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

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    By Mail

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

    In Person

    Drop off at 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora IL 60506

    SCHOOL OF THE ARTS JOBS  RIVEREDGE PARK JOBS

    VOLUNTEER USHERING BROADWAY AUDITIONS

    Internships

    NO AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS AT THIS TIME

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

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


    MISSION STATEMENT

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

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    Operational Cleaning Staff (Part Time)

    Operational Cleaning STAFF – Part time

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

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

    COMPENSATION – Hourly Position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Apply

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

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

     

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    Audience Services Associate (Part Time)

    Audience Services Associate – part time

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Audience Services

    DIRECT REPORTING – Audience Service Director & Audience Services Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services

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

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Late June 2021

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Apply

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

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

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    Banquet Set Up Crew (Part Time)

    Banquet Set Up Crew – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Banquet Set Up Crew. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, and the company looks forward to producing a new, Bold Series of plays and musicals in the newly renovated Copley Theatre beginning in the 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.

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

    DEPARTMENT – Special Events Department

    DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Special Events Director

    WORKS CLOSELY WITHEvent Coordinators

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

    COMPENSATION – Position is part-time, hourly.

    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.
    • Assist with resetting equipment while an event is occurring.
    • Responsible for timely and safe breakdown of meeting rooms after event completion.
    • Organize and clean banquet storage rooms and linen storage shelves.
    • Assist in moving concessions product and bar equipment.
    • Change the marquee.
    • Launder, fold and place linens.
    • 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 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.

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

    TO APPLY – Please submit your cover letter, and resume to jenniferh@paramountarts.com with subject line “Banquet Set Up Crew”

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Apply

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

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

     

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    Security Guard (Part Time)

    Security Guard – part time

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House/Special Events

    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Management

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

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    TO APPLY

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

    APPLY

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

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

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    Barback (Part Time)

    Barback – part time

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House

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

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

     

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

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

     

     

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

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

     

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

     

    TO APPLY                                                                                                                                       

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application 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: Jenna Gagliano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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    Front of House Assistant Director (Full Time)

    Front of House Assistant Director – full time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – FRONT OF HOUSE

    DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Front of House

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire organization

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time non-exempt; schedule will include some weekends, evenings and holidays.

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The Front of House Assistant Director will take a lead role, alongside the Director, to manage the day to day business operations of all ACCA performance spaces. This position will collaborate with colleagues across departments to implement and maintain superior patron care and safety standards.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Take lead role in concession products and sales for the organization; continuously assess and improve sales by identifying opportunities and weaknesses, and solicit new sources of revenue
    • Manage and develop a strong team of bar staff, FOH associates, security, gatekeepers, and grounds crew with a commitment to the active, continual and accountable pursuit of the following principles: equity, inclusion and diversity
    • Generate sales reports with the accounting department
    • Negotiate contracts
    • Ability to analyze sales reports to recommend pricing and sourcing of products
    • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully
    • Become proficient in emergency, first aid medical attention and evacuation protocols relative to large events and social gatherings
    • Become proficient with front of house technology and maintenance, such as POS systems, scanners, assisted hearing devices, etc.
    • Ability to house manage and work events at the Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre, Meyer Ballroom, RiverEdge Park, Stolp Island Theatre and other event locations as needed  
    • Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of customer service, integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality
    • Ability to work independently, taking initiative, with little direction
    • 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 –

    • Previous Restaurant / Bar Management experience a plus with an emphasis on high volume, quick service  
    • Live events, entertainment and/or theatre background a plus
    • Ability to execute the job and deliver on time results within budget
    • Ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving skills in a team-oriented environment
    • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, professional and courteous manner which fosters a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment
    • Demonstrated experience leading and managing, supervising, training, and motivating a team
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks at once and demonstrate flexibility in light of shifting demands & priorities  
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
    • 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
    • Highly computer literate and proficiency with Microsoft Office required
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
    • Must be willing and able to work flexible, and sometimes long, hours/days, including evenings and weekends reflective of the dynamic schedule of live events and the theatre

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

     

    TO APPLY –

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application 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: (Maureen Morrison) 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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    Covid-19 Safety Officer (Part Time)

    Covid-19 Safety Officer – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking COVID-19 Safety Officers. 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 – Human Resources

    DIRECT REPORTING – Human Resources & Risk Management Manager & taking direction from Production Management

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Production and HR/Risk Management Departments

