WANTED: Music Department Intern

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (Paramount Theatre), an innovative organization located along the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Music Department Intern for its upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Ron Kellum and Co-Music Directed by Tom Vendafreddo and Kory Danielson


DIRECT REPORTING This position reports to the Co Music Directors & Music Supervisor

WORKS CLOSELY WITH Music Directors, Conductors, Music Supervisor, Musicians

February 15-March 19: majority of work could be off-site, meet with the Music Department no more than twice per week to check in on progress.
March 20-April 16: attend at least three rehearsals in Aurora to work on charts and assist with other administrative duties.
Additional Mandatory Dates: Rehearsal with Rhythm Section and Cast (date TBD), Orchestra Rehearsal on Monday, April 17, Wandelprobe and Final Dress on Tuesday, April 18, and previews on April 19-21.

COMPENSATION Unpaid; candidates must receive college/university credit; other benefits include complimentary tickets, valuable experience and networking opportunities in the Chicago theatre community.

DURATION February 15- April 22

POSITION SUMMARY Interns will work throughout the pre-production and rehearsal processes alongside the Co Music Directors & Music Supervisor to prepare orchestra charts and documents for musicians.  The ideal candidate possesses keen attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency using Sibelius software.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities of the Music Department intern include but are not limited to creating, cleaning, and maintaining updated orchestra charts, scanning/printing/copying orchestra parts and providing full partiturs for the conductor.

TO APPLY Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Tom Vendafreddo (Music Supervisor) at tom.vendafreddo@gmail.com with subject line: Music Department Intern. Email submissions are preferred, but if you are unable to email materials, submissions can be mailed to Paramount Theatre, Tom Vendafreddo, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.

Phone calls will not be accepted.  ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate program and able to receive college credit for  internship
  • Current knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient with Sibelius software