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The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA) operates Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, RiverEdge Park and Paramount School of the Arts in Aurora, Illinois. As an organization, we are able to provide the best in arts and entertainment due to the work of our dedicated, responsible staff. If you have skills and experience that would be an asset to our team, we’d love to meet you.

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    By Mail

    Mail resume, cover letter and any other required materials to: Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506.

    In Person

    Drop off at 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

    SCHOOL OF THE ARTS JOBS  RIVEREDGE PARK JOBS

    VOLUNTEER USHERING BROADWAY AUDITIONS

    Internships

    NO AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS AT THIS TIME

    If you have an interest in learning the day-to-day operations of a major arts venue or the many tasks that go into creating one of the Paramount’s critically acclaimed theatrical productions, consider an internship!

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must receive college credit. All internships with Aurora Civic Center Authority are unpaid. Students must have written recommendation from the staff or faculty member at their college/university that has oversight of the internship program. Recommendation must be submitted with the application.  Applicant will not be allowed to start the internship without one of the following: transcript confirming that the student will receive college credit for internship, proof of class registration, or certified letter from the participating institute.


    MISSION STATEMENT

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by: making the performing arts accessible for every age and socio-economic background, introducing the magic of live theatre across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world, and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

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    Operational Cleaning Staff (Part Time)

    Operational Cleaning STAFF – Part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Operational Cleaning Staff. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, hourly; hours vary and may include evenings and weekends and are event dependent

    COMPENSATION – Hourly Position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – Clean, maintain, and care for all of ACCA’s facilities.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
    • Performs cleaning functions for area(s) assigned to them each day, which include but not limited to: vacuuming carpets, dust mopping and wet mopping, dusting, damp wiping surfaces, cleaning and disinfection bathroom surfaces; using properly diluted chemicals; using the right cleaning equipment and supplies for each area
    • Performs specialty-cleaning functions for area(s) assigned to them each day, which includes but not limited to: projects such as wall and window washing, cleaning areas that have been vacated, vent cleaning, sweeping stairwells, vacuuming elevator tracks, shower and tile scrubbing, and special disinfecting cleaning
    • Stock supplies in restrooms as needed
    • Ensure cleanliness of bathrooms; stock bathroom supplies as needed
    • Remove garbage from all receptacles
    • Complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
    • Be able to work safely with a variety of cleaning supplies
    • Work with and maintain a variety of different styles of cleaning equipment
    • Adhere to all applicable health and safety regulations
    • Report safety or security violations immediately to supervisor
    • Observe facilities and report maintenance deficiencies and items in need of repair
    • Complete pre-show, show and post-show responsibilities

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Ability to lift/carry 25+ pounds
    • Manual dexterity and strength to operate power operated machines
    • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
    • Ability to work both inside and outside environmental conditions
    • Stamina, good physical condition
    • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time
    • Detail oriented and conscientiousness
    • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
    • Ability to communicate effectively

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at  https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    Apply

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Elliot Samartano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

     

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    Audience Services Associate (Part Time)

    Audience Services Associate – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Audience Services. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Audience Services

    DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service Director & Audience Services Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible Part Time; generally, 15-30 hours per week hours are dependent on events/box office hours. Weekends and evenings are required. Position is year round and with paid training. Ideal for music and performing arts lovers and anyone looking for a way to be a part of one of the fastest growing theatres in the Chicago area.

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Late June 2021

    POSITION SUMMARY – The ideal candidate must be friendly and upbeat and love working in a fun, continuously changing and fast-paced environment. The Audience Services Associate is responsible for selling tickets over the phone and in person at the box office. Additionally, the Audience Services Associate provides exemplary customer service to all patrons between Paramount Theatre, RiverEdge Park, and Copley Theatre. Our staff is cross-trained to handle both incoming and outgoing sales calls and various other duties.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Field inbound calls with ticketing or subscription inquiries and be able to respond to customer needs promptly and professionally
    • Ensure the best possible experience for the patron
    • Become familiar with the most up-to-date show information and be able to communicate that to patrons
    • Handle cash and reporting
    • Perform outbound sales calls as assigned
    • Coordinate duties as assigned by the Audience Services Management Staff to ensure all projects are completed in a timely manner

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    • Experience in a box office or busy sales environment
    • Experience with or willingness to quickly and adeptly learn a computerized ticketing system
    • Ability to demonstrate unfailing commitment to customer service and respond promptly to customer needs while upholding the organization’s values
    • Reliable and personable with a collaborative spirit; must be open to taking on new tasks and challenges and able to adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment
    • Ability to work outdoors during RiverEdge Park season and possibly in inclement weather

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below .

    Apply

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Kevin Berls), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Banquet Set Up Crew (Part Time)

    Banquet Set Up Crew – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Banquet Set Up Crew. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    The ideal candidate will be…

    • Able to take minimal directions to complete room set-up tear-down and other preparations.
    • Able to handle fast paced environment.
    • Professional while working with clients present.
    • Available nights and weekends including early morning and late night hours
    • Able to stand for long periods of time.
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events Department

    DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITHEvent Coordinators

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, hourly; hours vary and may include evenings and weekends and are event dependent.

