CINEMA TECHNICIAN & FRONT-OF-HOUSE SHIFT SUPERVISOR (DUAL ROLE)
Scott Cinemas, Barnstaple
Technician Duties: £9.52/hr during training, £10.34/hr upon completion
Shift Supervisor Duties: £9.52/hr from appointment
Scott Cinemas are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to an exciting dual role at our cinema in Barnstaple. Barnstaple is a 4-screen cinema in the North Devon town and is the busiest cinema in the Group’s estate, attaining up to 220,000 customer admissions in any given year. There are exciting development plans for the future, with multiple opportunities for a new multiplex in the town in the coming years, or expansion of the existing venue. As Cinema bounces back from the pandemic, we find ourselves entering what has been called ‘the second golden age of Cinema’, with pent-up audience demand being evident.
A very rare opportunity has come up to join the team at this cinema – we very rarely have Technical vacancies, so if you’re interested in movies, cinema and A/V technology, and IT, this could be the job for you. As part of this dual role, the applicant will be working with the cinemas Technical Team to ensure all technical tasks within the venue are completed to high standards. This can be an opportunity for a trainee looking to learn the business, or indeed someone with a prior knowledge of cinema technology and projection.
From a Technical aspect, the cinema is served by four projection boxes on three levels. We have NEC Digital projectors with Dolby servers and Unique Rosetta Bridge TMS. Sound is in the form of Dolby 7.1 in all screens with CP750 and CP850 processors, Crown amps and JBL Pro cinema speakers. And of course, we have the full range of accessibility, alternate content and satellite provision.
In the ever-changing landscape of cinema projection, the role of the Technician is a critical one at this cinema. We have an excellent track record in presentation standards that must be upheld to suit audience demands. Typical key duties will include:
Other day to day duties will be included as required by the Technical Manager. You will report directly to the Cinema Technical Manager and maintain strong links with the entire management team.
The other part of your job role will be to support the management team in a customer-facing aspect, taking responsibility for the operation of the cinema while you are on solo shift, or leading the front of house team and providing support if you’re on duty with another manager. In this part of the job, you may be:
However, no two days are ever the same. Cinemas are dynamic environments, and you’ll have the chance to touch on all aspects of the business.
This is a full-time position. Approximately 20 hours per week will be spent on technical duties, with another 15-20 performing management duties, though the split of hours may change in either direction providing holiday cover.
Applications must consist of both a completed Application Form and a covering letter detailing your experience and why you think you would be right for this position. You may optionally include a CV.
Completed Application Forms, CV’s and Covering Letters should be sealed in an envelope and either handed to the Duty Manager, or sent by post to:
Manager, Scott Cinemas, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1SR
You may also send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If doing this, you should either scan your completed Application Form, or complete and save one online here.
The closing date for applications is Friday 29th October, and you must be able to attend an in-person interview at the venue. We are sadly not able to reimburse you for travel expenses to an interview.
As this is a keyholder position, you should by over the age of 18, or within 4 months of your 18th birthday.
The WTW-SCOTT Cinemas Group is an Equal Opportunities employer. If you require any adjustments to the interview or application process, please let us know.