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RiverEdge Park JOB FAIR JANUARY 4, 5, 6, 3:30-8 PM

SUMMER 2022

RIVEREDGE PARK JOBS

RIVEREDGE PARK SEASON RUNS JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER. JOB FAIR ATTENDEES MUST WEAR MASK AT TIME OF INTERVIEW. ALL INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON. RIVEREDGE PARK REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE FULLY VACCINATED BY MAY 1, 2022 AND MAY REQUIRE A BOOSTER SHOT. 

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RiverEdge Park is still looking for fun, hardworking, outdoor music lovers who are interested in joining our team. If you are interested in interviewing, please fill out the below form.


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Operational Cleaning Staff

RiverEdge Park – OPERATIONAL Cleaning STAFF (Seasonal)

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 Operations 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 – Operations, Audience Services and Production

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

COMPENSATION – Hourly position

HIRE DATE – June 2021

POSITION SUMMARY – Maintain and care for RiverEdge Park (REP) located at 360 N. Broadway.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide exemplary customer service to all patrons and event attendees
  • Pick up litter and trash throughout the park
  • Periodic walkthrough inspections of the entire park to check cleanliness throughout the duration of the event
  • Set up and removal of garbage cans
  • Ensure cleanliness of the bathrooms
  • Stock bathroom supplies as needed
  • Remove garbage from all receptacles
  • Sweep, clean, and mop floor surfaces
  • Clean backstage areas, including dressing rooms
  • Perform periodic and special cleaning as requested
  • Respond to emergency requests as needed by your manager
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Be able to work safely with a variety of cleaning supplies
  • Adhere to all applicable health and safety regulations
  • Report safety or security violations immediately to supervisor
  • Report maintenance deficiencies and items in need of repair

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
  • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
  • Prolonged lifting, stooping, bending and twisting for extended periods of time
  • Manual dexterity and strength to operate power-operated machines
  • Stamina, good physical condition. Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
  • Detail oriented and conscientious
  • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone or in a team environment
  • Work in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in conditions such as loud noise, low lighting and all varieties of weather

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

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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Parking Attendant

RiverEdge Park – Parking Attendant (Seasonal)

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is looking for friendly, outgoing Parking Attendants for seasonal, part-time employment at Aurora’s 7,000-capacity outdoor music venue RiverEdge Park. If you have interest working in an exciting, fast paced, concert environment, we want you! Located in Aurora (the second largest city in Illinois) along the Fox River, RiverEdge Park welcomed over 46,000 patrons in the 2019 season.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

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

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services and Global Security

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally, 10-15 hours per event, varying and dependent on event schedule. Weekends, evenings, and holidays are required. Position is seasonal (June-September) with paid training.

HIRE DATE – May 2021

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet and welcome guests in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Provide parking instructions/guidance/assistance to guest as they arrive
  • Provide guest with directions and other venue information
  • Answer questions regarding parking procedures and lot regulations.
  • Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized
  • Direct motorist to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary
  • Patrol parking areas in order to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle property thefts
  • Receive payment of parking fees and make proper change
  • Lift, position, and remove barricades in order to open or close parking areas
  • Perform other job-related duties as required

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.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment with multiple departments
  • Greet guests in a friendly manner and be professional at all times
  • Stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to take cash payment and make correct change
  • Be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work irregular hours including, night shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Must be proactive in providing assistance
  • Escort customers as needed to their vehicle in order to ensure their safety
  • Previous experience working in a parking lot setting a plus, but not a requirement

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

CLICK TO APPLY ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, Attn: Marie Watson, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

Candidates must pass a background check. 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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Gatekeepers

RIVEREDGE PARK – GATEKEEPERS (Seasonal)

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is looking for friendly, outgoing Gatekeepers for seasonal, part-time employment at Aurora’s 7,000-capacity outdoor music venue RiverEdge Park. If you have interest working in an exciting, fast paced, concert environment, we want you! Located in Aurora (the second largest city in Illinois) along the Fox River, RiverEdge Park welcomed over 46,000 patrons in the 2019 season.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

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

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Audience Services and Global Security=

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally, 4-5 hours per event, varying and dependent on event schedule. Weekends, evenings and holidays are required. Position is seasonal (June-September) with paid training.