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, hourly; hours vary and include evenings and weekends; rehearsal and performance schedule will be available during interview process

    COMPENSATION – $16 per hour

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – The COVID-19 Safety Officers (CSOs) will ensure that COVID-19 safety requirements as defined by Aurora Center Authority (ACCA) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) are implemented throughout the rehearsal and performance periods. CSOs will receive training and work with Production Management and the HR/Risk Manager to enhance and implement COVID-19 safety protocols that align with requirements from ACCA and AEA. The CSOs will serve as primary point persons to address COVID-19 safety questions and concerns with relevant production personnel including cast, crew, musicians and production team members.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Complete COVID-19 compliance safety training.
    • Communicate, oversee, monitor and enforce procedures for COVID-19 safety practices, symptom monitoring, protocols following a positive test, cleaning and sanitization, ventilation, press events, case reporting, and contact tracing throughout rehearsal and performance periods.
    • Conduct COVID-19 safety orientations and training with relevant production personnel.
    • Serve as primary contact to receive and respond to COVID-19 safety and compliance concerns.
    • Exercise autonomy and authority to address COVID-19 safety and compliance concerns within the bounds of established protocols.
    • If unable to resolve a compliance concern or if there are continuing or serious compliance concerns, work closely with Production Management and HR/Risk Manager to address and rectify such issues.
    • Conduct COVID-19 safety assessments and evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk.
    • Establish a plan to communicate regularly with Production Management and HR/Risk Manager about COVID-19 safety and make recommendations for adjustments to COVID safety protocols as needed.
    • Provide reports to Production Management and HR/Risk Manager regarding concerns, violations, and compliance issues.

    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 or receive ACCA-approved COVID-19 compliance safety training
    • Adaptability to varying work environments and new responsibilities
    • Strong, proactive work ethic
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
    • Ability to work well in a team environment with many different personalities
    • Robust oral and written communication skills
    • Comfortable speaking to and instructing groups of colleagues
    • Proven organizational skills including logistics, time management and scheduling
    • Must be a “people person” who can manage with confidence, enforce policies and procedures, and operate with authority when needed
    • Creative problem solver

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY 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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    Production Assistant (Part Time)

    PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – part time

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Production Assistants (PAs). 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 – Stage Management (Production)

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

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

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE –Hourly, seasonal (show-specific), non-exempt; 8-9 hour days (daytimes and evenings), six days a week with extended hours during tech. While a small number of conflicts are feasible, it is unlikely that this position will be compatible with other full-time employment.

    COMPENSATION – $12.00/hour; perks include EMC credit, complimentary tickets, experience working with and learning from union stage managers, and networking opportunities in the Chicago theatre community

    DURATION – Flexible start and end dates.  Applicants are encouraged to express interest in multiple productions for which they are available, but applicants need not be available for all productions to express interest in one or more of the shows.

    Broadway Series Bold Series
    Kinky Boots:  position has been filled
    Cinderella:  October 4, 2021 – November 18, 2021
    Groundhog Day:  December 20, 2021 – February 3, 2022
    Rock of Ages:  March 7, 2022 – April 21, 2022

    HIRE DATE – ongoing; see dates listed above

    POSITION SUMMARY – PAs will work throughout the pre-production and rehearsal processes alongside an Equity Stage Manager and, when applicable, an Equity Assistant Stage Manager. Ideal candidates possess keen attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to refine and expand upon entry-level stage management skills.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – Responsibilities include but are not limited to partnering with Equity Stage Managers on tasks such as taping out the rehearsal hall, preparing and copying paperwork, rehearsal hall set-up and clean-up, taking line notes, being on-book, managing “creature comforts” such as coffee/tea setup, and executing the set, strike and tracking of properties during the rehearsal 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

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Some Stage Management experience (exposure to professional stage management is preferred, but related experience in community theatre and/or educational theatre is also valued)
    • Strong written and verbal communication as well as organizational and time management skills
    • Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment

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

    TO APPLY – Please email a cover letter, resume, and TWO references to Yesenia Esparza (Associate Production Manager) at ProductionJobs@paramountarts.com with subject line: Production Assistant. Email submissions are preferred, but if you are unable to email materials, submissions can be mailed to Paramount Theatre, Yesenia Esparza, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and TWO references 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: Yesenia Esparza, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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    Operational Cleaning Staff Supervisor (Full Time)

