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

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    By Mail

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

    In Person

    Drop off at 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

    SCHOOL OF THE ARTS JOBS  RIVEREDGE PARK JOBS

    VOLUNTEER USHERING BROADWAY AUDITIONS

    Internships

    NO AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS AT THIS TIME

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

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


    MISSION STATEMENT

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

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    Operational Cleaning Staff (Part Time)

    Operational Cleaning STAFF – Part time

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

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

    COMPENSATION – Hourly Position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Apply

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

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

     

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    Audience Services Associate (Part Time)

    Audience Services Associate – part time

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Audience Services

    DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service Director & Audience Services Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services

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

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Late June 2021

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Apply

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

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

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    Banquet Set Up Crew (Part Time)

    Banquet Set Up Crew – part time

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

    The ideal candidate will be…

    • Able to take minimal directions to complete room set-up, tear-down and other preparations.
    • Able to handle fast-paced environments.
    • Able to maintain a 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.

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH –Event Coordinators

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

     

    COMPENSATION –$16.00 per hour

     

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Must ensure that all spaces are properly set in a timely manner.
    • Follow layouts as described on the event sheets and floor plans without guidance.
    • Assist is resetting equipment while an event is occurring.
    • Responsible for timely and safe breakdown of rooms after event completion.
    • Organize and clean banquet storage rooms and linen storage shelves.
    • Assist in moving concessions products and bar equipment.
    • Change the marquee.
    • Launder, fold, and place linens.
    • To assist guests in various areas such as coat check, greeting & directing guests, taking/scanning tickets, passing out programs, selling merchandise, seating guests and other misc. duties.
    • Responsible for timely arrival and attendance at a pre-event meeting.
    • Able to work with volunteer ushers and also clients provided staff or ushers.
    • Be a friendly and helpful face to guests in our venues.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

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

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • 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.
    • Ability to operate a scanner and be able to reboot it if necessary.
    • Able to provide and wear a uniform of black pants, dark shoes, and white button down collared shirt.
    • Must possess good communication skills and be willing to assist guests.
    • Willing to work long shifts.
    • Availability as all rental events require, including nights and weekends.

     

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Apply

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

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

     

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    Security Guard (Part Time)

    Security Guard – part time

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House/Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

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

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    TO APPLY

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

    APPLY

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

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

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    Barback (Part Time)

    Barback – part time

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

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

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $13.25 per hour + tips, plus complimentary or discounted tickets to certain events.

     

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

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

     

     

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

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

     

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

     

    TO APPLY                                                                                                                                       

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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

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    Operational Cleaning Staff (Full Time)

    OPERATIONAL CLEANING STAFF – FULL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

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

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY

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

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

     

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    Accounting Manager (Full Time)

    Accounting Manager – FULL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Finance

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

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    ·         Manage all accounts receivable transactions

    ·         Manage the Accounts Receivable Associate

    ·         Ensure strong accounting controls to minimize risks

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

    ·         Reconcile the bank accounts monthly

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

    ·         Work with Human Resources to reconcile Health Insurance expenses monthly

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

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

    ·         Prepare intercompany journal entries

    ·         Conduct account reconciliations and data analysis

    ·         Assist with annual audit

     

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

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

    ·         Strong communication, administrative, and computer skills

    ·         Professional attitude and a team player

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

    ·         Resourceful; problem solve effectively both independently or collaboratively

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

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    ·         Experience with Acumatica a plus but not required

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY HERE

    Or mail/drop off to:

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

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

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    Teaching Artists

    Teaching Artist

    Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Education and Community Engagement

    DIRECT REPORTING – Education Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire Education Department

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

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

    HIRE DATE – Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

     

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    Premium Guest Experience (PGE) Concierge

    Premium guest experience (PGE) COncierge

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – 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.

