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Could you Bring the Silver Screen to Life?
Are you technically minded with an interest in audio visual equipment? Could you help to bring the cinema to life for the benefit of the local community?
Not-for-profit community cinema Saffron Screen is looking for three additional volunteer projectionists to operate the digital equipment in the cinema and at pop-up screenings in the local area and would like to hear from anyone who may have an interest in this area.
The cinema, which shows more than 450 films and live cinema events every year via digital and 35mm projection, is already staffed by 90 volunteers and 19 part time staff. But as demand continues to grow, Business and Technical Manager Paul Willmott would like to recruit more volunteers to help put the films on screen.
Paul, who is a leading figure in cinema projection in the UK, says:
“We are looking for volunteers with a basic technical knowledge of audio visual equipment who can commit to volunteering for at least two in-house screenings per month or 6 pop-up cinema events per year at various local locations. These are unpaid positions but, once trained, projectionists can see any films for free and they’d be part of a fantastic and friendly team of volunteers!”
For those interested in projecting at Saffron Screen’s pop-up screenings, a car is essential to carry some of the equipment, and applicants should be fit and healthy enough to carry and set up heavy equipment. Full training will be given to operate both the in-house equipment and the pop-up cinema equipment. Closing date for applications 11th Dec. To apply email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter and CV.