Human Resources and Risk Manager

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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 Human Resources and Risk 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 300 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 – Human Resources

DIRECT REPORTING – Director of Human Resources and taking direction from VP Finance/HR

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – All departments of the organization

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Full time exempt; generally 8-9 hour days Monday-Friday with evening and weekend availability as needed.

COMPENSATION – Salary commensurate with experience with minimum salary starting at $50k; excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off.


·         Demonstrate exceptional communication skills, is empathetic, proactive, and flexible with the ability to manage various responsibilities.

·         Exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality.

·         Versed in all ACCA safety and health protocols, CDC health guidance and union agreements as they relate to health and safety.

·         Work closely with Production Management, Company Management and HR to enhance and implement safety protocols that align with ACCA and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) requirements.

·         Ensure that health and safety requirements as defined by ACCA’s and AEA’s agreed upon infection control policies and protocols are implemented and communicated before and throughout the rehearsal and performance periods.

·         Serve as primary point person to address health and safety questions and concerns with relevant production personnel including cast, crew, musicians, and production team members. Will have scheduled onsite work time at rehearsals and performances that is coordinated with HR and production to address cast and crew concerns and administer tests as needed.

·         Oversee the Health and Safety committee, subcommittees, and safety walkthroughs. Address identified risks and implement solutions, in partnership with relevant departments, on all findings from the safety walkthroughs.

·         Create, refine, and enhance emergency evacuation procedures for all locations and hold training sessions for each as well as specialized evacuation trainings for Special Event and Patron Experience Management.

·         Create and implement sexual harassment prevention training for all employees on an annual basis.

·         Ensure that all employees receive appropriate trainings within their departments. This could include but is not limited to CPR, A.L.I.C.E., Bassett, Food Handling, Forklift Training

·         Ensure appropriate number of employees are trained annually for Crowd Management and communicate trained individuals to schedulers to ensure proper coverage at all venues.

·         Coordinate and conduct additional trainings as needed.

·         Ensure all employees have appropriate OSHA training and ensure MSDS sheets are completed for each department.

·         Coordinate and facilitate onsite vaccine clinics for ACCA employees and casts. Work with production department to schedule clinics based on the production schedule.

·         Conduct text notification testing quarterly.

·         Program employee ID access cards for correct building access.

·         Work with broker to obtain all commercial insurance.

·         Act as the liaison between patron and insurance provider for liability claims and handle all other commercial insurance claims.

·         Partner with IT to enhance building security infrastructure.


·         Working experience in risk management.

·         Superior written and communication skills.

·         Comfortable with public speaking in front of both large and small groups of people.

·         Ability to plan projects, adhere to the timeline and see through to completion.

·         Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and deadlines.

·         Ability to take initiative on projects and work both independently and within a team environment.

·         Must be organized and a problem solver.

·         Must have intermediate computer skills.

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.


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

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Margie Isaacson), 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.

Instructions to Apply:

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

Or mail/drop off to: Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: (Margie Isaacson), 8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 230, Aurora, IL 60506

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Pay Rate/Range*: $50,000/annually