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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:

  • Production Artist
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Facilities Technician II
  • Project Manager
  • Internal Auditing
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Food and Beverage Coordinator
  • Senior Engineering Technician
  • IT Business System Analyst
  • Facilities Technician
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Team Member
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    Production Artist


    The Production Artist will support the graphic designer by breaking out the creative to various size and formats needed for print/online; be responsible for graphic design production and small creative projects; be responsible for small adjustments/edits to creative pieces and basic projects such as brochures, pricing adjustments and established campaigns like Summer Movie Fun and Tuesday Night Classics; consistently apply and enforce style/brand guidelines .

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 2 years formal training in Graphic Arts/Design is preferred, experience working with various graphic formats for print and web, must be able to work on Mac-based computer, InDesign CS 6, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat, proficient Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and internet browsing, able to multi-task and prioritize, must be organized and detail oriented. 

    Construction Superintendent


    Construction Superintendent will support the facilities and construction department with various new theatre buildings; coordinate with contractors and sub-contractors; travel to theatre building sites within Arizona and other states; liaison between corporate and the construction site; read blue prints; provides other technicians with guidance/instruction for completing special projects; performs on-site preparation of floors for new paint within the theatre facility; use of hand tools to make repairs and adjustment; safety repairs for potentially hazardous conditions; must have current auto insurance coverage of at least the minimum required by the applicable state and a valid drivers license at all times; must carry a cell phone; may load and operate company vehicle, ensuring all safety precautions for securing the cargo and following traffic and Arizona department of transportation rules.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; must have knowledge of construction; supervisory/team building/mentoring experience a plus; Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word; able to perform and train lock out- tag out procedures; able to life 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedules; reliable truck or van and willingness to travel.  

    Facilities Technician II


    The Facilities Technician II will maintain equipment and facilities at assigned theatre locations and corporate office; perform on-site repair and maintenance of theatre facilities; repair 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; conducts safety observations, perform repairs for potentially hazardous conditions, notify theatre management of safety concerns and trains technicians on working safely; coordinate a team effort to assist the plumber and other technicians when needed (i.e. inspections, water damage, tile and carpet replacement, etc.); perform odd tasks that may include hauling or moving boxes and other equipment, scaffolding work, roof repairs, etc.; must carry a company cell phone and be available evenings and weekends for emergencies; must have current auto insurance at all times as well as valid drivers license; provides training/cross training and progress reviews of other technicians, as needed; reads and interprets blueprints, manuals and schematics; reviews technicians weekly timesheets to ensure work/project descriptions are accurate.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 3+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; supervisory/training experience; Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and Internet browsing; able to perform and teach lock out-tag out procedures; able to lift 75 pounds; reliable truck or van and willingness to travel. 

    Project Manager


    The Project Manager collaborates with internal and external resources to support the growth and development of the brand; manages annual marketing budget and plan; managed day to day projects and provides status and milestone reports to marketing director; manages project requests and aligns resources based on approved priorities; complies and maintains a weekly, monthly, yearly marketing calendar with the director of marketing.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communication or similar field, and 3-5 years related experience; must be organized, detail orientated and have strong time-management skills; able to work in as a team or independently in a fast-paces environment. 

    Internal Auditor


    The Internal Auditor will support theatre and corporate audits; perform audits and reconciliations on a monthly/quarterly/ad hoc basis to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls; prepare written audit reports for submission to all levels of management; identify improper accounting or documentation, researches issues and makes process improvement recommendations; perform theatre audits by taking physical inventory of all concession items, counting all cash in the vault, reviewing personnel files, accounting for all cash equivalents and evaluating the physical controls at the theatre; analyze and report theatre performance monthly; travels 20%

    Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years experience in accounting or finance. Certification a plus; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, 10-key, and Internet browsing; Movie theatre experience a plus; Guest relations skills a must; Reliable work vehicle, willingness to travel and access to a smart phone; Able to lift 20+ pounds. 

    Quality Assurance Specialist


    The Quality Assurance Specialist works with IT 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; writes and maintains test automation; identifies and facilitates issue resolution with functional and technical groups; documents test results and logs defects.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in a computer science related field or a high school diploma, and 4 years equivalent work experience; working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies; experience with SDLC and agile development methodologies; familiar with JIRA, a plus; strong problem solving skills, organized, and detail oriented. 

    Food and Beverage Coordinator


    The Food and Beverage Coordinator will provide support and work closely with the F&B manager and specialist; research new items and alternate options for existing products to consider in the request for proposal process; manage concession equipment, smallwares orders, janitorial program, concession item list, and supplier inquires ; maintain monthly concession reports, concession product details, supplier contract list, identifies new potential suppliers, etc.

    Position Requirements: Associates or B.S. Degree preferred ; concession theatre experience is a plus; proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and Internet browsing; must be organized and detailed oriented; able to multi-task and handle multiple ongoing projects.  

    Senior Engineering Technician


    The Senior Engineering Technician's role is to maintain and troubleshoot various projection and sound systems, research new equipment and assist in its implementation, assist Director with department supervision, which includes; training, mentoring, performance evaluations and goal setting for technicians, develop and maintain good relationships with theatre managers, theatre equipment manufacturers and suppliers and must be available by phone and respond in a timely manner to emergencies and equipment issues calls, which include weekends and evenings.

    Position Requirements: Associates degree and/or 10+ years of movie theatre projection and sound experience and experience in the engineering field; training or experience in electronics, projection, and sound equipment troubleshooting and repairing; supervisory/training experience; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and internet browsing; able to loft 75 pounds, reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel; lock out-tag out procedures. 

    IT Business System Analyst


    The BSA will review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs, assist with developing ideas and concepts, and will develop and publish test plans. This person will work with IT team members to develop business requirements and design documentation as well as define scopes and objectives and formulate systems to parallel overall business strategies; work with project stake holders to drive specific needs, processes and practices that will need to be met in new system; organize testing processes and teams and ensure they are properly suited for individual project needs.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in an IT related field or a high school diploma and 5 years equivalent work experience; practical experience in developing websites and mobile application, working knowledge of QA methodologies, knowledge of commonly used software development concepts, practices, and procedures; knowledge of database and development tools and environment. 

    Facilities Technician


    The technician will be responsible for maintaining light equipment at assigned theatre locations and this technician will be servicing the northern Arizona theatres; 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.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; demonstrates problem solving abilities and awareness of surrounding issues; Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word; reads and interprets blueprints, manuals and schematics; able to accomplish assigned tasks with minimal supervision; able to lift 75 pounds; flexible to work variable schedules; reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel; lock out- tag out procedures  

    PlayCenter Manager


    Positions now available in Oklahoma at the Bricktown theatre! The PlayCenter Managers are responsible for managing the operations of the PlayCenter, ensuring the safety of the children and staff, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children, training and developing staff, maintaining positive relationships with guests and their children, employees and management

    Position Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age, have Child Development related education or experience, MS Office experience, excellent customer service and employee development and retention skills. Must submit to a background check, 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 during our busy times, which are evenings, weekends and holidays.

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager


    Positions now available in Arizona at Chandler Fashion, Gateway Pavilions and Tuscon Spectrum! 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); MS 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 Gateway Pavilions and San Tan Village locations; in Texas at our South Lake location; in Colorado at our Northfield location; in California at our Moreno Valley location and in Oklahoma at our Bricktown 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; MS 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.

    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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