Job and Internship Opportunities

Front of House Staff

The Roxie Theater is San Francisco’s historic, nonprofit independent cinema. Opened in 1911 and one of the nation’s foremost independent theaters since the late ’70s, the Roxie has a long and daring cinematic history. 

The Roxie Theater’s Front of House personnel support the management staff in the day-to-day operations of the theater. In any given shift, Front of House Staff may work in the box office, concession stand, projection booth operating digital projection equipment, or the Little Roxie.

Front of House Staff help maintain clean facilities, such as lobbies, concession stands, hallways, and auditoriums. Additional job duties include putting up new movie posters, setting up displays, and maintaining great customer service.  Positions require workers to communicate effectively with customers, especially during busy periods. The Roxie also seeks staff with some schedule flexibility, as some showings play later on weekends.

Ideal candidates:

Are reliable and dependable

Have an enthusiasm for customer service

Have cash handling and point of sale experience

Can commit to work 2-3 shifts per week

Have a passion for independent cinema

Are effective communicators, especially in busy times

Other desired qualities:


Passion for independent cinema

Experience in the Mission District neighborhood

First aid training

Comfort with Public Speaking

Job Perks:

Free movies and popcorn!

Discounts on theater rentals and events!

Working with people passionate about art and cinema!

Compensation: pay rate is $18.50 an hour

All interested persons should fill out the Roxie Front of House application form found below!  We will then contact any applicants with whom we would like to schedule an interview. The Roxie is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Internship Opportunities

Our interns are an essential part of the Roxie team. Interns work with the Programming and Operations Departments and learn what it takes to succeed behind-the-scenes of a historic, independent, non-profit cinema. Interning is a great way to meet fellow film-lovers and gain access to our exciting programming and special events! Our interns come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from film school to marketing to media students and everything in between.

Interns help maintain the upkeep of our website and ticketing site, assist with promotion and outreach, and watch lots of screeners.

We regularly host interns during fall, spring and summer semesters. Interested students should contact us at least six weeks before the start of the semester for which they would be earning credit with their internship. At this time, internships are only available for currently-enrolled students who would be earning course credit for their internship. If you would like to find out more about joining the team or our current internship needs, please email [email protected].