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $18 per hour + tips, plus complimentary or discounted tickets to certain events.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Serve a menu of drinks, warm hors d’oeuvres, and light snacks prior to performance and during intermission
    • Responsible for light snack preparation and presentation of serving station
    • Monitor all food during event and replenish when needed
    • Work in tandem with Front of House Staff to set up the PGE lounge, including table and chair set up and skirting and dressing tables. Also responsible for area tear down and clean up.
    • Provide superb customer service to all Premium Guest Experience patrons and donors by being welcoming and accommodating to their needs with a positive and upbeat personality
    • Be responsible for timely arrival and attendance for scheduled shifts
    • Communicate and problem-solve with all Paramount Staff as needed to foster the best experience for our patrons, guests and visitors
    • Become familiar with our organization, the Broadway Series, upcoming events, as well as downtown Aurora so you’re able to connect with patrons and answer any questions that may arise
    • 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 –

    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Previous Hospitality Service required
    • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, and have the ability to multitask
    • Must remain calm under pressure
    • Available for matinee and evening performances during 7-10 week runs
    • Available for at least 2 shifts per week
    • Able to lift up to 25lbs
    • Must have a BASSETT Certification
    • Must have a basic understanding of food safety and cleanliness guidelines
    • Will need to currently hold or obtain a ServSafe Certification within 30 days of employment
    • Have the ability to be on feet for several hours
    • Reliable and personable with a welcoming spirit
    • Ability to demonstrate unfailing commitment to customer service and respond promptly to customer needs while upholding the organization’s values
    • Must have a flexible schedule

     

     

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

     

    TO APPLY                                                                                                                                       

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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

     

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    Front of House Associate

    Front of house associate

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible Part-time, hourly; hours vary and require evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Hours are event dependent.  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. This position has opportunities of growth within the organization.

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $16 per hour, plus complimentary or discounted tickets to certain events.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Assist patrons in various areas such as greeting & directing patrons, scanning tickets but indoors and outdoors, and monitoring photo activity and potential disturbances inside of the house for the duration of the performance
    • Become proficient with scanner technology and scanner maintenance
    • Assist and work with volunteer ushers
    • Help set-up lobby space prior to performance
    • Responsible for timely arrival and attendance at a pre-event meeting
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully
    • Maintain general cleanliness of theatre spaces
    • 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 non-for-profit theatre and/or entertainment industries (optional, but preferred)
    • Must have a flexible schedule: Availability for evenings and weekends during our Broadway Season Shows, including holidays.  Three show minimum per week
    • 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.

     

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

     

    TO APPLY

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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

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    Cafe Attendant

    Café Attendant

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

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

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $17 per hour, plus complimentary or discounted tickets to certain events.

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Prep, cook and serve both food (such as pizza, cookies, etc.) 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 for food preparation
    • 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

     

     

    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 25 lbs.
    • 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
    • Work quickly but safely
    • Be on your feet for several hours
    • Have basic math skills

     

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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

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    Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator

    Donor relations and stewardship coordinator

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Development

    DIRECT REPORTING – Chief Development Officer

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Development Team, Paramount Leadership, Special Events

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Position is full-time, approximately 40 hours per week. May include some evening and weekend hours as required.

     

    COMPENSATION – $40,000 – $45,000 annually

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for working with the Development Department to help plan, coordinate, and increase fund development for the Aurora Civic Center Authority. The successful candidate will provide support on donor acknowledgment, special events and fundraising operations with a priority to nurture, strengthen and enhance long-term relationships with current and future donors. Additionally, this individual creates meaningful communications and opportunities to express Paramount’s gratitude to its constituents and demonstrate the impact of their philanthropy. The position requires a highly organized individual with excellent records management and customer service skills. This person reports to the CDO and is part of a growing development team that works closely with staff throughout the Aurora Civic Center Authority.

