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Paramount Theatre Employment

The Paramount is able to provide the best in entertainment offerings 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.

How to Apply for a job or internship

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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

Positions AVAILABLE

Internships

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.


school of the arts employment

The new Paramount School of the Arts opens June 1, 2019, and is hiring teaching artists to join us for our first Summer Camp program.

See School of the Arts Job Listings


RiverEdge Park Employment

RiverEdge Park is the 6,000-person outdoor concert venue located near downtown Aurora and managed by Aurora Civic Center Authority. Seasonal employees are a necessity to the diverse schedule of summer concerts and events.

Each position is part-time, seasonal and requires weekend availability. Cover letter and resume required to be considered for an interview.

See RiverEdge job listings


Casting

The Paramount holds several auditions for its Broadway Series each year. Actors of all types and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their resumes and headshots.

See current casting opportunities


Volunteering / Ushering

The Paramount relies on volunteers to usher and assist with various office projects, mailings and to help with several annual special fundraising events. We are looking for people who love the theatre and would like to share some of their time, energy and talents by volunteering for the Paramount Theatre. Volunteers are essential to the Paramount Theatre and to helping bring the arts to our local communities.

Learn more about volunteering

Or call us at 630-896-7676.


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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Advertising Marketing Associate

advertising marketing associate

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Advertising/Marketing Associate.  The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-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, which has amassed over 40,000 series subscribers in seven seasons and has the second-largest musical theater subscription base in the United States. Coming in 2019:  The John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, which includes Paramount School of the Arts, rehearsal spaces and guest artist apartments.

The ideal candidate possesses experience in theater/concert/event-based marketing & advertising; has extensive knowledge of Chicago-area media including Chicago proper, as well as suburban-based media outlets within 40-miles of the Paramount; has strong written & communication skills; is creative; has managed budgets of $210,000 or more; has the ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and is deadline oriented.

DEPARTMENT – Marketing

DIRECT REPORTING – Marketing Director

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All departments especially Sales, Group Sales and Audience Services, as well as VP of Programming & Sales.

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full-time exempt. Monday-Friday and includes some nights and weekend hours, based on projects. Minimum 40-hours per week.

COMPENSATION – Annual salary based on experience with excellent benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation and personal time.

HIRE DATE – Immediate

POSITION SUMMARY & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – This position works together with the Marketing Director and is responsible for creating and implementing theater/concert/event-based, fully-integrated marketing campaigns. The process includes researching and understanding show/event to be marketed and the target audience; collecting and analyzing information on potential marketing/advertising outlets; creating a proposed fully integrated plan that fits with the designated budget; implementation and management of the execution of the plan through completion.  Stay abreast of the latest trends in media and advertising.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Marketing Director in creating marketing plans for shows/events and other parts of the organization including weddings, special events, development, sponsorship, education, school of the arts and more.
  • Implement and maintain marketing plans from conception to execution and completion of plan.
  • Work closely and cultivate relationships with media advertising staff, outside vendors and staff from different departments within the organization.
  • Request proposals from and negotiate advertising contracts with media outlets and related vendors.
  • Research artist/event to obtain a strong understanding of the show/concert/event to be advertised.
  • Collect reports and data statistics to study performance of advertising campaigns.
  • Work with Audience Services to prepare reports on effectiveness of all advertising efforts.
  • Strategize optimization tactics for each advertising campaign.
  • Communicate effectively with designers in regards to designing ads and submitting artwork by specified deadlines.
  • Work with marketing budgets and adhere to the designated budget.
  • Expand knowledge of Chicago and suburban media marketing including electronic, print, digital and outdoor mediums.
  • Explore and share new marketing ideas.
  • Assist VP of Programming & Sales, Marketing Director and other Marketing Associate when needed.