    OPERATIONAL CLEANING STAFF SUPERVISOR – FULL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

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

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY – Supervise Operational Cleaning Staff who maintain and care for all of ACCA’s facilities.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • In conjunction with the Operational Cleaning Manager, meets with staff to discuss schedules and assignments, staff development and training needs
    • Trains, coordinates and supervises the Operational Cleaning staff to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient cleaning operation
    • Assigns work to employees, following material and work requirements
    • Ensures the proper use and care of equipment and safe use of a variety of cleaning supplies
    • Develops and implements procedures and ensures that established standards and procedures are followed, including daily review and inspection of work performed
    • Ensures use of properly diluted chemicals; use and maintenance of the right cleaning equipment and supplies for each area
    • Ensures adherence to all applicable health and safety regulations
    • Report safety or security violations immediately to manager
    • Observe facilities and report maintenance deficiencies and items in need of repair, ensures timely follow-up occurs to remedy any identified deficiencies
    • Appropriately response to unique or unusual situation as they arise
    • Have the ability to delegate and the willingness to grow in position through training

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    • Ability to lift/carry 25+ pounds
    • Manual dexterity and strength to operate power operated machines
    • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
    • Ability to work both inside and outside environmental conditions
    • Stamina, good physical condition
    • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time
    • Detail oriented and conscientiousness
    • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
    • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully.
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative with little direction
    • Able to assess a situation and proactively manage problems

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY

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

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

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    Operational Cleaning Staff (Full Time)

    OPERATIONAL CLEANING STAFF – FULL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

    DIRECT REPORTING – Operational Cleaning Manager

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All Departments

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

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

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

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY

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

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

     

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    Front of House Associate (Part Time)

    Front of House Associate – part TIME

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on Stolp Island in the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking a Front of House Associate. ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 165-seat 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,
    • contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

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

    ACCA truly believes and lives by its mission statement and its commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion.
    DEPARTMENT – Front of House
    DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Manager / Director of Front of House Operations
    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Flexible Part-time, hourly; hours vary and require evenings, weekends, and holidays. Hours are event dependent. Ideal for music and performing arts lovers, and anyone looking for a way to be a part of one of the fastest growing theatres in the Chicago area.

    COMPENSATION – Hourly position
    HIRE DATE – Immediate
    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assist patrons in various areas such as greeting & directing patrons, scanning tickets, and monitoring photo activity and potential disturbances inside of the house for the duration of the performance
    • Become proficient with scanner technology and scanner maintenance
    • Assist and work with volunteer ushers
    • Responsible for timely arrival and attendance at a pre-event meeting
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Handle stressful situations calmly, rationally, and tactfully
    • Maintain general cleanliness of theatre spaces
    • Other duties as assigned

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
    • Ability to demonstrate unfailing commitment to customer service and respond promptly to customer needs while upholding the organization’s values
    • Experience with or willingness to quickly and adeptly learn the setup and maintenance of a ticket scanner and Front of House equipment
    • Reliable and personable with a welcoming spirit; must be able to adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment
    • Experience in working for a non-for-profit theatre and/or entertainment industries (Optional, but preferred)
    • Must have a flexible schedule: Availability for evenings and weekends during our Broadway Season Shows, including holidays. Three show minimum
    • 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.

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

    TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application 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: Jenna Gagliano, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

     

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    Accounting Manager (Full Time)

    Accounting Manager – FULL TIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Finance

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

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

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    ·         Manage all accounts receivable transactions

    ·         Manage the Accounts Receivable Associate

    ·         Ensure strong accounting controls to minimize risks

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

    ·         Reconcile the bank accounts monthly

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

    ·         Work with Human Resources to reconcile Health Insurance expenses monthly

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

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

    ·         Prepare intercompany journal entries

    ·         Conduct account reconciliations and data analysis

    ·         Assist with annual audit

     

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

     

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

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

    ·         Strong communication, administrative, and computer skills

    ·         Professional attitude and a team player

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

    ·         Resourceful; problem solve effectively both independently or collaboratively

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

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    ·         Experience with Acumatica a plus but not required

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

    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 HERE

    Or mail/drop off to:

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

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

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    Graphic Designer (Full Time)

    graphic designer – marketing

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Marketing

    DIRECT REPORTING – Marketing Creative Director

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

    COMPENSATION –   Minimum salary starting at $45K; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k

    HIRE DATE – Immediate

    POSITION SUMMARY-

    In coordination with the Marketing Creative Director, the Graphic Designer will develop strategy and execution for all organization marketing and promotional efforts.  This will include working closely with marketing staff, web developers, photographers, videographers, internal clients, and outside contractors.

