Now Hiring: Vendor Manager

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 Vendor Manager. 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!  Coming in 2019:  The John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, which includes Paramount School of the Arts, rehearsal spaces, and guest artist apartments.

DEPARTMENT – Front of House Operations

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

WORKS CLOSELY WITH – Special Events & Front of House Operations Associate

POSITION STATUS & SCHEDULE – Position is part-time, seasonal and hourly. Weekend availability is a must. Hours are event dependent – typically 4-5 hours per event; 15 – 20 events per summer.

HIRE DATE –  May 2020

POSITION SUMMARY – Manage outside vendors at events for River Edge Park (REP) located at 360 N. Broadway.  


  • Layout vendor areas based on a map and adapt to changes
  • Verbally communicate details and rules with vendors on-site
  • Review vendor credentials and allow access accordingly
  • Assist Health Department and Fire Prevention Bureau during set-up inspection
  • Inspect vendor areas and enforce REP policies and procedures as per vendor contracts
  • Document vendor check-in and check-out protocol
  • Monitor vendors during event and cleanup and enforce rules if policies are being violated
  • Check vendor spaces after event and document if they are not left in the same condition they were given
  • Communicate with Front of House and Special Events before and after events and when issues arise

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.


  • Ability to lift/carry 25+ pounds
  • Ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, including overnight hours
  • Stamina, good physical condition. Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
  • Detail oriented and conscientiousness
  • Self-motivated and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Conversational in Spanish is preferred, but not required


Aurora Civic Center Authority, ATTN: Maureen Morrison, 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.