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:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting Coordinator II
  • Construction Buyer
  • Facilities Technician
  • Public Relations & Community Outreach Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant- IT
  • Assistant Maintenance Technician
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Bartender
  • Facilities Technician
  • Plumber
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member
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    Accounting Manager


    The Accounting Manager will lead and direct the work of the accounts payable team as well as interface with other departments regarding any projects or procedures that involve accounts payable. The ideal candidate will be strong at multitasking, establishing priorities and effectively organizing work in a changing environment. Additional Responsibilities include: Department supervision including interviewing, selecting, training, mentoring, supervising, performing annual reviews and setting developmental goals; verify the effectiveness of controls and related operational flows; maintain all vendor contacts for use in accounting.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting with at least 5+ years of accounting experience including supervisory experience; Great Plains or Metaviewer experience a plus; excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

    Administrative Assistant


    Harkins Theatres seeks an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the Director of Human Resources, as well as other HR managers. Responsibilities include: Provides administrative support to the director including organizing, scanning, compiling reports and spreadsheets, creating travel arrangements, answering phones, reconciling invoices, mileage reimbursements and credit card statements, etc.; assists the director with personal calendar, including scheduling and updating meetings and other activities; administers the corporate massage, parking program and corporate trip reduction programs; receives bi-weekly payroll, verifies reports, and distributes corporate paychecks. Receives and processes returned/unclaimed paychecks; organizes, updates, and files department’s forms, notes and archival data.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of administrative assistance experience; Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, Publisher, Project and Internet browsing. PowerPoint and Access preferred; guest relations skills a must; excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to read/write English.  

    Accounting Coordinator II


    The Accounting Coordinator II is primarily responsible for supporting general accounting duties. The ideal candidate will help to provide enthusiastic assistance to our accounts payable team and work within the company’s general ledger. This person must possess the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Additional responsibilities include: prepare management reports; posts general ledger journal entries; complete bank reconciliations; perform general account analysis; supports theatres with deposit reconciliations; assists with weekly mailing of Accounts Payable checks; obtains and maintains W-9 information for new and existing vendors; works in Great Plains and Metaviewer accounting software.

    Position Requirements: Accounting degree preferred; accounting course work or experience in general accounting required; Microsoft Office Product knowledge required; strong organizational skills; produce accurate work, even when under pressure; checks for accuracy of information before using or passing on to others.  

    Construction Buyer


    The Construction Buyer sources construction related products, fixtures, furnishings and equipment, negotiates pricing and terms, and coordinates delivery for correct quantities and timing to the job sites. Additional responsibilities include: researches and evaluates suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history; analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data to determine reasonable prices, and negotiates pricing and terms with vendors for construction-related items used in new buildings and remodels; manages the request for proposal (RFP) and purchase order process for all construction projects; has technical knowledge of the goods/services to be purchased and verifies quantities/products quoted meet design standards and intent; creates relationships with vendors and suppliers to get the best prices and service.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree and 3+ years experience in construction management, finance, accounting or purchasing or 10+ years practical experience; ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents, specifications, blueprints and schematics, business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, government regulations, and effectively negotiate price and contractual agreements with vendors; ability to deliver presentations and appropriately respond to inquiries; ability to deal with many projects in various stages and work well under tight deadlines; Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet browsing required, AutoCAD knowledge a plus.  

    Facilities Technician


    Harkins Theatres seeks a skilled Facilities Technician to service our West Valley theatres in the greater Phoenix area. The ideal candidate will have a technical background and be skilled in electrical and diagnostics. Responsibilities include: performs on-site repair and maintenance of theatre facilities; repairs such as popcorn poppers, butter machines, other concession items, auditorium seating, restroom, lighting, minor electrical, basic plumbing, tile repairs, etc.; safety repairs for potentially hazardous conditions; odd tasks that may include hauling or moving boxes and other equipment, scaffolding work, roof repairs, etc.; update Help Desk tickets as necessary; carry a company cell phone and be available evenings and weekends for emergencies; have a reliable work truck or van with current auto insurance as well as a valid driver’s license.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; reads and interprets blueprints, manuals and schematics; able to lift 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedules; reliable work truck or van and willingness to travel; lock out- tag out procedures.  

