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Harkins Theatres is here to help you land the most exciting job ever!

The sixth largest movie theatre chain in the US is looking for talented employees with a desire to work in show business! Based in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, Harkins Theatres is the oldest and largest privately owned and operated company in the industry.  Harkins is renowned as an industry leader in quality, innovation, presentation and guest satisfaction with locations across the Southwest.

Harkins Theatres is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Harkins firmly believes its continued success depends on how well we cultivate the abilities of all our employees, regardless of race, citizenship, gender identity, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability that may be reasonably accommodated, family status, veteran’s status or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, education and all other aspects of the Company’s employment practices.

Harkins Theatres is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Assistant Project Technician
  • Parts Technician
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Internal Auditor
  • IT Business System Analyst
  • Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Team Member
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    Assistant Project Technician


    This position will work day shifts at the warehouse refurbishing theatre seats or work night shifts installing the new theatre seats. All shifts will be Monday – Friday. Other job responsibilities will be to unload and load boxes and equipment and use hand tools to make repairs and adjustments.

    Position Requirements: Must demonstrate problem solving abilities and awareness of surrounding issues; previous maintenance experience is a plus; comfortable using hand tools; able to lift 75 pounds; leadership or management experience is a plus. 

    Parts Technician


    The Parts Technician will be responsible to organize, inventory, and restock all incoming and outgoing parts; collect and dispense parts and materials from vendors to field technicians and theatres; repair and rebuild equipment; prepare shipping including packing slips and invoices; record regular work, mileage and expense reports utilizing a computer-based program; must carry a company cell phone and be available evenings and weekends for emergencies.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED; demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities in organizing, mechanical, electrical, and clerical; comfortable with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and internet browsing; able to lift 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedules; reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel. 

    Payroll Administrator


    The Payroll Administrator will administer biweekly payroll processing with our payroll vendor and handle other payroll and human resources programs. Specifically this includes, transferring payroll data between timekeeping and payroll systems for biweekly and as-needed paycheck creation; award incentive program adjustments and additional insurance withholdings; administers 401k plan participation by notifying employees of eligibility; entering contributions and loans into the payroll system, and assists the HR manager with annual audits and employee notifications; bi-weekly creating of payroll invoices for leased companies; enters direct deposit and payroll tax changes in payroll system.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years experience with multi-state payroll and payroll certification is a plus; experience with ADP Electronic Timekeeping System and experience implementing a new payroll platform, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and Internet browsing; Proficient with 10-key by touch. 

    Internal Auditor


    Our Internal Auditor will assist in planning audits and risk assessments; perform fieldwork, prepare work papers and audit reports; review and analyze processes and procedures; collect, research and compile data; perform special projects of varying complexity as directed; communicate audit findings and special project results through written reports; document company processes and procedures and design work flows; and internal auditing management as required.

    Position Requirements: 4-year college degree in accounting or related field; 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in internal audit, including lead auditor and project management experience; CPA, CIA or applicable professional certification is preferred; experience in multiple auditing techniques and standards; possess excellent written/oral communication skills; strong attention to detail, monitors own work to ensure quality, accountable and meets deadlines; comfortable working independently and in a small team in a fast-paced environment; and strong interpersonal and internal customer service skills. 

    IT Business System Analyst


    The BSA will review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs, assist with developing ideas and concepts, and will develop and publish test plans. This person will work with IT team members to develop business requirements and design documentation as well as define scopes and objectives and formulate systems to parallel overall business strategies; work with project stake holders to drive specific needs, processes and practices that will need to be met in new system; organize testing processes and teams and ensure they are properly suited for individual project needs.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in an IT related field or a high school diploma and 5 years equivalent work experience; practical experience in developing websites and mobile application, working knowledge of QA methodologies, knowledge of commonly used software development concepts, practices, and procedures; knowledge of database and development tools and environment. 

    Assistant Manager


    Positions now available in Arizona at Gateway Pavilions, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Yuma Palms and Casa Grande; in California at Chino Hills; in Colorado at our Northfield location; in Texas at our Southlake location; and in Oklahoma at our Bricktown location!  Our Management Team is responsible for the overall operations of the theatre including operating movie projectors, cash handling, team supervision and development, guest service, etc.

    Position Requirement: Minimum one year supervisory/management experience including cash handling, customer service and the ability to motivate and train employees. 

    PlayCenter Manager


    Positions now available in California at the Moreno Valley theatre and in Oklahoma at the Bricktown theatre! The PlayCenter Managers are responsible for managing the operations of the PlayCenter, ensuring the safety of the children and staff, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children, training and developing staff, maintaining positive relationships with guests and their children, employees and management

    Position Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age, have Child Development related education or experience, MS Office experience, excellent customer service and employee development and retention skills. Must submit to a background check, obtain or possess Standard First Aid/Child Health Certificate and American Heart Association-Approved CPR Certification. Due to theatre operations, this position will require the person to work during our busy times, which are evenings, weekends and holidays.

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager


    Position now available in Arizona at Gateway Pavilions and Tucson Spectrum! The PlayCenter Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the PlayCenter Manager with overall PlayCenter operations; ensuring the safety of the children and staff; helping with planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children; assisting with the training and development of staff; maintaining positive relationships with guests and their children, employees and management; and performing administrative duties such as typing, filing, faxing and copying.

    Position Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age; have at least 1 year of experience in a day care, school or similar institution; child care education preferred; have 1 year or more in a supervisory role (preferably in a child care setting); MS Office experience; and excellent customer service skills. Must submit to a background check; and obtain or possess Standard First Aid/Child Health Certificate and American Heart Association-Approved CPR Certification. Due to theatre operations, this position will require the person to work days, as well as during our busiest times which are evenings, weekends and holidays.

    PlayCenter Team Member


    Positions now available in Arizona at our Chandler Fashion, Gateway Pavilions, Tucson Spectrum and Norterra locations; in Oklahoma at our Bricktown location; in Colorado at our Northfield location and in Texas at our Southlake location.  Our PlayCenter Team Members ensure the safety, cleanliness and well-being of the children in the PlayCenter, interact and play with the children, register children into the center/database and maintain positive relationships with guests, their children and coworkers.

    Position Requirement: must be at least 18 years of age and have 6-months of childcare experience; high school graduate or equivalent; MS Office skills; and be able to lift 30 pounds. Must submit to a background check & fingerprint clearance; obtain or possess Standard First Aid/Child Health Certificate and American Heart Association-Approved CPR Certification. Due to theatre operations, these positions require the person(s) to work during our busy times, which are evenings, weekends and holidays.


    Team Member


    Positions now available at our locations in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, California and Oklahoma. Our Team Members are responsible for the basic guest service jobs of the theatre, which includes; cleaning theatres and common areas (ushering), selling and/or preparing concession items (concessions), selling of tickets, gift cards and miscellaneous guest services items (box office) and tearing tickets and directing guests to the location of the movie-specific auditorium (door).

    Position Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age, project a positive attitude by smiling, effectively communicate, read/write English, work independently or with a team and available to work during our busiest times; holidays, weekends and summer months.

    If you're interested in joining our team you must be at least 16 years of age.  To apply for a theatre position, please complete our Employment Application and submit it to your theatre of choice.  To apply for a non-theatre position, please fax this application and/or your resume to 480.443.0950 or email showbizjobs@harkins.com :

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    Join the Harkins team and enjoy...
    •FREE Movies
    •Flexible Hours
    •Fun Work Environment
    •Incentive Programs
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •401(k)profit sharing

    Additional benefits for management, PlayCenter and corporate positions.


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