Work at Geva

Employment Opportunities

Join a first-class group of artists, business and theatre professionals. When openings become available they will be posted here.  Geva is Rochester’s premier professional theatre and is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Company Manager

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Company Manager. Under the supervision of the Director of Production, job duties will include:  Provide leadership and management to the Assistant Company Manager.  Manage, equip, and maintain our guest housing and provide hospitality and support for all our guest artists.  Book travel and overflow housing as required for all guest artists.  Manage & facilitate all shipping & receiving for guest artists.  Manage company vehicle assignments and maintenance. Prepare guest performer contracts.  Serve as Primary shopper/buyer, shipper/receiver for the department and provide other administrative duties as required, such as preparing documents to onboard acting company members and reporting documents to Actors Equity.  Candidate must be an excellent communicator and able to both collaborate and work independently.  A positive attitude, good work ethic and attention to detail are essential to this position.  All applicants need to be able to lift 40lbs, be physically active and be familiar with the work processes of a professional theatre that produces and presents up to 20 projects per season.  Familiarity with the LORT/Equity contract is essential.

This is a full-time position. Full benefits; salary commensurate with experience. Please complete the online application form here. Please also include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form.  Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Grants and Corporate Relations  

Geva Theatre Center, an award-winning non-profit theatre company in Rochester, NY, is seeking a Manager of Grants and Corporate Relations to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Development, this person will manage the fundraising efforts, strategies, and solicitation of foundations and corporations. This person will actively prospect and solicit businesses for corporate support, cultivate a portfolio of businesses and foundations, and manage all foundation and government support to ensure that grants and reports are submitted on time, and their progress is tracked. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, the ability to collaborate with the entire development team, and the willingness to assist with events as needed. Due to the nature of this position, some nights and weekends will be required.  To apply, submit the online application form here along with a cover letter, 2 writing samples, and resume. Geva is an equal opportunity employer.

Literary Fellow 

Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY) seeks a LITERARY FELLOW from Feb. 20-April 25, 2017. The Fellowship is scheduled around Geva’s new play development programs for established and young writers. Duties may include assisting with: facilitating evaluation and tracking process for Young Writers Showcase and Regional Writers Showcase; reading stage directions in play readings; evaluating scripts for consideration; dramaturgical research and/or writing; assisting with Plays in Progress reading series; authoring blog posts; office support and other duties. Reports to literary director/resident dramaturg. Compensation is approx. $400/week. Small housing stipend available. Ideal for an emerging dramaturg looking for experience in a LORT theatre. Please submit cover letter, résumé and writing samples to jwerner@gevatheatre.org, with the words “Literary Fellow Application” in the subject line. EOE.  For more information on Geva Theatre Center, visit www.gevatheatre.org

Leadership Fellow

Type: Full Time, Hourly

Appointment Period: One year

Geva Theatre Center, an award-winning, non-profit theatre company in Rochester, NY, seeks a Leadership Fellow for a year long, full-time appointment. This position is supported by a workforce development grant through Round VI of the New York State Regional Economic Development Council initiative. This grant was awarded to Geva Theatre Center to support the development of leaders within underrepresented communities.

This individual will participate in a professional leadership program, working alongside the Executive Director and other senior staff to gain valuable experience in administration, finance, development, marketing and other crucial components of managing a successful non-profit arts institution. The program is designed to help candidates become skilled leaders while gaining insight and experience at a dynamic regional theater. The selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Work closely with members of senior staff to assist with day-to-day as well as long term projects and activities in development, finance, administration, and marketing
  • Meet weekly with the Executive Director to gain and provide insight on all organizational decisions and projects
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, as well as monthly Board of Trustees meetings and Trustee committee meetings.
  • Attend the annual Theatre Communications Group conference
  • Assist with special projects within the organization
  • Assist in planning Geva’s annual fundraising gala, Summer Curtain Call

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in the arts and a strong commitment to leadership, looking to build a career in Arts Administration. Candidates with a foundation in fundraising, finance and/or marketing are encouraged to apply. The individual should have a strong attention to detail, be intuitive, be able to multitask and possess strong organizational skills.  This fellowship position is a full-time paid position, includes benefits and a housing stipend.  The fellowship would begin in February of 2017. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please fill out on-line application, send a cover letter and resume at the following: click 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 2016-2017 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.  Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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.  Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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