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

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and successfully meet all deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of Chicago and suburban media outlets, as well as digital advertising outlets
  • Ability to work in an extremely faced-paced, high-pressure, team environment
  • Ability to successfully create and manage budgets
  • Ability to keep confidential information confidential

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field
  • Experience with Chicago and suburban advertising market
  • Experience creating full-integrated marketing plans

TO APPLY

Apply for this job online

Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application. IMPORTANT NOTE:  Applicants must include current salary for this position in order to be considered.

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Marketing, 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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Assistant Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Assistant Technical Director.  The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 173-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, which has amassed over 36,000 series subscribers in seven seasons!  Coming in 2019:  The Aurora Arts Center, which includes The Paramount School of the Arts, new rehearsal space, and guest artist apartments.

The ideal candidate possesses experience in production scene shops and regional theatres.  Experience with automation, 3-5 year’s management, pneumatics, rigging, and basic wiring preferred, but not required.  Experience drafting in AutoCAD required.

DEPARTMENT – Production

DIRECT REPORTING – Broadway Series Technical Director

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Scene Shop staff, IATSE Stage Crew, and Production Management staff

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal, hourly employment from December 3, 2018 – May 10, 2019, with the possibility of becoming a full-time, salaried position beyond May 2019.  Standard schedule Monday-Friday 8am-4pm with hours increasing during load-in and tech rehearsals.  Some nights and weekends will be required.

COMPENSATION – $22/hour

HIRE DATE – December 3, 2018 (start date may be flexible for the right candidate)

POSITION SUMMARY – The ATD will help lead scene shop staff in general day to day, required activities.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – The ATD will help lead the scene shop crew in conjunction with other Technical Direction staff and Shop Foreman in the construction and installation of various projects but predominately the Broadway Series sets.  The ATD will participate in the creation of and notation of construction drawings in AutoCAD, lead notes crews, attend some technical rehearsals, and attend production meetings as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafting in AutoCAD
  • CNC toolpathing (experience not required)
  • Notating draftings created by TD
  • Lead notes calls focused on “punch lists”
  • Lead some load-in shifts (2nd and 3rd shifts possible)
  • Lead strike crews (2nd and 3rd shifts possible)
  • Aid in rigging preparation
  • Creation of hardware pack-lists
  • Some carpentry or metal work possible
  • General shop organization
  • Other duties as required by TD and Production Staff

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

  • AutoCAD
  • Comfortably be able to manipulate or lift 75 pounds for extended timeframes

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • 3-5 years in management in a commercial scene shop or regional theatre environment
  • Basic metal work
  • Basic carpentry
  • Ability to drive a 26’ box truck
  • Experience loading in large-scale scenery
  • Basic rigging knowledge – ETCP certification preferred
  • 3D drafting in Sketchup, AutoCAD or equivalent

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, exactly TWO references and drafting samples using the online job application.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jason Pikscher, 8 E 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

Banquet Set Up Crew

Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois, is seeking Banquet Set Up staff. The Paramount organization has three venues: the 7,500-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment.

Reporting: This position reports to the Special Events Director

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.
  • Responsible for timely and safe breakdown of meeting rooms after event completion.
  • Organizes and cleans banquet storage, linen storage shelves and the concessions cage.
  • Assist in moving concessions product.
  • Move and prepare large bar equipment in banquet rooms.
  • Change the marquee.
  • Launder, fold and place linens.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • 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.
  • Availability as all rental events require, including nights and weekends.

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 demeanor while working with clients present.
  • Available for early morning and late night hours.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

HOURS

Position is part-time, hourly. $12/hour. Hours include evenings and weekends and are event dependent.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn, 8 E 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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Bartender

Bartender

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Bartender. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-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, which has amassed over 39,000 series subscribers in seven seasons! Coming in 2019: The John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, which includes Paramount School of the Arts, rehearsal spaces and guest artist apartments.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House

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

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Serve a full menu of drinks at a high volume, quick service beverage service station
  • Prepare beverages in an accurate, efficient and timely manner to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Interact with guests in a friendly, courteous and helpful way
  • Work a point-of-sale system for both credit and cash beverages & café sales
  • Execute proper cleaning and sanitation requirements
  • Ensure workspace is stocked properly prior to shift
  • Adhere to ACCA company policies
  • Responsible for pre-determined amount of cash for duration of shifts
  • Must have flexible schedule and ability to submit available hours for 3 months in advance

