We calculated that 43% of Ushers are proficient in Direct Customers, Customer Service, and Movie Theater. They’re also known for soft skills such as Interpersonal skills, Mechanical skills, and Physical strength.
We break down the percentage of Ushers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
Some of the skills we found on usher resumes included "direct customers," "customer service," and "movie theater." We have detailed the most important usher responsibilities below. Arguably the most important personality trait for a usher to have happens to be interpersonal skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "janitors and building cleaners should get along well with their supervisors, other cleaners, and the people who live or work in the buildings they clean." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that ushers can use interpersonal skills to "managed informational kiosks or displays of event signs or posters skills used customer services, team work, interpersonal communication" Another trait important for fulfilling usher duties is mechanical skills. According to a usher resume, "janitors and building cleaners should understand general building operations." Here's an example of how ushers are able to utilize mechanical skills: "trained in basic maintenance and troubleshooting of rides involving a variety of computer software and mechanical devices. " Another skill that is quite popular among ushers is physical strength. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a usher resume: "janitors and building cleaners often must lift and move cleaning materials and heavy equipment" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "assisted patrons with physical disabilities during stage performances at the theatre informed patrons of upcoming performances while providing superb customer service" A usher responsibilities sometimes require "time-management skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "janitors and building cleaners should be able to plan and complete tasks in a timely manner." This resume example shows how this skill is used by ushers: "informed patrons about show times, intermission times, and show ending times. "
See the full list of usher skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a usher. We found that 42.3% of ushers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some ushers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every four ushers were not college graduates.
Those ushers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a criminal justice degree. Less commonly earned degrees for ushers include a psychology degree or a communication degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a usher. We've found that most usher resumes include experience from SMG, Live Nation Entertainment, and Six Flags. Of recent, SMG had 6 positions open for ushers. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at Live Nation Entertainment and 2 at Six Flags.
If you're interested in companies where ushers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Regal Cinemas, Live Nation Entertainment, and Foxwoods Resort Casino. We found that at Regal Cinemas, the average usher salary is $36,133. Whereas at Live Nation Entertainment, ushers earn roughly $32,667. And at Foxwoods Resort Casino, they make an average salary of $30,442.
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We also looked into companies who hire ushers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, and AMC Theatres.