Theater House Staff, Part-Time

Job Title: Theater House Staff, Part-Time

Reports to: Director of Theater Operations


Position Objectives:

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution located in Pleasantville, NY, dedicated to presenting the best of independent narrative, documentary, and world cinema, promoting visual literacy, and making film a vibrant part of the community.  We are seeking Part-Time Theater House Staff to join our team at the JBFC Theater, a five-screen independent cinema, which typically receives 225,000 patrons annually and is open every day of the year, including holidays and weekends.

In your role as House Staff, you will report to the Director of Theater Operations and be primarily responsible for the seating and safety of all audience members in all theaters. This will include enforcing all COVID-related policies within the theater should we reinstate them.

We are seeking outgoing and highly organized individuals who have experience with the public and are interested in the arts to support day-to-day cinema operations for films and special events.  Dedication to the goals of excellent customer service and outstanding film presentation is essential as well as year-round availability beyond the summer months on weekdays as well as the weekend.



  • Effective support of front of house operations and film/event presentations, including assisting with concession inventory and operations, and theater patron seating
  • Contributing to a team-oriented atmosphere ensuring that operations are running in a friendly, courteous, safe, and efficient manner
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment that adheres to COVID protocols at all times
  • Upholding the JBFC Code of Conduct and other company policies and procedures


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Experience in a movie theater, performing arts center, or other arts non-profit institution is a plus
  • Strong customer service mindset and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and guests
  • Computer literate


Applicants Should Demonstrate the Following:

  • Interest in film and/or arts education
  • Flexibility to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to multitask and problem-solve
  • Attention to detail


Hours: Monday to Sunday, flexible schedule between 10am-12am, up to 20 hours a week

Compensation: $15.00/hour


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Theater House Staff 22” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview.

Unsure if you should apply? Research indicates that some candidates are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100 percent of the listed qualifications. If this is you, and you believe you would excel in this position, we strongly encourage you to submit your application. We are actively recruiting candidates with diverse work experiences, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and abilities. We believe all work experience has value, and are fully considering all applicants with a strong desire to help us fulfill our mission, including candidates who are making career-focus shifts or returning from employment gaps. Please use your cover letter as an opportunity to express your interest in JBFC’s mission and programs, and how you envision yourself contributing as a member of our team.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring and employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, sex, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic predisposition and/or carrier status, disability, age, religion, marital status, national origin or citizenship status, veteran status, or any other classification as protected by law.  We hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for positions to be filled.  Please inform the JBFC if you need any assistance with the instructions provided to participate in our application process.  Questions and concerns may be directed to

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned.

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