     

     

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Coordinate the donor relations and stewardship procedures, communications and events to showcase the impact and recognize annual, major gift, planned giving, and capital campaign contributions
    • Collaborate with other departments to create strategies for developing donor relations/stewardship standards across campus for the purpose of creating an energetic and enthusiastic culture of philanthropy
    • Act as point person for planning and executing select donor relations’ events (including, but not limited to, Opening Nights, Tours, Receptions, SkyDeck); coordinating vendors, volunteers and staff
    • Oversee and develop new ways of providing stewardship in addition to reporting, including special events or experiences, video stewardship, and social media to engage donors
    • With Development Operations, regularly track donor benefits for donor recognition, signage, invitations, etc.
    • Annually review existing donor recognition societies and associated events to maximize impact and effectiveness
    • Design and implement regular donor survey techniques as well as programmatic implementations based on survey responses
    • Work closely across departments to ensure sponsorships are properly acknowledged and fulfilled in accordance with each donor/sponsor agreement
    • Cultivate relationships with key donors and groups as well as potential donors through personal interactions
    • Develop and foster growth of best practices in donor relations, stewardship and events via professional development and continuing education
    • Work with CDO and Development Staff to coordinate and handle requests as needed
    • Meet and host donors while they are attending shows at Paramount Theatre and RiverEdge Park
    • Play a vital role in overall fundraising efforts
    • Support Development Department staff as 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 –

    • Prior non-profit experience in a development role; preferably in a multi-faceted arts organization
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills that are effective with a diverse range of audiences including board members, volunteers, internal staff, donors, and all constituencies
    • Excellent computer skills; proficiency with donor database software platforms (i.e. Raiser’s Edge, Audience View, Bloomerang)
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and stay organized. Comfortable with hosting events, initiating contact with current donors, and is friendly and outgoing
    • Experience with event management and logistics
    • Strong data analysis, organizational, communication, administrative, and computer skills
    • Professional attitude; team player; able to collaborate to set and meet team goals and deadlines
    • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality and good working relationships
    • Ability to collaborate with colleagues throughout the organization and external partners
    • Willingness and ability to travel
    • Supportive of the mission of Aurora Civic Center Authority
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

     

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

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application. Please note that a cover letter must accompany the resume for consideration.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Patty Stefanski, 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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    Development Assistant

    Development assistant

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT –Development

    DIRECT REPORTING – Chief Development Officer

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Development Team

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Position is part-time hourly with regular evening and weekend hours required.

     

    COMPENSATION – starting at $18/hour

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Development Assistant is responsible for a broad variety of administrative tasks pertaining to fundraising and sponsorship. The Assistant collaborates with members of the Development team on day-to-day fundraising projects from making first-time donor calls to assisting at in-person special events. The position exercises good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and will be tasked to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Assistant will work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to meet deadlines at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with the entire fundraising team.

     

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Provide key administrative support for the CDO and Development Department staff; schedule meetings, take minutes, provide timely follow-up as needed
    • Cultivate relationships with donors, as well as potential donors, through personal interactions, first-time donor calls, thank you emails/notes, special events, and other touch points
    • Regular communication with current and prospective donors to assist with donor benefits (i.e. playbill recognition, rsvp’s to donor events, premium guest experience, parking/valet)
    • Create and update materials to support Development Department staff as needed including: conduct research, create donor bios, various briefing materials and presentations
    • Update donor information within the Development databases (Bloomerang and Audience View)
    • Assist with NY trip bookings, vendors, mailings, filing and special projects and recognition events
    • Meet and host donors while they are attending shows at Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, RiverEdge Park, and the Paramount School of the Arts
    • Work closely across departments to play a role in overall fundraising efforts
    • Work with CDO and Development Staff to coordinate and handle requests as 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 written and oral communication skills that are effective with a broad range of audience groups
    • Strong computer skills; ability to learn and use donor database software platforms
    • Detail-oriented, highly organized; able to set and meet goals and deadlines
    • Comfortable with initiating contact with current donors, and is friendly and outgoing
    • Professional attitude; team player; able to collaborate with all colleagues throughout the organization and external partners
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
    • Supportive of the mission of Aurora Civic Center Authority

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application. Please note that a cover letter must accompany the resume for consideration.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Patty Stefanski, 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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    ChristkindlMarket Barback

    RiverEdge Park ChristkindlMarket – BAR-BACK 

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

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

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

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

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

    ABOUT CHRISTKINDLMARKET:

    Since 1996, German American Events, LLC, a subsidiary of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest  has hosted the Christkindlmarket Chicago as a free event, featuring international and local vendors with various offerings for all ages.

