The average pay for an Usher is $8.31 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Job Description for Usher
An usher is a person who works in a large entertainment venue by helping patrons find their seats in an orderly fashion, and they also resolve seating disputes when patrons find reserved seats occupied. Ushers also provide some crowd control and even assist security in limited ways.Read More...
While ushers are often associated with movie theaters, they are now far more common in other settings. A movie multiplex may have ushers on duty to provide cursory examination of individual auditoriums, but these workers may be focused primarily on cleaning auditoriums between films so they are presentable for the next showing. Ushers are often found at stadiums and arenas for sporting events and concerts, and help arriving audience members find their seats; they may also carry towels during outdoor events to wipe down down seats from rain for guests. During events, ushers are a visual presence in their assigned areas and help keep aisles clear from those who wish to stand and answer questions regarding locations of restrooms and concession stands.
Ushers in stadiums and arenas are also expected to keep their eyes and ears open and be on-guard for problematic situations. They are generally expected to intervene if the behavior or actions of some patrons disrupt the experiences of others and/or get security involved in such situations, and most venues will train their ushers for such protocols.
Usher work is generally considered to be entry-level, so educational requirements are not strict for this position. Ushers should be physically fit, as they will spend most of their workday walking and standing, and excellent communication and customer service skills are also important. Most ushers are employed by specific venues/theaters and work and train according to event schedules during the days, evenings, and weekends.