trays or kiosks during the interval
  • Dealing with any problems or complaints
  • Re-stocking the refreshment kiosks and trays
  • Collecting litter and tidying up after a show

DAY-TO-DAY ENVIRONMENT

You may also work in the cinema or theatre's cafe, bar or box office.

You'll need

This is an ideal role for someone with good customer service skills, the ability to work well with others and excellent verbal communication skills.

There are no set requirements, but experience of a customer service role could help you get a job.

You must be 18 or over for jobs that involve serving alcohol.

You may be able to start in this role by doing a customer service practitioner intermediate apprenticeship.

You can also apply directly to vacancies advertised by theatres and cinemas.

Experience of dealing with the public, for example in retail or hospitality, may give you an advantage though it's not always essential. An interest in film or the arts would also be helpful.

CAREER PROSPECTS

With experience, you could also become a cashier, team leader or manager.