Without the presence of ushers in sports complexes, cinemas and auditoriums, there is little room for organization. Ushers are individuals who make sure that each patron is seated safely and is occupying his or her own space. Employers generally look for ushers who have knowledge of seating arrangements within an auditorium setting, sharp eyesight (as they often have to work in the dark) and a penchant for customer services. All this information must be clearly highlighted in an applicant’s cover letter so that a prospective employer can gauge his suitability for the position.
The opening of a cover letter for an usher position must be strong – if you have a background in ticketing, make sure you mention it as you will be given preference over other candidates who may not have similar backgrounds. Talking about your strengths in customer services, dealing with crises and managing emergency situations is sure to help your application along.
The key to a good cover letter for an usher position is to make sure that you leave out no accomplishment that you have to your name – even if you have put this information in your resume, you might want to elaborate on it by providing details in your cover letter. The following cover letter sample will provide you with ideas on how you can do this.
March 5, 2015
87 Peyton Avenue
Irvine, KY 27365
Dear Ms. Cunningham:
As a long-time movies enthusiast, I am excited to hear that there is an opening for an Usher at Paramount Multiplex. I would like to be considered for employment here, with the goal of eventually transitioning into a managerial position.
At the moment, I am working in a similar position with Cartel Cinemas where I am responsible for both ushering and box attendant duties. During the five years that I have worked here, I have reorganized the ticketing system by introducing online ticketing facilities. This initiative has brought about a 30% increase in advanced bookings within the first month and the cinema is now enjoying profits 44% higher than it was in the past 10 years. This initiative has not only increased profits but has also retained existing customers owing to the ease of printing tickets at home. Additionally, I have revamped the seating arrangements so that customers now have easy access to their seats – making provision for the disabled has also contributed to the increase in customers who were otherwise not able to enjoy movies in a cinema setting.
Please refer to my resume and references from past employers that clearly state that I am conscientious, hardworking and have great insight into modern ticketing technology. I will call you to see if you are free to meet next week. I can be contacted at (222) 222-2222.