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 Casting

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.

 

 

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 $13.00-$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.

Technical Director

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.

 

PRODUCER OF ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

OVERVIEW

The position of Producer of Engagement Programs for Season 49 is a Temporary Employee responsible for developing & overseeing Geva’s community/artistic/audience engagement programs that connect Geva’s artistic work and mission/purpose/values with a variety of communities. They will work with Geva’s CEOs and senior staff in laying out the activities that meet the engagement objectives of the strategic plan, and supervise their implementation and personnel. Term of employment is December 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. The position is full-time with pay range of $22.00-$26.00 per hour plus benefits after an introductory period. Occasional evenings and weekends required. Geva will be appointing a new Artistic Director early in 2022, therefore we are hiring this Producer of Engagement Programs for Season 49 only. However, there may be opportunities to extend this position past July of 2022.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Producer of Engagement Programs is responsible for developing and managing all engagement programs related to Geva’s eight productions in Season 49 that runs January – July, 2022. The Producer will oversee Geva’s existing engagement programs such as audience and community conversations, ongoing relationships with community organization partners, and special artistic events related to specific shows while innovating and expanding them so they align with the Theatre’s long-term strategic vision. The Producer will collaborate closely with senior staff, communicate with all Geva staff and trustees, and represent Geva to external constituents in the region as well as government, philanthropy, and national professional organizations as requested. Geva is committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and antiracist 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. 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. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the on-line application form here and include a cover letter and resume.

 

 

 

 

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.