    The German-style outdoor market has become so popular that it expanded to several locations in Illinois. The unique shopping experience, cheerful live entertainment and original food and beverages like the imported mulled wine from Germany, called Glühwein, make the Christkindlmarket a preferred and popular destination, mentioned by big media outlets like the Chicago TribuneChoose Chicago, and Chicago Magazine. In 2021, it has been nominated as one of the Top 10 Holiday Markets by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice.

    DEPARTMENT – Audience Services/ Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service/Front of House Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services & Front of House

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally- 10-15 hours per week varying dependent on event schedule. Days, Evenings, and Weekend hours available. Position is seasonal (November 18-December 23 2022) with paid training. Post event shifts may be needed.

    ChristkindlMarket Hours (November 18-December 23, 2022)

    • Thursdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Sundays: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Monday, December 19-Wednesday, December 21: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thanksgiving, November 24 & Christmas Eve, December 24: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $12 per hour + tips

    HIRE DATE – November 2022

    START DATE: November 2022

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Support staff for multiple outdoor beverage service locations
    • Maintain proper temperature and distribution of all draught beer and wine at RiverEdge Park
    • Stock all beverage stations with ice and product as needed
    • Ability to advise on and coordinate the delivery of all beverage service needs
    • Assist with pouring beer and beverage prep as needed
    • Successfully manage pre-event beverage station preparation timeline
    • Successfully manage post-event beverage station breakdown and load out
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of and adhere to the Paramount Theatre and RiverEdge Park Guidelines and Regulations

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment
    • Handle high stress outdoor environment during the summer months
    • Be proactive in maintaining high level of beverage service
    • Work in a fast-paced environment in conditions such as loud noise and low lighting
    • Be able to work outside in all varieties of weather including low temperatures, snow, ice, and rain (warm weather clothing provided by employer).
    • Available for inconsistent and late-night hours, including weekends and some holidays
    • Able to maneuver 160 lb kegs safely and efficiently
    • Prolonged standing, lifting, stopping, bending and twisting for extended periods of time
    • Previous hospitality & beverage service experience preferred
    • Be on your feet for several hours
    • Must be at least 21 years old

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please complete the online job application. Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Dawn King, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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    ChristkindlMarket Beverage Server

    RiverEdge Park ChristkindlMarket – BEVERAGE SERVER 

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

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

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

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

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

    ABOUT CHRISTKINDLMARKET:

    Since 1996, German American Events, LLC, a subsidiary of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest  has hosted the Christkindlmarket Chicago as a free event, featuring international and local vendors with various offerings for all ages.

    The German-style outdoor market has become so popular that it expanded to several locations in Illinois. The unique shopping experience, cheerful live entertainment and original food and beverages like the imported mulled wine from Germany, called Glühwein, make the Christkindlmarket a preferred and popular destination, mentioned by big media outlets like the Chicago TribuneChoose Chicago, and Chicago Magazine. In 2021, it has been nominated as one of the Top 10 Holiday Markets by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice.

    DEPARTMENT – Audience Services/ Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service/Front of House Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services & Front of House

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally- 10-15 hours per week varying dependent on event schedule. Days, Evenings, and Weekend hours available. Position is seasonal (November 18-December 23 2022) with paid training. Post event shifts may be needed.

