Paramount Theatre
Aurora, IL

Expires: 05/31/19

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The Aurora Civic Center Authority (Paramount Theatre) in Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago) is seeking Stage Management 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.

The Paramount organization manages four venues: 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre, 173-seat Copley Theatre, and Paramount School of the Arts (coming in 2019!). Located in the heart of downtown Aurora (the second largest City in Illinois), along the Fox River, the 86-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.

DEPARTMENT Stage Management

DIRECT REPORTING This position reports to the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager

WORKS CLOSELY WITH Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Production Mgmt, Directing Team, Cast

SCHEDULE 8-9 hour days (daytimes and evenings), six days a week with extended hours during tech. While a small number of conflicts may be allowable, it is highly unlikely that these internships will be compatible with a full-time job or a full class load.

COMPENSATION Unpaid; candidates must receive college/university credit; other benefits include EMC credit, complimentary tickets, and valuable experience and networking opportunities in the Chicago theatre community.

DURATION Flexible start and end dates. Applicants are encouraged to express interest in multiple productions for which they are available, but applicants need not be available for all productions to express interest in one or more of the shows.

Legally Blonde: July 30, 2018 September 8, 2018
The Wizard of Oz: October 8, 2018 November 17, 2018
The Producers: December 31, 2018 February 9, 2019
August Rush: March 18, 2019 May 3, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY offstage Interns will work throughout the pre-production and rehearsal processes alongside an Equity Stage Manager and Equity Assistant Stage Manager. The ideal candidate possesses keen attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to refine and expand existing stage management skills.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities of the Stage Management Interns include but are not limited to partnering with Equity Stage Managers on tasks such as taping out the rehearsal hall, preparing and copying paperwork, rehearsal hall set-up and clean-up, taking line notes, being on-book, managing creature comforts, and executing the set, strike and tracking of properties during the rehearsal process.

TO APPLY Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Yesenia Esparza (Production Associate) at YeseniaE@paramountarts.com with subject line: SM Intern. Email submissions are preferred, but if you are unable to email materials, submissions can be mailed/dropped off to Paramount Theatre, Yesenia Esparza, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506. Phone calls will NOT be accepted.

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.


High School Diploma or GED (some college preferred)
Current knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Some Stage Management experience
Must be able to receive college/university credit for internship


Matt Guthier


Business Address

8 E Galena Blvd.

Suite 230

Aurora, IL 60506

Venue Address

Paramount Theatre

23 E Galena Blvd.

Aurora, IL 60506

Posted: 08/07/2018 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 08/07/2018 15:54 EST

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