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

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:

  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Production Coordinator
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Senior Loyalty Strategy Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Public Relations & Community Outreach Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Assistant Maintenance Technician
  • Plumber
  • Bar Manager
  • Bartender
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member
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    Human Resources Coordinator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Human Resources Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: reviews, verifies and processes all employee new hire, termination, raise requests and other changes, and follows up with theatres if information is missing; I-9 form administration and E-verify work authorization administration and record retention; receives and submits employee injuries to the insurance carrier, inputs injury data, and follows up with theatres/employees/carrier as required; receives and verifies employee incentive orders and enters data on spreadsheet; completes employment verifications and answers questions from former employees; maintains integrity of all employee record retention.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 1+ year experience in human resources. Bachelors degree preferred; strong data entry skills; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and Internet browsing, required; Publisher and ADP Payforce and BlueCube experience, a plus; guest services experience, preferred.  

    Production Coordinator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Production Coordinator will be a dedicated resource to develop, prepare and package Harkins Premium Popcorn to be sold online, in theatres and for special promotions and projects. Additional responsibilities include: facilitates product testing and maintains testing logs; supports Food and Beverage department by helping team develop and implement new recipes; documents inventory and purchase orders, as well as orders packaging materials and ingredients; manages purchased inventory and maintains sufficient supply to fulfill orders; manages sales reporting and forecasts.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and +2 years working with food preparation and/or concessions; Movie theatre concession experience, a plus; basic procurement skills and/or 1 year experience in Supply Chain a plus; Food Handlers Card required, Food Protection Manager Certification a plus; strong eye for detail and presentation.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office - Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Senior Software Engineer will work in a collaborative environment to design, develop, test and maintain custom software applications, websites and database systems using MS Visual Studio, C#.NET, ASP.NET, HTML, XML, json, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS and MS SQL Server. Additional responsibilities include: develop .NET applications and services, utilizing object oriented analysis and design; design and develop database systems using MS SQL Server 2005 thru 2012. This requires experience with SSRS and relational data modeling (SSIS, SSAS and dimensional data modeling is a plus); participate in design and code reviews; understanding of .NET architecture to help provide technical direction for development projects; assist in researching solutions and technologies relating to software development; develop reports and documentation for applications and systems; engage and work collaboratively with other developers, QA and BSAs; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in a software development related field; experience with MS SQL Server, MS Visual Studio .NET, HTML, XML, JavaScript and jQuery; good problem solving skills; experience in an agile SCRUM environment is a plus; experience with mobile applications and technology a plus; able to share knowledge and experience with team members; able to adapt to changes in requirements and technologies; experience with TFS and JIRA a plus; able to read/write/speak English; quality focused, organized and detail oriented.  

    Director of Food and Beverage

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office - Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Director of Food and Beverage directs and organizes the activities of the department to support the company's strategic objectives, initiatives, and goals for operations, as well as maintains a high standard of quality, service and merchandising, maximizing profits and the guest experience. Responsibilities include: ensures the success of current and new programs and concepts and adjusts offerings and services as needed; provides timely reporting and analytics on food & beverage profitability, performance, opportunities and cost of goods sold; oversees the management of vendors, contract negotiations and pricing; develops and manages operating tools (ex. budgeting, forecasting, portioning, menu creation, food production control, etc.); department supervision including selecting, training, supervising, mentoring, performing annual reviews and setting developmental goals, as well as fostering teamwork relations with coworkers and management.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business or supply chain management and 10+ years’ experience in related field; experience in restaurant/bar management and menu development/product testing; project management skills; supervisory experience of a team and department.  

    Senior Loyalty Strategy Manager

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office - Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Senior Loyalty Strategy Manager will lead the strategic direction, evolution and transition of Harkins loyalty program. Responsibilities include: design, implement and test leading-edge loyalty program initiatives with a commitment to a strong test/learn culture balanced with smart risk taking, willingness to learn from mistakes and quickly refine initiatives based on key insights; identify program features, benefits, systems and processes to make the program more compelling to members, as well as efficient and effective for the team to operate; work closely with corporate sales, operations, marketing and IT departments to ensure all aspects of the program are considered; prepare insightful reporting and analysis to aid in timely decision making and growth of program; assist in the development of quality assurance standards and practices; organize testing processes and teams and ensure they are properly suited for individual project needs.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field, or high school diploma/GED and 5 years of equivalent work experience; experience in an entertainment and/or retail environment required; 5+ years’ experience in customer loyalty and reward programs, as well as experience of managing subscription customer bases; project management experience, required; able to work independently or with a team.  

