The Paramount Theater is Charlottesville’s historic and intimate venue for the performing arts! We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated individuals to join our team as we educate, enchant, enrich and enlighten the Charlottesville community and beyond. Please review the postings below and follow the instructions to apply below.

The Paramount offers unique employment opportunities with competitive pay and benefits, commensurate with experience.  The Paramount Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.


Marketing Assistant

DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing to increase the organization’s visibility and support from individuals, corporations and other sources by providing quality systems and administrative support.  This is a full-time position with benefits and salary based on ability, education and experience.

Duties Will Include:

  • Assist with the marketing of any and all events to include positioning of posters, building events on the website, building e-blasts, and organizing event marketing schedules.
  • Assist with all internal and event communication with constituent groups i.e. volunteer newsletter, community newsletter, etc.
  • Coordinate with Development staff to ensure proper sponsor logo information is on file and used on all marketing materials.
  • Provide graphic design assistance in regard to Playbill, posters, brochures, website, signage, event slides, print ads and campaigns.
  • Assist with any and all marketing placements. Serve as liaison with media contacts, when requested by the Director of Marketing.
  • Assist with copy writing for press releases, TV and radio spots, stage announcements, etc.
  • Conduct and oversee all social media activities for the Theater.
  • Assist with private rental marketing on web, print, etc.
  • Assist with implementation of building marketing (posters, event signage, etc.)

Skills Required:

  • Have a high level of personal accountability and the ability to manage multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Possess a positive attitude, a willingness to take direction and a can-do approach to all aspects of the job.
  • Possess a high comfort level with computer technology including donor database software, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive.
  • Hands-on, action-oriented self-starter with a high energy level and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Undergraduate degree in marketing and/or 1-2 years’ experience with both traditional marketing and management of social media accounts.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.

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Controller

DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate will optimize the financial management of the theater by managing the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, preparing monthly financial statements and reports, performing account analysis and supporting the retention of employees through the effective administration of payroll and benefits systems. This is a full-time position with benefits and salary based on ability, education and experience.

Duties Will Include:

  • Optimize the successful financial management of the theater by managing the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, preparing monthly financial statements and reports, performing account analysis and supporting the retention of employees through the effective administration of payroll and benefits systems.
  • Assist in the implementation of facility goals and priorities relating to financial management, budget, accounting, purchasing, and payroll in compliance with State and federal law, and The Paramount Theater’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain records in accordance with guidance from tax and audit professionals.
  • Reconcile all bank accounts and have the Executive Director sign off according to company policy.
  • Prepare monthly reports for management in accordance with company policy including but not limited to profit & loss, cash flow, balance sheet and event reconciliations.
  • Process semi-monthly payrolls and file payroll returns including VA-5, 941, and W2/W3 returns.
  • Serve as the benefits administrator.
  • Maintain employment records and files with required documentation/separate I-9 file.
  • Facilitate the new employee process from hiring to start date to include all proper documentation, paperwork and new employee handbook.
  • Review and bind insurance packages (commercial, Workman’s comp, etc.) with input and approval from Executive Director.

Skills Required:

  • Extensive experience with complex accounting systems and multiple entities and consolidations. Knowledge of QuickBooks a definite plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. GAAP principles.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a B.S. in Accounting, Business, or Finance or an equivalent level of education.

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Part Time Box Office Associate

The Box Office Associate is responsible for facilitating ticket sales for shows or events. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service skills and respond promptly to customer ticketing needs. No phone calls please. The Paramount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties Will Include:

  • Opening and/or closing ticket window as required. Accurately dispensing tickets as requested by patrons; accepting payment and making change accurately.
  • Completing daily ticket sales report. Keeping accurate daily balance report of cash received and tickets sold; balances sales and change bank and submitting cash to Box Office Manager for review.
  • Filling reservations for seats by telephone or mail, handling will-call window according to procedures, or other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Filing various records and reports; performing related clerical work as assigned.
  • Changing messaging of upcoming events as scheduled by supervisor on the Paramount’s marquee and flyers on premises.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must have ability to work daytime, night and weekend shifts
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 1 to 3 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Box Office or guest services background preferred.
  • Ability to input data into a computer, record sales transactions, accurately handle cash and credit transactions.
  • Superior customer service and public relations skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have professional attitude and appearance.
  • Good problem solving and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

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Paramount Theater Technical Internship Program

Did you know that The Paramount offers a technical internship program that helps those aspiring to the event production industry learn the elements of the craft?

The technical internship program is designed for strongly-motivated individuals who want to gain more experience in the field. Interns have a very high interest in stagecraft, show production, and the technical needs of a performing arts venue. They receive hands-on training through work on show calls for national touring theater and concert acts at The Paramount.

Immersed in a professional theater setting, interns are treated as part of the crew:

  • working alongside the stage manager and audio/lighting professionals
  • taking part in all aspects of show production and theater maintenance
  • learning about operating stage lifts, chain motors, and the flyrail system
  • experiencing the importance of working on a team
  • gaining understanding of the various departments within the theater and their contributions to its operations

These experiences provide interns with the fundamentals necessary to be an asset to a production crew. Often, our interns become more involved in (and many times essential to) their high school technical departments.

Paramount technical interns have gone on to work at the Charlottesville Pavilion, the John Paul Jones Arena, and for professional production companies; and to studies at PVCC, VCU, Full Sail, MIT, and Harvard!

In some cases, local high schools offer internship and/or independent study credit for participation in the program. Hours are flexible. Applicants must be sixteen years old, and undergo a competitive interview process. Space is limited, and all intern positions are unpaid.

Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume electronically to hireme@theparamount.net.

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