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

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of previous hospitality & beverage service experience
  • Be able to handle high stress service environment
  • Be motivated, committed and guest service driven
  • Be reliable, honor commitments and value other peoples’ time
  • Be available for a variety of days, times, possible late nights and holidays
  • Be able to lift up to 25lbs
  • Either be BASSETT certified or must get BASSETT certified within 30 days of original hire date
  • Have the ability to be on feet for several hours
  • Have basic math and money handling skills
  • Must be at least 21-year of age

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jake Kiliszewski, 8 E 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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Bus Duty Crew

Bus Duty Crew

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois – a $14 million organization – is seeking Bus Duty staff. The Paramount organization has three venues: the 7,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment.

Reporting:  Group Sales Manager

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must ensure that all traffic cones and “no parking” cones are properly set prior to bus arrival and put away in a timely manner after bus departure.
  • Be able to follow bus arrival/departure schedule as detailed on the bus sheets without guidance.
  • Responsible for managing the arrival of buses, directing bus parking, and bus dismissal both on Galena Blvd and at the remote bus lot located at Spruce St.
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with other Bus Duty Crew, Group Sales Manager, and Front of House Manager as buses arrive/depart.
  • Manage dismissal of patrons (all age ranges) from busses and direct them in conjunction with direction from FOH and Group Sales Managers to appropriate theatre entrances.
  • Be cognizant at all times to ensure the safety of patrons and drivers as they arrive and depart.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily.
  • 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 in all types of weather conditions (including inclement weather) 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 excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to quickly and adeptly adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Availability as all group shows require, including week days and evenings and weekends.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background screening upon hiring.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Able to take minimal directions.
  • Able to handle fast paced environment.
  • Able to maintain a professional demeanor while working with clients present.
  • Able to communicate effectively with coworkers and patrons.
  • Available for occasional morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

HOURS

Position is part-time, hourly. Hours vary and may include evenings and weekends and are show dependent.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Melissa Striedl, 8 E 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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Cafe Attendant

Café Attendant

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Café Attendant. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-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, which has amassed over 39,000 series subscribers in seven seasons! Coming in 2019: The John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, which includes Paramount School of the Arts, rehearsal spaces and guest artist apartments.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House

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

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Prep, cook and serve both food and coffee items in a timely manner in a high volume, quick service kitchen environment
  • Maintain café cleanliness at all times
  • Execute proper cleaning and sanitation requirements
  • Interact with guests in a friendly, courteous and helpful way
  • Read and follow printed instructions
  • Work closely with Front of House management, beverage staff and café personnel
  • Adhere to the Paramount Theatre & North Island Center Guidelines and Regulations
  • Accurately report wasted inventory items to the Front of House Manager
  • Have a flexible schedule and submit availability a minimum of 3 months in advance

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 age of 18 years old
  • Will need to currently hold or must get ServSafe Certification within 30 days of employment
  • Able to lift up to 25lbs
  • Be available for a variety of days, times, possible late nights and holidays
  • Previous hospitality & food prep experience
  • Able to handle high stress service environment
  • Motivated, committed and guest service driven
  • Be reliable, honor commitments and value others’ time
  • Be on your feet for several hours
  • Have basic math skills

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jake Kiliszewski, 8 E 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 Associate

Front of House Associate

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois is seeking Front of House Associates.  The Paramount organization has three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment with extraordinary customer service skills, and the position is 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.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House

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.

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist patrons in various areas such as greeting & directing patrons, scanning tickets, and monitoring photo activity inside of the house for the duration of the performance.
  • Become proficient with scanner technology and scanner maintenance.
  • Assist volunteer ushers if necessary.
  • Responsible for timely arrival and attendance at a pre-event meeting.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully.

