• • • 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.

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:

  • Event Cinema Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Systems Development Manager
  • Administrative Assistant (Information Technology)
  • IT Business Systems Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Pre-Construction Manager
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Bar Manager
  • Bartender
  • Barista
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member
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    Event Cinema Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Event Cinema Specialist manages in-theatre event programming and special events. Evaluates, proposes and executes initiatives to increase in-theatre events and revenue streams.

    Event Cinema Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Coordinates and executes special presentations outside of normal programming including talent or additional promotional components (i.e. Tuesday Night Classics, PopUp Cinema, gaming tournaments, eSports viewing, etc)
    • Works with various internal departments to ensure presentation and execution of events
    • Develops strategy for enhancing and continuously evolving the gaming presence within theatres including, but not limited to, tournaments, game releases, streaming promotional gaming, and virtual reality
    • Creates proposals for new business initiatives to increase and add new revenue

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in sales, business, marketing or media
    • Movie theatre experience
    • Experience working with vendors and alternative content providers
    • Exposure to eSports/gaming industry
    • Experience writing proposals and reports

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Excellent guest service experience
    • 2+ years of relevant work experience (researching, gathering leads, planning events)
    • Advanced knowledge and experience with all gaming platforms
    • Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and advanced Internet browsing
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to multi-task
    • Organized and detail oriented
    • High school diploma or GED

    Administrative Assistant

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to a Director and Managers in a fast paced department of our Theater Support Office.

    Administrative Assistant responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Provides administrative support to the director including organizing, scanning, compiling reports and spreadsheets, creating travel arrangements, answering phones, mileage reimbursements and credit card statements, etc.
    • Assists the director with personal calendar, including scheduling and updating meetings and other activities.
    • Administers various departmental projects and programs.
    • Organizes, updates, and files department’s forms, notes and archival data
    • Assists with department budgets including creating purchase orders, reviewing and submitting invoices and assisting with variance reports.

    Administrative Assistant Requirements:
    • • High school diploma or GED
    • 2+ years of administrative assistance experience supporting director level or above
    • Guest relations skills a must
    • Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and internet browsing
    • Organized with strong attention to detail and ability to exercise judgment and discretion in maintaining confidential and sensitive information.
    • Able to multi-task and navigate aggressive deadlines
    • Must have reliable transportation

    Quality Assurance Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Quality Assurance Specialist develops, publishes, and executes test plans as well as defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts.
    • Quality Assurance Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 
      • 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
      Quality Assurance Specialist 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

  • Systems Development Manager

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Systems Development Manager is responsible for driving and contributing to the IT systems development team in the development of new IT systems, modifications of existing systems, and systems maintenance and support.

    Systems Development Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assists the director with department supervision including interviewing, selecting, training, mentoring, supervising, team building, performance evaluations and setting developmental goals
    • Lead and develop IT systems development team members including: directing efforts, providing leadership, assessing effectiveness, and developing technical and communications skills
    • Lead development projects by performing needs assessment, requirements gathering, design, development and implementation of new applications and in modifications to existing systems and applications
    • Review and provide estimates on new projects and enhancements to existing systems
    • Manage the design, development, implementation and maintenance of web applications, web services and databases
    • Direct the security of the Harkins network and secure access to systems within the network
    • Develop and maintain vendor relationships
    • Develop and establish programming standards
    • Designs network security and configurations in conjunction with systems development projects
    • Contribute recommendations on systems, processes and infrastructure improvements

    Systems Development Manager Requirements:
    • 8 years systems development experience with at least 3-years as a Systems Development Project Leader
    • College diploma or university degree in a computer programming related field or a high school diploma/GED and 5 years equivalent work experience
    • Significant experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio.NET, HTML, XML, and Java
    • Supervisory/team building/mentoring experience a must
    • Organized with strong attention to detail and ability to exercise judgment and discretion in maintaining confidential and sensitive information
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to work independently and/or with a team
    • Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment

    Administrative Assistant (Information Technology)

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Administrative Assistant will perform administrative and clerical duties and assist with managing internal processes, systems and vendor relationships for the IT department.