    COMPENSATION – Position is part-time, hourly.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Must ensure that all banquet and meeting rooms are properly set in a timely manner.
    • Be able to follow layouts as prescribed on the event sheets and floor plans without guidance.
    • Assist with resetting equipment while an event is occurring.
    • Responsible for timely and safe breakdown of meeting rooms after event completion.
    • Organize and clean banquet storage rooms and linen storage shelves.
    • Assist in moving concessions product and bar equipment.
    • Change the marquee.
    • Launder, fold and place linens.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time without sitting or leaning.
    • Possess the ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with your body and arms, work under variable temperatures and noise levels.
    • Must possess good communication skills.
    • Willing to work long shifts.

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    TO APPLY – Please submit your cover letter, and resume to jenniferh@paramountarts.com with subject line “Banquet Set Up Crew”

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application.

    Apply

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Jennifer Hahn), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

     

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    Security Guard (Part Time)

    Security Guard – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Security Guard. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House/Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible part-time, hourly; hours vary and require evenings, weekends, and holidays. Hours are event dependent.

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Patrol premises and ensure security of outside entry doors
    • Investigate disturbances
    • Monitor entrance/departure of guests to maintain security of premises
    • Circulate among patrons to preserve order and protect property
    • Politely warn patrons of rule infractions (no smoking indoors, alcoholic beverages not allowed outside of venues, etc.)
    • Conduct outside traffic control and patron crossing
    • Assist Front of House Manager or Manager on Duty
    • Ensure building is secure at the end of an event

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Experience in the security field
    • PERC Certification (Optional, but preferred)
    • Be motivated, committed and guest service driven
    • Have the ability to be on feet for several hours
    • Be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application. (Please include any other materials that are required to apply)

    APPLY

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jenna Gagliano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Barback (Part Time)

    Barback – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Barback. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

     

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

     

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Manager / Director of Front of House Operations

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible Part-time, hourly; hours vary and require afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Hours are event dependent.

     

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Support staff for multiple indoor, high volume, quick service, beverage service stations
    • Maintain proper temperature and equipment function of all draught beer, soda, and cooling systems
    • Stock all beverage stations with ice and product as needed
    • Assist Café Attendant when needed
    • Ability to advise on and coordinate the delivery of all beverage service needs
    • Successfully manage pre-event beverage station preparation timeline
    • Successfully manager post-event beverage station breakdown
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of and adhere to the Paramount Theatre Guidelines and Regulations

     

     

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment
    • Be proactive in maintaining high level of beverage service
    • Work in a fast-paced environment
    • Available for evening hours, including weekends and some holidays
    • Able to maneuver 160 lb kegs safely and efficiently
    • Prolonged standing, lifting, stopping, bending and twisting for extended periods of time
    • Previous hospitality & beverage service experience preferred
    • Be on your feet for several hours
    • Must be at least 21 years old

     

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

     

    TO APPLY                                                                                                                                       

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below:

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jenna Gagliano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Front of House Assistant Director (Full Time)

    Front of House Assistant Director – full time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Front of House Assistant Director. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    ·         making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,

    ·         introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,

    ·         and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – FRONT OF HOUSE

    DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Front of House

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire organization

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time non-exempt; schedule will include some weekends, evenings and holidays.

    COMPENSATION –Annual salary with excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Front of House Assistant Director will take a lead role, alongside the Director, to manage the day to day business operations of all ACCA performance spaces. This position will collaborate with colleagues across departments to implement and maintain superior patron care and safety standards.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Take lead role in concession products and sales for the organization; continuously assess and improve sales by identifying opportunities and weaknesses, and solicit new sources of revenue
    • Manage and develop a strong team of bar staff, FOH associates, security, gatekeepers, and grounds crew with a commitment to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity
    • Generate sales reports with the accounting department
    • Negotiate contracts
    • Ability to analyze sales reports to recommend pricing and sourcing of products
    • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully
    • Become proficient in emergency, first aid medical attention and evacuation protocols relative to large events and social gatherings
    • Become proficient with front of house technology and maintenance, such as POS systems, scanners, assisted hearing devices, etc.
    • Ability to house manage and work events at the Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, Meyer Ballroom, RiverEdge Park, Stolp Island Theatre and other event locations as needed  
    • Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of customer service, integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality
    • Ability to work independently, taking initiative, with little direction
    • Other duties as assigned

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Previous Restaurant / Bar Management experience a plus with an emphasis on high volume, quick service  
    • Live events, entertainment and/or theatre background a plus
    • Ability to execute the job and deliver on time results within budget
    • Ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving skills in a team-oriented environment
    • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, professional and courteous manner which fosters a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment
    • Demonstrated experience leading and managing, supervising, training, and motivating a team
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks at once and demonstrate flexibility in light of shifting demands & priorities  
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time without sitting or leaning
    • Possess the ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with your body and arms, work under variable temperatures and noise levels
    • Highly computer literate and proficiency with Microsoft Office required
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
    • Must be willing and able to work flexible, and sometimes long, hours/days, including evenings and weekends reflective of the dynamic schedule of live events and the theatre

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

     

    TO APPLY –

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Maureen Morrison) 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Covid-19 Safety Officer (Part Time)

    Covid-19 Safety Officer – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking COVID-19 Safety Officers. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms, which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Human Resources

