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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.

How to Apply

Online

SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

By Mail

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

In Person

Drop off at 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

Positions AVAILABLE

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS EMPLOYMENT  RIVEREDGE PARK EMPLOYMENT BROADWAY AUDITIONS VOLUNTEER USHERING

Internships

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

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


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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Banquet Set Up Crew

Banquet Set Up Crew

Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Banquet Set Up Crew. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

Reporting: This position reports to the Special Events Director

Hire Date: Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time without sitting or leaning.
  • Possess the ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with your body and arms, work under variable temperatures and noise levels.
  • Must possess good communication skills.
  • Willing to work long shifts.
  • Availability as all rental events require, including nights and weekends.

The ideal candidate will be:

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

HOURS

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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Bartender

Bartender

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Bartender. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House

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

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jake Kiliszewski, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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Bus Duty Crew

Bus Duty Crew

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Bus Duty Crew. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

Reporting:  Group Sales Manager

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily.
  • Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in all types of weather conditions (including inclement weather) without sitting or leaning.
  • Possess the ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with your body and arms, work under variable temperatures and noise levels.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to quickly and adeptly adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Availability as all group shows require, including week days and evenings and weekends.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background screening upon hiring.

The ideal candidate will be:

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

HOURS

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Melissa Striedl, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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Cafe Attendant

Café Attendant

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Cafe Attendant. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House

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

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jake Kiliszewski, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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Chief Development Officer

Chief Development Officer

POSITION SUMMARY AND REPORTING:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and plans for the Aurora Civic Center Authority/Paramount Theatre (ACCA/PT). 

Reporting to the President & CEO, the CDO will be responsible for the organization’s fundraising goals, with an emphasis on growing philanthropy throughout the community.  This includes substantially broadening the organization’s donor base, with a focus on engaging and acquiring Major Gifts donors and Show Sponsorship.

Building upon a recent successful capital campaign, this is a rare opportunity for an experienced and energetic development professional to redesign their own comprehensive approach for fundraising for the fastest growing regional theater in the country.

The CDO position requires strong leadership who thrives in a high energy environment. The CDO must be a team player with extraordinary interpersonal skills and is a highly motivated and organized project manager.

The ACCA, is the governing body for a $23 million municipal-based community organization whose mission is to develop and grow Aurora into a major alternative entertainment destination in the greater Chicago area and Midwest.  ACCA is comprised of the 6000-person RiverEdge Outdoor Park, 1,843-seat Paramount Theatre, the 173-seat Copley Theatre, the impending Stolp Theatre, the Paramount School for the Arts and other educational and performing arts activities.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year old landmark played host to 325,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The Paramount currently has over 41,000 Broadway Series subscribers.

STRATEGIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Understands ACCA/PT’s mission, values, culture, communities, constituencies and governance structure;

Understands ACCA/PT’s financial structure, budget and the short and long-term funding requirements of all segments of the organization;

Develops strong trust and confidence of the President, Board Members, and other senior leaders;

Understands and works in concert and alignment with the organization’s stated goals and objectives;

Actively contributes to and engages with the organization’s strategic planning and goal-setting efforts;

Ensures that the Development Department is well-structured and able to support annual fundraising goals

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Being an active member of the ACCA/PT Executive Leadership Team;

·         Successfully develops and implements strong fundraising vision;

·         Serves as top advisor to President on development/philanthropy related matters;

·         Primary philanthropic leader and liaison to the President, Board of Directors, donors, volunteers, staff and community- at-large;

·         Assists President with governance issues, as needed, including proposing individuals for Board membership and other key volunteer considerations;

·         Plans, manages and directs all ACCA/PT fundraising efforts including Major Gifts, Capital, Endowment, Show Sponsorship, Planned Giving, Grants and Annual/Special Events campaigns and activities (including fundraising/theater experience in New York);

·         Identifies, cultivates and solicits a personal portfolio of major gifts and sponsorship donor prospects;

·         Manages major gift portfolios for organizational leadership and others, including the President, key volunteers and staff, and the Development staff;

·         Mentors and trains Executive Leadership Team/Development staff/other key staff and Board/other key volunteers in ACCA/PT’s philanthropic goals and processes;

