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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.

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

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Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists

Paramount School of the Arts, a non-profit school that teaches theater, music, dance and visual arts in both private and group settings is seeking Teaching Artists. A part of 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).  The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 173-seat Copley Theatre.  ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers in nine seasons and is the second-largest musical theatre subscription based in the United States.  It also includes the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, where Paramount School of the Arts operates, rehearsal spaces, and guest artist apartments.

The ideal candidate possesses a love of teaching, a passion for the arts, ability to effectively teach engaging curriculum via zoom and in person, and someone who is looking to make a positive difference in students’ lives.

DEPARTMENT – Education and Community Engagement

DIRECT REPORTING – Education Management

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire Education Department

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, per class; hours vary and include evenings and weekends and are class dependent

COMPENSATION – Paid per class session, varies based on experience and education.

HIRE DATE – Ongoing

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – The Paramount School of the Arts is currently looking for candidates for our Summer 2022 Session. Camps run approximately one week long and are designed to be either 3 hours or full day camps. Paramount School of the Arts is always looking for teachers, so please apply if you are interested in teaching in our Fall or Spring semesters as well. We are looking for dynamic teachers who can deliver engaging lesson plans and develop positive relationships with students while sharing their passion for the arts. Please find below the positions that are currently open:

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Dance
  • Early Childhood Theater
  • Instrumental
  • Musical Theater
  • Technical Theater
  • Voice

Teaching Artists interested in teaching one or more of our summer camps should look for full descriptions on our website of all camps at www.paramountschool.com. Camps this summer will be in person for PSA and a one-day online training seminar is required for all teaching artists.

There will be Covid-19 Safety Precautions in place. The precautions currently in place have been set with the current guidance we have from the Illinois Department of Health. Those precautions include:

  1. Smaller class sizes so students can keep a safe distance from one another.
  2. All students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear masks while in class.

As the months progress, Covid-19 safety measures may change and evolve as we get more information from the Illinois Department of Health.

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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES– We are seeking to employ teaching artists in all areas of the arts. A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred.

TO APPLY – To apply, please submit a resume and/or CV as well as 3 references using the online job application. Physical copies can be mailed/delivered to the following address: Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave. Aurora, IL 60506.

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.

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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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Private Instructors

Private instructors

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 seeking Private Instructors. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,843-seat landmark Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions and a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals, which has amassed over 41,000 series subscribers and has the second-largest musical theater subscription base in the United States. ACCA proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Paramount School of the Arts on June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, right next door to Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

DEPARTMENT – Education and Community Engagement

DIRECT REPORTING – Education Management

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Entire Education Department

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, per session; hours vary and include evenings and weekends and are lesson dependent

COMPENSATION – Paid based on experience and lesson length

HIRE DATE – TBD

The Paramount School of the Arts is home to Summer, Fall and Spring courses teaching all aspects of the performing and visual arts. We are looking for dynamic teachers who can deliver engaging lessons and develop positive relationships with students while sharing their passion for the arts. Lessons can range from 30 minutes-90 minutes per week.

We are seeking private instructors in:

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Instrumental
  • Musical Theater
  • Voice (classical, musical theater, jazz, rock)

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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES – A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY – To apply, please submit a resume and/or CV as well as 3 references using the online job application. Physical copies can be mailed/delivered to the following address: Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave. Aurora, IL 60506.

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.

APPLY ONLINE

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

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