    DIRECT REPORTING – Human Resources & Risk Management Manager & taking direction from Production Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Production and HR/Risk Management Departments

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, hourly; hours vary and include evenings and weekends; rehearsal and performance schedule will be available during interview process

    COMPENSATION – $16 per hour

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The COVID-19 Safety Officers (CSOs) will ensure that COVID-19 safety requirements as defined by Aurora Center Authority (ACCA) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) are implemented throughout the rehearsal and performance periods. CSOs will receive training and work with Production Management and the HR/Risk Manager to enhance and implement COVID-19 safety protocols that align with requirements from ACCA and AEA. The CSOs will serve as primary point persons to address COVID-19 safety questions and concerns with relevant production personnel including cast, crew, musicians and production team members.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Complete COVID-19 compliance safety training.
    • Communicate, oversee, monitor and enforce procedures for COVID-19 safety practices, symptom monitoring, protocols following a positive test, cleaning and sanitization, ventilation, press events, case reporting, and contact tracing throughout rehearsal and performance periods.
    • Conduct COVID-19 safety orientations and training with relevant production personnel.
    • Serve as primary contact to receive and respond to COVID-19 safety and compliance concerns.
    • Exercise autonomy and authority to address COVID-19 safety and compliance concerns within the bounds of established protocols.
    • If unable to resolve a compliance concern or if there are continuing or serious compliance concerns, work closely with Production Management and HR/Risk Manager to address and rectify such issues.
    • Conduct COVID-19 safety assessments and evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk.
    • Establish a plan to communicate regularly with Production Management and HR/Risk Manager about COVID-19 safety and make recommendations for adjustments to COVID safety protocols as needed.
    • Provide reports to Production Management and HR/Risk Manager regarding concerns, violations, and compliance issues.

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Must have or receive ACCA-approved COVID-19 compliance safety training
    • Adaptability to varying work environments and new responsibilities
    • Strong, proactive work ethic
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
    • Ability to work well in a team environment with many different personalities
    • Robust oral and written communication skills
    • Comfortable speaking to and instructing groups of colleagues
    • Proven organizational skills including logistics, time management and scheduling
    • Must be a “people person” who can manage with confidence, enforce policies and procedures, and operate with authority when needed
    • Creative problem solver

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Margie Isaacson, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Operational Cleaning Staff Supervisor (Full Time)

    OPERATIONAL CLEANING STAFF SUPERVISOR – FULL TIME

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Operational Cleaning Staff Supervisor. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full-time, hourly; hours vary and include evenings and weekends and are event dependent

    COMPENSATION – $20.00 per hour with excellent benefits package including health, paid time off.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – Supervise Operational Cleaning Staff who maintain and care for all of ACCA’s facilities.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • In conjunction with the Operational Cleaning Manager, meets with staff to discuss schedules and assignments, staff development and training needs
    • Trains, coordinates and supervises the Operational Cleaning staff to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient cleaning operation
    • Assigns work to employees, following material and work requirements
    • Ensures the proper use and care of equipment and safe use of a variety of cleaning supplies
    • Develops and implements procedures and ensures that established standards and procedures are followed, including daily review and inspection of work performed
    • Ensures use of properly diluted chemicals; use and maintenance of the right cleaning equipment and supplies for each area
    • Ensures adherence to all applicable health and safety regulations
    • Reports safety or security violations immediately to manager
    • Observes facilities and reports maintenance deficiencies and items in need of repair, ensures timely follow-up occurs to remedy any identified deficiencies
    • Appropriately respond to unique or unusual situations as they arise
    • Have the ability to delegate and the willingness to grow in position through training
    • Responsible for the day to day cleaning and upkeep of multiple locations. This primarily includes the Paramount Theatre, North Island Center, Paramount School of the Arts, RiverEdge Park, Scene Shop, Rehearsal space, Myer Ballrooms and Copley Theatre

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • One to three years of cleaning and supervisory experience
    • Desire to provide high quality experiences and facilities to the community
    • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills, coupled with strong communication skills and have the ability to represent Aurora Civic Center Authority
    • Ability to lift/carry 25+ pounds
    • Manual dexterity and strength to operate power operated machines
    • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
    • Ability to work both inside and outside environmental conditions
    • Stamina, good physical condition
    • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time
    • Detail oriented and conscientiousness
    • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
    • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative with little direction
    • Able to assess a situation and proactively manage problems

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at  https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Elliot Samartano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Operational Cleaning Staff (Full Time)

    OPERATIONAL CLEANING STAFF – FULL TIME

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Operational Cleaning Staff. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full-time, hourly; hours vary and may include evenings and weekends and are event dependent

    COMPENSATION –hourly with excellent benefits package including health, paid time off.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – Clean, maintain, and care for all of ACCA’s facilities.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
    • Perform cleaning functions for area(s) assigned to them each day, which include but not limited to: vacuuming carpets, dust mopping and wet mopping, dusting, damp wiping surfaces, cleaning and disinfection bathroom surfaces; using properly diluted chemicals; using the right cleaning equipment and supplies for each area
    • Perform specialty-cleaning functions for area(s) assigned to them each day, which includes but not limited to: projects such as wall and window washing, cleaning areas that have been vacated, vent cleaning, sweeping stairwells, vacuuming elevator tracks, shower and tile scrubbing, and special disinfecting cleaning
    • Stock supplies in restrooms as needed
    • Ensure cleanliness of bathrooms
    • Remove garbage from all receptacles
    • Complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
    • Be able to work safely with a variety of cleaning supplies
    • Work with and maintain a variety of different styles of cleaning equipment
    • Adhere to all applicable health and safety regulations
    • Report safety or security violations immediately to supervisor
    • Observe facilities and report maintenance deficiencies and items in need of repair
    • Complete pre-show, show and post-show responsibilities

