Employment and Auditions

Audition/Casting Information  •  Stage Management Internships  •  Artistic Support Volunteer

South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

Employment Opportunities


DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT – South Coast Repertory (SCR) is seeking a part-time, three days a week, Development Assistant to join our dynamic Development Team to help support the theatre’s special events and fundraising campaigns. This position reports to the Director to Development and frequently interfaces with donors to provide personalized assistance with event reservations and ticketing. Previous fundraising experience (annual campaigns, special events) preferred. Strong computer skills are essential (Excel and Word). Knowledge of Tessitura or comparable donor database management system desired. Bachelor’s degree required. Should be detail oriented with strong organizational and customer service skills. Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to kfleming@scr.org. No phone calls, please. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.


DIGITAL ARCHIVES VOLUNTEER OR INTERN – The Archives volunteer or intern assists with the digitization of the company’s more than 50 years of archives. Work includes helping to inventory, audit and digitally archive SCR’s historic files to support a growing online database. There are multiple openings for this multi-year project. As an internship, it is unpaid; it may qualify for credit dependent upon university or college requirements. The work may be of interest to students studying or majoring in library science, arts management, historic preservation, history or a similar field. Desirable skills include digital and paper-based methods; familiarity with digital imaging (scanning photos and printed programs); and data entry. A basic knowledge of Photoshop is helpful. Submit letter of interest and resume to tania@scr.org. SCR values diversity in all areas of its operation.


PROPERTIES ARTISAN South Coast Repertory (SCR) is seeking a skilled Properties Artisan for our 2018-2019 season. The Artisans’ primary responsibility is adapting, building and maintaining a wide variety of props required for SCR’s productions. Requirements include a technical theater degree or equivalent experience and a full range of skills, which should include several (but not necessarily all) of the following: carpentry, metal working, welding, furniture building, upholstery, stitching, draperies, sculpting, casting, foam work, puppet making, painting, faux finishing, and building practicals. General requirements include applicable training or equivalent professional experience in the field, being comfortable working at height, ability to lift 50 pounds, and strong communication and collaborative skills. The position is seasonal, with a full time contract that normally runs from mid-July through mid-June, with a 4 week off-season hiatus. It’s a mid-season replacement, though, so start date for this hire would be immediate. It is a non-exempt, overtime-eligible position. Year-round benefits include vacation/sick pay, medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b). Local applicants will also be considered for addition to our overhire list. SCR is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Leanne Convis, Production Office Manager: email to leanne@scr.org. No phone calls please.

OVERHIRE PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS, ALL FIELDS – South Coast Repertory is accepting resumes for its Production Overhire lists. Each year, SCR supplements its full time staff with up to 150 overhire technicians to help build and run its productions. Positions regularly hired include carpenters, automation technicians, deck crew, props artisans, painters, electricians, follow spot operators, audio technicians, video technicians, wig and makeup technicians, dressers, tailors, cutter/drapers, stitchers, craftspeople, costume design assistants, production assistants and more. All technical fields are encouraged to apply. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have some training and/or professional experience in a theater setting to be considered, and must be local, living within reasonable driving distance of the theater. No housing is provided. All positions are paid, and engagements can run from a few hours to several weeks, depending on the position. Please email a cover letter and resume to Leanne Convis, Production Office Manager, at Leanne@scr.org, or mail to her attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.

Audition/Casting Information

South Coast Repertory operates its Segerstrom and Argyros Stage theatres under LORT (League of Resident Theatres) B and D contracts. The theatre also produces three Theatre for Young Audiences productions that operate under a TYA contract.
SCR casts its season on a show by show basis. Photos and resumes from Los Angeles area actors may be submitted to the Casting ​Office. 

​Priority for non-equity roles is given to graduates of SCR's Acting Intensive Program.

Photo: Ella Saldana North, Esperanza America, Cástulo Guerra and Ruth Livier in SCR's 2016 production of ​​​Destiny of Desire by ​Karen Zacarías. Photo by ​Debora Robinson.