Work at Geva

Employment Opportunities

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.

 

 

Lead Carpenter

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Lead Carpenter. This position reports to the technical director.  Responsibilities include construction, installation, and strike of scenery, maintaining shop tools and inventory, leading both full time shop staff and over hire.  Candidate must have professional theatre experience, skills in wood and metal construction, and theatrical rigging.   Experience with automation, pneumatics, and hydraulics is preferred. This position starts July 24, 2022 and is a full time, exempt position with benefits. Pay range of $15.00-$17.00 an hour. 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.

Crew Swing

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Crew Swing.  Responsibilities include: working on show run crew in various tracks as needed, assisting during changeover in various departments including: scenic construction/installation, lighting or video installation and focus, and working with other Production staff in routine maintenance and coverage of that staff as needed.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional, positive, flexible and be ready to learn. Experience with basic stagecraft is a plus. This position starts 07/24/22 (seasonal full-time Aug.– June) and includes benefits. Pay range of $14.00-$15.50 an hour. 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.

Bartender

Geva Theatre Center, a professional producing theatre located in downtown Rochester, is looking for a part-time bartender. Professional behavior and interactions with customers is expected, as is a sense of teamwork with your coworkers throughout the theatre center.

Shifts are designed around seasonal performances, for pre-show and intermission service. As such, they are dependent upon us having an active show scheduled. Most productions run 4 weeks, meaning that every 5th week you may experience time off and/or limited hours. Geva’s season typically runs from early September through early June. Shifts are staggered, so there’s some flexibility to the following typical shifts:
• Tue-Fri: 4:30pm until 9:00pm
• Saturday: 12:30pm until 10:00pm
• Sunday: 11:30am until 8:30pm
Requirements for the job include but are not limited to
• Maintaining all health and food safety protocols per Geva and NYS policies
• Accurately taking all food orders from customers and sending them to the kitchen
• Bussing and cleaning tables during and after dinner and intermission
• Restocking, assessing inventory needs for management, and proper inventory (pour) control
• Lifting and transporting up to 35 lbs from basement walk-in cooler (we have carts)
• Demonstrate excellent customer service
Ideal candidates will be diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional.

Compensation:
$8.80 per hour, plus tips.

This is a non-exempt/hourly position. Please complete the online application form here. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Production Overhire

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 TechniciansUnder the supervision of the applicable Production department head, job duties will include the construction, maintenance and/or operation of various production elementsThe 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 $13.20-$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 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.