    Public Relations & Community Outreach Specialist


    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.  

    Quality Assurance Specialist


    The QA Specialist develops, publishes, and executes test plans as well as defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts. Additional responsibilities include: supports IT team in a .NET environment; collaborates with 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; identifies and facilitates issue resolution with functional and technical groups.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in a computer science related field or a high school diploma, and 4 years equivalent work experience; Visual Studio ALM TFS/MTM; testing in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Workflows; good knowledge in Web Service Testing (SOAP/REST); SQL database experience; working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies; experience with SDLC and agile development methodologies; able to read/write in English; strong problem solving skills, organized, and detail oriented.  

    Administrative Assistant- IT


    The Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: perform administrative and clerical duties and assist with managing internal processes and systems for the IT department; assists the Director of IT; creates purchase orders, along with reviewing and submitting invoices and filing, as well as maintains the budget; assists in developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, including procurement and price management of services, software and equipment; creates and maintains departments reports.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years administrative experience, as well as 2+ years’ experience working with an IT Department; Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and internet browsing; Publisher, Project and Access preferred; able to multi-task with frequent interruptions in a fast paced environment; guest services experience preferred.  

    Assistant Maintenance Technician


    The Assistant Maintenance Technician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 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.  

    Digital Marketing Specialist


    The Digital Marketing Specialist will manage company digital marketing programs and social media to cultivate relationships with the online guest community. Additional responsibilities include: tracks, monitors, and reports on trends with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp and other social media channels; performs daily updates to all social media outlets including monitoring and responding to guest inquires; engages and motivates active online influencers and advocates to positively acknowledge their opinions and input; analyzes campaigns and data and makes recommendations for future social media and online campaigns; provides reporting to support effectiveness of digital advertising spend and manages monthly budget and programming; works with business development to create reports and analyze search engine optimization (SEO) and social media advertising.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field; strong understanding of social monitoring (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare, etc.); great customer service skills; movie knowledge a plus; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet browsing.  

    Marketing Manager


    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.  

    Bartender


    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.  

    Facilities Technician


    Harkins Theatres seeks a skilled Facilities Technician to service our theatres in Cerritos and Redlands, CA. The ideal candidate will have a technical background and be skilled in electrical and diagnostics. Responsibilities include: performing on-site repair and maintenance of theatre facilities; repairs such as popcorn poppers, butter machines, other concession items, auditorium seating, restroom, lighting, minor electrical, basic plumbing, tile repairs, etc.; safety repairs for potentially hazardous conditions; odd tasks that may include hauling or moving boxes and other equipment, scaffolding work, roof repairs, etc.; updating Help Desk tickets as necessary; carrying a company cell phone and be available evenings and weekends for emergencies; have a reliable work truck or van with current auto insurance as well as a valid driver’s license.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; reads and interprets blueprints, manuals and schematics; able to lift 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedules; reliable work truck or van and willingness to travel; lock out- tag out procedures.  

    Plumber


    Harkins Theatres seeks two skilled full-time Plumbers to service our Southern California theatres (Redlands, Cerritos, Chino Hills, and Moreno Valley) and Phoenix, Arizona. 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.  

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager


    Full time positions now available in Arizona at Chandler Fashion. 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


    Positions now available in Arizona at our Queen Creek, Norterra and Gateway Pavilions locations; in Oklahoma at our Bricktown location; and in Denver 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; 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


    Position now available in Arizona at our Gateway/Arrowhead/Parkwest, Scottsdale 101/Norterra, San Tan/Springs, Chandler Fashion, Tempe Marketplace and Tucson locations; in California at our Chino Hills and Moreno Valley locations and in Texas at our Southlake location. 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


    Position now available in Arizona at our new Camelview at Fashion Square, Christown and Gateway Pavilions locations, in Colorado at our Northfield location, and in California at our Chino Hills location. 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


    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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