    ChristkindlMarket Hours (November 18-December 23, 2022)

    • Thursdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Sundays: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Monday, December 19-Wednesday, December 21: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thanksgiving, November 24 & Christmas Eve, December 24: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $11 per hour + tips

    HIRE DATE – November 2022

    START DATE: November 2022

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
    • Serve a limited menu of drinks, beer & wine at a high-volume beverage service station in both indoor & outdoor environments (outdoor areas heated)
    • Work a point-of-sale system for both credit and cash beverages sales
    • Responsible for a designated amount of cash for the length of all events
    • Work with cash, make proper change for cash sales
    • Adhere to the Paramount Theater & RiverEdge Park Guidelines and Regulations
    • Able to work nights, weekends and holidays
    • 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 –

    • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment
    • Handle high stress outdoor environment
    • Be proactive in maintaining high level of beverage service
    • Work in a fast-paced environment in conditions such as loud noise and low lighting
    • Be able to work outside in all varieties of weather including low temperatures, snow, ice, and rain (warm weather clothing provided by employer).
    • Minimum age of 21 years old
    • Must provide BASSETT Certification through December 2022
    • Previous hospitality & beverage service preferred
    • Able to lift up to 25lbs, stand, twist, bend
    • Ability to be on your feet for several hours

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please complete the online job application. Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Dawn King, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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    ChristkindlMarket - Greeter

    RiverEdge Park ChristkindlMarket – GREETER

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

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

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

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

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

    ABOUT CHRISTKINDLMARKET:

    Since 1996, German American Events, LLC, a subsidiary of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest  has hosted the Christkindlmarket Chicago as a free event, featuring international and local vendors with various offerings for all ages.

    The German-style outdoor market has become so popular that it expanded to several locations in Illinois. The unique shopping experience, cheerful live entertainment and original food and beverages like the imported mulled wine from Germany, called Glühwein, make the Christkindlmarket a preferred and popular destination, mentioned by big media outlets like the Chicago TribuneChoose Chicago, and Chicago Magazine. In 2021, it has been nominated as one of the Top 10 Holiday Markets by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice.

    DEPARTMENT – Audience Services/ Front of House

    DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service/Front of House Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services & Front of House

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally- 10-15 hours per week varying dependent on event schedule. Days, Evenings, and Weekend hours available. Position is seasonal (November 18-December 23 2022) with paid training. Post event shifts may be needed.

    ChristkindlMarket Hours (November 18-December 23, 2022)

    • Thursdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Sundays: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Monday, December 19-Wednesday, December 21: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thanksgiving, November 24 & Christmas Eve, December 24: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $16 per hour

    HIRE DATE – November 2022

    START DATE: November 2022

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Providing superb customer service to all persons who enter the space
    • Count number of patrons that enter the market
    • Monitor that no alcohol leaves the market
    • Communicating and problem-solving with all patrons and employees
    • Handling 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 –

    • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment
    • Handle high stress outdoor environment
    • Ability to work outside in all varieties of weather including low temperatures, snow, ice, and rain (warm weather clothing provided by employer).

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please complete the online job application. Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Dawn King, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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    Event Coordinator Assistant

    Event Coordinator Assistant (Part-Time)

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Rentals Mgr. and Event Coordinators

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

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $18.00 per hour

     

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

     

    POSITION SUMMARY – Assist the Event Coordinators with aspects of rental events including managing event day-of, closing out after each event, and re-setting venue equipment after event.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Have a complete working knowledge of ACCA’s standard operating procedures and event protocol, including concession policies, and money handling policies after training.
    • Follow Event Sheet for each event that includes all details for all rental events.
    • Communicate with the Special Events Director, Event Coordinators, Banquet Set-up Crew and other personnel concerning the set-up and removal of all necessary tables, chairs, podiums, etc. for all rental events.
    • Work during the event with event caterers, valet, and vendors as necessary.
    • Follow room layouts and event programming.
    • Assist the Event Coordinator to oversee and manage staff pre and post-event including Banquet Set-up Crew.
    • Assist the Event Coordinator to manage all staff during events including bar, security, cleaning, house crew.
    • Wash all in-house linens used during rental events.
    • Purchase some concessions items (i.e. bar fruit).
    • Ensure that the function runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Post-event evaluation with appropriate staff, as well as post-event closeout documentation.
    • Manage a point of sales system and provide reports as needed.
    • Change marquee before or after events.
    • Complete tasks with attention to detail.
    • Assist the Event Coordinator with duties at all venues, including Meyer Ballroom, Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, and RiverEdge Park.
    • Handle Emergency Evacuation and First Aid for all event guests.
    • Meet with potential clients during a site visit to facilitate renting our venues.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

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

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES –

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

     

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

     

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

    TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application:

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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

     

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    Event Coordinator Internship

    Event Coordinator Internship

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

     

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

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Rentals Mgr. and Event Coordinators

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible schedule, but must commit to at least 8 hours a week (nights and weekends required).