    Receptionist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office - Scottsdale, Arizona

    Harkins Theatres seeks an enthusiastic Receptionist to join our team. This individual will greet and direct callers, guests, employees, vendors, and other visitors to our office in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner. Additional responsibilities include: receives, sorts, and distributes mail; receives deliveries and notifies appropriate recipient; types a variety of forms, letters, reports and memos; organizes and maintains office files, records and databases as well as the kitchen, lobby, and mail room.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Previous multiple phone line experience, a plus; excellent guest service skills, required; movie theatre experience especially working in Guest Services, a plus; comfortable working in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; able to multi-task with frequent interruptions in a fast paced environment; able to lift 30+ pound boxes from the floor and repetitive motions.  

    Public Relations & Community Outreach Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office - Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Public Relations & Community Outreach Specialist responsibilities include: writing and distributing press releases; coordinates all media requests including fielding media calls, routing requests for internal approval, coordinating schedule with theatres, and issuing reports on media events; leader for all charity initiatives and main point of contact for multiple charity partnerships; tracks and executes all charity partnerships and executes Harkins Theatres’ deliverables; writes and delivers weekly radio notes for management; participates in planning and working marketing project events such as lineup parties, grand openings, awards dinner, etc.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field or 2+ years’ experience in exhibition industry, media and marketing public relations; strong knowledge of public relations and industry trends; excellent written, editing, and verbal skills; must be organized and detail oriented; movie theatre experience a plus.  

    Marketing Manager

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office - Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Marketing Manager will manage marketing projects and team with an emphasis on social media, community, and theatre marketing events. Additional Responsibilities: assists with developing plans and executing projects and initiatives that support the short and long-term marketing strategy; assists the director with department supervision including interviewing, selecting, training, supervising, team building, performance evaluations and setting developmental goals; participate in planning and working marketing project events (lineup parties, grand openings, awards dinner, etc.); creates social media reports on a monthly, bi-annual and annual basis; creates and maintains social media and mascot appearance calendars; creates presentations for new marketing initiatives and proposals via social media and events.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field or 4+ years’ experience in exhibition industry, media or marketing; strong project management and analytical skills; strong understanding of social monitoring (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare, etc.); supervisory/training/mentoring experience required; movie theatre experience a plus.  

    Assistant Maintenance Technician

    Location: Arizona – Phoenix-area Harkins Theatres

    The Assistant Maintenance Technician will support the facilities team by performing various special projects, with an emphasis in electrical and carpentry work. Additional responsibilities include: performs on-site carpentry for building materials; installing, finishing and repairing drywall; use hand tools to make repairs and adjustments; perform safety repairs for potentially hazardous conditions; complete odd tasks that may include hauling or moving boxes and other equipment, scaffolding work, roof repairs, etc.; record regular work, mileage and expense reports utilizing a computer-based program.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, carpentry, etc.; reliable work truck or van and willingness to travel; must have current auto insurance at all times as well as valid driver’s license; able to lift 75 pounds; able to perform lock out-tag out procedures.  

    Plumber

    Location: Arizona - Phoenix-area Harkins Theatres

    The Plumber's responsibilities include: maintaining, servicing and repairing all plumbing related equipment and systems such as commercial water heaters, sensor operated flush valves and faucets, domestic water supply system, domestic waste line systems water filtration systems, and commercial grade hand sinks, service sinks, mop sinks and faucets; properly utilizing computer generated help desk system; perform basic inventory and parts management; reads and interprets blueprints, manuals and schematics; carry a company cell phone and be available to respond to emergencies and on weekends and after hours; reliable work truck or van with current auto insurance at all times as well as a valid driver's license.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 3+ years of plumbing experience in commercial service and repair plumbing; basic knowledge of the Uniform Plumbing Code; ability to properly troubleshoot diagnose, and repair plumbing issues with limited or no supervision; able to lift 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedules; reliable work truck or van with current auto insurance and a valid driver’s license; able to perform Lock-out Tag-out procedures.  

    Bar Manager

    Location: California – Cerritos 16 in Cerritos

    The Bar Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the theatre’s bar area including cleanliness, organization, safety, compliance, training and staff supervision. Additional responsibilities include: assists the alcohol service area manager with creating policies, procedures and training materials; provides department supervision including interviewing, selecting, training, supervising, mentoring, team building, performance evaluations and setting developmental goals; understands and adheres to all company policies/procedures and state/federal liquor laws/regulations, and ensures all bar staff do the same; conducts introductory and periodic staff training to ensure knowledgeable service levels; reviews, addresses and assists in the correction of any alcohol service concerns and ensuring guest satisfaction; projects bar and café attendance, generates labor demands and creates a weekly employee schedule.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ year experience in management of a bar or restaurant; must be at least 21 years of age; completion of the Learn2Serve training course and Certification Exam is mandatory with a passing score; working knowledge of state/local liquor laws; supervisory/training/mentoring experience, required; excellent guest service skills; able to lift up to 50 pounds; Bilingual, Spanish a plus.  