·         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 demonstrate unfailing commitment to customer service and respond promptly to customer needs while upholding the organization’s values.

·         Experience with or willingness to quickly and adeptly learn the setup and maintenance of a ticket scanner and Front of House equipment.

·         Reliable and personable with a welcoming spirit; must be able to adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment.

·         Experience in working for a not-for-profit theatre and/or entertainment industries.

·         Must show respect towards volunteers.

·         Must have a flexible schedule: Availability for evenings and weekends during our Broadway Season Shows, including holidays.

·         The ability to stand without sitting or leaning for 3-5 hours.

·         The ability to lift, push and/or carry objects up to 50 lbs.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jenna Gagliano, 8 E 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 Manager

IT Manager

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an IT Manager. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 173-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, which has amassed over 40,000 series subscribers in seven seasons!  Coming in 2019: The John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, which includes Paramount School of the Arts, new rehearsal space, and guest artist apartments.

The ideal candidate possesses experience in IT Support for an expanding company to manage projects from planning to project scope and implementation.

DEPARTMENT – Informational Technology

DIRECT REPORTING – Vice President of Finance and Human Resources

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full Time Exempt: Generally, Monday-Friday with some extended hours during summer concert season. On-Call as needed.

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

POSITION SUMMARY – The IT Manager will manage the IT Department and 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, 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
  • Firewall maintenance
  • Maintain bridge connection between buildings
  • POS network maintenance, including running wires for new locations
  • Maintain back up for server and network security
  • Manage budget and recommend organization’s IT purchases (large scale and individual users)
  • Ensure proper network operations for VOIP and phone networks
  • Consult on all purchases for organization that involves any IT
  • Maintain AntiVirus software
  • Maintain relationship with ISPs
  • Set up and maintain all internet connections and contracts
  • Set up/run wires for any new purchases including security cameras with Operations Department

Monthly

  • Ensure the PCI Security Scan will pass every time it is run

Annual

  • 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

Managed 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 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and 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

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Alex Buholzer, 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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Valet Attendants

Valet Attendants

Organization:  Valet Systems, Inc.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have & show proof of CLEAN driving record.
    • Be at least 19 years old.
    • Must have reliable transportation to & from work & be willing to work at other proximities in Aurora, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, & Naperville to name a few.
    • If able to drive a manual transmission is a bonus but will NOT be disqualified.
    • Part-time hours available BUT must be able to work at least ONE WEEKDAY DAY shift & some weekends.
    • ONLY serious, hardworking, responsible individuals with positive attitudes should apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Jane Glor at 630-673-5263.

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School of the Arts Employment

school of the arts EMPLOYMENT

The new Paramount School of the Arts opens June 1, 2019, and is hiring teaching artists to join us for our first Summer Camp program.

NOW HIRING

Learn More APPLY ONLINE

Applicants can also mail or drop off resume, cover letter and any other required materials to: Paramount Theatre, Attn: School of the Arts, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506.

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Event Coordinator Internship

Event Coordinator Internship

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois is seeking an Event Coordinator Intern. The Paramount organization has three venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre and 173-seat Copley Theatre.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment.

Reporting:  This position reports to the Front of House Operations Director and Event Manager.

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help with research, planning and implementation of both indoor and outdoor events at multiple venues.
  • Research and vision cast to create protocol for successful staff management.
  • Explore and implement effective inventory management of products and equipment at multiple venues.
  • Complete important but time consuming tasks with attention to detail.
  • Be present at event site during several events throughout the fall.
  • Interact with clients for pre-event meetings as well as day of event.
  • Assist with advancing details for variety of events and banquets.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

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.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Creative, so when given lead on a project, intern can produce a vision of potentials outcomes.
  • Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal directions and see a project from start to completion.
  • Hands-on with set-up and tear-down of festival grounds and inventory movement.
  • Has a desire to learn about an event site from the ground up especially in areas of bar management and patron experience.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

HOURS

Position is seasonal and for internship credit.  Hours include evenings and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn, 8 E 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 Management Internship

Front of House Management Internship

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois is seeking a Theater and Banquet Rental Intern. The Paramount organization has three venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre and 173-seat Copley Theatre.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment.

