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 $13.20-$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.

Interim Scenic Artist

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for an Interim Scenic Artist. Under the supervision of the Scenic Charge Artist, job duties will include: assisting in the execution of texture and paint treatments for scenic elements, moving scenery within the shop, and general maintenance of the paint shop. This position will include standing, climbing, reaching, bending, crouching, working on ladders and lifting up to 50lbs. Previous paint experience preferred, but candidates with strong interest who are willing to learn on the job will be considered. This position is hours up to full time, available for an immediate start date through the end of June (end date negotiable)with mutual consideration for returning next season. Pay range of $13.50-15.50 an hour. Please complete the online application form here and include a cover letter, resume and references.

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.

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.

Associate Literary Director/Dramaturg

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B theatre in Rochester, NY, seeks an Associate Literary Director/Dramaturg to support the development and production of workshops and world premieres as well as plays within the canon. The Associate Literary Director/Dramaturg reports to the Director of Literary and Artistic Development Programs.  Qualifications include: previous experience serving as a production dramaturg for both new work and plays or musicals within the canon; previous experience working at a professional theatre in any capacity; ability to consider both the big picture and nuanced details; alignment with Geva’s mission, purpose and values. This is a full-time, permanent position with benefits and an annual salary range of $40-$42,000.

Duties will include: Develop and produce programs to engage local writers; participate as dramaturg and/or producer in the process of developing new works; assist in the development of new and nurturing of existing artistic relationships; contribute writing for projects including dramaturgical editorials for productions, marketing/development requests, blog posts, etc.; serve as production dramaturg on select shows in season; facilitate pre-and post-show conversations as appropriate; manage theatre’s script database; represent theatre to both internal and external constituents; other duties as appropriate.

Geva is committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racist theatre 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 that addresses your most rewarding dramaturgical experience and how you see your work aligning with Geva’s anti-racism commitments, resume, and three (3) professional references.

House Manager

Position: Part time

House Managers are responsible for overseeing all Front of House activities that involve the public and/or Volunteers at Geva Theatre Center, including but not limited to performances, dress rehearsals, readings, and private events. House Managers report directly to the Associate Front of House Manager. Together, they assure that all activities are: properly covered by a House Manager, staffed with the necessary complement of Volunteers, and each task is completed in a timely and accurate manner.

Work shifts

House Managers are required to begin their shift 2 hours before a scheduled performance and stay until all closing duties have been completed (typically 30 minutes after a performance has finished). If a House Manager is supervising two concurrent performances, their shift begins two hours before the first performance and ends after closing duties are completed for the latest ending performance. Using this as a guide, a typical shift will last 4-6 hours, depending on the length of the activities involved.

Additional shifts may be required during non-performance weeks, in order to cover administrative duties, meetings, and/or Volunteer training/orientations. Any changes in hours required for particular shifts, weekly schedules, or job responsibilities are at the discretion of the Associate Front of House Manager.

Job Requirements

The House Manager interacts directly with Patrons, Volunteers, Café Staff, Box Office Staff, and the Stage Manager(s). They will also interact indirectly with other Staff members, media representatives, and various members of the public. As such, House Managers are required to:

  • Foster a cheerful and professional environment at all times, for our Patrons, Volunteers, and all other staff members.
  • Maintain excellent verbal and written communication skills, with heavy emphasis on e-mail correspondence, Salesforce.com, and especially in-person conversations.
  • Carry out all assigned duties in a positive and concise manner.
  • Be available to work multiple nights and weekends, with the occasional special event as needed.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience with similar qualifications and/or duties.

Assigned Duties

Managing Volunteers

  • In coordination with the Associate Front of House Manager, recruit and schedule Volunteers so that all performances/events are properly covered.
  • Ensure Volunteers are following all policies as outlined in the Volunteer Manual.
  • Coach and/or train all Volunteers to meet Geva’s professional standards, positive customer service standards, and Code of Ethics.
  • Monitor the Concierge and Volunteer Hotline voicemail, as well as the House Manager’s e-mail account. Return all correspondence in a timely and professional manner.
  • Verify that any Volunteer contact information, skill sets, or other relevant information is correct in Salesforce.com.
  • Relay any show-specific requirements, responsibilities, and expectations during Pre-Show meetings.
  • Maintain an Attendance Log and Participation Grade for all Volunteers during their assignments.
  • Assign specific responsibilities to individual Volunteers during each Volunteer shift, and supervise accordingly.
  • Take corrective action against underperforming Volunteers, up to and including retraining, suspension, and dismissal of their Volunteer status.

