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

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Drop off at 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

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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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School Manager

School Manager

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 School 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 – Education and Community Engagement

DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Education and Community Engagement

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Programs Manager and other ACCA Departments

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; generally, 8-9 hour days Monday-Friday; extended hours during productions and on presented event days some weekends, evenings and holidays.

COMPENSATION – Annual salary with excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401(k); Salary Range $38,000-$45,000.

HIRE DATE – May 1, 2021

POSITION SUMMARYThis position will assist the Director of Education and Community Engagement and other team members in many department and organization-wide responsibilities. The School Manager will be a first point of contact for our Teaching Artists, associates, students, parents, and community members.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESThe School Manager will be responsible for hiring and training staff which includes Teaching Artists, Teaching Assistants, and Education Associates. The School Manager will assist the Director in creating and presenting training materials, assist with curriculum development and syllabi collection and review from Teaching Artists. The School Manager will also be responsible for observing and evaluating staff and overseeing our student ambassador program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Hire and manage Education Associates 

·         Train Education Associates & Teaching Artists

·         Share daily cash/credit reports with Programs Manager, Accounting Department, and Director

·         Supervise enrollment

·         Handle requests from Accounting Department in collaboration with Director

·         Manage parent/student communication

·         Manage teacher availability and sub-lists

·         Write and edit curriculum 

·         Develop and maintain staff portal

·         Evaluate and track student skills

·         Observe and evaluate teachers

·         Parent/Student liaison

·         Share teaching responsibilities as needed

·         Represent PSA at festivals, fairs, First Fridays, and other community events 

·         Oversee teacher budgets per class/camp and in conjunction with First Impressions/Retention Coordinator order supplies

·         Handle parent feedback and questions beyond First Impressions Coordinator/Teaching Artists/Education Associates 

·         Collaborate with other management team members on marketing materials and content creation

·         Manage safety procedures in school in coordination with Director

·         Facilitate private lesson scheduling and offerings 

·         Manage merchandise sales 

·         Other duties as assigned

As an organization, ACCA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. The School Manager will actively be a part of this commitment, to help ACCA consider and implement good practice on equity, diversity and inclusion across all work.

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

  • Management and hiring experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish language is preferred, but not required
  • Experience in the arts or arts education is preferred, but not required
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel
  • Adobe Creative Suite (experience helpful, but not necessary) 

HOW TO APPLY

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

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jessica Duplessis, 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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Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

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 Senior Director of Marketing & Communications. ACCA 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.

DEPARTMENT – Marketing & Communications

DIRECT REPORTING – President/CEO, & taking direction from VP of Sales & Programming

POSITIONS SUPERVISED – Marketing & Communications Team

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – VP Sales/Programming, Director of Audience Services, Special Events Director, Education Director, Development Team

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt, approximately 40+ hours per week. Will include some evening and weekend hours.

COMPENSATION – Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k

HIRE DATE – ASAP (target May/June 2021)

POSITION SUMMARY

Looking for an energetic and thoughtful leader to head up a team of talented creatives to brilliantly mastermind all marketing and communication needs for our growing performing arts organization. Responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of the organization’s marketing and advertising initiatives. Reporting directly to the chief executive officer and taking direction from the VP of Programming & Sales, the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications’ primary responsibility is to generate revenue by increasing sales through successful marketing for each entertainment space, using marketing communications, research, advertising and public relations. The Senior Director of Marketing & Communications and their team are responsible for meeting all of the marketing & communications needs for the entire organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Generate revenue by increasing sales through successful marketing for all ACCA divisions including: Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, Paramount School of the Arts, RiverEdge Park; Stolp Island Theatre; Development; Special Events/Meyer Ballroom
  • Lead a marketing/communications team to success; support and help develop team members as needed
  • Lead development and implementation of highly effective marketing, advertising, and sales initiatives through print, TV, radio, PR, web and social media
  • Drive ticket sales for all live events at Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, Stolp Island Theatre, and RiverEdge Park
  • Develop innovative strategies to retain current patrons, expand new audiences and reach underserved communities
  • Ensure consistent branding for all ACCA divisions including: Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, Paramount School of the Arts, RiverEdge Park; Stolp Island Theatre Development; Special Events/Meyer Ballroom
  • Coordinate many internal departments and initiatives to ensure that the organization is prioritizing marketing efforts that drive sales, awareness and giving
  • Work with the Education team to boost enrollment at Paramount School of the Arts; develop the brand as an industry leader; identify and reach untapped markets; increase awareness of the school’s programs and educational offerings
  • Work with Development department to help devise and execute donor communications and appeals to encourage new and increased gifts
  • Work with Special Events department to increase event bookings, develop needed sales materials, identify and reach new audiences
  • Oversee creation of branding and identity for new performance space, Stolp Island Theatre opening Summer 2022
  • Develop annual budgets, monitor budgets on an on-going basis and ensure all projects stay within approved budgets
  • Supervise hiring, training, workloads, schedules and deadlines for marketing department team; conduct annual reviews
  • Oversee the operation of websites and email marketing programs; work closely with outside vendor to provide analytics review; oversee social media marketing platforms
  • Develop and implement marketing plans, including promotional calendars and programs, introductions of new and other marketing projects
  • Act as the point person for partnerships like agency relationships, vendor relationships, freelance employees, press contacts, and more
  • Oversee the negotiations with media partners to guarantee advantageous contracts
  • Work to create stellar promotional photography and video
  • Participate in Opening Night events, welcoming members of the press and distributing needed materials
  • Create a vision for the organization’s marketing strategy, both short-term and long-term
  • Assist VP Sales/Programming and President/CEO with other projects 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 5 years of experience developing and implementing comprehensive and successful marketing and sales campaigns, brand management, and advertising, preferably for a complex arts and cultural institution
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Solid understanding of brand development and management
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal skills
  • Project management experience with a proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Collaborative leadership skills with the ability to work well both independently and within a team
  • Detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy as well as problem solving skills
  • Budget-management skills and proficiency
  • Supportive of the mission of Aurora Civic Center Authority
  • Proficient using Microsoft Suite and various marketing software; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Proven dynamic leadership and project management skills
  • Strategic, innovative and creative personality with a strong business acumen
  • A passion for working in and managing a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Adept multi-tasker with ability to quickly prioritize and effectively delegate tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively and effectively with different personality types as well as other departments, vendors and clients
  • Can transition seamlessly among projects of varying scale, audience, format and distribution channel
  • Recognize their own weaknesses and can work around these shortcomings through delegation, collaboration and excellent resource utilization

