Cinema booth operator - Salary and Career
Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

Cinema booth operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate film projection apparatus and corresponding image and sound production equipment, check the operation of projection equipment. They assemble and disassemble films and add-ons, project films, control the quality of film viewing, operate VCR and video wall (screen).

How much does an Cinema booth operator earn

A Cinema booth operator earns between $1.216 and $4.085 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.892 and a median salary of $1.660 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 416 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Cinema booth operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.892 22.702 473 9
1º Quartile 1.216 14.598 304 6
Median Salary 1.660 19.917 415 8
3º Quartile 3.115 37.384 779 15
Higher Salary 4.085 49.020 1.021 20

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • technicians in operation of projection apparatus

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Main workplaces

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus they work in film companies and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They are salaried workers, with a formal contract, who work individually, under occasional supervision. They work during the day and night, on weekends and holidays, in movie theaters. In some activities they are subject to high temperatures, noise, radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

The exercise of the occupation of operator-maintainer of a cinematographic projector requires a technical course in electronics. For the cinematographic projector operator, elementary education plus professional qualification of four hundred class hours is required, and experience with the type of equipment to operate is a determining factor for hiring. The full performance of activities in both occupations occurs after one year of professional practice.

Functions and activities of Cinema booth operator

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus must:

  • project the film;
  • make the film editing;
  • unmount movies;
  • film editing;
  • check the operation of projection equipment;
  • control the display quality;
  • assemble the films;
  • control display quality;
  • dismantle films;
  • operate vcr and videowall;
  • operate vcr and video wall;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • control the exhibition quality;
  • project the movie;
  • disassemble movies;
  • mount films;
  • movie editing;
  • projecting the movie;
  • check the operation of the projection equipment;
  • mount the movies;
  • assembling the films;
  • check the operation of the projector equipment;
  • project movie;
  • disassemble films;
  • dismantle movies;

  • Activities

    • control the lighting of the screening room;
    • modify the sound system for the video;
    • arrange the technical visit;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • paste film ends;
    • prepare the output of movies;
    • perform second and third level maintenance;
    • review the movie;
    • show organization;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention;
    • test auto pass (projector change);
    • separate the movie parts and add-ons;
    • adapt the sound system;
    • check the movie review bulletin;
    • turn the video on and off;
    • check the sound and film type of the film;
    • demonstrate auditory, visual and tactile sensitivity;
    • monitor the sound volume;
    • activate the projection equipment commands;
    • identify the names of parts of projection equipment;
    • demonstrate a spirit of dedication;
    • perform first level maintenance;
    • deal with daily stress;
    • update yourself;
    • check the name and parts of the film;
    • show organization;
    • end movie projection;
    • operate multiple devices simultaneously;
    • fill out the movie review bulletin;
    • control the showroom lighting;
    • adapt to different equipment;
    • start movie projection;
    • check the time of the film and accessories;
    • rewind movie;
    • adjust focus;
    • set the tape in place;
    • make the test section;
    • review the movie;
    • detect problems;
    • meet schedules;
    • test the sound;
    • separate movie parts and add-ons;
    • fit the lens and mask to the film;
    • check the time of the film and complements;
    • monitor the projection of a film in several rooms simultaneously;
    • monitor the exhibition room;
    • fix minor issues;
    • lubricate the projection booth equipment;
    • testing the xenon lamp;
    • mark the movie parts;
    • monitor the air conditioning system;
    • watch over the projection booth;
    • check the cinema schedule;
    • monitor projection;
    • save films in cans;
    • turn the video projector on and off;
    • show responsibility;
    • check the oil level of the equipment;
    • putting the movie into the projector;
    • clean the projection booth equipment;
    • assembling the film and accessories;

    Sectors that hire Cinema booth operator the most in the job market

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