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The new Paramount School of the Arts opened June 1, 2019, and is hiring!

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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

Fall Teaching Artists

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.  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 theatre subscription based 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 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 – August 2019

The Paramount School of the Arts will be home to over 90 fall courses teaching all aspects of the performing and visual arts. 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:

Creative Arts Camp Teaching Artists
  • Need well-rounded artists that can expose kids to theater, dance, music and visual arts
Musical Theater Teaching Artists
  • Classes:
    • Broadway, Here I Come!
    • Heroes and Villains
    • Broadway Bound!
    • Teen Cabaret Company
    • Adult Cabaret Company
    • Beauty and the Beast Broadway Intensive
Theater Teacher Artists
  • Classes:
    • Kids Take the Stage
    • Beginning Acting
    • Scene Study
    • Little, but Fierce
    • Shakespeare Experience
    • Shakespeare in Action
    • Acting for Singers/Dancers
    • Intro to Improv
    • Improve Your Improv
    • Adult Improvisation for Beginners
    • Creative Dramatics
Technical Theater Teaching Artists
  • Classes
    • Technical Theater Projects
    • Beginning Sewing
    • Make-Up Special Effects
Dance
  • Classes:
    • Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo Class
    • Messy Movers (Caretaker and Child Class)
    • Dance With Me! (Caretaker and Child Class)
    • Ballet 1-4
    • Jazz 1-2
    • Lyrical 1-2
    • Modern 1
    • Improv for Dance
    • Adult Tap
    • Musical Theater Dance
Music
  • Classes:
    • Group Piano
    • Group Guitar
    • Group Ukulele
    • Rock 101
    • Singing for Actors/Dancers
    • How to Belt Your Face Off (Safely!)
    • Singer/Songwriter
Visual Arts
  • Classes:
    • Time Travel Through Art 1-2
    • Drawing Foundations 1
    • Design Foundations 1
    • Abstract Painting for Adults

Teaching Artists interested in teaching one or more of our fall courses should look for full descriptions on our website of all classes at www.paramountschool.com Classes are typically held Monday-Friday starting at 4pm and ending by 9:30pm, Saturdays from 9am-4pm. Fall courses begin August 20th. A one-day training seminar is required for all teaching artists.

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

HOW 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.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB 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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Private Music Teachers

Private Music Teachers

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 Private Music Teachers. 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 – August 2019

The Paramount School of the Arts will be home to over 90 fall 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 teachers in:

  • Voice (classical, musical theater, jazz, rock)
  • Percussion
  • Woodwinds
  • Strings
  • Piano
  • Brass
  • Guitar/Ukulele

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 – A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES – Ability to teach music to students with mastery.

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.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB 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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Accompanists/Music Directors

Accompanists/Music Directors

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 Accompanists/Music Directors. 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 based 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 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 – August 2019

The Paramount School of the Arts will be home to over 90 fall courses teaching all aspects of the performing and visual arts. 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. The classes below will be team taught by an accompanist/music director and another theater or music instructor. Please indicate on your application what classes interest you.

MUSICAL THEATER CLASSES:

  • Broadway, Here I Come!
  • Heroes and Villains
  • Broadway Bound!
  • Teen Cabaret Company
  • Adult Cabaret Company

MUSIC CLASSES:

  • Singing for Actors/Dancers
  • How to Belt Your Face Off (Safely!)
  • Singer/Songwriter

Accompanists/Music Directors interested in teaching one or more of our fall courses should look for full descriptions on our website of all classes at www.paramountschool.com Classes are typically held Monday-Friday starting at 4pm and ending by 9:30pm, Saturdays from 9am-4pm. Fall courses begin August 20th. A one-day training seminar is required for all teaching artists.

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 – A teaching certification is not required, though teaching experience is preferred.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES – Ability to teach singing and music to students as well as accompany singers on the piano with mastery.

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.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB 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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Education Associate

Education Associate

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 an Education Associate.  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 theatre 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.

The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment

DEPARTMENT – Education

DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to Manager of Education

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Education and Community Engagement Director, Manager and Coordinator

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Hours vary but could be up to 20 hours a week. Hours to be determined and require a flexible schedule to a majority of evenings and weekends.

HIRE DATE – Immediate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – Assist the Director in department duties, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the first point of contact for the parents and students interested in classes and activities at Paramount School of the Arts.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the Education Manager, other staff, parents, students, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with schools, community organizations, volunteers, school personnel, students, caregivers and the Greater Aurora community.
  • Effectively and accurately use our online CRM (Customer Response Management) System and produce needed reports in a timely fashion.
  • Provide excellent customer service to parents and students of the school.
  • Raise awareness of the Paramount School of the Arts through networking, community presentations, and attendance at community functions.
  • Handle online and in-person money transactions.
  • Monitor children during snack and lunch breaks
  • Monitor the hallways, classrooms, and lounges to ensure a safe environment for learning.
  • Support and protect the Paramount brand.
  • Advocate within the institution for education and engagement activities.
  • Follow policies and procedures designed to ensure the 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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Customer Service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish language is preferred, but not required
  • Experience in the arts or arts education is preferred, but not required
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Outlook Express
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Google G Suite

HOW 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: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Shannon Cameron, 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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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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