HIRE DATE – ASAP

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet, advise and direct RiverEdge Park patrons to the correct seating areas
  • Perform entry gate personal item and bag checks
  • Conduct alcohol I.D. verification and wrist banding
  • Successfully control exit/re-entry lane with wrist banding and/or hand stamping
  • Check tickets and provide general customer service within RiverEdge Park
  • Must be aware of and follow the proper procedures for assisting patrons with disabilities
  • Be a kind and informative host to all guests
  • Be aware of and enforce appropriate house rules
  • Guide guests to exits or provide other instructions or assistance in case of emergency
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of and adhere to the Paramount Theatre and RiverEdge Park Guidelines and Regulations
  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment
  • Be on feet for long periods of time in an outdoor setting
  • Provide excellent communication with the patrons of RiverEdge Park
  • Work in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in conditions such as loud noise, low lighting and all varieties of weather
  • Collaborate with security and local law enforcement to identify misconduct within RiverEdge Park
  • Be aware and helpful to all other departments as needed
  • Must be 17 years of age or older

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK TO APPLY ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, Attn: Marie Watson; 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

Candidates must pass a background check. 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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Summer Crew

RiverEdge Park – SUMMER CREW (Seasonal)

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is looking for friendly, outgoing Gatekeepers for seasonal, part-time employment at Aurora’s 7,000-capacity outdoor music venue RiverEdge Park. If you have interest working in an exciting, fast paced, concert environment, we want you! Located in Aurora (the second largest city in Illinois) along the Fox River, RiverEdge Park welcomed over 46,000 patrons in the 2019 season.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

Reporting: Summer Crew Manager / Front of House Operations Associate

Works Closely With: Special Events & Front of House Management

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally, 15-30 hours per event, varying and dependent on event schedule. Weekends, evenings, and holidays are required. Position is seasonal (May-September) with paid training.

Start Date: ASAP

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES                                                  

  • Set-up and take-down of folding chairs, tables, perimeter fencing, barricades, ADA platforms, aluminum benching, tents, stanchions, signage, bar equipment and other miscellaneous items
  • Set-up, label and take-down of specific RiverEdge Park temporary seating system
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of and adhere to the Paramount Theatre and RiverEdge Park Guidelines and Regulations
  • Operate equipment as assigned, adhering to all safety guidelines
  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well alone and in a team environment
  • Physically strong and able to move large, cumbersome objects
  • Be on feet for long periods of time in an outdoor setting
  • Adhere to specific equipment instructions, placement and presentation
  • Available for early morning and late night hours, including weekends
  • Assist  all other departments as needed
  • Lift and / or maneuver equipment up to 50lbs on your own and 100lbs with another team memberProlonged standing, lifting, stooping, bending and twisting for extended periods of time
  • Must be 16 years of age or older

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK TO APPLY ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, Attn: Marie Watson, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

Candidates must pass a background check. 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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Beverage Server

RiverEdge Park – Beverage Server (Seasonal)

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is looking for friendly, outgoing Gatekeepers for seasonal, part-time employment at Aurora’s 7,000-capacity outdoor music venue RiverEdge Park. If you have interest working in an exciting, fast paced, concert environment, we want you! Located in Aurora (the second largest city in Illinois) along the Fox River, RiverEdge Park welcomed over 46,000 patrons in the 2019 season.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

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

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Seasonal Part Time; generally, 4-5 hours per event, varying and dependent on event schedule. Weekends, evenings, and holidays are required. Position is seasonal (June-September) with paid training.

HIRE DATE – ASAP

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Work in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in conditions such as loud noise, low lighting and all varieties of weather
  • Minimum age of 21 years old
  • Must provide BASSETT Certification through September 2021
  • Previous hospitality & beverage service preferred
  • Handle high stress outdoor environment during the summer months
  • Able to lift up to 25lbs, stand, twist, bend
  • Ability to be on your feet for several hours

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK TO APPLY ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, Attn: Marie Watson, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

Candidates must pass a background check. 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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