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Ability to lift/carry 25+ pounds
    • Manual dexterity and strength to operate power operated machines
    • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
    • Ability to work both inside and outside environmental conditions
    • Stamina, good physical condition
    • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time
    • Detail oriented and conscientiousness
    • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
    • Ability to communicate effectively

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at  https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Elliot Samartano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

     

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    Accounting Manager (Full Time)

    Accounting Manager – FULL TIME

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Accounting Manager. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    ·         making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,

    ·         introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,

    ·         and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Finance

    DIRECT REPORTING –VP of Finance and Human Resources WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All departments of the organization POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full Time Exempt

    COMPENSATION – Annual salary starting $55,000 with excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Accounting Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the accounting activities are completed in an accurate, timely fashion while mentoring employees and working as a team. This is an amazing opportunity to work for a growing organization!

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    ·         Manage all accounts receivable transactions

    ·         Manage the Accounts Receivable Associate

    ·         Ensure strong accounting controls to minimize risks

    ·         Reconcile multiple credit card deposits daily including our ticketing, donation, and POS systems

    ·         Reconcile the bank accounts monthly

    • Work with the Events department to ensure deposit payments are allocated correctly and closeout all rental events and weddings

    ·         Work with Human Resources to reconcile Health Insurance expenses monthly

    ·         Assist with the month end close process and producing financial reports

    ·         Manage outstanding checks to ensure they clear the bank in a timely manner

    ·         Prepare intercompany journal entries

    ·         Conduct account reconciliations and data analysis

    ·         Assist with annual audit

     

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    ·         Detail-oriented, highly organized; able to prioritize, take initiative, set and meet goals and deadlines and to produce accurate work

    ·         Strong communication, administrative, and computer skills

    ·         Professional attitude and a team player

    ·         Ability to collaborate and maintain good working relationships with colleagues throughout the organization and externally

    ·         Resourceful; problem solve effectively both independently or collaboratively

    ·         Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    ·         Experience with Acumatica a plus but not required

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY HERE

    Or mail/drop off to:

    Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Erika Miller, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Graphic Designer (Full Time)

    graphic designer – marketing

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Graphic Designer – Marketing. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions, a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals and the self-produced Bold Series for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms, which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Marketing

    DIRECT REPORTING – Marketing Creative Director

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time non-exempt; some weekends and evenings

    COMPENSATION –   Minimum salary starting at $45K; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY-

    In coordination with the Marketing Creative Director, the Graphic Designer will develop strategy and execution for all organization marketing and promotional efforts.  This will include working closely with marketing staff, web developers, photographers, videographers, internal clients, and outside contractors.

    The Graphic Designer must have a passion for communicating visually; outstanding design skills; the ability to guide, evaluate and elevate design execution; have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in leading cross-functionally without direct supervision; and be a team player who shares the Company’s artistic vision for a broad and inclusive audience.

    This position is responsible for the development behind the visual representation of the brand and material produced by the organization and supports departments ranging from content to marketing to fundraising and more. This role offers an opportunity to play a major role in the creative direction and output of a highly-respected regional theater that is looking for a strong visual contributor and message strategist.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop creative work including the design of all graphics, website content, brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, billboards, mailers, photo shoots, and digital marketing assets from conception to completion, ensuring a high level of creativity and style consistency in all work produced
    • Build relationships internally and externally with the active and continual pursuit of the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity
    • Supplement the social media visual presence of the organization, working with the content and marketing teams
    • Be adept at working across an organization, serving as the subject matter expert on all things visual
    • Be a consistent brand guardian and mission champion
    • Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, and display flexibility through multiple revisions and changing priorities bringing projects in on time and on budget
    • Position performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned

    SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Strong experience in designing and producing content-heavy digital and print and materials, including extensive knowledge on printing and mailing specifications
    • Online portfolio showcasing relevant work required
    • Advanced skills in design tools and technologies (Adobe Creative Suite, strong focus on InDesign)
    • Video editing and motion graphics/animation skills
    • The ability to balance multiple projects and be accountable for meeting deadlines
    • Experience in managing creative development with proven team-building skills and a flexible, upbeat attitude in the workplace

     

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    TO APPLY-

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Sheila Ray, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    IT Support Analyst

    IT Support Analyst

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an IT Support Analyst. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions, a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals and the self-produced Bold Series for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

     

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Informational Technology

    DIRECT REPORTING – Vice President of Finance/Human Resources

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire Organization

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full-time, Exempt; Generally, Monday-Friday with evenings and weekends over the summer months to support our outdoor venue. On-Call as needed.

     

    COMPENSATION – Annual Salary starting at $58,000 based on experience. Position also qualifies for an excellent benefits package including health insurance and paid time off.

