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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.

Employment at Harkins Theatres can provide a world of opportunities and training in the essential elements of success:

A, E, I, O, YOU
project a positive Attitude
show the Effort
demonstrate your Integrity
and this will create Opportunity
for YOU!

Harkins Theatres is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Construction Manager I
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Marketing Traffic Specialist
  • Employee Relations Coordinator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • IT Program Manager
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Guest Services Specialist
  • Operations Generalist
  • Facilities Special Project Technician I
  • Bar Manager
  • Bartender
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member
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    Construction Manager I

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Construction Manager I provides oversight and leadership for remodel construction projects by coordinating and collaborating with the contractors, architects, engineers, landlords, design specialists and internal departments.

    The Construction Manager I responsibilities include managing projects toward on-time completion within budget through site visits and review of daily/weekly reports and photos; review drawings and/or scopes of work for assigned projects for accuracy and current company direction; assist with preparation of budgets, feasibility studies and pre-construction activities; qualify all bids and change orders to minimize costs while maintaining schedules and design intent; research and recommend new materials, products and/or methods to keep Harkins at the forefront of the industry; travel up to 40% (including local travel)

    Construction Manager I requirements include Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering or 7+ years of related project management experience; Minimum 3 years experience with construction remodeling experience; Project Management Professional or Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred; Strong customer service skills required Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents, business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, government regulations, and effectively negotiate price and contractual agreements with vendors; Strong problem solving and reasoning capability; Ability to deal with many projects in various stages of negotiation, design, construction, and post-construction; Ability to perform site inspections and/or approve installations; Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet browsing; AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator knowledge a plus

    Senior Internal Auditor

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Senior Internal Auditor manages theatre and corporate audit programs to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

    The Senior Internal Auditor sets high standards for self while maintaining company standards, policies, and procedures to ensure delivery of the ultimate moviegoing experience at all times; Assists the director in analyzing, planning, developing and implementing new and existing audit programs; Works with other departments as collaborative and a consultative partner in an environment that values accountability, respect and teamwork; Audits and assesses effectiveness of controls and efficiency of operation of management in the company; Examines department records and interviews individuals to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; Prepares reports of findings and recommendations for management; Utilizes spreadsheets to control document flow

    Senior Internal Auditor requirements include a Bachelors degree in accounting or finance; 3 to 5 years practical internal auditing experience. Certification a plus; Risk assessment experience; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, 10-key and Internet browsing; Movie theatre experience a plus; Supervisory/training/mentoring experience; Able to multi-task; Able to work independently and/or as a team; Highly organized and detail oriented

    Marketing Traffic Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Marketing Traffic Specialist will work with the marketing, outside production and creative teams to identify and define key project dates, and track/coordinate approvals for the flow of marketing campaign elements.

    The Marketing Traffic Specialist is the liaison between internal departments and external vendors for various marketing projects. They will be in charge of the trafficking of design projects from concept through completion while keeping a detailed status sheet. They will manage day to day projects and provide status and milestone reports. They will prepare and monitor competitive bids, assigns new activities and monitor/track costs.

    Marketing Traffic Specialist requirements include a Bachelors degree in marketing, advertising, communications or similar field; 3+ years print production and/or traffic experience; Project coordination experience required; Demonstrated knowledge of art production; Experience with trafficking creative projects and Adobe Creative Suite; Working knowledge of printing techniques and requirements; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Internet browsing; Knowledge of FTP and social media dashboard; Organized with strong attention to detail; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Able to multi-task with frequent interruptions while maintaining flexibility and composure

    Employee Relations Coordinator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Employee Relations Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and maintaining employee relations incentives as directed, including unemployment, employee morale programs and assisting the employee relations manager with investigations and employee concerns.

    Employee Relations Coordinator receives initial complaint/concern from employees and consults with employee engagement manager for resolution; assists the employee relations manager with handling involuntary terminations, employee relations issues and investigations by gathering information, following up with employees, etc.; handles and administers unemployment claim responses and prepares and coordinates hearings; assists with periodic theatre visits, exit questionnaires, employee follow-up and report creation; assists the employee relations manager with employee survey data entry and reporting, monthly corporate giveaways, and events

    Employee Relations Coordinator requirements include High school diploma or GED and 1+ year experience in human resources; Bachelors degree and employee relations strongly preferred; Comfortable working in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word; Publisher, Access, and UltiPro experience a plus; Guest services experience preferred; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Able to multi-task with frequent interruptions

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Human Resources Coordinator will be the first point of contact for all HR, payroll, and benefits related questions. Additional responsibilities include: verifies, processes and inputs data into HCM and WFM systems for all employee new hire, termination, raise requests and other changes, and follows up with theatres if information is missing; I-9 and E-verify work authorization administration and record retention; notifies and reminds eligible employees to participate in our health insurance plans, answers related questions, verifies and approves data in HCM system; receives and verifies employee incentive orders and enters data on spreadsheet; maintains integrity of employee record retention.

