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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.

 Audition Notice for Geva’s 2017-2018 Season

Auditions for Geva’s productions of In the Heights, The Agitators, A Christmas Carol, The Other Josh Cohen, The Diary of Anne Frank, Heartland, One House Over and Steel Magnolias to be held on April 18.

Geva Theatre Center will be holding Equity and non-Equity dramatic and musical auditions for its 2017-2018 season, for both actors and singers 18 years of age or older on Tuesday, April 18, from 10am-1pm, and 2pm-6pm.

For dramatic auditions only, auditionees should prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed four minutes total.  Those wishing to audition for In the Heights, A Christmas Carol and/or The Other Josh Cohen should prepare a brief monologue and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

Members of Actors’ Equity must make an appointment by phoning (585) 232-1366. A list of Equity roles being cast has been submitted to the Equity office. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.

Non-Equity members will only be seen on a first come, first served basis when no Equity actor is waiting. Non-Equity actors who have auditioned for Geva within the past twelve months are ineligible for these general auditions. All roles are paid.

Auditions will take place at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607.   All auditionees must bring a headshot and resume.

Children’s auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held in September.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist – Part-time

Geva Theatre Center, an award-winning non-profit theatre company in Rochester, NY, is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our team. The part-time Administrative Assistant works under the direction of the Director of Finance & Operations.  S/he will be required to provide a caring, warm and welcoming experience for all callers, guests and visitors who come to visit Geva Theatre Center.  Duties include the following: answering and management of phone system, maintaining Outlook calendars for the organization, correspondence and scheduling for meetings of the Board of Trustees, finance clerk activities, recording minutes for meetings, and providing administrative support to all departments of the theatre.  The ideal candidate will be friendly; able to multitask, able to work with a wide variety of constituents; have the ability to collaborate successfully; and have strong attention to detail. Hours include a 20-hour work week and a limited few weekends. Qualifications include one-year certificate from college or technical school; six months related experience and/or training; and/or or equivalent combination of education and experience, along with a passion for the performing arts.Please complete the online application form by clicking here. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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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