    The Graphic Designer must have a passion for communicating visually; outstanding design skills; the ability to guide, evaluate and elevate design execution; have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in leading cross-functionally without direct supervision; and be a team player who shares the Company’s artistic vision for a broad and inclusive audience.

    This position is responsible for the development behind the visual representation of the brand and material produced by the organization and supports departments ranging from content to marketing to fundraising and more. This role offers an opportunity to play a major role in the creative direction and output of a highly-respected regional theater that is looking for a strong visual contributor and strategist.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop creative work including the design of all graphics, website content, brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, billboards, mailers, photo shoots, and digital marketing assets from conception to completion, ensuring a high level of creativity and style consistency in all work produced
    • Build relationships internally and externally with the active and continual pursuit of the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity
    • Supplement the social media visual presence of the organization, working with the content and marketing teams
    • Be adept at working across an organization, serving as the subject matter expert on all things visual
    • Be a consistent brand guardian and mission champion
    • Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, and display flexibility through multiple revisions and changing priorities bringing projects in on time and on budget
    • Position performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned

    SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Strong experience in designing and producing print and digital materials
    • Online portfolio showcasing relevant work
    • Advanced skills in design tools and technologies
    • The ability to balance multiple projects and be accountable for meeting deadlines
    • Experience in managing creative development with proven team-building skills and a flexible, upbeat attitude in the workplace

     

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

    TO APPLY-

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application 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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    Wig, Hair and Makeup Assistant

    WIG, HAIR AND MAKEUP ASSISTANT

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – Production

    DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to Wig, Hair and Makeup Manager (WHAMM)

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – WHAMM, Wig Designers, Costume Shop Manager (CSM), Associate Costume Shop Manager, Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Costume Designers, Costume Crafts Specialist, WHAM Stage Crew, Directors, Stage Management, Production Department, Artistic Department, Finance and HR Department, and other Creative, Technical and Production Team Members

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full Time Salaried/Exempt; 40 hours per week; days of the week shift depending on size of the current running show to facilitate assistance with show maintenance; generally 8-9 hour days; Wednesday-Sunday during the run of shows with more than 20 wigs; Monday-Friday in between shows and if running show has less than 20 wigs; extended hours during tech; some weekends, nights and holidays

    COMPENSATION – Annual salary range is $37,500-$45,000. Position also qualifies for an excellent benefits package including health insurance, paid time off and holidays, and 401k.

    HIRE DATE – February/March 2022

    POSITION SUMMARY – Wig, Hair and Makeup Assistant will assist WHAMM in establishing and executing Wig, Hair and Makeup Shop operations. Wig, Hair and Makeup Assistant will also work with WHAMM, Designers, Costume Shop Management, Stage Management, Costume Crafts Specialist and WHAM stage crew in the realization of the wig, hair and makeup designs from conception to implementation for productions presented and produced in all venues operated by Aurora Civic Center Authority.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Meet with the WHAMM to review the progress of the builds as often as necessary and assist in determining weekly production work goals for WHAM Shop.
    • Throughout the builds, assist with head wraps, pad outs, foundation making, ventilation projects, and styling as requested by WHAMM.
    • Read and become thoroughly familiar with the scripts for upcoming productions.
    • Work with WHAMM to review Character Scene Breakdowns from directors and/or designers to identify and resolve any related challenges for productions.
    • Attend and participate in design meetings, designer runs, tech, and previews for productions as requested by WHAMM.
    • Help set up for fittings and assist with acquisition of head wraps and measurements.
    • Read all daily calls and rehearsal and performance reports and work with WHAMM to execute report requests.
    • Work with WHAMM to track and verify completion of designer notes.
    • Participate in shopping trips as requested to acquire materials and pieces needed for designs for productions.
    • Throughout tech and previews, assist WHAMM with daily requirements as needed for productions.
    • During preview process, update/finalize WHAM lists, including understudy items.
    • Assist with coordination and supply of WHAM needs for covers slated to appear in understudy and/or swing tracks for productions.
    • During the run of a show, assist with daily wig maintenance to maintain designs throughout performance run.
    • Work with WHAM stage crew to acquire supplies as needed throughout performance run.
    • Work with WHAMM to manage and maintain an organized, clean, optimally functioning, safe work environment in the WHAM Shop.
    • Work with WHAMM to manage wig inventory, maintenance and storage.
    • Additional duties as assigned by WHAMM, WHAM Designers, Production Management, or senior staff.