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Learn and gain knowledge about event coordination and entertainment industry.
    • Observe various aspects of renting multiple facilities including but not limited to responding to inquiries, initial tours, client meetings and consultations.
    • Demonstrate a desire to learn all aspects of special events from contracting and advancing events through day-of execution.
    • Be present at the venue during several events throughout the internship including events at our outdoor venue.
    • Interact with clients for pre-event meetings as well as day of event.
    • Exemplify a positive attitude especially during stressful situations.
    • Remain focused during important tasks that require a high level of detail.
    • Assist Event Coordinator with advancing details for a variety of events and banquets.
    • Shadow various staff not only in Events Department but in other departments in the company.
    • 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 –

    • Current knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Must be able to receive college/university credit for internship
    • Creative, so when given a mock project, intern can produce a vision of potential outcomes.
    • Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal directions and see a mock project in area of their degree from start to completion.
    • Hands-on with set-up and tear-down of venues.
    • Has a desire to learn about an event site from the ground up especially in areas of client interaction and guest experience.
    • Able to stand for long periods of time.
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    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.

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

     

    TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application:

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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

     

     

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    Marketing Director

    marketing DIRECTOR

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Marketing

    DIRECT REPORTING – VP of Marketing & Communications

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

    COMPENSATION –   Minimum salary starting at $75K; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY-

    In coordination with the VP of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing Director will lead strategy and execution for various business segments and marketing campaigns. This position will work closely with marketing staff, graphic designers, web developers, photographers, videographers, internal clients, and outside contractors.

    Understanding our patrons and providing them with a best-in-class experience is of the utmost importance.  How we retain and grow our loyal audience, by engaging and telling our story, is the driving force for all marketing efforts.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Strategize and implement comprehensive marketing strategies across business segments by retaining loyal patrons and acquiring new patrons in order to increase sales and build brand awareness
    • Lead team of direct reports to give guidance and feedback while providing ongoing training and creating a collaborative environment
    • Collaborate and develop relationships with internal departments (management, creative, artistic, production, front of house, etc.) to align on vision and execution of marketing plans
    • Develop and align processes, review timelines, resolve challenges and present possible solutions across Marketing team and business partners to drive efficiency and effectiveness
    • Gather patron and market insights, including trends and competitive marketing, to inform outreach strategies, increase patron sales/conversions, and generate more qualified leads
    • Identify effectiveness and impact of current marketing initiatives with tracking and analysis, and optimize accordingly
    • Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, and display flexibility as priorities shift bringing projects in on time and on budget
    • Negotiate and liaise with third-party agencies, media, and other outside providers
    • Manage and grow the active and continual pursuit of the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity
    • Position performs other duties of similar nature as assigned

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Previous experience managing individuals/teams, whether directly or indirectly
    • Strong leadership skills including organization, prioritization, and decision-making skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Budget-management skills and proficiency
    • Strong experience in full funnel marketing and media planning including digital, social, site, direct mail, print, signing, out-of-home
    • Experience developing subscriptions/loyalty/membership campaigns
    • Metrics-driven marketing mindset with eye for creativity

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

    TO APPLY-

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Patty Stefanski, 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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    Grants and Research Manager

    Grants and research manager

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Development

    DIRECT REPORTING – Chief Development Officer

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH –Development Team, Audience Services, Marketing, Finance

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt, approximately 40 hours per week. Hours may include evening and weekend hours.