Patrons and Performances

  • Facilitate entry of all patrons into the theatre in a safe and orderly fashion.
  • Act as a liaison with the Box Office Staff to resolve any seating and/or ticket issues.
  • Ensure that all performances, intermissions, and events begin on time.
  • Respond to Patron concerns promptly, relaying any issues that cannot be immediately resolved to the appropriate Geva personnel.
  • Apprise the Associate Front of House Manager and other supervisors of any Patron concerns that are mentioned during each shift.
  • Perform ticket scanning and prepare timely/accurate submission of house reports.

Concierge Desk

  • Ensure that all merchandise and other items for sale are available during designated times throughout the performance/event.
  • Notify the Associate Front of House Manager or the appropriate Geva personnel when merchandise and/or supplies are low or out of stock.
  • Count money in cash drawer at the beginning of each shift, to verify amounts are correct and sufficient change is available.
  • Supervise and/or receive payments by cash and/or credit card for merchandise.
  • Reconcile payments to total sales at the end of each shift, preparing deposits accordingly.

Emergencies and Facilities

  • Lead all Volunteers and Patrons during emergencies.
  • Prepare timely/accurate submission of incident reports.
  • Clean lobby and rest rooms as needed, restock supplies as needed.
  • Contact emergency personnel when required.
  • Coordinate the securing of the building at the end of the night.
  • Facilitate snow removal for the sidewalks adjacent to the building prior to, during and post performance as needed.

Miscellaneous

  • Due to the nature of Geva Theatre and the various activities which a House Manager may be responsible for, there may be times when other miscellaneous duties will be added on to the above list. These will be communicated accordingly, and are at the discretion of the Associate Front of House Manager, Guest Services Manager, and Director of Finance.

Compensation: This is a non-exempt/hourly position. $13.20 per hour, with added benefits as described in the Employee Manual.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the on-line application form here and include a cover letter and resume.

Prep/Line Cook

Position: Part-Time

Geva Theatre Center, a professional producing theatre located in downtown Rochester, is looking for a part-time Prep/Line Cook. This is an open-style kitchen environment, professional behavior and interactions with customers is expected, as is a sense of teamwork with your coworkers throughout the theatre center.

An example of our menu can be found here.

Work shifts

Shifts are prior to and during performances, and are dependent upon us having an active show scheduled. Most shifts are 4-5 hours in length. A typical work week entails:
• Tue: noon until 8:00pm
• Wed-Fri: noon until 4:00pm
• Sat: 10:00am until 5:00pm
• The possibility of every 5th week off of work, due to no show being performed.

Schedules are made on a monthly basis, and provided as such to our employees.

Job requirements:

Report directly to the Kitchen Supervisor and Front of House Manager. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining all health and food safety protocols per Geva and NYS policies
  • Fulfilling all food orders in a timely and accurate manner
  • Preparing ingredients, such as produce, sauces, dried goods, meats, etc
  • Setting up the kitchen for incoming employees
  • Restocking, receiving deliveries, and inventory control
  • Lifting and transporting 35-50 lbs from basement walk-in cooler to first floor kitchen (we have carts)
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service

Ideal candidates will be diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional. Dress code requires black pants, black collared shirt or blouse, and black close-toed shoes.

Compensation: 

Line cook $13.20 per hours. This is a non-exempt hourly position.

Prep cook $13.20 per hour. This is a non-exempt hourly position.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the on-line application form here and include why you believe that you would be a good fit for Geva Theatre’s Café team.

Bartender/Server

Position: Part Time

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

Work shifts

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: 1:30pm until 10:00pm
• Sunday: 11:30am until 8:30pm

Schedules are made on a monthly basis, and provided as such to our employees.

Job requirements:

Report directly to the Kitchen Supervisor and Front of House Manager. Job duties 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. Dress code requires black pants (not leggings), black collared shirt or blouse, and black close-toed shoes.

Compensation: 

$8.50 per hour, plus tips. This is a non-exempt/hourly position.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the on-line application form here and include why you believe that you would be a good fit for Geva Theatre’s Café team.

 

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.