    HIRE DATE – Mutually Agreed upon date as soon as possible

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – This individual will develop and execute a plan that supports the organization’s IT needs. They must ensure that all of the technology systems are functioning properly and oversee any necessary upgrades. Significant ingenuity, flexibility, organization, and time management will be essential in the success of this position. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the stability of our network and all technology while keeping the platforms and networks up to date as all employees utilize the technology in order to perform their jobs and succeed. All of this should be achieved while attaining the highest security possible to avoid an external breach.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    Daily

    • Manage relationship with IT Partner to ensure they are fulfilling all contractual duties
    • Day to day IT Computer/Printer/Network maintenance and issues including end user support and setting up new offices
    • Maintain bridge connection between buildings
    • POS network maintenance, including running wires for new locations
    • Manage budget and recommend organization’s IT purchases (large scale and individual users)
    • Consult on all purchases for organization that involves any technology items
    • Set up and maintain all internet connections and contracts
    • Set up/run wires for any new purchases including security cameras with Operations Department

     

    Work with IT Partner to ensure the following responsibilities are completed

    • Firewall maintenance
    • Maintain back up for server and network security
    • Ensure proper network operations for VOIP and phone networks
    • Maintain AntiVirus software
    • Maintain relationship with ISPs
    • Ensure the PCI Security Scan will pass every time it is run
    • SSL Certificate renewals

    As Needed

    • Wifi Access to rentals
    • All other Rental IT needs for customers/events

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    Minimum three years experience (five years a plus) in Managing small to medium-sized projects, from planning to project scope implementation such as:

    • Execution of infrastructure and a variety of development projects
    • Provide support for desktops, laptops, application installs, printing, general internet connectivity and mobile issues
    • Coordinate with business leaders and department heads, along with the Vice President of Finance in the creation and maintenance of business systems
    • Oversee technology operations, handling project-related procurement and budgeting, and monitoring technology expenditures
    • Manage Network (Switches, Cameras, Devices), Server Infrastructure (VMWare and/or Hyper-V), Critical Applications (Active Directory, Exchange, ECT)
    • Manage day to day monitoring of systems and data protection of systems, applications and data
    • Lead and execute disaster recovery programs for email systems, shared data, and remote access, along with organization redundancy checks for both internet and network access
    • Design and implement a business continuity program that involve risk and business impact assessment, as well as a complete, corporate-wide disaster recovery plan
    • Assume full accountability in creating annual strategic plan
    • Oversee selection, evaluation, negotiation, and management of third-party services and vendors
    • Gives attention to detail
    • Ability to stay organized and multi-task efficiently
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Ability to prioritize and work under strict deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment

     

     

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Microsoft Windows 7/10 and Server 2008-2016
    • Familiarity with Hyper-V or VMWare Virtualization
    • Microsoft 365 Administration
    • Exchange Email, Office Applications
    • Phone System Administration (NEC)
    • Enterprise Backup Software such as Veeam
    • Networking (Virtual LANs, QoS), managing connectivity between multiple locations
    • Cisco Meraki and Ubiquiti Cloud Network Management
    • Webserver
    • Firewalls- Sophos UTM 9 or equivalent Firewall Technologies (3 Years)
    • Experience with SQL, Shared Storage (a Plus)
    • Familiar with Disaster Recovery Technologies and Concepts
    • Project Management

     

     

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Erika Miller), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Event Coordinator (Full-time)

    Event Coordinator (Full-Time)

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a full-time Event Coordinator. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

     

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

     

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Rentals Mgr. and other Event Coordinators

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; hours vary and may include evenings and weekends and are event dependent

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting annual salary is $35,000 with excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k with employer match

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY –Coordinates all aspects of rental events including advancing prior to the event, managing event day-of, and closing out after each event. Communicates with clients and other departments to ensure that all aspects of the event are planned and properly executed.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Have a complete working knowledge of ACCA’s standard operating procedures and event protocol, including concession policies, and money handling policies after initial training.
    • Attend weekly meetings with the Events Team, Rentals Manager and Special Events Director, to discuss current and future events.
    • Coordinate event details with Paramount staff after event specifics are turned over from the Rentals Manager.
    • Establish contact and acquire all event details from Renter.
    • Create an Event Sheet for each event that includes all details for all rental events.
    • Communicate with the Special Events Director and other personnel concerning the set-up and removal of all necessary tables, chairs, podiums, etc. for all rental events.
    • Coordinate event caterers, valet, and vendors as necessary.
    • Plan room layouts and event programming.
    • Coordinate staffing needs and cleaning staff schedule for rental events, place product orders, and marquee requests with Front of House Manager.
    • Oversee and manage staff pre and post-event including Banquet Set-up Crew.
    • Manage all staff during events including bar, security, cleaning, house crew.
    • Submit projected additional liquor needs per event.
    • Evaluate and order all linens necessary for all rental events.
    • Wash all in-house linens used during rental events.
    • Purchase some concessions items (i.e. bar fruit).
    • Request all signage needed for rental events to the Marketing department.
    • Ensure that the function runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Post-event evaluation with appropriate staff, as well as post-event closeout documentation.
    • Manage a point of sales system and provide reports as needed.
    • Change marquee before or after events.
    • Complete tasks with attention to detail.
    • Assist with Front Of House duties at Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, and RiverEdge Park.
    • Assist Rentals Manager and Special Event Director with keeping track of event inquiries, leads, and follow-ups as needed.
    • Assist Rentals Manager in creating budgets, contracts, and close-outs for rental events.
    • Handle Emergency Evacuation and First Aid for all event guests.
    • Meet with potential clients during a site visit to facilitate renting our venues.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required, and completes other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES –

