Job Opportunities at Cinestudio

Part-Time Projectionist

Position Title: Projectionist
Location: Cinestudio in Hartford, Connecticut
Status: Part-Time – Hourly
Salary: $15.25/ hour
Working Hours: Mostly evenings with some weekend shifts. Occasional weekday afternoon shifts may also need to be scheduled.

About our organization:
Cinestudio is a not-for-profit independent film theater located on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. The theater is a magnificent single-screen venue with 450 seats, reconstructed as a classic 1930s-style movie house, including a much-loved balcony and golden curtain. The building is a signature design by McKim, Mead, and White, built-in 1935.
Founded in 1970 by a group of students at Trinity, Cinestudio has become one of the most highly respected arthouse cinemas in the United States. It has a longstanding reputation for its vast diversity of programming and legendary projection sound quality. With the highest quality 4K digital cinema systems, Cinestudio has also retained its top-of-the-line physical film, 35mm and 70mm projectors.

Position Overview:
Cinestudio is seeking a talented, knowledgeable individual to join our projectionist team and carry out the following job functions:
● Operation and maintenance of digital cinema projectors and related systems.
● Ingest and prepare show/pre-show content, building a playlist, loading, checking, and troubleshooting KDMs (keys) as directed.
● Monitor presentations to ensure standards for sound and image quality are met.
● Aid in setup, rehearsal, and operation of live event components and special events.
● Perform regular maintenance of cinema systems/equipment as directed.
● Basic troubleshooting. Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution to resolve a problem or malfunction.
● Cover ticket sales in the ticket booth as needed when volunteers are not present.
● Open and close the facility according to approved procedures and schedules.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
● A minimum of 2 years of experience working as a projectionist.
● Familiar with operation and maintenance of projectors
● Familiar with operation and maintenance requirements for Barco digital cinema projectors or similar and Dolby servers.
● Strong understanding of video formats, processing, and signal flow.
● Strong troubleshooting skills
● Must maintain focus in a high-pressure environment and adapt to last-minute changes.
● Be reliable, responsible, focused, and on time for all work calls.
● Practice safe working habits.
● Must be able to access the booth by stairs, and be able to work in varying temperatures.
● The ability to climb ladders and work at heights may be needed.
● Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed and occasionally on short notice.

Interested applicants: Submit a cover letter, and current CV or resume, to Cinestudio is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Cinestudio welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

*Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment in accordance with Trinity College policy.