    Position Requirements:  Strong team and customer service attitude, a must; High school diploma or GED required. College degree preferred; 1+ year business experience handling high volume transactions/inquiries/requests; HR experience preferred; Excellent data entry skills; Organized with strong attention to detail; Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Internet browsing required; Experience with UltiPro, Cognos, Access and Outlook a plus  

    IT Program Manager

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The IT Program Manager will plan, direct and organize Information Technology projects, identify and mitigate risk by leading cross-functional program teams including vendors and third-party organizations. This individual will research and develop ideas, build business justification and evaluate costs, risks and challenges to find solutions and drive technology improvements. Additional responsibilities include: assists with the development and execution of strategic objectives and coordinates oversight and planning; researches, evaluates and documents IT centric, real world business solutions; researches and evaluates third-party tools and assists in the development of buy versus build options; assists in the evaluation and implementation of compliance standards throughout the business environment; assists with monitoring and evaluating the technical performance of company programs and third-party vendors; ensures projects are completed on time and within budget; acts as advisor to the program team regarding projects, tasks and operations.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 8 years IT program management experience; Bachelor's degree in business or IT related field preferred; knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the IT field; skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities; ability to deal with many projects in various stages of negotiation, design, construction, and post-construction; supervisory/team building/mentoring experience a plus; excellent written and verbal communication skills; organized and detail oriented.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Senior Software Engineer will design, develop, test, implement and maintain custom software applications, websites and database systems utilizing MS Visual Studio, C#.NET, ASP.NET, HTML, XML, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery, SOA, MVC, 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; participate in design and code reviews; understand .NET architecture to help provide technical direction for development projects; assist in researching solutions and technologies relating to software development; develop diagrams and documentation for applications and systems.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in a computer programming related field and 4 years equivalent work experience; SSRS and relational data modeling experience (SSIS, SSAS and dimensional data modeling is a plus); able to share knowledge and experience with team members; ability to excel in a highly collaborative environment; able to adapt to changes in requirements and technologies; experience in an agile SCRUM environment is a plus; experience with mobile applications and technology a plus; experience with TFS, Resharper, Redgate and JIRA a plus; good problem detection and solving skills; quality focused, organized and detail oriented; able to read/write/speak English. 

    Guest Services Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Guest Services Specialist will resolve inbound guest concerns regarding their theatre experiences, gift cards, or credit cards and tracks/schedules all company travel requests.

    Guest Services Specialist responsibilities include receive guest concerns, resolve certain situations or, as needed, routes the concern to the appropriate district manager and/or theatre; Answer inquiries on gift cards (lost card, history, etc.); Assist guests regarding changes and/or refunds to their credit cards; Process all company travel requests by reserving vehicles, flights, hotel , etc.; Record and archive all essential functions; Handle occasional off hours requests (answering emails on weekends, special events, etc.)

    Guest Services Specialist requirements include a Bachelor's Degree or 4+ years of theatre experience; Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet browsing; Excellent written and verbal communication ability; Outstanding customer service and administrative skills; Ability to present a friendly, professional demeanor; Capable of remaining calm and using good judgment in elevating situations; Able to multi-task with frequent interruptions; Organized and detail oriented

    Operations Generalist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Operations Generalist will assist the operations department with special projects, meetings and presentations, compiling reports/spreadsheets, collecting input for new policies and procedures (including corporate and training) and instructional design and development.

    Operations Generalist responsibilities include maintain weekly guest services and concern summaries; Schedule company travel and compile travel expenses; Answer urgent guest phone calls and adjust lost/found gift cards in the absence of the guest services specialist; Assist guest services as needed; Assist with collecting input for new policies and procedures (including corporate procedures) and MTP, as well as revisions; Composes emails and/or instructions for training resources, including job aids

    Operations Generalist requirements include 2+ years of theatre operations experience; 1+ years of training experience/knowledge; Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet browsing; Organized with strong attention to detail; Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in maintaining confidential and sensitive information

    Facilities Special Project Technician I

    Location: Arizona – Metro Phoenix, Arizona

    The Facilities Special Project Technician I will support the facilities team by performing various special projects, with a strong emphasis on electrical and diagnostic work.

    Facilities Special Project Technician I responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Perform on-site repair and construction projects within the theatre facilities Refurbish and installation of theatre seats. Use hand and power 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. Work onsite with vendors and construction team for final weeks before theatres grand opening. Work in a team environment.

    Special Facilities Project Technician I Requirements: High school diploma or GED. 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, carpentry, welding, etc. Strong troubleshooting skills. “Outside the Box” thinker. Must have current auto insurance at all times as well as valid driver license. Reliable work vehicle (truck or van). Willingness to travel both locally and out of state. Must be able to work a fluctuating schedule. Able to lift 75 pounds. Able to perform lock out/tag out procedures.

    Bar Manager

    Location: California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos, Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands

    The Bar Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the theatre’s bar area including cleanliness, organization, safety, compliance, training and staff supervision.

    Bar Manager Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 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

    Bar Manager requirements include: 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: Arizona - Camelview @ Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Estrella Falls in Goodyear

    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. Bartender 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; monitor excessive alcohol consumption of guests.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years 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; working knowledge of state/local liquor laws; excellent guest service skills; able to lift up to 50 pound; bilingual, Spanish a plus.  

    PlayCenter Manager

    Locations: Arizona - Norterra 14 in Phoenix; 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 schedule, trains employees, and conducts 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, Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale

    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 - SanTan Village 16 in Gilbert, Queen Creek 14 in Queen Creek, Norterra 14 in Phoenix and Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale; California - Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands; Colorado - Northfield 18 in Denver; Oklahoma - Bricktown 16 team in Oklahoma City; Texas - Southlake 14 team in Southlake

    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; 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 busiest 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 - Sedona 6 in Sedona; Colorado - Northfield 18 in Denver; Texas - Southlake 14 in Southlake

    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

Additional benefits for management, PlayCenter and corporate positions.


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