Stolp Island Theatre Project Manager

The Aurora Civic Center Authority

Aurora, IL

Work Location: In-office

Performing Arts Center

  • Full Time
  • Aurora, IL (Remote)
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Performing Arts Center
  • $60,000.00
  • $60,000.00

Website The Aurora Civic Center Authority

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 Stolp Island Theatre Project Manager. 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, newly renovated Copley Theatre. ACCA produces and presents over 500 performances each year, including star-studded touring productions, a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals and the self-produced Bold Series 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. 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 – Operations

DIRECT REPORTING – This position reports to the Director of Operations

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – CEO, Operations, Production, Artistic, Patron Experience, Finance and Human Resources

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; generally 8-9 hour days Monday-Friday; some weekends and evenings.

COMPENSATION –Salary commensurate with experience with minimum salary starting at $60k; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, paid time off and 401k.

HIRE DATE – Immediate

POSITION SUMMARY – Oversee and manage the buildout of Stolp Island Theatre, as well as future projects as assigned, to completion.

• Develop overall strategy for construction projects. This strategy will address how the project will be executed, budget allocation, timeline, schedule, roles, and responsibilities among other things.
• Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.
• Be onsite when construction workers and subcontractors arrive and be able to coordinate and direct them.
• Track project costs to meet budget.

• Collaborate with other departments, including artistic, design, patron experience, development, and operations to ensure that expectations and needs are being met whenever possible.
• Coordinate with architects, engineers, and designers to convert the design drawings to construction and bid documents.
• Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations.
• Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables.
• Obtain permits and licenses.
• Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques.
• Organize and maintain all incoming and outgoing project documentation and records.
• Analyze, manage, and mitigate risks.
• Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones.
• Review the work progress on daily basis.

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.

• Working experience in construction management, theatre preferred.
• Ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
• Knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards.
• Ability to plan and see the “big picture”.
• Budget management & cost efficiency.
• Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and collaboration skills.

• Understanding of the artistic process of live theatre.

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

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.

ACCA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, ACCA is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating the employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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