Employment and Auditions
• Artistic Support Volunteer
South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
COSTUMES– The Costume Department is currently taking resumes for cutter/drapers, first hands, and crafts artisans. These are short term assignments varying from two to eight weeks as the production requirements demand. The Costume Shop operates from 9:00-6:00 Monday thru Friday. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have training and 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 hourly rates. Please email a cover letter and resume to Leanne Convis, Production Office Manager, at Production@scr.org, or mail to her attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.
HAIR & MAKEUP POSITIONS –(Pay rate is $18/hour) SCR is seeking qualified local over-hire persons as a Hair, Makeup and Wig Assistants, and Run Crew throughout the upcoming 2019-20 Production Season. Positions sought include wig maintenance support, and hair & makeup run crew. Previous experience working in a producing theater setting is preferred, and desirable skills include wig maintenance, wig and hair styling and application, and stage makeup application. Cosmetology license is a plus, as are crafting skills and wardrobe experience. These temporary positions range in length from part time for a few days to full time for several months, and some piece work is possible. Build and Maintenance technicians must be available for any required work shifts, and Run crew must have full availability for all rehearsals and performances. Season runs from September ‘19 – June ’20. Pay is competitive, but housing is not provided. SCR values diversity in all areas of its operation, and non-traditional candidates with equivalent skills and experience are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter and resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.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.
PROP SHOP SUPERVISOR - Position starting immediately. $1040 per week salaried exempt (Based on Experience). This position is a full time year round exempt position, with benefits that include vacation/sick pay, medical/dental/vision and 403.b retirement plan. South Coast Repertory is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in all areas of its operation.YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY ARE AS FOLLOWS: Responsible for on time completion of all show properties, including but not limited to show furniture, set dressing, prop specific lighting, hand props, foliage and special effects. Effectively manage department staff and priorities. Collaborate closely with all production departments and all designers and directors. Report to Production Management build and budget status as shows progress through shop. Supervise staff (artisan, assistant prop shop supervisor/carpenter, shopper and additional over hire). Manage and safely maintain all prop inventories and work/storage spaces Detailed understanding props management: period details, construction techniques, resources, procurement, etc. Oversee material supply, care, use and repair of shop tools and equipment. Oversee and uphold the policies and procedures outlined in South Coast Repertory’s Employee Handbook. Participate in load-in and load-outs – set dressing, packing, and etc.as needed. Maintain artistic integrity and high standards for quality of work. Must be able to work weekends and evenings as required. Other duties as assigned.YOUR QUALIFICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: A minimum of 3 years professional theatrical prop master/supervisor experience. Highly skilled in all aspects of prop construction, maintenance, safety and procurement. Maintain a positive attitude while being self-motivated, able to multi-task and an effective team leader. Be effective at managing staff, budget, and time flows. Experienced and have proven ability to manage labor and budgets in a fast paced ever changing environment. Be able to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs either alone or with assistance. Must have knowledge of weaponry and FSC beneficial. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, 3 references to: email@example.com Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. NO PHONE CALLS
SCENIC ARTIST OVERHIRE South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced Scenic Artists to join our overhire pool for our 20/21 season. These positions require a range of skills: layout, color matching and mixing, cartooning, sculpting, faux finishes, detail painting techniques, and experience with spray equipment. Fine art background and experience working in a fast-paced shop environment are a plus. Overhires are hired on a project to project basis. Starting rate begins at $17/hr. based on experience. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation. Please email your resume to Production@scr.org. No phone calls please.
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 by mail only 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.