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume by April 30 using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (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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School Experience Coordinator

School Experience Coordinator

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 School Experience 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 – Education and Community Engagement

DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Education and Community Engagement

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Programs Manager, School Manager, Partnerships Manager

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time non-exempt; generally, 8-hour days Monday-Friday; some extended hours during productions and on presented event days; some weekends, evenings and holidays.

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

HIRE DATE – June 1, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY – The ideal candidate has experience in coordinating front desk administrative duties, possesses a warm and welcoming personality, and is committed to providing a stellar customer experience for our students, families, teaching artists and visitors of Paramount School of the Arts and other Aurora Civic Center Authority facilities.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – The School Experience Coordinator is the main point of contact at Paramount School of the Arts. They are the first face that students, parents, and community members will see as they enter the school. They will be responsible for responding to and following up on all inquiries received at the school, directing visitors to appropriate personnel if necessary and ensuring that all inquiries and requests are responded to in a timely manner. They will work to ensure that we are establishing connections with potential students and their families, as well as fostering long term relationships with our returning students, parents, and faculty.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Manage the front desk during schools operating hours
  • Assist with Education Associate training
  • Work with management staff on recruitment and retention goals
  • Implement ways to celebrate and recognize students
  • Distribute and collect survey data
  • Sell PSA Merchandise
  • Communicate on behalf of Paramount School of the Arts to students, families, and the community
  • Enroll new and returning students
  • Organize and maintain school classrooms and common areas
  • Keep the school safe and welcoming
  • Monitor and run attendance reports and check-ins for each class
  • Support teaching staff
  • Catalog and maintain school supplies
  • Monitor school maintenance issues and report needed repairs to management
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon

As an organization, ACCA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. The School Experience Coordinator will actively be a part of this commitment, to help ACCA consider and implement good practice on equity, diversity and inclusion across all work.

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 –

  • Administrative experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish language is preferred, but not required
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel
  • Adobe Creative Suite (experience helpful, but not necessary)

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: (Jessica Duplessis), 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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Partnerships Manager

Partnerships Manager

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 Partnerships 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 – Education and Community Engagement

DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Education and Community Engagement

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Programs Manager, School Manager, and other organization wide departments

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; generally, 8-9 hour days Monday-Friday; extended hours during productions and on presented event days; some weekends, evenings and holidays.

