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Career Opportunities

The Paramount Theater is Charlottesville’s premiere historic venue for the performing arts.  The Theater offers unique employment opportunities with competitive pay and benefits.  If you are as passionate about the arts and the Charlottesville community as we are, please take a look at our current openings below.  All cover letters and resumes should be sent to hireme@theparamount.net – no phone calls please.  The Paramount Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.
  • Serve as representative of Paramount for select events.
  • Assist with implementation of building marketing (posters, event signage, etc.)
  • Coordinate and execute the printing of all event programs, inserts, 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.


The successful candidate will ensure the effective day to day operations of the Theater and events by assisting the Director of Operations, with special emphasis on execution of rental events, volunteer coordination, and concessions. His or her schedule will be primarily driven by the events calendar and the he or she will be expected to work nights and weekends as required. This is a full-time position with benefits and salary based on ability and experience.

Duties Will Include:

  •  Maintain the Theater and its environments with great pride and attention to detail.
  • Properly set up and “stock” any in house meetings in conjunction with the Meeting calendar. Coordinate with appropriate staff to find out specifics for each meeting.
  • Ensure that all standard operating procedures for each area of responsibility, including the handling of cash and proper accounting for events are being followed. If not, take the proper steps to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure that part time staff morale is high and that they are appreciated, engaged, active and proud of their time investment in the Theater.
  • Establish, direct, and monitor patron services to ensure a five star standard of care.
  • Take ownership of all front of house aspects of the event you are working and provide support for volunteer, staff and patrons.
  • Coordination in all aspects of day-of event logistics to ensure high retention of current and new business.
  • Coordinate with Event Staff for each event to ensure successful execution of event contracts and that special needs of the renter are met in regard to Volunteer activity and room set up.
  • Hold all event staff accountable for smooth event facilitation with high regard for efficiency, productivity and a five star customer experience.
  • As FOH Supervisor, serve as the face of the Paramount Theater during events. Be visible and available to any and all patrons, staff, volunteers, donors and renters.
  • Monitor work performance and safety standards of all Event Staff and Volunteers.
  • Resolve any customer/client/volunteer issues that may arise during the course of the event.
  • Monitor the flow at concession stands and be prepared to step in to help fill orders when necessary.
  • Secure facility at the conclusion of an event, in accordance with the operational plan. Double checking all exterior doors.
  • Manage and improve the concessions operation when serving as Front of House Supervisor.
  • Develop a solid working knowledge of the Theater’s concession software, ShopKeep. Ensure we are using the software and system to its fullest capacity to benefit the Theater and our concession efforts. Offer suggestions of a better software if you find one.
  • Ensure that any low inventory items are brought to the attention of the Director of Operations at the end of each event, first through the event checklist and then, if still low, directly via email or in person.
  • Minimize spoilage and waste of concession inventory during each event.
  • Assist Director of Operations in maintenance of the physical plant and facility systems.

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.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience planning and running events a plus.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk extensively; occasionally required to kneel, climb to high walkways or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This position requires work inside and outside of the building and some exposure to adverse conditions.

Event Staff

The Paramount Theater, a historic, non-profit community theater in Charlottesville, Virginia, is accepting applications for the position of Event Staff. The successful candidate will support the front of house supervisor to ensure that all Paramount events run efficiently and smoothly. Specific responsibilities include event set-up and strike, concession sales, and delivering quality customer service to patrons. This is a part-time position, approximately 1-2 events per week depending on availability and event calendar, with a pay range of $12-$15 based on ability, attitude, and experience.

Skills required include: professional demeanor, positive attitude, effective communication, willingness to assist every team member, effective working relationships, hands-on self-starter with a high energy level, ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, proficient with technology. Should be CPR certified and trained in ABC policies; training will be provided to the right candidate. Must be available for a variety of events, including nights and weekends, up to 20 hours per week. Must be at least 21 years old, must have a valid Driver’s License, and be able to lift 50 lbs.

Flexible hours, great team, dedicated volunteers

The Paramount Theater is proud to join forces with community leaders to bring high quality performing arts to our community.

Thank you to our Marquee Producers Club Sponsor!

Thank you to our Producers Club Sponsors!
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  • Student Rush Persons with a valid student ID or proof of enrollment are eligible to purchase remaining tickets to all Paramount Presents performances at a 50% discount at the Box Office 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Youth/Child Tickets Youth/Child tickets are for patrons ages 12 and younger. All children must have a ticket (no "babes in arms").
  • Group Sales Groups of 20 or more attending Paramount performances receive a 10% discount on the price of tickets (not valid for all shows). The complete order for a group should be placed at one time. Please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 for more information.

Support for the Arts

Thank you to The National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts for their generous support of The Paramount Theater.

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Contact Us

Box Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm
Phone: 434.979.1333

Will Call window opens 2 hours before an event and 1 hour before movies/broadcasts.

Administrative Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
Phone: 434.979.1922
Email: info@theparamount.net