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Full-time ,
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Aurora Civic Center Authority

Company Manager

ACCA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for all staff, artists, and volunteers. ALL applicants will be considered for equal employment opportunities without regard to their race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, familial status, genetics, or veteran status. Anyone who is eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community is encouraged to apply!

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located in the heart of the richly diverse community of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago). 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 outdoor RiverEdge Park, the landmark Paramount Theatre, and the intimate, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA proudly operates the Paramount School of the Arts in the new John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center. ACCA and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas.

Mission Statement: The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA) 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.

DEPARTMENT – Production Department

DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Vice President of Productions (VP)

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – CEO, VP of Productions, Assistant Company Manager (ACM), Company Management Associate(CMA), Production Department, Artistic Department, Marketing Department, Finance and Human Resources Department, Cast Members, Musicians and Stage Crew.

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; some nights and weekend coverage needed; Following 30 day training, semi-flexible schedule is a possibility. In collaboration with VP and department needs, span of day and days off can be flexible. Generally Monday-Friday, 8-9 hours a day. Nights and weekends are needed at times, and time-sensitive duties take place outside scheduled hours.

COMPENSATION – Starting salary range is $47,000 to $60,000 with excellent benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, personal and sick time, paid parental/family leave, 401K with employer match, and complimentary tickets to Broadway Series and Bold Series productions.

START DATE – Ideally 05/09/2022 but there is flexibility

POSITION SUMMARY – As the Company Manager, you will work with the Production and Artistic departments to facilitate productions, both presented and produced, in all venues operated by Aurora Civic Center Authority. You will be a department head and supervise two (2) direct reports within the Company Management branch of the Production Department. Your chief responsibility as the Company Manager is to act as a primary contact for actors, musicians and other company members. You and your team are most often their first impression of the organization and constant resource throughout each production. Fulfilling logistical and administrative duties while collaborating with diverse perspectives is a care focus of this position.


 Supervise Assistant Company Manager (ACM) and Company Management Associate (CMA)

 Manage and oversee the hiring, onboarding and payroll for company members of produced productions.

 Administrative tasks within the following branches of work:

o Human Resources i.e., onboarding and managing paperwork for hiring; liaise for and with HR when sensitiveissues arise; verify COVID-19 vaccination status of production company members and promptly respond to positive cases in coordination with COVID-19 safety team.

o Production/Artistic i.e., oversee and consult with ACM on casting negotiations; proofread marketing materials; foster professional relationships with acting agents, professional unions and vendors; distribute production materials and policies created by CMA; maintain regular communication with company members; adapt COVID-19 safety policies for production company members and guide the policy implementation by the COVID-19 safety team.

o Accounting i.e., prepare and process weekly payroll; manage department budgets; complete expense reports and submit reimbursements; field questions re: payroll and benefits from company members.

o Hospitality i.e., coordinate catering and work with CMA to provide supplies for rehearsal and production spaces; oversee travel arrangements made by ACM for out of town artists; set up partnerships with vendors to provide services to company members (massages, outings, etc.).

 Advocate for company members to ensure an equitable, positive and enriching work experience.

 Work with CEO, VP, ACM and CMA to bolster and maintain company morale.

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.


 Three (3) or more years employment in professional theatre or other sector of performing arts

 Knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar applications.

 Ability to execute basic accounting practices with a high degree of accuracy.

 Willingness to learn and openness towards different views and perspectives.

 Excellent problem-solving and diplomacy skills.

 Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.


 One (1) or more years Company Management experience OR Two (2) or more years theatrical management experience (i.e., stage management, production management, general management).

 Working knowledge of theatrical unions (AEA, CFM/AFM,SAG-AFTRA)

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. Additionally, Covid-19 boosters are required for eligible employees.


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

You may also email to apply directly.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Aurora, IL