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The 5th 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:

  • Production Artist
  • Project Manager
  • Internal Auditing
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Plumber
  • Senior Engineering Technician
  • IT Business System Analyst
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Team Member

    Production Artist

    The Production Artist will support the graphic designer by breaking out the creative to various size and formats needed for print/online; be responsible for graphic design production and small creative projects; be responsible for small adjustments/edits to creative pieces and basic projects such as brochures, pricing adjustments and established campaigns like Summer Movie Fun and Tuesday Night Classics; consistently apply and enforce style/brand guidelines .

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 2 years formal training in Graphic Arts/Design is preferred, experience working with various graphic formats for print and web, must be able to work on Mac-based computer, InDesign CS 6, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat, proficient Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and internet browsing, able to multi-task and prioritize, must be organized and detail oriented. 

    Internal Auditor

    The Internal Auditor will support theatre and corporate audits; perform audits and reconciliations on a monthly/quarterly/ad hoc basis to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls; prepare written audit reports for submission to all levels of management; identify improper accounting or documentation, researches issues and makes process improvement recommendations; perform theatre audits by taking physical inventory of all concession items, counting all cash in the vault, reviewing personnel files, accounting for all cash equivalents and evaluating the physical controls at the theatre; analyze and report theatre performance monthly; travels 20%

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years experience in accounting or finance. Certification a plus; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, 10-key, and Internet browsing; Movie theatre experience a plus; Guest relations skills a must; Reliable work vehicle, willingness to travel and access to a smart phone; Able to lift 20+ pounds. 

    Project Manager

    The Project Manager collaborates with internal and external resources to support the growth and development of the brand; manages annual marketing budget and plan; managed day to day projects and provides status and milestone reports to marketing director; manages project requests and aligns resources based on approved priorities; complies and maintains a weekly, monthly, yearly marketing calendar with the director of marketing.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communication or similar field, and 3-5 years related experience; must be organized, detail orientated and have strong time-management skills; able to work in as a team or independently in a fast-paces environment. 

    Quality Assurance Specialist

    The Quality Assurance Specialist works with IT team members to develop quality assurance standards and practices; defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect count; develops, publishes, and executes test plans; writes and maintains test automation; identifies and facilitates issue resolution with functional and technical groups; documents test results and logs defects.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in a computer science related field or a high school diploma, and 4 years equivalent work experience; working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies; experience with SDLC and agile development methodologies; familiar with JIRA, a plus; strong problem solving skills, organized, and detail oriented. 


    The Plumber will assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating water and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes as well as performs periodic reviews and preventative maintenance for all plumbing. The plumber will also read and interpret blueprints, manuals and schematics; Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required angle using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines and pipe-bending machines; must carry a company cell phone and be available evenings and weekend for emergencies; have current auto insurance at all time as well as a valid driver’s license.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED; 3+ years of commercial plumbing experience; comfortable using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet browsing; able to life 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedule; reliable work truck or van, willingness to travel to service the east valley; able to perform Lock-out Tag-out procedures; able to read and write English.  

    Senior Engineering Technician

    The Senior Engineering Technician's role is to maintain and troubleshoot various projection and sound systems, research new equipment and assist in its implementation, assist Director with department supervision, which includes; training, mentoring, performance evaluations and goal setting for technicians, develop and maintain good relationships with theatre managers, theatre equipment manufacturers and suppliers and must be available by phone and respond in a timely manner to emergencies and equipment issues calls, which include weekends and evenings.

    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. 

    PlayCenter Manager

    Positions now available 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

    Positions now available in Arizona at Chandler Fashion and Gateway Pavilions! 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 Gateway Pavilions and San Tan Village locations; in Texas at our South Lake location and in Colorado at our Northfield 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 :

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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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