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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

Online

Apply Online

By Mail

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

In Person

Drop off at 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

Open Positions

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.

Open Internships


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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Audience Services Associate (Part-Time)

Audience Services Associate (Part-Time)

DEPARTMENT – Audience Services

DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service Director & Audience Services Management

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible Part Time; generally, 12-20 hours per week varying dependent on events/box office hours: weekends, 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.

POSITION – 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 Service 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.

Hire Date: Late July 2018

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
  • Coordinate duties as assigned by the Audience Services Management Staff to ensure all projects are completed in a timely manner

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

Apply for this job online

Or mail to Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Audience Services Director, 8 East Galena Blvd. Suite 230, Aurora IL 60506.

Phone calls will not be accepted. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Bartender (Part-Time)

Bartender (Part-Time)

Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois, is seeking a Bartender. The Paramount organization has three venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,888-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 87-year-old landmark theater played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. Outdoors, over 100,000 people attended concerts and festivals at RiverEdge Park. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment, can provide friendly and engaging service while quickly processing orders. This position will work at all of our three venues – Paramount, RiverEdge, Copley – as well as work weddings and events in our 225-plus Meyer Ballroom as needed.

Reporting:  This position reports to the Front of House Manager on Duty / Director of Front of House Operations.

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve a full menu of drinks at a high volume quick service Beverage Service station.
  • Prepares 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. If not, work with bar back on getting it prepared.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will

  • 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.

Note: Also, must be at least 21-year of age.

HOURS/PAY

Position is part-time. Higher than normal bartender hourly minimum wage plus tips.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Apply for this job online

Or mail or email to:

  • Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jake Kiliszewski, 8 East Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506
  • JakeK@Paramountarts.com with subject line “Paramount Bartending Staff”

Phone calls will not be accepted. Candidates must pass a background check. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Operations Facilities Maintenance Technician (Part-Time)

Operations Facilities Maintenance Technician (Part-Time)

Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois is seeking a part-time Operations Facilities Maintenance Technician. The Paramount organization manages four venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre, 173-seat Copley Theatre and Paramount School of the Arts (coming soon in early 2019!).

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 87-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 Director of Facilities Operations

Hire Date: Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Operations Department with the following in order to maintain a safe and presentable environment for staff, tenants and patrons:

  • Evaluate, repair and maintain plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems in the building
    • Electrical – Light ballasts, duplex outlets, single pole switches, bulbs and tubes, circuit breaker replacements
    • Plumbing – Faucet and drain replacement, rodding of sink/toilet drains, toilet repair, plumbing maintenance
    • HVAC – Preventative Maintenance, changing of filters, lubing of louver linkages, pumps and motors
  • General Carpentry work
    • Work with tools and supplies necessary to complete projects
    • Installing and adjusting doors and closures
    • Fabricating simple structures
    • Maintaining a clean working environment
  • Communicate with Director of Facilities Operations about any work that requires outside expert assistance and then work with outside individuals if need be
    • Working with Sub-contractors
    • Utility Employees
    • City Employees
  • Receive and respond to department and tenant reports of mechanical or maintenance issues in their offices
  • Maintain corporate safety procedures at all times and comply with access control regulations
  • Assist in evacuating the building in the event of an emergency
  • Maintain safety systems within the structure – Fire, Burglar etc.
  • Any other duties assigned by Director of Facilities Operations – may include but not limited to:
    • Janitorial duties when cleaning staff not on premises
    • Order, receive and stock materials in all 3 locations
    • Snow removal and salting of all locations
    • Assist with controlling vagrancy problems
    • Set-up and work special events as required for specific event

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 4+ years’ building maintenance experience
  • Ability to work evening and weekends as needed
  • Willingness to inspect and evaluate all mechanical aspects of all building locations
  • Must have the ability to climb heights, lift up to 75 lbs and climb onto ladders
  • Basic computer skills
    • Outlook Express
    • Experience with MS Word and Excel
    • Use of Internet to find knowledge and parts to be used for the job.

