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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 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. 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

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4028
4.3 %
RISE
2029
4200
  United Kingdom
2024
57410
4.1 %
RISE
2029
59750

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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.

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