Cinema or theatre attendant Usher
Cinema and theatre attendants help customers visiting entertainment shows.
1. Entry requirements
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 could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
2. Skills required
- customer service skills
- maths skills to handle money
3. What you'll do
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
- collecting litter and tidying up after a show
You may also work in the cinema or theatre's cafe, bar or box office.
Full-time staff may earn £11,000 to £13,000 a year, but most jobs are part-time and paid by the hour.
Hourly rates usually follow the National Minimum Wage.
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environment
You'll usually work shifts, including evenings and weekends when most performances take place. Part-time work is more common than full-time.
You'll usually wear a uniform.
6. Career path and progression
You could become a cashier, team leader or manager.
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Last updated: 12 April 2017