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Google Docs.
    • Illinois Liquor Control Commission BASSET Certification (may be completed upon hiring).
    • State of Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Management (may be completed upon hiring).
    • Crowd Control Management certification (may be completed upon hiring)
    • Ability to sustain physical activity when pushing carts, setting up the event spaces, and remaining on feet for long periods. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
    • Be the onsite point of contact throughout the entire rental event.
    • Ability to work outdoors during RiverEdge Park season and in inclement weather.
    • Willing to work long shifts and late nights.
    • Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends.

     

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal directions and see an event from start to completion.
    • Organized so that all details of events are coordinated and managed.
    • Proficient in Illustrator.
    • Hands-on with set-up and tear-down of event and inventory movement when needed.
    • Able to handle a fast-paced environment.
    • Able to maintain a professional demeanor with clients and vendors.
    • Responsive and considerate of all customers’ needs.
    • Able to assess a situation and proactively manage problems.

     

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees, and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Jennifer Hahn), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Event Coordinator (Part-time)

    Event Coordinate (PArt-Time)

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a part-time Event Coordinator. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

     

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

     

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Rentals Mgr. and other Event Coordinators

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, hourly; hours vary and may include evenings and weekends and are event dependent

     

    COMPENSATION – Starts at $16.82 per hour

     

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

     

    POSITION SUMMARY –Coordinates all aspects of rental events including advancing prior to the event, managing event day-of, and closing out after each event. Communicates with clients and other departments to ensure that all aspects of the event are planned and properly executed.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Have a complete working knowledge of ACCA’s standard operating procedures and event protocol, including concession policies, and money handling policies after initial training.
    • Attend weekly meetings with the Events Team, Rentals Manager and Special Events Director, to discuss current and future events.
    • Coordinate event details with Paramount staff after event specifics are turned over from the Rentals Manager.
    • Establish contact and acquire all event details from Renter.
    • Create an Event Sheet for each event that includes all details for all rental events.
    • Communicate with the Special Events Director and other personnel concerning the set-up and removal of all necessary tables, chairs, podiums, etc. for all rental events.
    • Coordinate event caterers, valet, and vendors as necessary.
    • Plan room layouts and event programming.
    • Coordinate staffing needs and cleaning staff schedule for rental events, place product orders, and marquee requests with Front of House Manager.
    • Oversee and manage staff pre and post-event including Banquet Set-up Crew.
    • Manage all staff during events including bar, security, cleaning, house crew.
    • Submit projected additional liquor needs per event.
    • Evaluate and order all linens necessary for all rental events.
    • Wash all in-house linens used during rental events.
    • Purchase some concessions items (i.e. bar fruit).
    • Request all signage needed for rental events to the Marketing department.
    • Ensure that the function runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Post-event evaluation with appropriate staff, as well as post-event closeout documentation.
    • Manage a point of sales system and provide reports as needed.
    • Change marquee before or after events.
    • Complete tasks with attention to detail.
    • Assist with Front Of House duties at Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, and RiverEdge Park.
    • Assist Rentals Manager and Special Event Director with keeping track of event inquiries, leads, and follow-ups as needed.
    • Assist Rentals Manager in creating budgets, contracts, and close-outs for rental events.
    • Handle Emergency Evacuation and First Aid for all event guests.
    • Meet with potential clients during a site visit to facilitate renting our venues.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required, and completes other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES –

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Google Docs.
    • Illinois Liquor Control Commission BASSET Certification (may be completed upon hiring).
    • State of Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Management (may be completed upon hiring).
    • Crowd Control Management certification (may be completed upon hiring)
    • Ability to sustain physical activity when pushing carts, setting up the event spaces, and remaining on feet for long periods. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
    • Be the onsite point of contact throughout the entire rental event.
    • Ability to work outdoors during RiverEdge Park season and in inclement weather.
    • Willing to work long shifts and late nights.
    • Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends.

     

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal directions and see an event from start to completion.
    • Organized so that all details of events are coordinated and managed.
    • Proficient in Illustrator.
    • Hands-on with set-up and tear-down of event and inventory movement when needed.
    • Able to handle a fast-paced environment.
    • Able to maintain a professional demeanor with clients and vendors.
    • Responsive and considerate of all customers’ needs.
    • Able to assess a situation and proactively manage problems.

     

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees, and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Jennifer Hahn), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Education Associate

    Education Associate

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Education Associate. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions, a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals and the self-produced Bold Series for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms, which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

     

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

     

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

     

    DEPARTMENT – Education

    DIRECT REPORTING – School Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – School Experience Coordinator, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Education Partnerships Manager

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Hours vary 16-20 hours a week. A typical work week during our school year (September-May) is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-9pm, with the possibility of additional hours on Monday and Wednesday. Possible weekend hours available depending on PSA engagement events. Summer schedule varies from fall with daytime hours June-August. Non-exempt.