·         Develops and leads cultivation and solicitation strategies, including show related donor cultivation events;

·         Maintains relationship with PACE Board members and Community Foundation staff associated with the endowment fund;

·         Plans and coordinates a comprehensive stewardship and donor acknowledgement program;

·         Develops a comprehensive prospect research program;

·         Establishes, manages and monitors the Development department revenue and expense budgeting process;

·         In collaboration with the CEO and CFO, ensures use of restricted funds, as appropriate, in ACCA/PT’s organizational budgeting, and in accordance with a donor’s gift designation;

·         Is knowledgeable about philanthropy best practices and acts as a resource for optimal philanthropic activities;

·         Maintains a presence in the community to build relationships and help market Paramount and other ACCA/PT experiences and fundraising opportunities

REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Minimum of 5-7 years of executive level fundraising

·         A 4-year college degree or equivalent in non-profit management/fundraising

·         Major Gifts and/or Capital Campaign successful track record and experiences

·         An interest in non profit, theater and/or entertainment industries. Theater or Performing Arts fundraising a plus

·         Staff and Volunteer Management experience (particularly with Board members)

·         Budget goal setting and management experience

·         Superior written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving, project management and organizational skills

·         Proficiency with donor databases and in Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with donor software

·         A hands-on can-do attitude.  Be willing to jump in with the rest of the senior management team and staff and to assist with anything to accommodate our donors.

·         Must have own transportation and have the ability to travel

HOURS /REQUIREMENTS:

This is a full-time position which requires a flexible schedule to accommodate show and concert performances on some evenings and weekends, as necessary.

INQUIRIES AND CORRESPONDENCE:

Brad Hutchins, JS Consulting
Email: cdoparamount@gmail.com

Include: Resume, Cover letter

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

Event Coordinator

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Event Coordinator. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

Reporting:  This position reports to the Special Events Director

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs & Illustrator.
  • 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 lobby and remaining on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Be available throughout entire rental event.
  • Ability to work outdoors during RiverEdge Park season and possibly in inclement weather.
  • Willing to work long shifts and late nights.
  • Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • 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 fast paced environment with many disruptions.
  • 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.

HOURS

Position is full-time.  Hours include evenings and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre*ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn *8 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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Facilities Operations Manager

Facilities Operations Manager

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Facilities Operations Manager. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Operations

DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Operations

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full-time exempt position; generally 8-9 hour days Monday-Friday; some weekends, evenings and holidays

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

POSITION SUMMARY – Help manage the Operations team on a day to day basis as well as perform hands-on maintenance and project work on buildings and grounds of Paramount Theatre, North Island Center Building, RiverEdge Park and the Paramount School of the Arts on a daily basis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Assist with the following safety measures:
    • Monthly checks of emergency lighting, exit lighting & fire extinguishers
    • Ensure all buildings are in compliance to pass fire inspections and that they remain in compliance after inspection
    • Replace batteries & light heads on Exit & EM lighting as needed
    • Follow-up on any deficiencies noted in inspections
    • Maintain facilities and grounds to prevent safety hazards (i.e. loose carpet, raised or loose concrete, shoveling & salting walk areas)
    • Act as secondary contact (on-call 24/7) to respond to building alarms
  • Maintain appearance of parking garage, loading dock, plaza, Operation’s shop & office and any other areas that may need attention, and handle general janitorial duties that may arise
  • Maintain HVAC equipment through preventative maintenance by cleaning and greasing pumps & motors, changing air & machine filters and replacing belts, troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment, making repairs or scheduling service appointments; clean and calibrate pneumatic thermostats, program digital thermostats; control temperature and respond to calls when issues arise
  • Maintain & provide basic repair of faucets, toilets, drains, pumps, etc.; perform monthly chemical drain treatment; schedule appointments for necessary plumbing repairs and respond to calls when plumbing issues arise
  • Provide general electrical maintenance by replacing bulbs, ballasts and lamp fixtures, replacing/repairing outlets, switches etc., replacing/installing new circuit breakers as needed, running wire, conduit & other aspects of electrical repair & updating
  • Facilitate traffic control during very limited performances: set-up cones, reserve spots, block off lanes for bus traffic and direct bus traffic during shows
  • Assist in opening & closing of RiverEdge Park for the season
  • Set-up electrical needs for vendors & shows at RiverEdge Park
  • Provide on-site supervision of electrical needs during events/shows at RiverEdge Park (typically weekend hours)
  • Must have strong carpentry skills for work such as framing, drywall hanging, and hanging and adjusting doors
  • Perform other general building maintenance duties including flag maintenance (replacing, lowering & raising), responding to maintenance and janitorial requests by building tenants, receiving and stocking incoming orders, running network wires & cables, controlling vagrancy problems, transporting equipment/supplies & various materials between NIC, PAC & REP, repairing and/or replacing of locks
  • Manage and coordinate inspections
  • Assist with any projects or miscellaneous tasks assigned by Director of Operations

