WANTED: Education & Community Engagement Interns

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (Paramount Theatre), an innovative organization located along the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking Education and Community Engagement Interns for its 2017-2018 season of Broadway Series musicals: Million Dollar Quartet directed by Jim Corti, Elf The Musical directed by Amber Mak, Cabaret directed by Katie Spelman and Once directed by Jim Corti.

DEPARTMENT – Education and Community Engagement

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

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

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

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

DURATION – Flexible start and end dates.

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

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


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

TO APPLY – Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to Director of Education and Community Engagement Shannon Cameron at Submissions can be mailed to Paramount Theatre, Shannon Cameron, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.

Phone calls will not be accepted. ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.