     

     

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position: $16/hour

    HIRE DATE – August 2022

    POSITION SUMMARY – Do you have a passion for the arts, and are you eager to grow your skills in your field? Are you looking to grow your professional resume? Want to explore the administrative side of what makes a performing arts school run successfully? We are looking for an Education Associate who will help us provide a welcoming, organized and unforgettable customer experience for anyone who enters Paramount School of the Arts. The position also collaborates with members of the Education team for day-to-day operating projects, programs, events, and other office functions. Additionally, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in arts administration for a community-based non-profit.  The position requires a highly organized individual with excellent customer service skills and willingness to learn and grow.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    Assist the Paramount School of the Arts (PSA) staff in department duties, which may include, but are not limited to:

    • Act as the first point of contact for the parents and students interested in classes and activities at Paramount School of the Arts.
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the School Manager, School Experience Coordinator, other staff, parents, students, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
    • Build and maintain relationships with schools, community organizations, volunteers, school personnel, students, caregivers and the greater Aurora community.
    • Effectively and accurately use our online CRM (Customer Response Management) System and produce needed reports in a timely fashion.
    • Provide excellent customer service to parents and students of the school.
    • Represent Paramount School of the Arts through networking, community presentations, and attendance at community functions.
    • Monitor children during snack and lunch breaks as needed during summer camps.
    • Monitor the hallways, classrooms, and lounges to ensure a safe environment for learning.
    • Advocate within the institution for education and engagement activities.
    • Follow policies and procedures designed to ensure the safety of children attending any educational activities.
    • Ensure that all applicable state and federal guidelines are upheld.
    • Perform administrative duties such as database management and creation, general filing, and correspondence.
    • Other duties as mutually agreed upon.

     

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Customer Service experience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Fluency in Spanish language is preferred, but not required
    • Experience in the arts or arts education is preferred, but not required
    • Intermediate computer skills
      • Outlook Express
      • Experience with MS Word and Excel
      • Social Media Platforms
      • Google G Suite

     

     

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    Please include three references we may contact with emails and phone numbers.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Liz Hilsabeck 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

     

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    Production Assistant

    Production Assistant

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Production Assistants (PAs). ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

     

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

     

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    DEPARTMENT – Stage Management (Production)

    DIRECT REPORTING – Position reports to the Stage Manager and, when applicable, the Assistant Stage Manager.

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Production Mgmt, Directing Team, Cast

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE –Hourly, seasonal (show-specific), non-exempt; 8-9 hour days (daytimes and evenings), six days a week with extended hours during tech. While a small number of conflicts are feasible, it is unlikely that this position will be compatible with other full-time employment.

    COMPENSATION – $16.00/hour; perks include EMC credit, complimentary tickets, experience working with and learning from union stage managers, and networking opportunities in the Chicago theatre community

     

    DURATION – Flexible start and end dates.  Applicants are encouraged to express interest in multiple productions for which they are available, but applicants need not be available for all productions to express interest in one or more of the shows.

     

    Broadway Series  
    Dreamgirls:  position has been filled
    Sound of Music:  Sept 26, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022
    Into the Woods:  Dec 26, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023
    School of Rock:  Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023

    HIRE DATE – ongoing; see dates listed above

    POSITION SUMMARY – PAs will work throughout the pre-production and rehearsal processes alongside an Equity Stage Manager and, when applicable, an Equity Assistant Stage Manager. Ideal candidates possess keen attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to refine and expand upon entry-level stage management skills.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – Responsibilities include but are not limited to partnering with Equity Stage Managers on tasks such as taping out the rehearsal hall, preparing and copying paperwork, rehearsal hall set-up and clean-up, taking line notes, being on-book, managing “creature comforts” such as coffee/tea setup, and executing the set, strike and tracking of properties during the rehearsal process.

     

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Some Stage Management experience (exposure to professional stage management is preferred, but related experience in community theatre and/or educational theatre is also valued)
    • Strong written and verbal communication as well as organizational and time management skills
    • Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    TO APPLY – Please email a cover letter, resume, and TWO references to Yesenia Esparza (Associate Production Manager) at productionjobs@paramountarts.com with subject line: Production Assistant. Email submissions are preferred, but if you are unable to email materials, submissions can be mailed to Paramount Theatre, Yesenia Esparza, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume and TWO references using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Yesenia Esparza, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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    Front of House Manager (Part Time)

    FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER (Part Time)

    Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Part Time Front of House Manager. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion

    DEPARTMENT: Front of House, all venues. Including but limited to Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, RiverEdge Park and Stolp Island Theatre

    DIRECT REPORTING: Director of FOH Operations

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Hourly, non-exempt; 8-9 hour days (evenings, weekends and holiday availability are required) and are dependent on event schedule.

