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.

Children’s Auditions for A Christmas Carol

Geva Theatre Center will be holding auditions for young actors for its production of A Christmas Carol, on Thursday, September 14 from 3pm – 6:30pm and Friday, September 15 from 3pm – 7pm. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 12pm-3pm.

This adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, premiered in 2010 with a script by Geva Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and music by Gregg Coffin. This year’s performances begin on November 22 and run in the Wilson Stage through December 24. Rehearsals will commence on Saturday, November 4th.

There are eight children’s roles and two casts of children will alternate performances.

Auditionees must be between the ages of 5 and 13. Because of union rules, children must not turn 14 until after December 24, 2017. Auditionees should come to the audition with a headshot or photograph to be left with the director and will be required sing either one verse of a prepared song (please bring sheet music in the correct key) or, if the child does not have sheet music, “Happy Birthday” is acceptable.

Auditions will take place at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester NY, 14607 and are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (585) 232-1366, between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Box Office Associate – Part Time/Full Time

Geva Theatre Center is currently seeking a self-motivated, service-oriented person to provide quality customer support to our patrons in the role of a Box Office Associate. They will need to be personable with excellent customer service skills, possess basic problem-solving abilities, and be able to maintain a consistent work ethic and standard while working in potentially stressful situations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and Outlook) and comfort with using a computer-based ticketing system (Patron Manager) is important. Previous experience working in a professional box office is strongly preferred, but is not required.  The Box Office is the first face to many of Geva Theatre Center’s patrons — we take orders over the phone, via email, as well as in person. The Box Office is the point of contact for all ticketing matters including single ticket purchases, group sales, subscriptions, internal comp ticket and certificate requests and more. Box Office works closely with Front of House during performance let-in to solve any patron or ticketing issues. The Box Office also works on database upkeep, patron engagement, and other office administration tasks as assigned.  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.