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Theater Operations Coordinator 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Assistant Managers of Theater Operations, you will serve as a key member of our Theater Operations staff in day-to-day operations to ensure a premier movie theater experience at the Academy Museum’s theaters.

You Will:

  • Coordinate and direct staff at any theater on-site events, programs, and rentals.
  • Supervise day-to-day theater operations, ensure proper floor coverage, and manage breaks.
  • Assist with departmental administrative tasks such as tracking inventory, ordering supplies, compiling information for run of shows, responding to emails, etc.
  • Handle theater experience challenges, concerns, comments, and complaints escalated from the floor staff level, including any seating, ticketing, or admissions issues.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of museum management, in-house projection staff, museum technical staff, guest event managers, and engineers.
  • Inform theater staff of new information relating to events, policies, procedures, or visitor issues.
  • Lead daily team huddles to ensure a successful run-of-show for all screenings and events.
  • Facilitate AV elements for various events such as operating house lighting schemes, distributing microphones for speaking events, and occasionally introducing films.
  • Ensure team compliance with legal policies and procedures.
  • Act as a liaison between administrative and floor staff.
  • Monitor and maintain theater accessibility supplies and equipment.
  • Uphold the Academy standard for program excellence.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 2+ years of venue management experience in a customer-facing role.
  • Knowledge of admissions, Mobile POS, and online ticketing systems.
  • Knowledge of film, picture aspect ratios, and sound reproduction techniques preferred.
  • Museum or cultural attraction experience preferred.
  • A proven track record of motivating staff and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Experience communicating effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A keen eye to detail and a strong sense of showmanship.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and sick time
  • 401 (k)



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Theater Operations Coordinator  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 4/4/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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