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • 3 years’ professional wig, hair and makeup experience.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in wig, hair and makeup design, construction, ventilation, styling and show running coordination.
    • Knowledge of wig making and styling tools, wig shop equipment, hair and makeup products and wig prep.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; organizational, budgetary and time management skills.
    • Capacity to maintain good humor in stressful times and approach challenges in a calm, creative, diplomatic manner.
    • Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
    • Current knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Ability to occasionally work long hours and manage an irregular schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
    • Willingness to learn and experiment with new techniques and ideas.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of prosthetic materials and building techniques.
    • Cosmetology license.

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Katie Cordts (katiec@paramountarts.com) or by using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/; or click the link below.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Katie Cordts, 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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    Company Manager

    Company Manager

    ACCA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for all staff, artists, and volunteers. ALL applicants will be considered for equal employment opportunities without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, familial status, genetics, or veteran status. Anyone who is eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community is encouraged to apply!

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago). ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the outdoor RiverEdge Park, the landmark Paramount Theatre, and the intimate, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center. ACCA and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas.

    Mission Statement: The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA) 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

    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.

    POSITION:

    DEPARTMENT – Production Department

    DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Vice President of Productions (VP)

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – CEO, VP of Productions, Assistant Company Manager (ACM), Company Management Associate (CMA),  Production Department,  Artistic Department, Marketing Department, Finance and Human Resources Department, Cast Members, Musicians and Stage Crew.

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; some nights and weekend coverage needed; Following 30 day training, semi-flexible schedule is a possibility. In collaboration with VP and department needs, span of day and days off can be flexible. Generally Monday-Friday, 8-9 hours a day. Nights and weekends are needed at times, and time-sensitive duties take place outside scheduled hours.

    COMPENSATION – Starting salary range is $47,000 to $60,000 with excellent benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, personal and sick time, paid parental/family leave, 401K with employer match, and complimentary tickets to Broadway Series and Bold Series productions.

    START DATE – Ideally 05/09/2022 but there is flexibility

    POSITION SUMMARY – As the Company Manager, you will work with the Production and Artistic departments to facilitate productions, both presented and produced, in all venues operated by Aurora Civic Center Authority. You will be a department head and supervise two (2) direct reports within the Company Management branch of the Production Department.
    Your chief responsibility as the Company Manager is to act as a primary contact for actors, musicians and other company members. You and your team are most often their first impression of the organization and constant resource throughout each production. Fulfilling logistical and administrative duties while collaborating with diverse perspectives is a care focus of this position.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Supervise Assistant Company Manager (ACM) and Company Management Associate (CMA)
    • Manage and oversee the hiring, onboarding and payroll for company members of produced productions.
    • Administrative tasks within the following branches of work:
      • Human Resources i.e., onboarding and managing paperwork for hiring; liaise for and with HR when sensitive issues arise; verify COVID-19 vaccination status of production company members and promptly respond to positive cases in coordination with COVID-19 safety team.
      • Production/Artistic i.e., oversee and consult with ACM on casting negotiations; proofread marketing materials; foster professional relationships with acting agents, professional unions and vendors; distribute production materials and policies created by CMA; maintain regular communication with company members; adapt COVID-19 safety policies for production company members and guide the policy implementation by the COVID-19 safety team.
      • Accounting i.e., prepare and process weekly payroll; manage department budgets; complete expense reports and submit reimbursements; field questions re: payroll and benefits from company members.
      • Hospitality i.e., coordinate catering and work with CMA to provide supplies for rehearsal and production spaces; oversee travel arrangements made by ACM for out of town artists; set up partnerships with vendors to provide services to company members (massages, outings, etc.).
    • Advocate for company members to ensure an equitable, positive and enriching work experience.
    • Work with CEO, VP, ACM and CMA to bolster and maintain company morale.

