Employment and Auditions

Audition/Casting Information  •  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 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - South Coast Repertory is seeking Production Assistants (PAs) for its annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF), April 8-10, during which five readings and one world premiere will be presented for the general public and artistic leaders from theaters around the country. Candidates must be detail-oriented, organized, and available April 4-10. Duties include set-up/clean-up, keeping time for breaks, printing new pages, helping with special events, and other tasks as assigned to support the festival. The position pays $15 per hour. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring stage managers, playwrights, or dramaturgs to network and experience a new play development process. If you are interested in being a PA, please send your resume with two references to Pacific Playwrights Festival Coordinator Anna Jennings at [email protected]Applications are due February 15th. Interviews will take place in late-February.

PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL ​SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT - South Coast Repertory is seeking Special Events Assistants for its annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, April 8-10. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and available April 7-10. Duties include set-up/clean-up for all festival events, managing check-in for attendees, creating and printing labels, assisting with crowd control and event operations, and other tasks as assigned to support the festival. The position pays $15 per hour. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and be able to stand for 2 - 3 hours at a time. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring event planners and theatre professionals to network and experience first-hand how a major weekend festival comes together. If you are interested, please send your resume with two references to Pacific Playwrights Festival Coordinator Anna Jennings at [email protected]. Applications are due February 1. Interviews will take place in late-February.

​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 five 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 five-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. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to ​Richard Stein, President & CEO, Arts Orange County, which is managing the search: rstei[email protected]. No phone calls please.

​Facilities

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT – South Coast Repertory seeks a full-time Operations Assistant to join the Operations team. This role is responsible for routine maintenance and cosmetic improvements for the theatre’s three stages, rehearsal spaces, production warehouse, and offices. Other duties include fulfilling meeting/special event facility requests and ensuring theatre security during non-business hours. This position is the primary closer of the building and will be required to work nights and weekends as needed. Full position description and application instructions may be found here. To apply, please email your resume to [email protected]. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

​Marketing

MARKETING COORDINATOR – South Coast Repertory seeks a self-starter to play an integral role in the execution, tracking and evaluation of marketing campaigns. In addition to providing support for the theatre’s ticket sales and conservatory enrollment campaigns, this position is also the primary driver of several specialized marketing campaigns. BA or equivalent experience, interest in the arts, strong skill set in strategic thinking, project management, organization and communication. Proficiency in Word, Excel and data bases. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected].  SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

​Production

AUDIO TECH/SOUND BOARD OPERATOR – South Coast Repertory seek an Audio Tech/Sound Board Operator to be an essential member of the production team working with exciting directors, designers, and our experienced staff over a 12 show season that includes new works, festivals, youth conservatory and a summer outdoor repertory. Applicants should have a BA or equivalent training and familiarity with paging/monitor systems, networking, 70-volt systems, HME/Clear Com systems (Vocia is a plus). They should be self-motivated and a team player. Full position description and application instructions may be found here. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

COSTUME​S  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 your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

HAIR & MAKEUP POSITIONS –(Pay rate is $18/hour) SCR is seeking qualified, local over-hire persons as a Hair and Makeup Run Crew throughout the upcoming 2021-2022 Production Season, and beyond. 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 a few weeks to several months depending on show tracks. Run Crew must have fully availability for all rehearsals and performances. 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 email your resume to [email protected]. 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 your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

SCENIC ARTIST OVERHIRE South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced Scenic Artists to join our overhire pool for our 2​2/2​2 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 [email protected]. No phone calls please.

SCENIC CARPENTER South Coast Repertory seeks Scenic Carpenters to be an essential member of the production team working with exciting directors, designers, and our experienced staff over a 12 show season that includes new works, festivals, youth conservatory and a summer outdoor repertory. Applicants should have a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent training and a solid understanding of scenic construction methods and best practices. They should be self-motivated, a team member, and able to maintain a positive attitude. Full position description and application instructions may be found here. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

TITLES OPERATOR FOR "CLEAN" - South Coast Repertory seeks a Titles Operator for our upcoming production of "Clean". This is a temporary position with a duration from ​3/1​4/2022 through ​4/​10/2022. Applicants are responsible for operating titles for technical rehearsals and performances, follow along an English/Spanish script, set subtitles to appropriate sections for projection during a live performance, power projections system on and off. Applications should have a previous experience working in a theater setting, must be completely bilingual in English/Spanish (reading/writing/speaking), familiarity with PowerPoint - knowledge of projectors is a plus, positive attitude and strong people skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Full position description and application instructions may be found here. South Coast Repertory is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in all areas of its operation. SCR - Titles Operator - Clean 1-7-22.docx

​Ticket Services

TICKET SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES - Passionate about the arts? South Coast Repertory seeks friendly, outgoing individuals to join the Box Office team as a part-time Ticket Services Representatives. Engage with patrons about our season, facilitate their ticketing needs, and uphold SCR’s high standard for customer service. Be part of a creative, fast-paced, collaborative environment with training provided. Must be equally confident serving customers in-person and over the phone.  15-20 hours per week with day, evening and weekend shifts available. Bilingual a plus. Minimum wage with advancement opportunities. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phones or drop-ins, please. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

ASSOCIATE TICKET SERVICES DIRECTOR  -South Coast Repertory seeks a motivated customer service professional to join a three-person management team overseeing its Ticket Services Office.  Responsibilities include ticket sales (subscription, single and group tickets), customer service, training and supervision of part-time staff, data management and performance builds.  Regular evening and weekend hours required.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ticketing and supervisory experience. Proficiency in ticketing systems/integrated databases, Tessitura preferred.  Bi-lingual a plus.  Send resume and cover letter to [email protected].  SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

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 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.