Work at Geva

Employment Opportunities

When openings become available they will be posted here.  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.

Director of Production

The largest regional theatre in New York State, with an annual budget of $8.2 million, seeks an experienced and ambitious professional to lead and manage production department. Geva produces ten productions between 516-seat LORT B and 180-seat LORT D venues. The DoP oversees nine direct reports, and a F/T production staff of roughly twenty-eight plus many part-time employees: fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability. The DoP manages budgets in excess of $3.3 million and develops annual production plan. Additional responsibilities include coordinating design processes, maintaining production schedules & calendars, some contracting, and being a member of the senior leadership team. Reports to Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and works with Executive Director Chris Mannelli.

 

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.

 

Salary and benefits commensurate with senior manager position. Start date is early 2020. To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter that addresses your experience and how you see your work aligning with Geva’s values, and three references to: dirofproductionsearch@gevatheatre.org

Director of Marketing

Geva Theatre Center seeks a Director of Marketing whose responsibilities will include; audience cultivation and retention, generation of earned ticket revenue ($5M+), brand management, departmental budgeting and forecasting, public relations, creative content for social media and web, season advertising and box office services.

This individual will report to the Executive Director and serve as a member of the senior leadership team. The Director of Marketing manages four full time staff members, and multiple secondary reports. This individual will work to build upon Geva’s strong subscription base to expand our reach, enhance our brand and elevate the theatre’s reputation locally and across the nation. Desired traits in a candidate include a goal oriented individual with a collaborative spirit, creative thinking ability and someone who is highly organized with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

Geva Theatre Center is dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre productions, programs and services of a national standard. As Rochester’s flagship professional theatre, Geva is the most attended regional theatre in New York State, and one of the 25 most subscribed in the country, serving an average of 160,000 patrons annually. Geva operates two venues – the 516-seat Elaine P. Wilson Stage (LORT B) and the 180-seat Ron & Donna Fielding Stage (LORT D).

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. To apply, please send to marketingsearch@gevatheatre.org a cover letter that addresses your experience and how you see your work aligning with Geva’s values, a resume, and three professional references.

Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY

Asst. Stage Manager/Production Asst.

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for ASM/PA to join our Stage Management department to complete the 2019-20 season.  Candidates must possess good computer skills and college degree with experience/training in Stage Management procedures/practices. Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive and professional. This position will be required to go on an AEA contract as an ASM, though current AEA membership is not a requirement to apply. This position will serve as Production Assistant during gaps between AEA contracts.  Position starts no later than 1/20/20 and runs through 6/7/20 (possible earlier end date for summer stock may be accommodated). Successful candidates will be asked to return for the 2020-21 season, beginning in August, 2020. Please complete the online application form here .   Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

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 overhire 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 ASAP, and has benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Please complete the online application form here: http://www.gevatheatre.org/work-at-geva/ Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

Stitcher

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks an experienced stitcher to join our costume shop team for the remainder of our 2019-20 season to build costumes on both period and contemporary shows. The stitcher position is seasonal full-time, with benefits, through May 10, 2020. Successful candidates will be asked to return for the 2020-21 season beginning August 2020. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of professional stitching experience. Stitching will range from basic hand sewing to garment construction and detailed finishing. Resumes to be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please complete the online application form here:  Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome 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 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.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.

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.

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. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.