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

​Artistic

PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL INTERNSHIP (Production Assistant) – South Coast Repertory seeks interns to serve as production assistants and special events assistants in its annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (April 26-28). PPF interns will have the chance to work with and observe nationally recognized playwrights, actors and directors, and will have free admission to festival readings and productions as schedules allow. Responsibilities include offering logistical and operational support during rehearsals and performances, and assisting with festival hospitality. Applicants should be detail-oriented and organized, and should be available from April 22-28. In general, full availability during the day is needed, as well as one day for orientation the week before. This is an unpaid position. To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter, and references (or a letter of recommendation) to Literary Associate Kat Zukaitis at katz@scr.org. Applications are due March 1st. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of March.

​Development

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT – South Coast Repertory (SCR) seeks a Director of Development to join a dynamic team of artists and staff in creating excellence onstage and in the community. Responsibilities include providing strategic leadership of the Annual Fund and Deferred Giving Campaigns and participating in Endowment and Capital Campaign fundraising. This position works with executive and artistic leadership, the Board of Trustees and the Development staff to plan, implement and evaluate the theatre’s overall fund development program, as well as assisting with board development and long-range planning. The Director of Development is a member of the Executive Staff, supervises a staff of six and reports to the Managing Director. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful track record in raising gifts of $25,000 or more, and an ability to think strategically, manage multiple projects effectively and evaluate programs. They should also demonstrate a strong ability to lead and manage both volunteers and staff in the fundraising process, and be able to present and interpret fund raising programs to both board and staff as well as to key constituents, in order to motivate their involvement and support. They should possess highly developed communication skills (both verbal and written) and have an appreciation of the arts, either with previous affiliations or personal interests. Candidates should be familiar with the use of computerized systems (Tessitura, fundraising analytics and wealth screening) for prospect identification and research and should have highly developed donor stewardship skills. A four year college degree and a minimum of seven-years of experience in leading a successful development program, with knowledge of “best practices”, are required. And, a sense of humor is always welcome. SCR is committed to diversity in all areas of its work and encourages women and people of color to apply. In addition to salary, SCR offers a comprehensive range of benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and a retirement plan. The start date for the position would be on or about May 1stPlease send cover letter, resume and salary history to Merilyn Mouledoux, Assistant to the Managing Director: email to merilyn@scr.org; mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197; or fax to (714)545-0391. No phone calls please.

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR– South Coast Repertory seeks a Development Coordinator to join the theatre’s development department and provide administrative support, focusing on data entry, gift acknowledgement and ensuring delivery of benefits to our major gifts donors and trustees. The ideal candidate is an organized person with excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of competency in word processing and database management. Proficiency in Tessitura is highly desired. This position also provides administrative support to the director of development and serves as office manager for the department. Duties include processing daily contributions in Tessitura, weekly reporting on contributions for the theatre, donor analysis reporting, processing matching gifts and updating SCR’s verifications with companies that match donor contributions. The position is full-time and reports to the Director of Development. SCR is committed to diversity in all areas of its work and encourages women and people of color to apply. In addition to salary, SCR offers a comprehensive range of benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and a retirement plan. Position will be available in mid-April. Please send cover letter and resume to Kim Fleming via email to kfleming@scr.org. No phone calls please.

​Marketing

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.

​Production

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.