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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:

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Facilities Technician
  • Plumber
  • Business Development Project Manager
  • Film Coordinator
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Food and Beverage Equipment Buyer
  • Field Support Manager
  • Construction Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Engineering Technician
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member

    Business Systems Analyst

    The IT Business Systems Analyst reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs; meets with end users and subject matter experts to elicit project requirements; acts as a liaison between functional business experts and IT development team; writes user stories and participate as a team member in an agile Scrum environment; familiar with business process reengineering and can suggest ways to create process efficiencies; assist with the development of reports and implementation of new software systems as needed; understanding of SDLC; creates business artifacts; understanding of SQL.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in IT related field or a high school diploma and 5 years equivalent work experience; experience in a scrum environment is a plus; working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies a plus; knowledge of commonly used software development concepts, practices and procedures; knowledge of database and development tools and environments; able to read/write in English; able to work independently or with a team.  

    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.  


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

    Business Development Project Manager

    The Business Development Project Manager will research and write proposals for new business initiatives; develops plans and timelines to execute initiatives and deliver finished product; assist with administering programs such as studio sponsorships, digital networks, ATMs, arcades, courier vendors and advertising; evaluates competitive programs and revenue streams in other industries to seek new opportunities; cultivate business development project initiatives; prepares sales reports and analysis on monthly basis.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in sales or business preferred; movie theatre experience a plus; experience with proposal writing and project management required; comfortable with Word, Outlook and Internet browsing; excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

    Film Coordinator

    The Film Coordinator will assist the film department with bookings, film rent, and other film related reporting and projects. Additionally, they will data enter booking details into film programming software; research film specifics (run time, etc.) via multiple sources and enters details into film programming software; update and maintain film rent terms in film programming software and process film rent for all theatres; review reports and follows up on Virtual Print Fees (VPF); analyze data and provides summaries of key findings and trends; validate new and existing reports to ensure continued accuracy and relevance ; and maintain film calendar and new movie information.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting or statistics strongly preferred; superior Excel skills; comfortable with Word, Outlook and Internet browsing; excellent data entry skills; strong interest in independent film a plus.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    The Senior Software Engineer will design, develop, test, implement 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; 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; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in a computer programming related field or high school diploma/GED and 5 years equivalent work experience; training and experience with MS SQL Server, MS Visual Studio .NET, HTML, XML, JavaScript and jQuery; 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; good problem solving skills; quality focused, organized and detail oriented. 

    Food and Beverage Equipment Buyer

    The Food and Beverage Equipment Buyer will manage, implement, order, and plan current and future concession equipment purchases and layout within the theatres. They will also conduct concession equipment research and trends within the industry and geographic areas based on the most cost effective menu offering; identifies and maintains supplier equipment options, specification sheets, and negotiates associated costs for all concession equipment; identifies aging equipment and helps plan movement, replacement and refreshment; analyzes facility concession equipment repair records to identify trends, challenges and opportunities to increase up time; documents equipment programming procedures and coordinates with operations for training guidelines

    Position Requirements: College Degree in Food Science or Business and/or 3 years of equitable experience; basic procurement skills and/or 1 year experience in Supply Chain, a plus; advanced experience with food preparation equipment; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and Internet browsing; Previous theatre experience is a plus.  

    Field Support Manager

    The Field Support Manager will supervise and direct the IT Field Technicians in their daily efforts as well as oversee field projects; develop and maintain vendor relationships and work with vendors to support theatre systems; track and manage theatre hardware inventory and software licensing; develop documentation for projects, systems and processes; assist the IT Director in research and development of new and enhanced theatre systems.

    Position Requirements: 3 years computer hardware and/or software support with an understanding of WAN and LAN systems; Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, Word and Internet browsing. PowerPoint and Project preferred; 2-3 years of supervisory/training/mentoring experience in technical environment required; Physical activity including lifting, pushing and crawling.  

    Construction Assistant Manager

    Harkins Theatres seeks a dynamic Assistant Construction Manager that will assist with monitoring and coordinating work performed by architectural, engineering, professional consultants, and general contractors; assist with project management procurement, request for proposal (RFP) development, and construction tenant improvement projects; assist with inspections and project completion approval for the company ensuring conformance with company standards; work with theatre management to determine items for improvement; represent the company in business with consultants, contractors, developers, and various public agencies; communicate effectively in writing and verbally to various internal and external groups; travel up to 40%.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering; minimum 2 years experience in various commercial building types; knowledge of the operating practices of construction, tenant improvements, architectural, and building firms; knowledge of contract documents and specifications; project management skills including RFP and procurement; ability to deal with many projects in various stages of negotiation, design, construction, and post-construction; Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet browsing.  

    Assistant Engineering Technician

    The Assistant Engineering Technician will provide basic technical support for all projection and sounds systems at specific theatre locations; perform light maintenance on the projection and sound booth; record regular work, mileage and expense reports utilizing a computer-based program; assist in the running of wires, assembly and installation of equipment associated with new theatre construction; must have current auto insurance and valid driver’s license at all times.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 1+ years mechanical/electrical experience; able to lift 75 pounds; physical activity including lifting, pushing and crawling; flexible tow ork variable schedules; experience with lock out-tag out procedures; reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel; knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and internet browsing. 

    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 San Tan Village, Norterra, Chandler Fashion, Gateway Pavilions locations; in Tucson at our Tucson Spectrum location; in Texas at our SouthLake location; 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 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 :

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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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