Become a Volunteer

Help IU Cinema shine, see cinematic gems, and join a team of film lovers

By volunteering at IU Cinema, you will see some of the finest works of cinematic art for free. You will meet film legends. You will gain experience in cinema operations. And you will join a group of people who enjoy watching and discussing film as much as you do.

Anyone can be an IU Cinema volunteer. You can apply now.

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Your first step is to click on the “Apply to volunteer at IU Cinema” button below!

Usher Corps

As a volunteer usher, you assure our patrons have an exceptional experience. Sometimes that means greeting patrons warmly, tearing their tickets, and handing out programs. Other times, you will answer questions about the Cinema and the films, address patron feedback, or ensure patron comfort and safety during screenings.

You are required to volunteer at least five shifts per semester—and you can volunteer much more if you want. Feel free to volunteer with friends and family.

You may be a great fit for the Usher Corps if you:

  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Have a positive attitude and a cheerful smile
  • Work well under pressure
  • Love film, people, or both

I love hearing the comments of audience members as they leave because it’s always so positive and happy. That’s been the magic of the Cinema for me.

Michaela Owens, IU Cinema usher


Usher Corps orientation dates are:

  • Friday, August 25, 3:00pm
  • Friday, September 8, 3:30pm
  • Monday, September 18, 5:30pm


You can apply for the Usher Corps, the Promotional Team, or both.

Apply to volunteer at IU Cinema