When openings become available they will be posted here under the Job Openings tab. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Critical to Geva Theatre Center’s core values is an institutional culture of dignity, trust, and mutual respect. We are committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programming, casting, hiring of guest artists, and recruitment of staff in all departments.
As Rochester’s professional theatre, we take particular responsibility to reflect the community we serve. To that end, for all employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities. All are welcome here.
Career Development Opportunities
Geva Theatre Center provides a variety of opportunities for tomorrow’s artists and leaders to hone their craft alongside our professional staff.
Are you a college student or early-career theatre artist? For information about internships, apprenticeships and fellowships, please click here to learn more.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Geva
Critical to Geva Theatre Center’s core values is an institutional culture of dignity, trust, and mutual respect. In every decision we make, we strive to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and to facilitate artistic excellence and risk.
The character descriptions below are written as they are identified in the script and in collaboration with the creative team.
- We list race/ethnicity when specific to the character as written by the playwright, but are otherwise actively seeking all races and ethnicities.
- We recognize that most characters are written on the gender binary, and so we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles with whom they most identify.
- As an ADA compliant theatre, we welcome performers of all abilities and will make all possible and reasonable accommodations to cast performers in any role possible.
- We recognize that no community is homogenous and identity is complex. To that end, the above three guidelines were written with our intention of intersectionality, and are meant to be viewed holistically.
Overall, we seek to cast our productions as expansively, inclusively, and mindfully as possible.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and if there are any accommodations we can provide.
Geva is a member of the national League of Resident Theatres and works under an agreement with Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. By agreement, most but not all adult actors are required to be members of the union and Geva uses casting director Paul Fouquet of Elissa Myers Casting in New York City for all Equity casting. Please address all resumes/headshots to his attention at:
Elissa Myers Casting
250 West 54th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Local non-union casting is done by the artistic staff in Rochester. Each year, General Auditions are held before the beginning of the new season at which time area adult actors present monologues and/or songs appropriate to the upcoming season. Any actor can audition every two years at Generals. Check this site for audition dates and requirements.
Advancement Assistant & Database Coordinator
Geva Theatre Center is seeking applicants for the position of Advancement Assistant & Database Coordinator, a member of the theatre’s Institutional Advancement Team. The position collaborates with the Director of Institutional Advancement to ensure efficient work flow, accurate donor records, effective communication and positive interaction with theatre donors and patrons.
General duties include: entering gifts into the donor database and creating/managing donor records; entering donor/prospect info into the donor database and creating action records as appropriate; generating gift acknowledgements, invoices and general correspondence; responding to donor inquiries via written requests, email or telephone; running reports and mailing lists; scheduling advancement-related meetings and events; coordinating mailing lists and other related activities; assisting with donor special events (including occasional weekend and week nights); assisting in planning and implementing the theatre’s annual fundraising gala. See complete job description here.
Strong organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills are necessary. Familiarity with a donor database is preferred. The position is full-time, starts immediately and includes benefits. Pay range of $12.50-$15.50 per hour. Occasional evenings and weekends required. Please complete the on-line application form here and include a cover letter, resume, several writing samples and references.
Associate Front of House Manager
Reports to: Front of House Manager (FOHM)
The Associate Front of House Manager will oversee the execution of all operations of the Front of House which include but are not limited to House Management, Café, and Special Events and all duties that arise from the Front of House Manager.
- Facilitate a seamless guest experience from entry to exit
- Oversee House Manager(s) & House Manage if needed
- Supervise the Cafe Staff & help them as needed
- Managing volunteers with the House Managers
- Setup/Supervise special events as necessary
This position requires someone with skills that are transferable between departments. The FOHM supervises both the cafe/bar and the volunteers who help get patrons to their seats. This means the Assistant FOHM needs to be able to support both departments as well. This may mean assisting the bar in pouring drinks, the kitchen in preparing food, or volunteers with checking vaccination cards, etc. at any given time.
Previous experience as a floor manager, server/bartender, event planner, etc., lends itself well to this position.
- Self-Starter, an ability to work independently & be organized
- Attention to detail, particularly in all aspects of customer-service
- Problem-solving and multi-tasking
- A great attitude and desire to uplift your team
- Willingness to dive in to whatever needs to be done on the floor at that time. No “it’s not my job.”
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Certification in First Aid
- Valid Driver License
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our online form here.
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for part time production positions including: Backstage Run Crew, Follow Spot Operator, Wardrobe Run Crew, Scenic Carpenter, Scenic Artist, Props Artisan, Stitcher, Costume Crafts, Light and Sound Board Operators, Lighting and Audio Technicians. Under the supervision of the applicable Production department head, job duties will include the construction, maintenance and/or operation of various production elements. The ideal candidate will be diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional. Positions are on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and may require evening and weekend work hours. Pay range of $13.00-$15.00 an hour, depending on experience and position. Please complete the online application form here and include a cover letter, resume and references. Applications are accepted and filed on an ongoing basis, if a position is needed candidates that have applied will be contacted.
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Technical Director. Working collaboratively with designers and other Production departments to deliver a final scenic product which is in line with design intent while meeting industry standard safety practices, deadlines and budgetary parameters. Determining build costs from preliminary designs and generating build schedules and drawings. Leading all scene shop staff and over hires through the safe build, installation and disposal of all scenic elements through the course of our season. Regularly attend and participate in department meetings, production and design meetings. Maintain and manage scenic inventory and scene shop equipment. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional, positive with strong communication skills and have the following: 5+ years of technical theater experience, leadership skills with the ability to foster a communicative and collaborative work culture, working computer knowledge, including Autocad and Vectorworks, advanced knowledge of best practices for current construction and rigging techniques. Experience with stage automation is preferred. This position starts as soon as October 2021 and is a full time, exempt position with benefits. Salary range is $48,000-52,000. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor. Essential duties include managing the wardrobe department and crew, purchasing and tracking expenses, costume & wig maintenance, daily cleaning and basic sewing repairs, assisting actors with hair, make-up and quick changes, creation of run sheets and quick change plots. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional, positive, and have experience dressing large shows and with wigs and hair. This position starts 11/15/21, is a seasonal full time position with benefits. Salary range of $17.50-$19.50. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Geva is committed to a COVID safe workplace. Workers will be required to wear masks and social distance, in addition to understanding of schedule changes to allow for limiting exposure. Safety plans will continue to evolve as conditions change.
Geva is committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racist theater in recruitment of staff in all departments. We actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.