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.

 

 

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.

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.

Assistant Charge Artist

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Assistant Charge 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, general maintenance of the paint shop, and overseeing overhire crew.  Ideal candidates will have demonstrated skills in scenic art techniques and a good understanding of standard paint tools and sprayers. Candidate should be flexible with a positive attitude and have the ability to work independently on multiple projects. This position is seasonal full time, starts 8/9/21 (some flexibility with start date) and includes benefits. Pay range of $13.50-15.50 an hour. Please complete the online application form here and include a cover letter, resume, references and a portfolio/samples of your work.

Guest Services Manager

Geva Theatre Center is currently seeking a self-motivated, service-oriented person to provide exceptional customer support to our staff and patrons in the role as the Guest Services Manager. This full-time, year-round position directly oversees the Part-time Associate Guest Services Managers and Kitchen/Bar Supervisor.  An outgoing personality who can handle crisis management and the ability to make quick decisions is necessary.  The Manager oversees all Front of House operations for the Theatre, with the exception of Box Office.  A strong work ethic and problem solving skills is a must.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and Outlook), ability to use a computer-based ticketing system (Patron Manager) and program our POS system will be necessary.  Supervision of direct reports for a minimum of 5 years is required.  The pay range is $23.00-25.00 an hour and includes benefits.  The position starts immediately. Please complete the online application form here and include a cover letter, resume and references.

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.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 over hire staff. Candidate should have experience working in a shop and skills in wood working. Professional theatre experience, experience with Creative Connors stage automation, pneumatics, hydraulics and rigging is a plus. Candidate will also swing into stage operations position on some shows, where responsibilities include daily show preparation and operation, supervising backstage crew and operating cues as needed for run of show. This position is seasonal full time, starts 7/19/21 and includes benefits. Pay range of $13.30-$15.50 an hour. Please complete the online application form here and include a cover letter, resume and references.

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 over hire staff. Candidate should have experience working in a shop and skills in wood working.  Professional theatre experience, experience with Creative Connors stage automation, pneumatics, hydraulics  and rigging is a plus. Candidate will also swing into stage operations position on some shows, where responsibilities include daily show preparation and operation, supervising backstage crew and operating cues as needed for run of show. This position is seasonal full time, starts as soon as possible and includes benefits. Pay range of $14.00-$15.50 an hour. Please complete the online application form here. and include a cover letter, resume and references.

 

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.