Graphic Designer - Marketing
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 a Graphic Designer - Marketing. 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 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 – Marketing
DIRECT REPORTING – Marketing Creative Director
POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time non-exempt; some weekends and evenings
COMPENSATION – Minimum salary starting at $45K; excellent benefits package including health, paid time off, and 401k
HIRE DATE – Immediate
In coordination with the Marketing Creative Director, the Graphic Designer will develop strategy and execution for all organization marketing and promotional efforts. This will include working closely with marketing staff, web developers, photographers, videographers, internal clients, and outside contractors.
The Graphic Designer must have a passion for communicating visually; outstanding design skills; the ability to guide, evaluate and elevate design execution; have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in leading cross-functionally without direct supervision; and be a team player who shares the Company’s artistic vision for a broad and inclusive audience.
This position is responsible for the development behind the visual representation of the brand and material produced by the organization and supports departments ranging from content to marketing to fundraising and more. This role offers an opportunity to play a major role in the creative direction and output of a highly-respected regional theater that is looking for a strong visual contributor and strategist.
Develop creative work including the design of all graphics, website content, brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, billboards, mailers, photo shoots, and digital marketing assets from conception to completion, ensuring a high level of creativity and style consistency in all work produced
Build relationships internally and externally with the active and continual pursuit of the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity
Supplement the social media visual presence of the organization, working with the content and marketing teams
Be adept at working across an organization, serving as the subject matter expert on all things visual
Be a consistent brand guardian and mission champion
Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, and display flexibility through multiple revisions and changing priorities bringing projects in on time and on budget
Position performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned
SKILLS and ABILITIES
Strong experience in designing and producing print and digital materials
Online portfolio showcasing relevant work
Advanced skills in design tools and technologies
The ability to balance multiple projects and be accountable for meeting deadlines
Experience in managing creative development with proven team-building skills and a flexible, upbeat attitude in the workplace
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.
Please submit a cover letter and resume using the online job application at https://paramountaurora.com/op...
Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Patty Stefanski, 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.