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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must have strong carpentry skills for minor construction projects or repairs
  • Must be able to read blue prints
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs consistently
  • Must be able to work confidently on ladders and lifts up to 30 feet
  • Must have general computer skills

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and/or salary requirement, and 3 references using the online job application.

Apply for this job online

Or email margiei@paramountarts.com with the subject line: Facilities Operations Manager Job

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

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

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Front of House Associate

Front of House Associate

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Front of House Associate. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House

DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

·         Other duties as assigned.

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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

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

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

·         Must show respect towards volunteers.

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

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

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

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Janitorial Cleaning Crew

Janitorial Cleaning Crew

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Janitorial/Cleaning Crew.  The organization operates four venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers and has the second-largest musical theatre subscription based in the United States.  ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

DIRECT REPORTING – Janitorial Manager

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Front of House and Operations

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

POSITION SUMMARY – Maintain and care for: The Paramount School of the Arts, rehearsal spaces and guest artist apartments located at 20 S. Stolp, The Paramount Theatre (PAC) located at 23 E. Galena and RiverEdge Park (REP) located at 360 N. Broadway.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
  • Ensure cleanliness of bathrooms. Stock bathroom supplies as needed
  • Remove garbage from all receptacles
  • Sweep, clean, and mop floor surfaces
  • Clean backstage areas, including dressing rooms
  • Clean various class rooms and dance studios at School of the Arts
  • Clean artist apartments in between guest artists
  • Ensure cleanliness of all rehearsal spaces
  • Perform periodic and special cleaning as requested
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Be able to work safely with a variety of cleaning supplies
  • Adhere to all applicable health and safety regulations
  • Report safety or security violations immediately to supervisor
  • 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.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES OR WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO LEARN –

  • Ability to lift/carry 25+ pounds
  • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
  • Stamina, good physical condition.  Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
  • Detail oriented and conscientiousness
  • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively

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: Elliot Samartano, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

 

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Marketing Manager (Advertising)

Marketing Manager (Emphasis in Advertising)

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Marketing Manager with an emphasis in advertising. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

The ideal candidate possesses experience in theater/concert/event-based marketing and advertising; has extensive knowledge of Chicago media including newspaper, radio, outdoor, TV and digital in Chicago, Chicago proper and suburban areas within 40-miles of Aurora; is familiar with social media platforms including both posting content and advertising; is a strong writer with the ability to write diverse copy including social media, website, brochure, direct mail, email, radio, and more; is creative and a team player; has developed and managed fully-integrated marketing plans and budgets; has the ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and is deadline oriented.

DEPARTMENT – Marketing

DIRECT REPORTING – Marketing Director & Vice President of Sales and Programming

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All departments and outside vendors and agents

