AMC Cashier Job Description & Interview
Job Description and DutiesWhat Does a AMC Movie Theater Cashier Do?
Traditionally an entry-level position, AMC cashiers perform basic job duties. Included in daily operations, the position of AMC cashier largely involves customer service-related responsibilities, including greeting customers, answering questions about show times and company policies, printing tickets, and directing guests to the appropriate theaters.
Operating cash registers and distributing change to guests remains the most important job function for AMC cashiers. Workers typically need no real experience to gain employment for AMC entry-level cashier jobs, which generally feature minimal formal requirements. However, the ability to effectively communicate with others and operate computerized cash registers may prove necessary for employment.
The minimum hiring age generally falls around 14 or 15-years old, though younger applicants typically need a work permit to hold a job under the age of 16.
Salary and CompensationHow Much Do They Get Paid?
The entertainment industry remains one of the most lucrative industries worldwide. Employment outlooks for workers in search of jobs with large entertainment companies like AMC remain high. New-hire AMC cashiers should expect to earn pay rates near state minimum wage, with a majority of cashier employees earning $8.00 an hour.
With strong work performance, AMC associates may earn up to $16.00 per hour. Advancement into managerial careers may provide generous salary options and additional work benefits. Most AMC cashiers receive some sort of discount on screenings and refreshments from concessions stands.
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AMC Concessionist Interview Video
Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
AMC Concessions Worker: So, I was concessionist, so it’s pretty simple. Just work behind the concession stand, selling popcorn, pretzels, nachos, hot dogs. Job pretty much just entailed that. I guess you have to have knowledge about the movie theater and general layout, because you get asked questions like, “Where is movie theater 8? Theater 6?”, “Where is the bathroom?” Simple things – you just have to know the layout. Smiling always. Be friendly, because you are dealing with customers. Pretty much what I did.
Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
AMC Concessionist: It was good. I feel that it was mostly young people that worked there with me, for the most part. So, it was just other high school students working with me. So, it was a fun atmosphere. We would sometimes sneak in and watch movies in our free time. Saw the end of a couple movies maybe 20-30 times. So, it was fun.
Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
AMC Concessionist: It was a while ago, but the application was not that long. I think it was maybe four or five questions. Then, you got an interview, which if you could speak English, I feel most people got an interview. Interview was 15-20 minutes. Simple, one-on-one interview with the manager, and after that, they just kind of let you know if you got hired or not.
Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
AMC Concessionist: They pretty much just asked about my previous experience, what I’d done in the past. I think they asked me one time to role-play if they were a customer; they kind of gave me a hard time and see how I would handle it. That was one of the tougher ones, I think. That was pretty much the one I remember most, the role-playing. They asked me, “Pretend I’m a customer, and you messed up my order. What you would do?”
Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
AMC Concessions: I think confidence. I think when you leave an interview, they may not remember you, but they’ll remember what you said, the way you said it, and the way you came out of it.
Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
AMC Concessionist: Smile a lot in the interview. Try to come off as confident as you can. If you don’t know something specific, don’t act like you know it. Just be honest and smile, and just act like you want to learn it quickly and adapt. You’re probably going to work well with others. Those are the most important things.