Reporting:  This position reports to the Front of House Manager

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research opportunities and advance details to help expanding our Volunteer Usher Program.
  • Research and create protocol for successful staff management.
  • Explore and implement effective inventory management of products and equipment.
  • Complete important but time consuming tasks with attention to detail.
  • Be present at theatre during several shows throughout the fall.
  • Interact with patrons and ushers during the run of our Broadway Shows as well as Specialty Events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

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.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Creative, so when given lead on a project, intern can produce a vision of potentials outcomes.
  • Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal directions and see a project from start to completion.
  • Has a desire to learn about a theatre from the ground up especially in areas of bar management and patron experience.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

HOURS

Position is seasonal and for internship credit.  Hours include evenings and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jenna Gagliano, 8 E 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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Stage Management Internship

Stage Management Internship

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (Paramount Theatre) in Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago) is seeking Stage Management Interns for its 2018-2019 season of Broadway Series musicals: Legally Blonde directed by Trent Stork, The Wizard of Oz directed by Amber Mak, The Producers directed by Jim Corti, and August Rush directed by John Doyle.

The Paramount organization manages four venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre, 173-seat Copley Theatre, and Paramount School of the Arts (coming in 2019!). Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows.

DEPARTMENT – Stage Management

DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager

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

SCHEDULE – 8-9 hour days (daytimes and evenings), six days a week with extended hours during tech.  While a small number of conflicts may be allowable, it is highly unlikely that these internships will be compatible with a full-time job or a full class load.

COMPENSATION – Unpaid; candidates must receive college/university credit; other benefits include EMC credit, complimentary tickets, and valuable experience 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.

  • Legally Blonde:  July 30, 2018 – September 8, 2018
  • The Wizard of Oz:  October 8, 2018 – November 17, 2018
  • The Producers:  December 31, 2018 – February 9, 2019
  • August Rush:  March 18, 2019 – May 3, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY – Interns will work throughout the pre-production and rehearsal processes alongside an Equity Stage Manager and Equity Assistant Stage Manager.  The ideal candidate possesses keen attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to refine and expand existing stage management skills.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – Responsibilities of the Stage Management Interns 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,” and executing the set, strike and tracking of properties during the rehearsal process.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • High School Diploma or GED (some college preferred)
  • Current knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Some Stage Management experience
  • Must be able to receive college/university credit for internship

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Yesenia Esparza, 8 E 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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Theatre & Banquet Rental Internship

Theater & Banquet Rental Internship

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois is seeking a Theater and Banquet Rental Intern. The Paramount organization has three venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre and 173-seat Copley Theatre.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment.

Reporting:  This position reports to the Paramount & Copley Theatres/RiverEdge Park Rentals Manager

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help with meeting and conducting site-visits with potential rental clients of both indoor and outdoor events at multiple venues.
  • Create event budget and cost analysis reports as well as rental estimates for potential clients.
  • Learn to negotiate and write-up event contracts and develop a rapport with rental clients.
  • Learn how to “advance” events, create event re-cap documents, and closeout reports.
  • Complete important but time consuming tasks with attention to detail.
  • Be present at event site during several events to learn how to manage events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

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.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Interested to learn about costs, contracts, and management of events.
  • Excited to meet & work with people & able to research events considered “outside-of-the box”.
  • Able to envision a client’s event and help that vision become a reality.
  • Creative, so when given lead on a project, intern can produce a vision of potentials outcomes.
  • Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal directions and see a project through from start to completion.
  • Able to help with some set-up and tear-down of tables, chairs, podium, microphone stands, etc.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

HOURS

Position is seasonal and for internship credit.  Hours include evenings and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Bill Pope, 8 E 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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