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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:

  • Fulfillment Coordinator
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Film Coordinator
  • Facility Technician Coordinator
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Food and Beverage Equipment Buyer
  • Food and Beverage Product Specialist
  • IT Field Technician Manager
  • Construction Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Engineering Technician
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Data and Report Analyst
  • Senior Engineering Technician
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member
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    Fulfillment Coordinator


    The Fulfillment Coordinator will coordinate corporate sales, group tickets, gift cards, school fundraisers, and fulfills ecommerce orders of loyalty merchandise; fulfill theatre, corporate and rental pass requests; provide excellent service and support to guests regarding orders, pass restrictions, ecommerce products, online ordering and guest log-ins; responsible for ensuring inventory security; assist with creating initiatives to increase sales; monitors sales and prepares reports on business levels and sales performance versus goals; reconciles daily capture reports for credit card sales.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business preferred; movie theatre and guest service experience a plus; comfortable with Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet browsing; data entry skills and proficiency with 10-key by touch; able to lift/carry 25+ pounds up/down stairs.  

    Business Development Specialist


    The Business Development Specialist will evaluate and propose initiatives to increase sales and revenue streams for the company; write proposals for new business initiatives to increase and add new revenue; assist with administering programs such as studio sponsorships, digital networks, ATMs, arcades, courier vendors and advertising; evaluate competitive programs and revenue streams in other industries to seek new opportunities; prepare sales reports and analysis on monthly basis.

    Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in sales or business preferred; movie theatre experience a plus; 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.  

    Facility Technician Coordinator


    Harkins Theatres seeks a Facility Technician Coordinator to join our Facilities Team at the Harkins Theatres Yuma Palms 14 based in Yuma, Arizona. The Facility Technician Coordinator performs on-site repair and maintenance of the theatre facility and light equipment. Additional responsibilities include: Repairs such as popcorn poppers, butter machines, other concession items, auditorium seating, restroom, lighting, minor electrical, basic plumbing, tile repairs, etc.; change HVAC filters and clean HVAC coils; safety repairs for potentially hazardous conditions; conduct monthly roof inspections; coordinate storage of theatre supplies/equipment shipments (i.e. concession products, paper goods, 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 driver’s license.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; experience with 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 for business errands; knowledgeable of lock out- tag out procedures.  

    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.  

    Food and Beverage Product Specialist


    The Food and Beverage Product Specialist will plan concession menus, create food preparation standards and serving guidelines, and perform food product testing, development, and evaluation. They will also conduct focused food research and monitor trends within the industry and geographic areas based on real estate projections to determine the best and most cost effective menu offering; coordinates with outside distributors, brokers, suppliers, chefs, etc. to identify new menu options and request samples; manages sample inventory and maintains stock rotation while testing; creates and documents menu breakdown and associated cost of goods sold (COGS) and provides suggestions for retail pricing for new and existing products; prepares all new menu products; builds standard recipes; maintains ingredients, allergens and product nutritionals; identifies and creates cooking/storage procedures, product shelf-life and conducts product yield analysis

    Position Requirements: College Degree in Nutrition, Food Science or Business and/or 3 years of equitable experience; Food Protection Manager Certification, required; Basic procurement skills and/or 1 year experience in Supply Chain, a plus; Working knowledge and experience with food preparation equipment; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and Internet browsing; Previous theatre experience is a plus; Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

    IT Field Technician Manager


    Harkins Theatres seeks an IT Field Support Manager to join our corporate team who will supervise and direct the IT Field Technicians in their daily efforts; respond to, troubleshoot and resolve IT helpdesk tickets and assist other team members in issue resolution; develop and maintain vendor relationships and work with vendors to support theatre systems; track and manage theatre hardware inventory and software licensing; work with the Harkins Network Administrator and third party vendor in developing and managing the LAN and WAN; assist the Harkins Training Manager in developing and implementing programs for end-users as systems and policies change; develop documentation for projects, systems and processes; provide leadership to the IT Field Technicians and assist in their skills development; assist the IT Director in research and development of new and enhanced theatre systems.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent; 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; supervisory/training/mentoring experience; physical activity including lifting, pushing and crawling; able to read/write English; organized and detail oriented.  

    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. 

    Human Resources Coordinator


    The Human Resources Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: review, verify 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; receive and submit employee injuries to the insurance carrier, input injury data, and follow up with theatres/employees/carrier as required; receive and verify employee incentive orders and enters data on spreadsheet; complete employment verifications and answer questions from former employees; maintain integrity of all employee record retention.

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

    Data and Report Analyst


    The analyst will be responsible for conducting research, monitoring business and industry trends, maintaining essential reports and providing statistical analysis. A strong candidate will analyze data and provide summaries of key findings and trends; evaluate real estate trade areas and demographics to support company growth plan; monitor business trends and create forecasting and budgeting model; validate new and existing reports to ensure continued accuracy and relevance; identify and define report automation opportunities; maintain and update sales data, usage and product cost reports.

    Position Requirements: College Degree in Business, Math, Finance, or Accounting or 3 years of equitable experience; superior Excel skills; strong statistics skills a plus; ability to validate, analyze, and document complex business processes/reports; strong quantitative and analytic skills.  

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager


    Full time positions now available in Arizona at Chandler Fashion, and Queen Creek. 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 and Queen Creek locations; in Texas at our SouthLake location; 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; 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 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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