    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

    • Three (3) or more years employment in professional theatre or other sector of performing arts
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar applications.
    • Ability to execute basic accounting practices with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Willingness to learn and openness towards different views and perspectives.
    • Excellent problem-solving and diplomacy skills.
    • Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • One (1) or more years Company Management experience OR Two (2) or more years theatrical management experience (i.e., stage management, production management, general management).
    • Working knowledge of theatrical unions (AEA, CFM/AFM,SAG-AFTRA)

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below. You may also email kayleebg@paramountarts.com to apply directly.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Kaylee Billman-Galuhn, 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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    Technical Director

    Technical Director

    ACCA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for all staff, artists, and volunteers. ALL applicants will be considered for equal employment opportunities without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, familial status, genetics, or veteran status. Anyone who is eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community is encouraged to apply!

    The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago). ACCA is the parent organization, which also includes a 501(c)3 arm under the name of Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. It operates three performance venues: the outdoor RiverEdge Park, the landmark Paramount Theatre, and the intimate, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center. ACCA and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas.

    Mission Statement: The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA) 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

    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.

    POSITION:

    DEPARTMENT – Production

    DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Production Director.

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Associate Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Scene Shop Team, Production Management, Properties Shop Staff, Venue Operations Manager, Audio Lighting and Media Supervisor, Lead Stagehands

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt. In collaboration with Production Director and TD staff, span of day and days off can be somewhat flexible. Shop schedule is generally Monday-Friday, 8-9 hours a day. Extended hours occur during load-in and tech including some nights, weekends and holidays, and time-sensitive needs sometimes occur outside scheduled hours.

    COMPENSATION – Salary range is $75,000 to $90,000 with excellent benefits package including health insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time, paid parental/family leave, 401K with employer match, and complimentary tickets.

    START DATE – As soon as 05/23/2022, but there is flexibility

    POSITION SUMMARY – Technical Director is responsible for the management of Scene Shop operations and employees (including Associate TD and Assistant TD), assessment of scenic designs, and the management of scenic installations for in-house productions, which currently consist of 4 Broadway Series musicals in the 1800-seat Paramount Theatre and 4 Bold Series productions in the 165-seat Copley Theatre. Duties include oversight of scenic construction, installation, maintenance, and strike.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    • Budget Management
      • Work with VP of Productions to establish scenic budgets for productions, overhead, and capital improvements
      • Manage Scene Shop payroll, routine Scene Shop expenses (overhead budget), and individual production budgets; work with Technical Direction Team to track and reconcile expenses and prepare expense receipts
      • Collaborate with Scenic Designers, Production Management and CEO to align budgetary aims with design integrity
    • Scene Shop & Personnel Supervision
      • Supervise Associate TD, Assistant TD, core Scene Shop crew of 5, and overhire employees
      • With Associate TD and IASTE Local 2, engage overhire employees for scenic construction, load-in, and strike
      • Provide consistent oversight and guidance for construction in the Scene Shop and during load-ins
      • Oversee the Assistant TD in processing all incoming shipments and returns for the Scenic department
      • Manage Scene Shop supplies, equipment, inventories, rentals from stock, and space; supervise Assistant TD and Shop Foreman in the maintenance of an organized, clean, safe, well-functioning work environment
    • Miscellaneous
      • Field requests for special projects from other departments as well as outside organizations; make recommendations regarding special projects to VP of Productions and CEO and execute outside projects if and when they are approved
      • Additional duties as assigned by VP of Productions, Production Director, or other senior staff member

    *For the following duties, the Technical Director functions as TD on-point for Broadway Series productions and will assign and oversee another member of the TD staff to function as TD on-point for productions in the Bold Series and other small venues*