    Administrative Assistant responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assists the Director of IT
    • Creates purchase orders reviews and submits invoices and maintains the budget
    • Assists in developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, including procurement and price management of services, software and equipment
    • Creates and maintains department reports

    Administrative Assistant Requirements:
    • High school diploma or GED
    • 2+ years’ administrative experience
    • 2+ years’ experience working with an IT Department
    • Strong experience in vendor management
    • Comfortable processing invoices and purchase orders
    • Proficient with 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
    • Able to work independently with minimal direction
    • Guest services experience preferred

    IT Business Systems Analyst

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    IT Business Systems Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • 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

    IT Business Systems Analyst Requirements:
    • College diploma or university degree in IT related field and 5 years equivalent work experience
    • Experience in a scrum environment, required
    • 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

    Attorney

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Attorney will assist General Counsel with legal activities for the organization, which includes contract review and negotiation, labor law, lease administration, LLC creation and maintenance, corporate documents, risk management, legal compliance, and oversight of litigation.

    Attorney responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Provides accurate and timely counsel to Company executives in a variety of legal topics
    • Reviews, negotiates and administers critical agreements and other documents
    • LLC and corporation creation and maintenance
    • Specifies internal governance policies and regularly monitors legal compliance
    • Evaluate business and legal risks in proposed transactions and advise client on preferred courses
    • Provides interpretation of legal documents
    • Collaborates with management to devise efficient defense strategies
    • Communicates with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority, etc.)
    • Maintains current knowledge of changes in law
    • Continues professional education and maintains license throughout employment

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Excellent educational background from top schools and/or very high graduation ranking strongly preferred
    • Proven track record of 2 – 7 years of related business law experience
    • Experience dealing with contracts, labor law matters, and commercial real estate
    • Current member of the Arizona Bar Association
    • Previous work experience supporting a service based company dealing with customers/consumers. (i.e. movie, retail, hospitality, restaurant or services industry)

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of related business law experience
    • Excellent academic background required
    • Good standing member of a State Bar
    • Microsoft Excel (advanced), Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet browsing skills
    • Able to work independently and with a team
    • Able to multi-task

    Pre-Construction Manager

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Pre-Construction Manager provides overall coordination of all pre-construction activities, including due diligence, feasibility studies, drawings, surveys, permits, zoning, etc

    Pre-Construction Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Manages architects, consultants and other employees for all pre-construction activities, to ensure projects start on time.
    • Leads design and development meetings, including recording of all notes and distribution to the team.
    • Works with internal partners to determine needs and opportunities to improve design and/or construction materials and methods.
    • Maintains prototypical designs and drawings.
    • Reviews architectural and design contracts, bids, change orders to ensure accuracy with scope of work and compliance with corporate standards.
    • Works with legal and executive team to negotiate with landlords prior to lease execution for all construction related exhibits.
    • Represents the company in business with consultants, contractors, developers, and various public agencies.
    • Liaison through course of pre-construction and construction between landlord, city, contractor, and professional consultants.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in construction or architectural project management, or 10+ years related experience.
    • Project Management Professional or Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry, apply concepts such as fractions, ratios and proportions to practical situations, and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, commissions, area and volume.
    • Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet research. AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator knowledge preferred.

    Facilities Maintenance Technician

    Location: Servicing our theatres in Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO

    The ideal Facilities Maintenance Technician candidate will have a technical background and be skilled in electrical and diagnostics.

    Facilities Maintenance Technician responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Performs on-site repair and maintenance of theatre facilities
    • Repairs 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.
    • 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 drivers license

    Facilities Maintenance Technician 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
    • Able to perform lock-out/tag-out procedures

    Bar Manager

    Location: California - Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills; Arizona - Chandler Fashion 20 in Chandler, Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa, Park West 14 in Peoria, Arrowhead Fountains 18 in Peoria

    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 16 in Goodyear; California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos, Arrowhead in Peoria, Chandler Fashion in Chandler

    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.  

    Barista

    Location: Camelview at Fashion Square 14 in Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Barista will assist in the day to day operation of the theatre cafe area by creating and serving coffees, teas, other beverages, pastries, cakes and other snacks, maintaining cleanliness, organization, safety, and maintenance in order to deliver the ultimate moviegoing experience.

    Barista responsibilities include:
    • Understands all items sold at the cafe with the ability to answer questions, make recommendations and upsell
    • Assists with daily and weekly inventories
    • Completes regular training and other relevant trainings, including maintaining an updated food handling card, as applicable

    Barista requirements include:
    • High school diploma or GED
    • 2+ year experience in a café service setting
    • Excellent guest service skills
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Bilingual, Spanish a plus

    PlayCenter Manager

    Locations: Arizona – SanTan Village 16 in Gilbert

    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 - Norterra 14 in Phoenix; California - Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills

    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; Colorado - Northfield 18 in Denver; Oklahoma - Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City; Texas - Southlake 14 in Southlake; California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos

    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 - Yuma Palms 14 in Yuma; Colorado - Northfield 18 in Denver

    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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