HOURS

24 hours per week. Hours to be determined and require a flexible schedule to accommodate some evenings and weekends when necessary.

SALARY/BENEFITS 

Position is part-time, hourly. Position offers paid vacation based on hours worked.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume.

Apply for this job online

Please no phone calls. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Cafe Attendant (Part-Time)

Café Attendant

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois, is seeking a Café Attendant. The Paramount organization has three venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,888-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 87-year old landmark theater played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows.  Outdoors, over 100,000 people attended concerts and festivals at RiverEdge Park.  The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment, provides friendly and engaging service while quickly processing orders. 

Reporting:  This position reports to the Front of House Manager on Duty / Director of Front of House Operations

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
  • Have a flexible schedule and submit availability a minimum of 3 months in advance.
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • 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 other peoples’ time.
  • Be on your feet for several hours.
  • Have basic math skills.

HOURS

Position is part-time and hourly and event based

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Apply for this job online

Or mail or email to:

  • Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jake Kiliszewski, 8 East Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506
  • JakeK@Paramountarts.com with subject line “Paramount Bartending Staff”

Phone calls will not be accepted. Candidates must pass a background check. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Banquet Set Up Crew (Part-Time)

Banquet Set Up Crew (Part-Time)

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 1,888-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 87-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.

Apply for this job online

Or mail it to: Paramount Theatre ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230 Aurora, IL 60506

Phone calls will not be accepted. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Bus Duty Crew (Part-Time)

Bus Duty Crew (Part-Time)

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 1,851-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 87-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.

Apply for this job online

Or mail to:  Paramount Theatre ATTN: Melissa Striedl 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230 Aurora, IL 60506

Phone calls will not be accepted. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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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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Education & Community Engagement Internship

Education & Community Engagement Internship

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (Paramount Theatre), an innovative organization located along the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Education and Community Engagement 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.

DEPARTMENT – Education and Community Engagement

DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to Director of Education and Community Engagement Shannon Cameron

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Marketing, Group Sales, President/CEO, Artistic and Production staff

SCHEDULE – Flexible schedule, but must commit to at least 8 hours a week.

COMPENSATION – Unpaid. Candidates must receive college/university credit. Other benefits include complimentary tickets and valuable experience and networking opportunities in the Chicago theatre community.

DURATION – Flexible start and end dates.

POSITION SUMMARY – Interns will work with the Director of Education and Community Engagement on a variety of projects including school residencies, master classes, community programming, audience engagement and programming the new school of performing arts.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing lesson plans and study guides for Broadway Series Shows, contacting schools to participate in Master Classes, meeting with community partners to plan events, creating class ideas for the School of Performing Arts, writing curriculum and database management.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • High School Diploma or GED (some college preferred)
  • Current knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Some experience with lesson planning preferred
  • Passion for breaking down barriers so students can access the arts
  • Comfort with talking to new people about our programming
  • 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

Submissions can also be mailed to Paramount Theatre, Shannon Cameron, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.

Phone calls will not be accepted. 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

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, 1,888-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 87-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

Email submissions are preferred, but if you are unable to email materials, submissions can be mailed/dropped off to Paramount Theatre, Yesenia Esparza, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.  Phone calls will not be accepted.

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 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, 1,888-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 87-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.

Apply for this job online

Or mail your application to to: Paramount Theatre ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230 Aurora, IL 60506

Phone calls will not be accepted. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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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, 1,888-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 87-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.

Apply for this job online

Or mail your application to: Paramount Theatre ATTN: Bill Pope 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230 Aurora, IL 60506

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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 Front of House Intern. The Paramount organization has three venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,888-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 87-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.

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.

Apply for this job online

Or mail your application to: Paramount Theatre ATTN: Jenna Gagliano 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230 Aurora, IL 60506

Phone calls will not be accepted. ACCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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