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The nonprofit Paramount Theater is Charlottesville’s historic and intimate venue for the performing arts!

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.

Current Openings:

Technical Manager

The nonprofit Paramount Theater, Charlottesville’s premier performing arts venue, located on the historic downtown mall, is now accepting applications for the position of Technical Manager. The successful candidate will ensure that the Theater’s mission and annual goals are met through his/her/their support of the Production Manager in the effective advance and execution of events, and the maintenance of the Theater’s production equipment and inventory. He/she/they will bring proven technical experience, strong event hospitality and management skills, excellent attention to detail, and a positive attitude as a leader of the Production team.

Join a fun, fast-paced, goal oriented, exciting team at The Paramount Theater today! This full-time position includes 5-star benefits and salary based on ability, education, and experience. To learn more about The Paramount, please visit our website. Please, no phone calls or recruiters. The Paramount is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CLICK HERE to apply.

Duties Include:

  • Assist with determining the necessary technical supports for events.
  • Serve as Theater’s official production representative for events, as assigned by the Production Manager.
  • Supervise in-house crew, stagehands, and other technicians for events, as assigned by the Production Manager.
  • Assist the Production Manager with setup and changeover of all events.
  • Help maintain and update advance procedure checklist.
  • Help update events budget.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the maintenance plan for the Theater’s production equipment, including rigging systems, lifts, sound, lights, and video equipment.
  • Make recommendations to the Production Manager regarding capital expenditures, purchasing equipment, and arrangements for repairs of current production equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order of stage, wings, pit, and general backstage areas.
  • Assist with maintaining inventory of production equipment and supplies and make recommendations to the Production Manager for ordering of supplies.

Skills Required:

  • Possess knowledge and experience of technical procedures, industry standards and best practices, and industry technology.
  • Knowledgeable of various production areas, including audio, lighting, video, projection, and rigging.
  • Meet the physical demands of the job including personal mobility, lifting, carrying, moving, climbing, working from various heights, and moderate to loud noises.
  • Operate a personal computer using Microsoft Office, Google programs, and other computer programs relevant to the position.
  • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results.
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.

Part-Time Event Staff

The nonprofit Paramount Theater, Charlottesville’s premier performing arts venue, located on the historic downtown mall, is now accepting applications for the part-time position of Event Staff. Join a fun, fast-paced, goal oriented, exciting team at The Paramount Theater today!

The Position:
Our people make us pretty great! Our friendly and enthusiastic team helps create fun and lasting memories as they interact with guests to deliver the ultimate guest experience.

As Event Staff (Part-Time), you will:

  • Provide exceptional guest service to all patrons and make them feel welcome at the Theater
  • Prepare, manage, and break down concessions areas to ensure smooth and efficient service
  • Engage with guests and create an entertaining, fun, exciting and memorable experience

Position Preferences / Requirements:

  • Prior cash-handling, and customer service experience preferred but not required
  •  Strong communication skills
  • Availability on nights and weekends, as that is when most of our events occur
  • Naturally enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people
  • Welcoming, positive, engaging and friendly towards our guests, donors, volunteers, and staff
  • Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to grab, and handle products The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • The Paramount Theater requires that all team members working on the premises must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Pay Type Hourly, Schedule varies based on events calendar

The Paramount Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

Join the Paramount Team

Technical Manager – CLICK HERE to apply
Part-Time Event Staff