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

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

HIRE DATE – Immediate

POSITION SUMMARY & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – This position works together with the Marketing Director and VP of Sales/Programming and is responsible for creating and implementing theater/concert/event-based fully-integrated marketing campaigns and executing those campaigns. The process includes researching and understanding show/event/department to be marketed and the target audience; collecting and analyzing information on potential marketing/advertising outlets; creating a proposed fully integrated plan that fits with the designated budget; implementation and management of the execution of the plan through completion. Stay abreast of the latest trends in media and advertising. Extensive writing of all marketing forms including social media, website, brochure, direct mail, email, radio, and more.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Become intimately familiar with each assigned shows/events and/or department, including the artist background, department’s capabilities and offerings, target audience, etc.
  • Create a fully comprehensive marketing campaign, that may include print, digital, radio, TV, outdoor and more, based on the exploratory process to be approved by Marketing Director and VP of Sales/Programming.
  • Request proposals and negotiate advertising contracts with media outlets, as well as related vendors.
  • Oversee the implementation of the plan from start to completion, including monitoring and adhering to all deadlines and staying within assigned budget.
  • Assist in writing creative promotional copy for social media, website, brochure, direct mail, email, radio, and other promotional needs.
  • Work closely and cultivate relationships with media advertising staff, outside vendors and staff from various departments within the ACCA organization.
  • Work with Audience Services to prepare reports on effectiveness of all advertising efforts. Analyze data and send summary reports to Marketing Director and VP of Sales/Prog.
  • Communicate effectively with designers in regards to designing ads and submitting artwork by specified deadlines.
  • Become trained and well-versed on Paramount Theatre, RiverEdge Park and Paramount School of the Arts websites and assist in making updates to any of the sites as needed.
  • Constantly expand knowledge of Chicago and suburban media.
  • Explore and share new marketing ideas.
  • Work and/or attend all 4 Broadway Series Opening Night events, as well as the 4 WGN Dean Richards events. These events take place on weekends.
  • As needed, coordinate events for media partners at RiverEdge Park and be onsite as needed day-of. A majority of these events take place on weekends and over the July 4th
  • Assist Marketing Director and VP of Sales on other projects as needed.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirement using the online job application. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Marketing Director, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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Production Management Staff

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT STAFF

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Production Management Staff. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

The ideal candidate for this new position will possess direct experience advancing and presenting bands, comedians, and other touring artists. Substantive knowledge of the theatrical production process (particularly for musicals), strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a keen attention to detail are also tremendous assets.

DEPARTMENT – Production

DIRECT REPORTING – Vice President of Productions (VPP) and/or Production Manager (PM)

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – VPP, PM, Vice President of Programming & Sales (VPS), Production Associate and other Production Staff; Finance, Human Resources and Operations Staff; and Creative, Technical and Production Team Members

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – full time exempt; generally 8-9 hour days Monday-Friday; extended hours on presented event days and during tech for in-house productions; some weekends, nights and holidays

COMPENSATION – Salary range is $35,000-$50,000; salary and title to be commensurate with expertise and experience.