    • Pre-Production
      • Read and become thoroughly familiar with the scripts for upcoming productions (Broadway Series & Bold Series)
      • In partnership with other Technical Direction staff, attend and participate in design meetings, production meetings, designer runs, technical rehearsals and, if necessary, preview performances
    • Design, Pricing, & Drafting
      • Review and interpret scenic designs to assess logistical feasibility, safety, and cost
      • Reconcile incongruities between versions of scenic designs and coordinate with the Audio Lighting and Media Supervisor to reconcile incongruities between scenic designs, light and audio plots, and media specifications
      • With the help of other TD staff, assign and participate as needed in the creation of technical and construction drawings for Scene Shop crew and other production departments using drafting programs such as AutoCAD
      • Purchase all show-specific materials for scenic fabrication and supervise timely inclusion of materials into designs
      • Create rigging plots and line set schedules for productions
      • Design and create all automation systems, plots, and programming (setting limits and speeds) for productions
    • Build & Load In
      • Conduct appropriate research to support scenic builds and construction methods as well as the design intention
      • Participate in research and development (R&D) of unique scenic elements
      • In collaboration with Production Director, create and adhere to schedules for scenic builds and load-ins
      • Expedite production as needed to meet scheduled deadlines
      • Directly supervise Scene Shop team, including but not limited to: Associate Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Shop Foreman, Carpenters, Painters, Welders and additional overhire employees to delegate, review and track progress of builds, submitting weekly build progress updates to Production Management and CEO
      • Consult closely with Shop Foreman and Carpenters on set construction to ensure design integrity and labor efficiency
      • Host Scene Shop visits for designers and other creative team members to advance troubleshooting and collaboration
      • Collaborate with other departments on planning, execution and installation of cross-departmental technical elements
      • Coordinate transportation of scenic elements from Scene Shop to the performance venue for load-in and installation
      • Lead shop and stage scenic crew throughout the load-in and installation of each set into the performance venues
      • Consistently deliver scenic elements on time and at (or under) budget
    • Tech, Previews, and Show Maintenance
      • During tech, work with Scenic Designer and TD staff to track, prioritize and execute scenic notes
      • Promptly respond to applicable production notes given in Rehearsal or Performance Reports
      • Perform routine (weekly, at minimum) safety checks of all scenic elements during performance weeks

     

    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

    • 5 years of professional experience in a scene shop at a regional theatre or commercial production company
    • Broad knowledge of and demonstrated advanced skill level in technical theatre, including but not limited to: scenic carpentry and fabrication, scenic electrics, painting, welding, rigging, automation, and drafting (i.e. AutoCAD)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel) or similar applications
    • Capacity to oversee multiple projects at once and to approach challenges in a creative and diplomatic manner
    • Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • 10 years of professional experience in a scene shop at a large regional theatre or commercial production company
    • Experience in CNC Toolpathing
    • Ability to draft in 3D
    • Ability to lift up to forty pounds on occasion

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/opportunities/ or click on the link below. You may also email JonathanA@paramountarts.com to apply directly.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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

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    IT Support Analyst

    IT Support Analyst

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

    DEPARTMENT – Informational Technology

    DIRECT REPORTING – Vice President of Finance/Human Resources

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire Organization

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full-time, Exempt; Generally, Monday-Friday with evenings and weekends over the summer months to support our outdoor venue. On-Call as needed.

     

    COMPENSATION – Annual Salary starting at $58,000 based on experience. Position also qualifies for an excellent benefits package including health insurance and paid time off.

    HIRE DATE – Mutually Agreed upon date as soon as possible

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – This individual will develop and execute a plan that supports the organization’s IT needs. They must ensure that all of the technology systems are functioning properly and oversee any necessary upgrades. Significant ingenuity, flexibility, organization, and time management will be essential in the success of this position. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the stability of our network and all technology while keeping the platforms and networks up to date as all employees utilize the technology in order to perform their jobs and succeed. All of this should be achieved while attaining the highest security possible to avoid an external breach.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    Daily

    • Manage relationship with IT Partner to ensure they are fulfilling all contractual duties
    • Day to day IT Computer/Printer/Network maintenance and issues including end user support and setting up new offices
    • Maintain bridge connection between buildings
    • POS network maintenance, including running wires for new locations
    • Manage budget and recommend organization’s IT purchases (large scale and individual users)
    • Consult on all purchases for organization that involves any technology items
    • Set up and maintain all internet connections and contracts
    • Set up/run wires for any new purchases including security cameras with Operations Department

     

    Work with IT Partner to ensure the following responsibilities are completed

    • Firewall maintenance
    • Maintain back up for server and network security
    • Ensure proper network operations for VOIP and phone networks
    • Maintain AntiVirus software
    • Maintain relationship with ISPs
    • Ensure the PCI Security Scan will pass every time it is run
    • SSL Certificate renewals

    As Needed

    • Wifi Access to rentals
    • All other Rental IT needs for customers/events

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    Minimum three years experience (five years a plus) in Managing small to medium-sized projects, from planning to project scope implementation such as:

