Work at Geva

Employment Opportunities

When openings become available they will be posted here.  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.

Director of Production

The largest regional theatre in New York State, with an annual budget of $8.2 million, seeks an experienced and ambitious professional to lead and manage production department. Geva produces ten productions between 516-seat LORT B and 180-seat LORT D venues. The DoP oversees nine direct reports, and a F/T production staff of roughly twenty-eight plus many part-time employees: fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability. The DoP manages budgets in excess of $3.3 million and develops annual production plan. Additional responsibilities include coordinating design processes, maintaining production schedules & calendars, some contracting, and being a member of the senior leadership team. Reports to Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and works with Executive Director Chris Mannelli.

 

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.

 

Salary and benefits commensurate with senior manager position. Start date is early 2020. To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter that addresses your experience and how you see your work aligning with Geva’s values, and three references to: dirofproductionsearch@gevatheatre.org

Manager of Institutional Giving

Geva Theatre Center seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving to collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Institutional Advancement to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward primarily foundation and government funders with a focus on enhancing current levels of support and developing strategies to attract new prospects. The Geva Advancement Team raises approximately 25% ($2 million) of the $8 million organizational budget annually. View the complete position description here. 

The idea candidate will possess: excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills; great attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information with discretion; ability to collaborate with donors, trustees, and other staff; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs; and experience with donor database management. Hours include occasional evenings and weekends. Minimum of three years of related experience. Please complete the online application form here.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and up to three writing samples with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

Staff Carpenter

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for staff carpenter. This position reports to the technical director. Responsibilities include construction/installation/strike of scenery, maintaining shop tools and inventory, and overseeing overhire staff. Candidate must have professional theatre experience, skills in woodworking, metalworking, and rigging. Experience with automation, pneumatics, and hydraulics is preferred. This position is seasonal full time, starts ASAP, and has benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

Stage Operations Carpenter

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Stage Operations Carpenter.  Responsibilities include:  daily show preparation and operation, supervising backstage crews, maintaining backstage/onstage areas and equipment, scenic construction and installation, maintaining/repairing production scenery/props and prop food preparation as needed through the run of a show.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, professional, positive, and have the following: a college degree or equivalent experience, strong leadership & communication skills, self-motivation, working computer knowledge, 3+ years technical theater experience or combined equivalent experience and training.    Experience with Creative Conners stage automation is preferred. This position is currently open (seasonal full-time Aug. – May) and includes benefits. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

Overhire Stitchers

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B leading regional theatre in the western New York tri-state region seeks experienced stitchers for part-time over-hire work in the upcoming season. Theatrical training or experience preferred but NOT necessary.  Advanced sewing skills and the ability to work at a high technical standard and at a professional pace is necessary. Should be experienced with sewing machines and over-locks, and working with a wide variety of fabrics. Will require a basic understanding of garment construction and experience with garment alterations. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and may require evening and weekend work hours.  Please complete the online application form here.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

Production Overhire

Geva Theatre Center, a professional producing theatre located in downtown Rochester seeks applicants for part-time production positions including Backstage Run Crew, Follow Spot Operator, Wardrobe Run Crew, Scenic Carpenter, Scenic Artist, 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. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and will require evening and weekend work hours.  Please complete the online application form here.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.