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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.

Audition Notice for  Geva Theatre Center’s 2018-19 Season

General Auditions for Geva’s new season of Hair, Thurgood, Hard Cell, The Magician’s Daughter, The Humans, Native Gardens and Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, to be held on April 12.

Geva Theatre Center will be holding its annual Equity and non-Equity dramatic and musical general auditions for its 2018-2019 season, for both actors and singers 18 years of age or older on Thursday, April 12, 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 Hair and Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, 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.

Auditions for College Actors to Perform in Hair

 Geva Theatre Center will be auditioning college students who will still be enrolled in the fall, for their September production of Hair, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot and choreography by Liz Ramos.

Auditions will be for male and female “Tribe” members.

For the Male “Tribe:” 20’s, Looking for outstanding singers who move well. Impressions, characters, comic chops a plus to play multiple roles. High Baritones and Tenors. Must dance or move extremely well.

For female “Tribe:” 20’s, Looking for outstanding singers who move well for the “White Boys” trio etc. Comic chops a plus to play multiple roles. Sensational, soulful singers with high belt. Must dance or move extremely well.

Students must be enrolled in college during the fall semester and must have their own housing and transportation.

Rehearsals begin August 14, 2018 at Geva with performances September 4 – October 7, 2018. Students must be able to attend late weekday afternoon, evening, and weekend rehearsals.

Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, Saturday and Sunday matinees, as well as morning or afternoon weekday matinees.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held Saturday, April 21, from 2-5pm in the Fielding Stage at Geva Theatre Center.  Actors should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring other prepared songs, if asked to sing more. Callbacks will be on Sunday, April 22 at 7:30pm when there will be a dance call.

Roles are unpaid. College actors will receive Equity Membership Candidate points, and professional experience. Geva will work with colleges for credit if desired.

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.

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.

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 over hire staff.  Candidate must have professional theatre experience, woodworking, scenic construction, and rigging.   Experience with automation, pneumatics, and hydraulics is preferred. This position is seasonal full time, starts 7/30/18, 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.

Electrician

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York is seeking an electrician/board operator. Responsibilities include assisting Lighting Supervisor with all department tasks and operating EOS & ION console. Experience with theatrical lighting and video equipment, systems, installation, and procedures is required. Must be comfortable at heights, on ladders and able to lift 40 lbs. Experience with ETC consoles preferred. This position is open 07/30/18 and is seasonal full-time Aug. – May. Full benefits; 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.

Assistant Charge Artist

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Assistant Charge Artist. Under the supervision of the Scenic Charge Artist, job duties will include: assisting in the execution of texture and paint treatments for scenic elements, moving scenery within the shop, general maintenance of the paint shop, and overseeing and instructing overhire crew. Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable in realistic faux finishes, texturing, and paint mixing. Candidate must be able to both take direction well and work independently. A positive attitude and good work ethic are essential to this position. The Assistant Scenic Charge should be able to lift 50lbs, should be familiar with the flow of a professional scene shop, and should feel comfortable leading a crew of varied skill levels.

This is a seasonal full-time position, running from August to May, and beginning 7/30/18. 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.

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.  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.