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Theater Staff (Temporary, Part-Time) 


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 frontline staff in day-to-day operations to ensure a premier movie theater experience at the Academy Museum’s theaters.

This is a temporary, part-time position through June 2022.

You Will: 

  • Work closely with the Assistant Managers of Theater Operations to develop and administer an excellent guest experience.
  • Work collaboratively across museum departments to ensure effective and efficient communication and processes.
  • Uphold the Academy Museum’s high standards and help deliver entertaining organization-wide programs.
  • Maintain high visibility and act professionally while greeting museum guests, answering questions, and resolving any concerns.
  • Control access to the theatre by greeting guests, scanning tickets/memberships, and directing guests to their reserved seat.
  • Monitor auditoriums for picture/sound quality, temperature, lighting, and guest behavior.
  • Listen to and understand visitor experience challenges, concerns, comments, and complaints and escalate to theater management.
  • Operate mobile point-of-sale terminals.
  • Operate and distribute theater accessibility devices to guests upon request.
  • Exhibit knowledge and instruct guests on proper device use.
  • Assist setup, production, and workflow for live events.
  • Occasionally introduce screenings.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 1+ years of experience dealing with operating procedures within a theater, museum, retail, or fast paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of film and digital formats.
  • A keen eye for proper film presentation.
  • Experience communicating and cooperating with guests, supervisors, peers, vendors, or partners.
  • Experience working in high-volume and fast-paced situations.
  • Experience in customer service as it relates to museums, theaters, or cultural attractions is a plus.
  • The ability to lift and/or move a minimum of 20 pounds.
  • 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:

  • PTO and sick time
  • 401 (k)



Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Theater Staff  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/26/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium 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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