HIRE DATE – as soon as June 3 for the right candidate

POSITION SUMMARY – Our new team member will be largely focused on contracting, advancing and presenting touring artists, including bands, vocalists, dance companies, and comedians. The new team member will also contribute to the daily operations and administration of the production department in support of the overall mission, artistic vision, and fiscal sustainability of the company. This shall include the work with touring shows as well as in-house productions of subscription series musicals and plays. Duties will include management of employees, vendors, contracts, riders, schedules, and facilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Update company-wide and departmental calendars and schedules with relevant details regarding touring shows.
  • Request improvements to pertinent equipment, supplies, and facilities; upon approval, ensure fulfillment of such requests.
  • Execute contracts with select seasonal vendors for RiverEdge Park (i.e. house audio package, staff parking).
  • When needed by Vice President of Programming & Sales (VPS), determine compatibility and cost of touring artist contract/rider provisions (i.e. facility and technical specifications, band/orchestra needs, hotel accommodations, transportation, hospitality) to help determine cost of show and compatibility of the show with the applicable venue.
  • After VPS has reached an agreement with a touring artist’s agent and received the contract, read and edit the contract. Contract/rider edits may include: attachment of venue rider; agreed upon expenses; facility and technical specifications; severe weather, force majeure, cancellation and insurance clauses; artist availability for promotions; merchandise terms; ticket scaling; and area exclusivity.
  • After touring artist’s contract and rider are edited, obtain internal signatures on these documents, return them to VPS for submission to the artist’s agent, and distribute them to relevant production personnel.
  • Prepare check requests for touring artist payments.
  • Advance all non-technical aspects of touring shows with artist management and fulfill these needs as required by tours; communicate with the person assigned to the technical advance for each show to ensure continuity of advance details.
  • Hire and coordinate with vendors to supply catering, hospitality, air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, PA/runners, and atypical artist security to ensure needs of touring artists are met per agreement with artist management.
  • Prepare and distribute preliminary and final versions of the event/production sheet for each touring show.
  • Purchase and prepare dressing room hospitality and other items on touring artist riders that are not supplied by a caterer.
  • Communicate with other staff as needed to compile evidentiary records for expense-based settlements of touring shows.
  • Communicate with Accounting staff as needed to request and receive any cash requirements for touring shows.
  • On event days for touring shows, provide onsite coverage from load-in through load-out to act as presenter/purchaser representative for any issues that may arise including severe weather response; to direct any onsite support staff such as PA/Runners; to work with onsite support staff (when applicable) to facilitate catering service, set up and strike artist hospitality, and coordinate transportation; to partner with the Development staff and artist management to facilitate VIP events with the artists; to mediate between Audience Services staff and artist management to provide artist comps and backstage passes; and to guide the Security staff in their work to maintain a safe and secure backstage perimeter.
  • On event days for touring shows, execute show settlement with artist management and issue applicable artist payments.
  • Shortly following event days for touring shows, email settlement documents to VPS for submission to artist’s agent, receive and reconcile outstanding expenses and/or trade value usage, approve event payroll, and complete the show file.
  • For in-house productions, read show reports, show schedules, and venue schedules to identify and resolve challenges.
  • For in-house productions, provide on-site support during load-ins, tech, previews, and load-outs.
  • For in-house productions, provide production support for PR events, educational events, and new play development.
  • With VPP and Production Associate, write and execute contracts and riders for in-house production/creative teams.
  • With Company Management and Production Associate, acclimate visiting artists to the area and facilitate related travel, housing, and artist care needs.
  • With VPP and PM, facilitate growth of the production staff and cultivate professional development opportunities.
  • With VPP and PM, provide mentorship and work direction to Production Associate and production interns as needed.
  • Coordinate with Production and Operations staff to maintain and improve production facilities (i.e. office space, storage space, rehearsal space, performance space, guest artist apartments, scene shop, property shop, costume shop, wig shop).
  • Collaborate with Safety Committee and Production staff to develop, implement and administer safety programs to advance occupational health and safety policies, equipment purchases and maintenance, training, and certifications.
  • Uphold strict confidentiality and professionalism with regard to current and future productions, casting, design, staffing, budgets, salaries, fees and all other sensitive aspects of the production process.

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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Direct experience presenting touring shows, with a minimum of 5 years in production management or touring event management/presentation or 8 years in adjacent theatre management field(s)
  • Superior written and verbal communication, organization, time management, and diplomacy skills
  • Adept computer and accounting skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Capacity to approach challenges and stressful situations in a calm, decisive, creative, and personable manner
  • Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, detail-critical environment
  • Stamina to work in a variety of environments, including outdoors in occasionally inclement weather
  • Ability to manage an irregular schedule including nights, weekends, and some holidays – especially during summer

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Broad knowledge of theatrical production and the ability to facilitate large, musical theatre productions
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety protocol, standards and laws
  • Involvement in the construction and/or renovation of facilities

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume with exactly two references using the online job application.

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Rose Quealy, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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School of the Arts Employment

school of the arts EMPLOYMENT

NOW HIRING

Learn More APPLY ONLINE

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

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Valet Attendants

Valet Attendants

Organization:  Valet Systems, Inc.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

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

HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Jane Glor at 630-673-5263.

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Event Coordinator Internship

Event Coordinator Internship

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Event Coordinator Intern. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Special Events

DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Special Events Director

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Rentals Manager and Event Coordinators

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.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

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.

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 event site 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 even 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.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • High School Diploma or GED (some college preferred)
  • 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.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume and recommendation letter.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Jennifer Binversie-Hahn, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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Theatre & Banquet Rental Internship

Theater & Banquet Rental Internship

Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Theater & Banquet Rental Intern. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in eight seasons and is the second-largest musical theater subscription based in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

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

Hire Date:  Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

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

The ideal candidate will be:

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

HOURS

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Apply for this job online

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Bill Pope, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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