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The new Paramount School of the Arts opens June 1, 2019, and is hiring teaching artists to join us for our first Summer Camp program.

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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

Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

Department: Education & Engagement

Reporting: These positions report to the Education and Engagement Manager

Hire Date: Late May for training. Camps begin June 3, 2019.

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago),  is seeking teaching artists for the inaugural summer at The Paramount School of the Arts. 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 40,000 series subscribers in seven seasons! Coming this summer in 2019: The John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, which includes Paramount School of the Arts, new rehearsal space and guest artist apartments.

The newly renovated, state-of-the art facility will include over 20 private studios, large classroom spaces, a dance studio and the brand new Studio Theatre, a flexible performance space which doubles as a dance studio and classroom.

Paramount School of the Arts will be home to over 40 summer camps teaching all aspects of the performing arts including acting, music and dance. We are seeing candidates to teach the following:

Theater
  • Beginning Improv
  • Acting Intensive
  • Cosplay
  • Theatre Exploration
  • Creative Dramatics
  • Page to Stage
Dance
  • Jazz & Contemporary
  • Pre-Pointe & Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Broadway
  • Advanced Broadway/Tap
  • Pre-Ballet & Tap
  • Beginning Ballet
  • Trolls Dance Party
  • Beginning and Intermediate Hip Hop
Music
  • Songwriting
  • Piano Camp
  • Beginning Guitar
  • Beginning Ukulele
  • Strings Camps
  • Vocal Performance
  • Rap & Rhyming

We are seeking to employ teaching artists in all areas of the arts. A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred.

Teaching Artists interested in teaching one or more week-long summer camps should be available for entire weeks at a time. Camps typically run from 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm or 10am-3pm. Camps begin June 3 and are one week long, Monday through Friday. (Specific availability requirements vary depending on the camp.) Interested applicants should also be available from 9am to 5pm on either May 11 or 15, 2019, for mandatory staff training. Priority will be given to applicants who express an interest and availability in teaching more than one week of camp or returning in the Fall for daytime or evening classes.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and/or CV, as well as three references using the online job application.

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Physical copies may be mailed/delivered to the Education and Community Engagement Manager at the following address: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Matthew Silar, 8 E. 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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Education & Community Engagement Assistant

Education & Community Engagement Assistant

(Part-Time, Maternity Leave Temporary Replacement)

Organization: Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority in Aurora, Illinois is seeking a part-time, maternity leave temporary replacement for our Education and Community Engagement Assistant. The Paramount organization has three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat Paramount Theatre and the 173-seat Copley Theatre. Coming in 2019, The Aurora Arts Centre which includes The Paramount School of the Arts, new rehearsal space, and guest artist apartments.

Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 88-year-old landmark theatre played host to over 350,000 patrons last season that enjoyed comedy, dance, concerts, family programming and the self-produced Broadway Series shows. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment

Reporting: This position reports to Director of Education & Community Engagement

Hire Date: March 2019

End Date: June 2019

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Director and Manager of Education and Community Engagement in department duties, which may include, but are not limited to:
  • Achieve the strategic and annual goals developed in consultation with the Director and Manager of Education and Community Engagement.
  • Act as first point of contact for the parents and students interested in classes and activities at Paramount School of the Arts as well as members of the community interested in engagement programs and activities.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the Director of Education and Community Engagement, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with schools, community organizations, volunteers, school personnel, and the Greater Aurora community.
  • Raise awareness of the Paramount Theatre and The Paramount School of the Arts through networking, community presentations, and attendance at community functions.
  • Create and manage community engagement activities.
  • Curate and create social media content.
  • Work with the Director and Manager of Education and Community Engagement to design programing for the Paramount School of the Arts.
  • Design innovative children and adult programs, classes, and workshops.
  • Write content for a variety of projects including Broadway Series study guides, website content, and class curriculum.
  • Support and protect the Paramount brand.
  • Advocate within the institution for education and engagement activities.
  • Collaborate with Director and Manager of Education and Community Engagement on creating events and engagement activities.
  • Follow policies and procedures designed to ensure safety of children attending any educational activities.
  • Ensure that all applicable state and federal guidelines are upheld.
  • Perform administrative duties such as database management and creation, general filing, and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • 2+ years of teaching experience in the arts
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding and appreciation of the performing arts
  • Fluency in Spanish language is preferred, but not required
  • Intermediate computer skills
    • Outlook Express
    • Experience with MS Word and Excel
    • Adobe Creative Suite (experience helpful, but not necessary)
    • Social Media Platforms
    • Google G Suite
    • Search Engine Navigation for research purposes

HOURS

Position is temporary. 20 hours per week. Hours to be determined and require a flexible schedule to accommodate some evenings and weekends when necessary.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references using the online job application.

Apply for this job online

Qualified candidates can also mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, ATTN: Shannon Cameron, 8 E 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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Education & Community Engagement Internship

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

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 2018-2019 season of Broadway Series musicals: Legally Blonde directed by Trent Stork, The Wizard of Oz directed by Amber Mak, The Producers directed by Jim Corti, and August Rush directed by John Doyle.

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.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • 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 submit a cover letter, resume and three references using the online job application.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE

Or mail/drop off to: Paramount Theatre, Shannon Cameron, 8 E 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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