A projectionist operates a movie projector to screen films in cinemas, outdoor venues and drive-in theatres.

Where projectionists are employed

The majority of jobs are located in metropolitan areas and employment is usually on a casual basis.


Full-time projectionists in South Australia generally earn between $600 and $799 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Projectionist

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 34 people employed full-time as projectionists in South Australia compared with 36 in 2006.

How to become one

You can work as a projectionist without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on-the-job. You can also do a traineeship in live production, theatre and events (technical operations). Ask your career adviser about starting this training at school. 

For more information see traineeships

See courses related to this occupation.

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Career information has been sourced from government publications, see data sources for more information. 
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