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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:

  • Food and Beverage Purchasing Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • IT Network Administrator
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Maintenance Project Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Bar Manager
  • Bartender
  • PlayCenter Manager
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member
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    Food and Beverage Purchasing Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Food and Beverage Purchasing Specialist will work in a fast paced environment supporting Harkins Theatres in procuring the best products at the best price. This person will act as a liaison between theatre management and concession vendors, and assist with all aspects of concessions including procuring product for testing, product testing, invoice management, order guide pricing, research and in-theatre promotions. Additional responsibilities include: manage, analyze and execute Requests For Proposals (RFPs), Requests For Information (RFI) and sales analysis; researches food and beverage programs within and outside of the theatre industry; maintain vendor contacts and portfolio tests; multi-task, organize and meet deadlines.

    Position Requirements: Bachelors degree in purchasing or supply chain management and 3+ years of equivalent experience; advanced Excel skills required; food supplier manufacturing/distribution knowledge; RFI and RFP experience required; superior project management and analytical skills; movie theatre experience a plus.  

    Digital Marketing Specialist

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Digital Marketing Specialist will manage company digital marketing programs and social media to cultivate relationships with the online guest community. 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 and analytics (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare, etc.); great customer service skills; movie knowledge a plus; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet browsing.  

    IT Network Administrator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Network Administrator will design, install, configure, secure and support Harkins LAN, WAN and Internet environment as well as maintain and monitor all associated equipment, software and protocols to ensure a secure and stable network environment. Additional responsibilities include: design, develop and maintain corporate and theatre network infrastructure, including servers, switches, cabling, routers, firewalls and other network devices; design, develop and maintain MS Active Directory services including configuring individual accounts and groups; define, recommend and implement network policies and procedures to secure the Harkins environment and meet PCI security requirements; implement and manage web, database, e-mail, SPAM and anti-virus systems; interact with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network and server products, services and support.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2 - 3 years’ experience network administration; 2 years practical Cisco experience, a plus; experience managing a wide area network; strong troubleshooting abilities; customer service attitude with a team player mentality.  

    IT Systems Administrator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The IT Systems Administrator will install, maintain, and monitor corporate and theatre servers, workstations and other associated equipment to ensure a stable and efficient computing environment. This individual will also install, configure, and manage software including Active Directory, Backup Exec, MS Exchange, server operating systems, Anti-Virus and other software systems as directed. Additional responsibilities include: plan and manage network storage capacity and configuration; configure, backup and manage physical and virtual servers; respond to, troubleshoot and resolve IT helpdesk tickets and assists other team members in issue resolution; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures documentation with regard to the Harkins computing environment.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 4 - 6 years’ experience in computer hardware maintenance and administration of Microsoft operating systems; working experience with Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Server, NAS, DAS, and SAN storage technologies and the full Microsoft Office suite; experience with scripting languages like Powershell; hands-on experience with VMware and Veeam and/or other similar virtualization technologies; strong customer service attitude with a team player mentality.  

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Location: Harkins Theatres Support Office – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The Human Resources Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: reviews, verifies and processes all employee new hire, termination, raise requests and other changes, and follows up with theatres if information is missing; I-9 form administration and E-verify work authorization administration and record retention; receives and submits employee injuries to the insurance carrier, inputs injury data, and follows up with theatres/employees/carrier as required; receives and verifies employee incentive orders and enters data on spreadsheet; completes employment verifications and answers questions from former employees; maintains integrity of all employee record retention.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 1+ year experience in human resources. Bachelors degree preferred; strong data entry skills; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and Internet browsing, required; Publisher and ADP Payforce and BlueCube experience, a plus; guest services experience, preferred.  

    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.  

    Maintenance Project Technician

    Location: Arizona – Phoenix Area Harkins Theatres

    The Maintenance Project Technician will support the facilities team by performing various special projects, with an emphasis in electrical and diagnostic work. Additional responsibilities include: Perform on-site preparation of floors for new paint within the theatre facility; refurbish theatre seats at a warehouse facility. May also install theatre seats at theatre facilities; 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.; must have current auto insurance at all times as well as valid drivers license.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, carpentry, welding, etc.; reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel; able to lift 75 pounds; able to perform lock out/tag out procedures.  

    Maintenance Technician

    Location: Colorado - Denver/Northfield-area Harkins Theatres

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

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 5+ 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: Arizona – Estrella Falls 16 in Goodyear

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

    Position Requirements: 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 - Estrella Falls 16 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+ year of alcohol service experience in a bar setting; completion of the Learn2Serve training course and Certification Exam is mandatory with a passing score; ust 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

    Location: 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 scheduled, train employees, and conduct 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, SanTan Village 16 in Gilbert

    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 - Chandler Fashion 20 in Chandler, SanTan Village 16 in Gilbert, Queen Creek 14 in Queen Creek, Norterra 14 in Phoenix and Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale; California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos and Moreno Valley 16 in Moreno Valley; Colorado - Northfield 18 in Denver; Oklahoma - Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City

     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

    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 - Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX in Tempe and Sedona 6 in Sedona; California - Cerritos 16 in Cerritos and Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands; Oklahoma - Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City

    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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