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $20 per hour, plus complimentary or discounted tickets to certain events.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Front of House Manager is responsible for delivering the highest caliber of patron services during productions, while managing Front of House operations of events. This role will ensure a solid patron experience for all venue guests, will address, document, and resolve all guest concerns and emergency situations, and will manage, mentor, and support the Front of House team. This position will work closely with the Aurora Police Department and our security team to ensure a safe environment.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Keep some office hours, attend management meetings and work event hours.
    • Manages FOH performances and events at Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre and Riveredge Park (REP), Stolp Island Theatre and any future venue.
    • Welcome the public to the theatre and oversee their guest experience including safety and well-being before, during, and immediately after the show.
    • Answer questions, listen to patrons’ concerns, make audience members feel welcome and resolve any conflicts that may arise.
    • Ensure guest compliance to all event policies.
    • Liaison between ACCA senior staff and Front of House Event Staff.
    • Follow event layouts as prescribed on the event sheets and floor plans without guidance.
    • Prioritize and schedule work assignments. Ensure proper scheduling, directly or through others, of all staff and vendors to provide the proper coverage for all services at performances/events.
    • Collaborate with all Front of House staff, direct, supervise and mentor staff and volunteer ushers on a consistent basis.
    • Supervision of a large, diverse part time staff.
    • Handle potentially upset patrons in a professional manner and be able to problem solve.
    • Have proficient knowledge of the POS system & inventory procedures, within 30 days of employment.
    • Have proficient knowledge of ticket scanners, radios and other audiovisual equipment, within 30 days of employment.
    • Work closely to help coordinate and work with multiple departments on an event-to-event basis.
    • Fully understand how all beer & soda dispensing equipment operates and be able to help troubleshoot when needed.
    • Manage multiple projects and assignments.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

    • 1+ years in Front of House, Event Coordinating and/or Festival Management preferred.
    • Knowledge of all facets of Front of House Theatre/Venue Management.
    • Ability to lead staff, volunteers and patrons through emergency situations rationally and calmly.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Ability to research and summarize findings for different projects and products.
    • Exceptional computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel and Power Point.
    • Available to work a flexible schedule, including evening, weekend and Holiday hours.
    • Flexible and able to direct multiple teams of staff.
    • Excel in working in team environment.
    • Be able to think on your feet to resolve situations.
    • Independent problem solving and multitasking skills in a fast-paced, high energy, artistic environment.
    • Be self-motivated and be able to successfully execute responsibilities independently.
    • Ability to stand for long periods without sitting or leaning
    • Ability to work in various weather conditions and noise levels.
    • Possess the ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with your body and arms, work under variable temperatures and noise levels.
    • Willing to work long hours in a fast paced environment.
    • Become Basset Certified within 30 days of employment.
    • Become Food Management Certification within 30 days of employment.
    • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and boosted before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Dawn King) 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

     

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

     

     

     

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    Teaching Artists

    Teaching Artist

    Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

    Paramount School of the Arts, a non-profit school that teaches theater, music, dance and visual arts in both private and group settings is seeking Teaching Artists. A part of Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago).  The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre.  ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, and the self-produced Bold Series for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities.  It also includes the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, where Paramount School of the Arts operates, rehearsal spaces, and guest artist apartments.

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by:

    • making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background,
    • introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world,
    • and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

     

    The highest purpose of any theater is to inspire its community toward a more perfect humanity. Such humanity can exist only when every member of the community is included and valued, empowered and heard. To express this truth, ACCA commits its leaders, volunteers, artists and staff to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity.

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.

    The ideal candidate possesses a love of teaching, a passion for the arts, ability to effectively teach engaging curriculum via zoom and in person, and someone who is looking to make a positive difference in students’ lives.

    DEPARTMENT – Education and Community Engagement

    DIRECT REPORTING – Education Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire Education Department

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, per class; hours vary in the evenings. Teaching assignments are for the week (summer schedule) or semester (14 weeks in the fall 16 weeks in the spring)

    COMPENSATION – $45-$60/hour based on class length and curriculum.

    HIRE DATE – Ongoing

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – The Paramount School of the Arts is currently looking for candidates to join our faculty. Paramount School of the Arts is always looking for teachers, so please apply if you are interested in teaching in our Fall or Spring semesters or one of our camps during the Summer. We are looking for dynamic teaching artists who can deliver engaging lesson plans and develop positive relationships with students while sharing their passion for the arts. Please find below the positions that are currently open:

    • Acting
    • Dance
    • Early Childhood Dance
    • Early Childhood Theater
    • Instrumental
    • Musical Theater
    • Technical Theater
    • Voice

    Teaching Artists interested in becoming a faculty member should look for full descriptions on our website of all camps/classes at www.paramountschool.com. Classes and camps are in person.

    There will be Covid-19 Safety Precautions in place. The precautions currently in place have been set with the current guidance we have from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Those precautions include:

    1. Smaller class sizes so students can keep a safe distance from one another.
    2. All students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear masks while in class.

    As the months progress, Covid-19 safety measures may change and evolve as we get more information from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    In addition to the duties listed above, ACCA expects the following of each employee:  adheres to ACCA’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets productivity standards; participates in ACCA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES– We are seeking to employ teaching artists in all areas of the arts. A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred.

    TO APPLY – To apply, please submit a resume and/or CV as well as 3 references using the online job application. Physical copies can be mailed/delivered to the following address: Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave. Aurora, IL 60506.

    Due to frequent and necessary interaction with members of the general public, performers, fellow employees and other individuals, successful candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they begin work and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  “Fully vaccinated” as defined by the CDC means that at least 14 days have passed following receipt of the final dose of an FDA authorized Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

     

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