Organization:  Aurora Civic Center Authority

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 a Bartender. 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 in eight seasons and is 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 – Front of House

DIRECT REPORTING – Front of House Manager / Director of Front of House Operations

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Part-time, hourly; hours vary and include evenings, weekends, and holidays and are event dependent

HIRE DATE – Immediate


Serve a full menu of drinks at a high volume, quick service beverage service station
Prepare beverages in an accurate, efficient and timely manner to ensure guest satisfaction
Interact with guests in a friendly, courteous and helpful way
Work a point-of-sale system for both credit and cash beverages & café sales
Execute proper cleaning and sanitation requirements
Ensure workspace is stocked properly prior to shift
Adhere to ACCA company policies
Responsible for pre-determined amount of cash for duration of shifts
Must have flexible schedule and ability to submit available hours for 3 months in advance
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.


Have a minimum of 5 years of previous hospitality & beverage service experience
Be able to handle high stress service environment
Be motivated, committed and guest service driven
Be reliable, honor commitments and value other peoples’ time
Be available for a variety of days, times, possible late nights and holidays
Be able to lift up to 25lbs
Either be BASSETT certified or must get BASSETT certified within 30 days of original hire date
Have the ability to be on feet for several hours
Have basic math and money handling skills
Must be at least 21-year of age

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.

Instructions to Apply:


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

Or mail/drop off too: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Maureen Morrison, 8 E Galena Blvd, Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

Pay Range: TBD