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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.
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.
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 starts 07/22/2019 (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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Assistant Literary Director
Geva Theatre Center seeks an Assistant Literary Director/Dramaturg. Geva’s growing literary department supports the production of world premieres as well as plays within the canon: projects over the last couple of years have included new plays by Mona Mansour, Keith Glover, Catherine Trieschmann Miller, Brent Askari, Molly Smith Metzler, Lila Rose Kaplan, Mat Smart, Nora Cole, Wendy MacLeod, Clarence Coo, Elyzabeth Wilder, Jamie Pachino, Prince Gomolvilas, and Universes, among others. The literary department also collaborates on projects with Geva’s Education and Engagement departments. Geva’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is evidenced through productions, readings and other events on our two stages, staff involvement in EDI training and conversations, a growing community engagement program, and longstanding innovative programs.
The Assistant Literary Director/Dramaturg reports to Literary Director/Resident Dramaturg, Jenni Werner. Duties will include: assisting with producing Geva’s new play programming; serving as production dramaturg on two or more shows per season and supporting the dramaturgical needs of other productions; participating in pre- and post-show conversations as appropriate; curating the Geva Journal, Geva’s blog about context and theatrical process; overseeing the reading of plays submitted to the theatre; maintaining the literary database, including script submissions, evaluations, and playwright correspondence; representing Geva’s Literary Department to both internal and external constituents; and other duties as applicable. The ideal candidate will have an MFA in dramaturgy or other applicable theatre experience and will have excellent written and oral communications skills, a passion for both new and existing plays, and a deep love of theatre. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org a cover letter that addresses your most rewarding dramaturgical experience and how you see your work aligning with Geva’s values, a resume, and three professional references. We strongly encourage applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, and all who see theatre as a transformative agent of change. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Manager of Annual Giving
Geva Theatre Center seeks a Manager of Annual Giving to join the Institutional Advancement Team. This full-time position reports to the Director of Advancement and collaborates to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual individual and corporate donors, and major gift donors for the theatre with a focus on strategies to attract new prospects and enhance current levels of support.
Key responsibilities are to manage and execute the theatre’s comprehensive annual program/calendar for annual giving including renewals, appeals, and events; manage and oversee the administrative and daily operations of the annual giving program, including the renewal process and list building, acknowledgment letters, thank-you notes, mailings, email follow-up, communications, invitations, benefit fulfillment, and recognition, and ensure an excellent donor experience; build and maintain relationships with individual donors and business members via phone calls, ongoing written contact, personalized emails and events; collaborate with Marketing staff to create quarterly appeals (both mail and online) for funding; provide thorough, accurate, and timely responses to all donor/member requests for information; develop strategy for creating a robust donor pipeline for future fundraising goals; develop systems with effective use of information technology, including databases and spreadsheets to track progress and streamline processes; and work with colleagues to plan/implement donor cultivation and recognition events, and the theatre’s annual fundraising gala.
Qualifications include excellent written and oral communication, and organization skills; great attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information with discretion; ability to collaborate with donors, trustees, staff, volunteers and vendors other staff; and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs; experience with donor database management preferred; minimum of three years of related experience. Please complete the online application form by clicking here. Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Assistant Technical Director
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Assistant Technical Director. The ATD will participate in the construction and installation of scenic elements, work closely with the Technical Director to help generate build and installation schedules, draft working drawings, oversee both full-time shop employees and over-hire labor, and maintain production equipment. 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, strong carpentry skills, working computer knowledge, experience with Vectorworks and CNC programming preferred, excellent knowledge of best practices for current construction and rigging techniques, 2+ years technical theater experience. Experience with stage automation is preferred. This position starts July 23, 2019 and includes benefits. 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.
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 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 7/23/19, 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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
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.