Theatre Projectionist

Sep 14 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Part Time, $10.15 / hour
Job Description


Job Summary:


The Projectionist performs various theatre duties such as projecting scheduled films in various exhibition formats, basic indoor and outdoor audio/visual support, and other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with various media presentation equipment including film projection equipment, stage lighting, and audio equipment.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse team with demonstrated success in multiple locations and work environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in theater, museum environment and/or non profit organization, with multiple sites, and varying degrees of needs.
  • Have a knowledge of various audio/visual equipment including theater projectors, and stage lighting.
  • Understanding of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s established identity and dedication to advancing it.
  • Exceptional ability to work with a variety of people.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changing needs effectively.
  • Intelligent self-starter who is commited to the museum’s mission and values.
  • The traits of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a very strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through. Good public speaking and customer service skills.
  • Have a passion for art, film, music, and cultural understanding.

Other Qualifications:

  • Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability
  • Effective Communicator
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Initiative and Judgment
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solver
  • Technology savvy

Essential Duties:

  • Sets up and operates various media formats including DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, CD for Doris Duke Theatre’s film programs.
  • Responds calmly when problems occur during film screenings and creatively seeks solutions so that the screening can continue.
  • During film screenings monitors projection equipment to ensure maximum quality focus, sound and continuity for viewers.
  • Introduces assigned films with enthusiasm and confidence.
  • Sets up basic audio/visual needs for lectures and concerts as assigned.
  • Demonstrates customer service by engaging theatre guests as opportunities arise.
  • Sells goods at the concession, counts the money and prepares a report. 
  • Maintains and cleans the theatre after film screenings.
  • Maintains flexibility in scheduling work hours to include day, evening and weekend times.
  • Responds promptly and courteously to inquiries from museum staff and public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Traits and characteristics:


Must be bright, diplomatic, analytical, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgement and a sense of humor and humility.


Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

The Projectionist works with minimum supervision. Work will often be performed with short deadlines and situations sensitive to the Museum. Regular work hours are required. Due to the nature of the responsibilities, non-regular work hours are sometimes required, and at times may be on an emergency basis.



The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.



The Honolulu Museum of Art maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military service, victim of domestic or sexual abuse status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  This applies to both Honolulu Museum of Art employees and applicants for employment with the Museum.  Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.