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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:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Facilities Technician I
  • Food and Beverage Analyst
  • Alcohol Service Area Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Senior Engineering Technician
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member

    Executive Assistant

    The Executive Assistant will be a team player with a self-starter attitude and have sound problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail; have experience supporting C-Level executives and bring high energy and new ideas to the position; provide advanced administrative support, handle procurement studies, purchasing and expense management for a range of items, travel expense reports, travel arrangements, composing correspondence/legal documents, compiling reports, spreadsheets, etc.; provide personal support including scheduling, running errands, family vacations, gifts, etc.; update recurring reports such as box office pricing, capital expense reports, net sheets, etc.; assist with project management for a variety of projects including company holiday cards and gifts.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 5+ years experience as a high-level executive assistant. Some college preferred; proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet browsing, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher preferred; proficiency on dictation equipment; diplomacy with other managers, peers and coworkers and superior customer service experience.  

    Business Systems Analyst

    IT Business Systems Analyst will review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs; assist with developing ideas and concepts; document requirements, define scope and objectives, and formulate systems to parallel overall business strategies; work with IT team members to develop business requirements and design documentation; work with project stakeholders to drive out specific needs, process and practices that will need to be met in new systems; develop publish, and implement test plans; develop and maintain test automation practices and assist in the development of quality assurance standards and practices; organize testing processes and teams and ensure they are properly suited for individual project needs; assist with the development of reports and implementation of new software systems as needed.

    Position Requirements: College diploma or university degree in IT related field or a high school diploma and 5 years equivalent work experience; experience in business processes reengineering is a plus; working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies; 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 I

    The facilities technician will be responsible for maintaining light equipment at assigned theatre locations; perform 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.; update Help Desk tickets as necessary; record regular work, mileage and expense reports utilizing a computer-based program; communicate effectively in writing and orally; 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.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.; demonstrate problem solving abilities and awareness of surrounding issues; Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word; read and interpret 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.  

    Food and Beverage 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.  

    Alcohol Service Area Manager

    The Alcohol Service Area Manager will assist with the addition of alcohol service at select theatres; be responsible for developing procedures and overseeing the operations of all theatre bars, alcohol services, and sales; develop and manage the alcohol service policies, training manuals, and make recommendations for the bar setup, equipment, menu, etc.; conduct regular visits to all local theatres with alcohol service; conduct training and monthly conference calls; maintain safety and security of guests and employees as related to the bar services; maintain compliance with all applicable alcohol service laws and regulations; be willing to travel to theatre locations outside of Arizona.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 5+ years’ experience in management of an upscale bar or restaurant; experience opening a higher end bar or restaurant is a plus; proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook; strong written and verbal English Language skills; bilingual is a plus; must be at least 21 years of age.  

    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, research issues and make process improvement recommendations; perform theatre audits by taking physical inventory of all concession items, count all cash in the vault, review personnel files, account for all cash equivalents and evaluate the physical controls at the theatre; analyze and report theatre performance monthly; travel 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. 

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager

    Positions now available in Arizona at Chandler Fashion, SanTan Village 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, Chandler Fashion, Gateway Pavilions and Queen Creek locations; in Texas at our SouthLake 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 Superstition Springs 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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