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

HIRE DATE – July 1, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY – The ideal candidate will possess the ability to cultivate and maintain partnerships with surrounding school districts, groups, and organizations to foster positive relationships with Paramount School of the Arts (PSA), Aurora Civic Center Authority and all its entities. The candidate must have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and to amplifying the voices of the global majority, and oversee our Theater for Young Audiences program.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – The Partnerships Manager will assist the Director of Education and Community Engagement and other team members in many department and organization-wide responsibilities. The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for outreach within our community on behalf of PSA and ACCA. The Partnerships Manager will also be responsible for establishing partnerships with local public and private schools, and other organizations in Aurora and surrounding areas to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community within the school for all.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish and nurture teacher/school relationships within our community
  • Create and report on annual budgets
  • Develop and execute goals for school and community relationships
  • Serve as artistic producer for our Theater for Young Audiences program
  • Write grants and contracts
  • Organize and staff Masterclass Series
  • Create partnerships with Aurora community organizations working with the Programs Manager to develop collaborative events and programs
  • Represent PSA/ACCA at festivals, fairs, First Fridays, and other community events
  • Create marketing and social media content for programs and events in collaboration with the Marketing department
  • Maintain records/notes/accounting in electronic databases
  • Assist the Director and other management team members with daily operations of the school
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon

As an organization, ACCA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. The Partnerships Manager will actively be a part of this commitment, to help ACCA consider and implement good practice on equity, diversity and inclusion across all work.

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

  • Management and hiring experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish language is preferred, but not required
  • Experience in the arts or arts education is preferred, but not required
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel
  • Adobe Creative Suite (experience helpful, but not necessary)

HOW TO APPLY

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

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jessica Duplessis, 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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Human Resources Payroll and Benefits Coordinator

Human Resources Payroll and Benefits Coordinator

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 Human Resources Payroll and Benefits 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 – Finance and Human Resources

DIRECT REPORTING –Human Resources and Risk Management Manager and taking direction from VP of Finance and Human Resources

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All departments of the organization

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

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

HIRE DATE – late May or early June 2021

POSITION SUMMARY – The Human Resources Payroll and Benefits Coordinator will support HR practices including biweekly and weekly payroll, benefits coordination, onboarding and new hire orientation, and other HR related responsibilities. As an organization, ACCA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. The Human Resources Payroll and Benefits Coordinator will take on an active role to help our organization move forward and be a part of this commitment, as well as to help ACCA consider and implement good practice on equity, diversity and inclusion across all work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Conduct weekly and biweekly payrolls to ensure accurate and timely payroll; collaborate with all ACCA departments to gain accurate payroll submissions; coordinate with UKG (formerly UltiPro) to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Submit Union Reports and 401k contributions/matches to appropriate agencies
  • Be proactive and informed on all new legislation
  • Facilitate the onboarding process for new employees to ensure they receive all the appropriate documents, orientation, and training.
  • Data entry and maintenance in HRIS system to ensure accurate employee files, organization charts, contact lists, etc.
  • Run reports to ensure data is imported in the accounting system accurately and to help departments stay on budget
  • Enter and maintain all employee benefits with multiple plans and carriers including medical, vision, dental, FSA, PTO, 401k, supplemental coverage, etc.
  • Coordinate, educate, and enroll new hire benefits as well as the annual Open Enrollment process
  • Work with vendors and broker for all Affordable Care Act changes, reports, and filing the 1094 and 1095
  • Act as equity, diversity, and inclusion liaison between EDI leadership team and ACCA leadership
  • Create and implement regular and robust EDI training program that reaches all levels of the organization
  • Manage required sexual harassment prevention training as directed by the State of Illinois for every ACCA employee; ensure training completion by all employees; maintain current training tracking records
  • Create & implement program for new hire orientation trainings and onboarding to ensure a successful and inclusive start for each new hire
  • Provide advice, assistance and follow-up on organization policies, procedures, and documentation ensuring consistent application of policy

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, 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
  • Proactively communicate changes effectively across the organization
  • Resourceful; problem solve effectively
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality
  • Supportive of the mission of Aurora Civic Center Authority and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion
  • Be a steward of our values and working environment, creating and nurturing a culture of growth, emotional safety, and accessibility

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with payroll processing software; experience with UKG (formerly UltiPro) a plus but not required

HOW TO APPLY

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

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to:

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

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

 

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Accounts Payable Associate

Accounts Payable Associate

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an Accounts Payable 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 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 –Accounting Manager and taking direction from VP of Finance and Human Resources

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All departments of the organization

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part Time Hourly; generally 24 hours a week

COMPENSATION – Hourly Wage with PTO

HIRE DATE – late May or early June 2021

POSITION SUMMARY – The Accounts Payable Associate will be responsible for ensuring that invoices are received, coded to the GL and the appropriate project accurately, approved, and posted in a timely manner. This is an amazing opportunity to work for a growing organization!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review a high volume of invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Enters invoices into the accounting system with accurate GL account and appropriate project/event and send invoices for approvals
  • Reconcile receipts for credit card payments
  • Maintain vendor accounts and answer vendor inquiries
  • Prepare vendor checks/ACH payments weekly
  • Maintain filing system
  • Manage W-9s and 1099 requirements
  • Prepare journal entries when required
  • Maintain spreadsheets for expenses that need reimbursement
  • Assists with month end close
  • Assists with annual audit requirements
  • Prepares analysis of accounts

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to:

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

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

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