As you know, I've been volunteering at the Rooftop Movies since September. It's been very busy for me, with me going straight from work to the cinema. I've enjoyed it though.
Two weeks ago I got asked if I wanted to work the box office as well. This would involve me sitting in the box office caravan (the whole place is made out of caravans, I should really get photos sometime) and greeting the customers. I would cross off their names if they'd bought their tickets online, or handle money if they haven't bought a ticket yet. Lot's of responsibility!
I took the chance, and I've worked box office around three times now. I also get paid for box office work, so that means more money towards my holiday!
This has lead up to the Perth Fringe Festival. This festival runs for all of February, and has lots of different local and international acts. It's run by the same people as the cinema. So I put in my application, and I've recently found out that I'll be working at the festival and getting paid for it.
The Rooftop Movies will be closed to the duration of the Fringe Festival, as they will be putting two tents on the roof for music acts.
I'm going to be working around five to six days a week. I'm very excited to be earning more money and to be part of the Perth art scene. I love Perth city, I love working in the area.
It's strange, but I've NEVER experienced working up the ranks before. Most of my jobs generally stay the same, with maybe a pay rise each year. I love the experience of knowing that I'm moving up the ranks.
I feel a little guilty too, because I know some of my popcorn co-workers have been there longer than me and they haven't been given the same opportunity that I have. I think "why me?" because I feel that I'm not smart/good enough for the job. I just don't 'see' it.