Projectionists set up and operate movie projectors in cinemas, outdoor venues and drive-in theatres.
Duties & Tasks
Projectionists may perform the following tasks:make sure the film is in good conditionthread film into projectorsoperate the projector, adjust the sound level, focus the image and monitor the equipment for the duration of operationchange over and close down projectorsperform minor repairs and basic maintenance to equipment and make safety checksoperate slide projectors, spotlights or similar equipmentoperate computerised equipment (called 'bio-box') used in large cinema complexessupervise other staff and traineesensure compliance with safety regulations for cinemasoperate heating and air conditioning equipment, emergency lighting, curtains and music, which may involve using computerised equipmentwork in the ticket box, candy bar or office assist with general theatre maintenance.
Projectionists work in a dimly lit environment. They are often required to work shifts, including late nights.
- good eyesight (may be corrected) and hearing normal colour vision quick reflexes and mechanical aptitude able to work in confined areas able to work alone and as part of a team good communication skills able to take initiative.