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Cinema or Theatre Assistant

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Cinema or theatre attendants, also known as ushers, work in the foyer and auditorium of a cinema or theatre. They sell tickets and refreshments, control access to the theatre and auditoriums, show people to their seats and clean the cinema or theatre.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. Some assistants can earn around £8.00 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2299
1.4 %
RISE
2024
2332
  United Kingdom
2019
35807
3.1 %
RISE
2024
36915

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

With experience, and depending on your venue, you could move on to become a cashier, team leader or manager. See job profile for Cinema or Theatre Manager.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Cineworld Cinemas
Website: http://www.cineworld.co.uk/careers

Showcase Cinema
Website: http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/jobs

UK Theatre
Tel: 020 7557 6700
E-mail: enquiries@soltukt.co.uk
Website: http://www.uktheatre.org

Vue Cinema
Website: http://careers.myvue.com/

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