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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:

  • Senior IT Programmer
  • Projection and Sound Department Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Facilities Technician I
  • Food and Beverage Analyst
  • Senior Engineering Technician
  • PlayCenter Assistant Manager
  • PlayCenter Team Member
  • Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Team Member

    Senior IT Programmer

    The Senior IT Programmer will 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 and MS SQL Server; develop applications using MVC, SOA, and object oriented analysis and design; design and develop database systems using MS SQL Server 2005 thru 2012, including experience with SSRS, SSIS, and relational data modeling (dimensional data modeling is a plus); deploy new and updated applications to development and production environments; perform design reviews and code reviews; perform .NET architect duties to provide technical direction for development projects; identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues with third-party and custom applications, systems and processes; assist in researching solutions and technologies relating to software development; develop reports and documentation for applications and systems.

    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/mentor team members; able to adapt to changes in requirements and technologies; experience with TFS and JIRA a plus; able to read/write/speak English; quality focused, organized and detail oriented. 

    Projection and Sound Department Manager

    The Projection and Sound Department Manager will verify onsite repair(s) and maintenance were completed, and meet Company standards and that the theatre manager is satisfied with the work (applicable computer systems/networking, electrical, sound, mechanical, etc.); plan and schedule pro-active and reactive engineering activities; assist the director with department supervision including selecting, training, supervising, team building, performance evaluations and setting developmental goals; ensure OSHA and company safety compliance in all markets, including training and ensuring company policies are up to date; must carry a cell phone, and be available evenings and weekends for emergencies or special projects; must have current auto insurance at all times as well as valid drivers license; travel 20-30%.

    Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED and 5+ years supervisory experience in a related engineering field; knowledge or experience in electronics, projection and/or audio. Computer networking experience a plus; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and Internet browsing; supervisory/training/mentoring experience; movie theatre experience a plus; reliable work vehicle and willingness to travel.  

    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.  

    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.  

    PlayCenter Assistant Manager

    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 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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