    Bartender

    Location: California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos

    Harkins Theatres seeks a Bartender to join our new theatres Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands, CA and Cerritos 16 in Cerritos, CA. The Bartender assists with the day to day operation of the theatre bar area including maintaining cleanliness, organization, safety, and maintenance, and mixing and serving drinks to guests while delivering the ultimate moviegoing experience. Additional responsibilities include: understands and adheres to all company policies/procedures and state/federal liquor laws/regulations, and ensures all bar staff do the same; understands all items sold at the bar with the ability to answer questions, make recommendations and upsell; and monitor excessive alcohol consumption of guests.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ year of alcohol service experience in a bar setting; completion of the Learn2Serve training course and Certification Exam is mandatory with a passing score; must be at least 21 years of age; a working knowledge of state/local liquor laws; excellent guest service skills; able to lift up to 50 pound; Bilingual, Spanish a plus.  

    PlayCenter Manager

    Location: California – Moreno Valley 16 in Moreno Valley

    The PlayCenter Manager is responsible for all PlayCenter operations and ensures the safety of PlayCenter guests and employees. Additional responsibilities include: ensures company standards are being met by all PlayCenter staff; makes weekly scheduled, train employees, and conduct performance reviews; reviews and maintains safety procedures to ensure a safe play space; maintains positive relationships with guests and children, as well as with employees; plans and implements developmentally appropriate activities for children.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 3+ years’ experience in management of a day care, school, or similar institution. Child care education preferred; supervisory/training experience; must pass fingerprint and background checks and maintain clear record during employment; must have current First Aid/Child Health Certificate and American Heart Association-Approved CPR Certification; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher; must be at least 21 years of age; able to read/write English. Bilingual Spanish a plus; able to work independently or with a team.  

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager

    Locations: Arizona - Chandler Fashion 20 in Chandler, SanTan Village 16 in Gilbert

    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); Microsoft 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

    Locations: Arizona - Chandler Fashion 20 in Chandler, SanTan Village 16 in Gilbert, Queen Creek 14 in Queen Creek, Norterra 14 in Phoenix and Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale; California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos; Colorado - Northfield 18 in Denver; Oklahoma - Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City

     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; Microsoft 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.

    Senior Manager

    Locations: Arizona; California; Colorado; Oklahoma; and Texas

    The Senior Manager assists the theatre general manager with ensuring company standards are met; supervises the daily responsibilities of theatre employees and follows through to ensure tasks are complete and company standards are being met; assists the general manager with employee selection, training, mentoring, employee relations, performing annual reviews and setting development goals; able to perform all duties of each position within the theatre and fills in when needed; resolves guest disturbances and concerns, and employee concerns; may be assigned overall operation responsibility for a specific area of theatre operations such as auditing, concessions, facilities, human resources, payroll, and projection/presentation; assists the general manager with maintaining the safety and security of the theatre; communicates effectively in writing and verbally to employees, guests and vendors; responsible for operations of the entire theatre in the general manager's absence; portrays a friendly and helpful attitude with guests and employees; administrative duties including typing, filing, faxing, copying.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of movie theatre management experience; Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook; supervisory/training experience; able to read/write English; able to work independently or with a team; able to multi-task with frequent interruptions; organized and detail oriented; bilingual, Spanish a plus.  

    Assistant Manager

    Locations: Arizona - Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX in Tempe; California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos and Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands; Oklahoma - Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City

    The Assistant Manager assists Senior and General Managers with the overall operations of the theatre, as well as performs the day-to-day functions of assigned department while supervising team members (TM) and team leaders (TL); must have hands on experience and be able to become fully competent in all theatre departments; oversees guest services to ensure that all guests receive the best movie going experience; responsible for understanding and adhering to all company policies/procedures and ensures that TMs and TLs do the same; assists with inventory and deliveries; inspects all delivery contents and takes immediate action to correct any errors or damages; upholds the company's standards for film presentation including: following projection operating procedures, ordering parts and supplies, and arranging for necessary repairs in a timely fashion.

    Position Requirements: 1+ year of management experience preferred; excellent guest service skills; movie theatre experience a plus; proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook; able to lift up to 50 pound boxes/items from the floor/shelf; good written and verbal English Language skills. Bilingual, Spanish a plus.  

    Team Member

    Locations: Arizona; California; Colorado; Oklahoma; and Texas

    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

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