Part-Time Programming Coordinator, Cinema

Bethlehem, PA Part-time $13.00/hour

Part-Time Programming Coordinator, Cinema


Arts Quest Values Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging


Our employees are the most valuable assets we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and the organization’s achievement as well.


At ArtsQuest a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees feel valued and respected whatever their age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and/or veteran status. We embrace and encourage our employees’ characteristics that make them unique, because we value and appreciate diverse life experiences.


Reports to:           Programming Manager, Cinema


Direct Reports:    None


Position Overview:

The Programming Coordinator, Cinema assists the Programming Manager, Cinema in ensuring the efficient day-to-day operation of the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Projection of films:
    • Set up and adjust picture projectors and screens to achieve proper size, illumination, and focus of images, and proper volume and tone of sound.
    • Monitor operations to ensure that standards for sound and image projection quality are met.
    • Observe projector operation in order to anticipate need to transfer operations from one projector to another.
    • Start projectors and open shutters to project images onto screens.
  • Must have ability to speak in front of audiences with ease.
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently promote upcoming programming in front of an audience.
  • Expected to effectively house manage for special events, assisting patrons with finding seats and any other issues that may arise.
  • Create and secure trailers for upcoming programming and oversee their placement in feature film builds.
  • Create the builds for all digital film programming.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of all cinema-related hard drives.
  • Create the weekly cinema schedule for review by the Programming Manager, Cinema.
  • Ensure that the screens above the cinema doors are updated with each day’s screen times.
  • Ensure that front desk staff has easy access to information on current feature films.
  • Required attendance at all Cinema Committee meetings.
  • Maintain awareness of national cinema trends, upcoming features, and neighboring cinemas’ programming.
  • Generation and processing of contracts and payments for guest speakers, curators, and anyone else being paid for participation in a cinema-related event.
  • Booking of the Levitt Family Movie Series in accordance with the stipulations provided by the Executive Director of the Levitt Pavilion.
  • Assisting the Programming Manager, Cinema (whom also serves as the Director of the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival) to log entries to the festival, communicate with the festival’s filmmakers however/whenever needed, and maintain an email database of all filmmakers who have ever submitted to the festival, in addition to day-of attendance.
  • Generation of ideas to add value to cinema screenings.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • This position will regularly work on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays; ability to work flexible hours including as many as 4 evenings per week, weekends and holidays, when necessary.
  • Previous work within the film and/or film exhibition industry is a plus, though not required.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, though not required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Programs, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook. 
  • Hearing and listening skills must be of a level that is able to recognize differentiations in a soundtrack or film picture.
  • Excellent eyesight and manual dexterity.
  • Excellent customer service skills; must be a very good communicator and have the ability to work with guests, clients, and other team members.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; vocational or technical school training, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in related field a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Ability to professionally interact with people, issues, and in emergencies.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, either verbally and/or in writing. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to lift up to 10 pounds frequently, up to 40 pounds occasionally, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Employee is frequently required to travel between our facilities, all within 1 mile of one another using reliable transportation as well as to meet with potential donors. Employee may be frequently required to travel offsite for business meetings as needed.

Other Duties: 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Working Conditions:

Working sometimes long and unusual hours especially during festivals and events, including evenings, weekends, and holidays is common

  • Hours of operation can vary dependent on scheduled festivals and events.
  • Workplace can include an office environment indoors year-round and outside during festivals and events when needed.


Work Culture:

ArtsQuest has a culture of CARES; Creativity, Adaptability, Risk Taking, Evaluation and Sustainability; In order to be successful at ArtsQuest you must be willing and able to take ownership, and make significant contributions to the success of the organization:

  • We value a collaborative work style as well as the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • We not only work in a performing arts center, a cultural center, an office environment in close vicinity with other staff members, across multiple buildings, we also work outdoors in all types of weather during festivals and events.
  • We sometimes work long and unusual hours, including some evenings, weekends and holidays.


Note:  This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.

FLSA Status:  Part-Time Hourly
ArtsQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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