Motion Picture Projectionists operate film projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

    You can work as a Motion Picture Projectionist without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Tasks

    • Splices and un-splices film.
    • Splices advertisements and movie trailers to feature length films.
    • Feeds films into the projector.
    • Plays films on a projector.
    • Adjusts the sound, focus and brightness of film during the playing of the film as necessary.
    • Packages the film after its been played and stores it appropriately in a cool, dry area.
    • Looks after the projection equipment.
    • May carry out minor repairs on films and projectors as required.

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    • $1,387 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Motion Picture Projectionists

    • 160 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 36% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 41 hours Average full-time
    • 30 years Average age
    • 21% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Motion Picture Projectionists (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 890 in 2011 to 160 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Motion Picture Projectionists work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Arts and Recreation Services; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (36%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 30 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (36%).
    • Gender: 21% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Information Media and Telecommunications83.8
    Arts and Recreation Services8.8
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.9
    Administrative and Support Services1.9
    Other Industries3.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateMotion Picture ProjectionistsAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.031.6
    VIC22.825.6
    QLD22.820.0
    SA6.37.0
    WA15.210.8
    TAS1.92.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketMotion Picture ProjectionistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1910.2-5.05.0
    20-2425.3-9.39.3
    25-3423.5-22.922.9
    35-4419.9-22.022.0
    45-549.6-21.621.6
    55-594.8-9.09.0
    60-642.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.2-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationMotion Picture ProjectionistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree17.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV11.1-21.121.1
    Year 1250.4-18.118.1
    Year 114.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Motion Picture Projectionist without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      50% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    2. Customer and personal service

      42% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Computers and electronics

      41% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    4. Education and training

      38% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    5. Administration and management

      36% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Indoors, heat controlled

      96% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    2. Time pressure

      90% Important

      Work to strict deadlines.

    3. Being exact or accurate

      87% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

    4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

      82% Important

      Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

    5. Face-to-face discussions

      81% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

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