     

    COMPENSATION – Starting at $50,000 annually

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Grants and Research Manager will identify, define, and develop new and existing funding sources while leading the cultivation, writing, and submission of grant proposals to local, state, federal, and private funding sources. They will be responsible for preparation of proposals and grant applications, administrative research of institutional, as well as individual, funding opportunities. This individual will work closely with Paramount staff to create revenues for new and existing programs, to articulate the objectives and outcomes for those programs, and establish methods for evaluation of success. This position will work to create and maintain prospect research systems, design identification strategies and methods with a focus on discovery of individuals and organizations with the affinity and capacity to provide philanthropic support for Paramount. This person reports to the Chief Development Officer and is part of a growing development team that works closely with staff throughout the Aurora Civic Center Authority.

     

     

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Lead grant application process including establishing timelines, writing compelling proposals and letters of inquiry to corporations and foundations that align with Paramount’s goals and initiatives.
    • Research and identify local, regional, and national corporate and foundation prospects that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the organization; proactively engage and build relationships with potential partners to generate new proposals based on giving guidelines and mutual interests.
    • Proactively research and monitor corporate, foundation, and government funding opportunities and disseminate that information to relevant partners, including staff with programmatic interests.
    • With the CDO, create goals and strategies for institutional giving by developing outreach, solicitation, and stewardship plans for institutional funders.
    • Provide proposal support from inception to completion, including submission through corporate, foundation, or government agency-specific systems.
    • Communicate proposal requirements, eligibility, restrictions, deadlines and other pertinent grant information to relevant partners and administration; ensure funder’s guidelines and legal requirements are met.
    • Monitor progress of approved applications and provide communication to funding sources in the form of quarterly, annual, and final reports.
    • Identify, research, and analyze prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation by utilizing the database and other sources; synthesize all relevant information to produce written reports/profiles.
    • Provide high-quality research analysis to Development staff used to inform solicitation and engagement strategies.
    • Utilize available data to develop a profile of what a current major gift/planned gift/grant donor looks like, and apply that profile to the larger database to determine which prospects deserve closer attention.
    • Prepare and/or review grant budgets and budget justifications.
    • Play a vital role in overall fundraising efforts.
    • Support Development Department staff as 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 –

    • Minimum of 1 year of related experience in fundraising, grant writing, prospect research required; preferably 2-5 years of experience working with foundations, state/federal government and/or corporations in an equivalent role
    • Advanced, superior writing skills – the ability to capture the purpose, importance, and impact of programs and projects with an emphasis on effective structure, grammar, succinctness, and alignment with foundations’ giving interests
    • Knowledge of professional fundraising practices and principles
    • Applicant must be exceptionally organized, accurate, and detail-oriented, and able to coordinate multiple and overlapping projects, timelines and deadlines with well-crafted proposals and reports
    • Experience utilizing donor databases to develop tools and reports to advance donor-focused relationships
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Ability to work well both independently and on a team
    • Supportive of the mission of Aurora Civic Center Authority
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

     

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

     

    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: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Patty Stefanski, 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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    Skilled Carpenter

    Skilled Carpenter

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

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

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

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

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

    Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL, seeks a highly skilled scenic carpenter to work onsite, beginning asap and continuing through February 1st.

    Must have strong carpentry skills and ability to read and interpret theatrical construction drawings.

    40 hours/week. $28.85-$30.00 per hour. IATSE contract, but membership is not required to apply.

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

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send resume or email of interest citing scenic construction work experience to Robert Wilson at RobertW@paramountarts.com; no phone calls.

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    Carpenters

    Carpenters

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

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

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

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

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

    Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL, seeks scenic carpenters to work onsite, beginning asap.

    Must have intermediate theatrical carpentry (e.g. proficiency with power tools).

    Some flexibility in scheduling. $22.00-$25.00 per hour. IATSE contract, but membership is not required to apply.

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

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send resume or email of interest citing scenic construction work experience to Robert Wilson at RobertW@paramountarts.com; no phone calls.

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