The countdown is on to the opening of York’s big new cinema.

Leisure giant Cineworld is on course to open a 13-screen cinema at York Stadium in December. And this week it launches a recruitment drive – with as many as 80 jobs up for grabs.

Cineworld is hosting an open day for prospective employees on Sunday (6 October).

Candidates interested in learning about career opportunities are encouraged to attend the recruitment session, taking place at Giraffe at Vangarde Shopping Park, just in front of the stadium, between 10am-4pm.

They’re looking for local people with a passion for film to take up a variety of roles.

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Would you like to work in films? Photographs: Cineworld
As well as Cineworld team member roles, there are barista positions at Starbucks, which will form part of the new cinema. All roles are on either a part or full-time basis.

The recruitment day will also offer visitors the opportunity to find out more about careers at Cineworld, as well as ask company staff questions and apply directly.

Some jobs are already advertised at cineworld.co.uk/careers.

These include cinema manager, with a salary of £22,750, team leader roles. with a salary of £10.74 per hour, and Starbucks shift supervisors (£9.53 per hour).

Applications for these roles close within days. By contrast team member applicants can apply online from Friday, 4 October, ahead of the open day.

‘Fantastic career prospects’

The recruitment day will be held at Giraffe at Vangarde, York. Photograph: YorkMix
The new cinema will feature 13 state-of-the-art screens showing the latest Hollywood releases, as well as pick ‘n’ mix and Baskin Robbins ice cream counters.

Cineworld York will be Cineworld’s fifth cinema in the UK to launch ViP. Its premium ViP screening rooms “provide the next level in cinema comfort the moment guests walk through the door, offering guests access to an exclusive private lounge, complimentary dining and unlimited cinema snacks”.

Guests are also treated to experience “the ultimate in relaxation with supersized, specially designed leather reclining seats and individual tables”.

The jobs package includes the opportunity to see films before they’re open to the public. Staff are also eligible for the Cineworld Cinepass which gives you and a guest complimentary cinema visits and discounts on concessions.

Cineworld York general manager Nick Bashford said:

  • We are looking forward to bringing a new cinema to York and generating career opportunities in the local area.

    Cineworld offers fantastic career prospects and is a brilliant company to work for, so we welcome those from the local area with a passion for film to pay us a visit on the open day and find out more about the exciting opportunities available.

For updates on Cineworld York visit the Cineworld York Facebook page.