    • Execution of infrastructure and a variety of development projects
    • Provide support for desktops, laptops, application installs, printing, general internet connectivity and mobile issues
    • Coordinate with business leaders and department heads, along with the Vice President of Finance in the creation and maintenance of business systems
    • Oversee technology operations, handling project-related procurement and budgeting, and monitoring technology expenditures
    • Manage Network (Switches, Cameras, Devices), Server Infrastructure (VMWare and/or Hyper-V), Critical Applications (Active Directory, Exchange, ECT)
    • Manage day to day monitoring of systems and data protection of systems, applications and data
    • Lead and execute disaster recovery programs for email systems, shared data, and remote access, along with organization redundancy checks for both internet and network access
    • Design and implement a business continuity program that involve risk and business impact assessment, as well as a complete, corporate-wide disaster recovery plan
    • Assume full accountability in creating annual strategic plan
    • Oversee selection, evaluation, negotiation, and management of third-party services and vendors
    • Gives attention to detail
    • Ability to stay organized and multi-task efficiently
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Ability to prioritize and work under strict deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment

     

     

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

    • Microsoft Windows 7/10 and Server 2008-2016
    • Familiarity with Hyper-V or VMWare Virtualization
    • Microsoft 365 Administration
    • Exchange Email, Office Applications
    • Phone System Administration (NEC)
    • Enterprise Backup Software such as Veeam
    • Networking (Virtual LANs, QoS), managing connectivity between multiple locations
    • Cisco Meraki and Ubiquiti Cloud Network Management
    • Webserver
    • Firewalls- Sophos UTM 9 or equivalent Firewall Technologies (3 Years)
    • Experience with SQL, Shared Storage (a Plus)
    • Familiar with Disaster Recovery Technologies and Concepts
    • Project Management

     

     

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application 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: (Erika Miller), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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

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    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, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions, a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals and the self-produced Bold Series for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. Paramount Theatre also hosts free community events, $1 Classic Movie Mondays and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Across the street from Paramount Theatre are the gorgeous Meyer Ballrooms which play host to multiple wedding receptions and rental events throughout the year.

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT – 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 starting at $42,000 based on experience; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k

    HIRE DATE – Mutually agreed upon date as soon as possible

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES – The Human Resources Payroll and Benefits Coordinator will support HR practices including biweekly and weekly payroll, benefits coordination, onboarding, 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 HR legislation
    • Facilitate the onboarding process for new employees
    • 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 Advisory Committee and ACCA leadership
    • 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
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and Office 365

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

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

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Development Intern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DEPARTMENT –Development

    DIRECT REPORTING – Chief Development Officer

    WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Development Team, Audience Services, Front of House Department, Special Events

    POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Position is seasonal (with the possibility for extensions), part-time hourly with regular evening and weekend hours required.

    COMPENSATION – starting at $16/hour

    HIRE DATE – Immediate with an ideal start date on, or before, May 31st, 2022

    POSITION SUMMARY –Do you have a passion for the arts, and are you eager to grow your skills in your field? Are you looking to grow your professional resume? Are you out-going and curious to know more about fundraising on behalf of a professional theatre? We are looking for a Development Intern who will help us deepen donor relationships with Paramount through personalized and meaningful engagement in-person at performances and special events. The position also collaborates with members of the Development team for day-to-day fundraising projects, programs and other office functions. Additionally, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in arts administration for a community based non-profit. The position requires a highly organized individual with excellent customer service skills and willingness to learn and grow. We expect our Interns to have the availability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and commit to at least 3 months on the team.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –

    ·Meet and host donors while they are attending shows at Paramount Theatre and RiverEdge Park

    ·Cultivate relationships with donors, as well as potential donors, through personal interactions, thank you calls/emails/notes, and other touch points

    • Regular communication with current and prospective donors to assist with donor benefits (i.e. playbill recognition, rsvp’s to donor events, premium guest experience, parking/valet)
    • Create and update materials to support Development Department staff as needed including: conduct research, create donor bios, various briefing materials and presentations
    • Update donor information within the Development database (Bloomerang)
    • Administrative support; organize and schedule meetings, take minutes as needed
    • Assist with mailings, filing and special projects
    • Work closely across departments to play a role in overall fundraising efforts
    • Work with CDO and Development Staff to coordinate and handle requests as needed

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

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES –

    ·Strong written and oral communication skills that are effective with a broad range of audience groups

    ·Strong computer skills; ability to learn and use donor database software platforms

    ·Detail-oriented, highly organized; able to set and meet goals and deadlines

    ·Comfortable with initiating contact with current donors, and is friendly and outgoing

    ·Professional attitude; team player; able to collaborate with all colleagues throughout the organization and external partners

    ·Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

    ·Supportive of the mission of Aurora Civic Center Authority

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

    Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Jonathan Jensen, 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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