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

DONOR SERVICES ASSISTANT – SCR is seeking a Donor Services Assistant to join its fundraising team. This part-time position is responsible for the input and tracking of all gift income and reporting for the theatre’s Development campaigns. Duties include gift entry, donor pledges, billing, and matching gift processes, as well as donor recognition, technical support and analysis using Tessitura. Experience with Tessitura or comparable donor database management system is highly desirable. Should have strong customer service skills and be detail oriented. Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to susan@scr.org. No phone calls, please.  SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

Facilities

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT – SCR seeks experienced​ Operations Assistant for a part time position for support of theatre, facilities, and events. This position is a guaranteed 20 hours with extra hours potential. Must be detail oriented, able to work independently and with a team, have minor electrical and plumbing skill set and be able to lift minimum of 50lbs. Letter and resume: Operations Manager, luis@scr.org, South Coast Repertory, PO Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628. No phone calls please. SCR is a non-profit organization that values diversity in all areas of its operation.

​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

AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN – SCR’s Production Department is seeking a qualified automation technician to join its full time run crew for the 2018-2019 season. Primary responsibilities are acting as a member of the run crew for SCR productions that require automation and functioning as stage carpenter for all shows in production. This position generally spends roughly 3/4 of the time running shows, 1/4 loading in and striking shows or working in the scene shop. Additional duties will include supporting and advising additional overhire automation technicians, set construction, load-ins, maintenance and strikes, and acting as deck crew for some non-automated productions. Must have experience installing, tuning, programming and operating scenic automation systems (Creative Connors experience is a plus) and solid carpentry skills; knowledge of rigging, electrics and/or stage management are also a plus. 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. This is a seasonal, full time, 45 week contract this year that will run from August 6, 2018 through June 16, 2019. It is a non-exempt, overtime-eligible position. Pay range: $17-$19 p/h, depending on skills and experience. Year-round benefits include paid holidays, 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 Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager: email to jyll@scr.org. No phone calls please.

LIGHTING SUPERVISOR– SCR’s Production Department is looking for an experienced lighting specialist to join its production leadership team. The position’s primary responsibility is interfacing with designers and staff to coordinate lighting and electrics for all SCR productions and events. Other responsibilities include supervising a full time staff of two plus overhires, creating and administering departmental budgets and schedules, and inventory maintenance. SCR produces a demanding season of premieres, modern classics, family shows and musicals, and this position requires an accomplished professional with a full range of skills and experiences, including an applicable degree or equivalent professional experience, two years of supervisory level experience managing designs, crews and inventories in a professional setting, expertise with ETC control systems, moving lights, LEDs and other advanced technologies, experience planning and fabricating custom practicals and effects. General requirements include being comfortable working at height, the ability to lift 50 pounds, and strong troubleshooting, planning, communication and collaboration skills. Video and projection experience would be a plus, but are not required. 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. This full time, year-round position, and SCR offers an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager at jyll@scr.org. No phone calls, please.

OVERHIRE PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS, ALL FIELDS – South Coast Repertory, Orange County’s Tony Award winning regional theater, 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 all areas of its operation, and non-traditional candidates who possess the required skills will be given consideration. 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 Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager, at jyll@scr.org, or mail to her attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.

PROPERTIES ARTISANS – South Coast Repertory seeks skilled Properties Artisans for our 2018-19 season. The Artisans’ primary responsibility is working with SCR’s Prop Master to build and maintain the 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. These are seasonal, full time contracts that run mid-July through mid-June, with a 4 week off-season hiatus. They are non-exempt, overtime-eligible positions. 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 Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager: email to jyll@scr.org. No phone calls please.

PROP​ MASTER – South Coast Repertory is interviewing candidates for Prop Master. The Prop Master is the leader of the props department, and is responsible for managing the prop shop and all prop related activities and processes for SCR’s 13 show season, plus conservatory shows, workshops and large events. Duties include working with designers, directors and stage management to define properties needs for all productions, creating budget estimates and build/acquisition plans, engineering solutions to challenging elements, purchasing materials, creating maintenance plans, tracking and adhering to show and departmental budgets, hiring and managing department staff and overhire, and installation and strike of all shows and events. Requirements include: BA in technical theater or equivalent experience/training plus a minimum of two years of supervisory experience, demonstrated expertise in prop-related technologies and techniques, strong communication, organization, multitasking and collaborative skills, familiarity with Vectorworks, CAD and standard office and graphic design software, being comfortable working at height, and the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. 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. This is a full time, year-round position. Pay ranges from $48,000-$50,000, depending on skills and experience, and SCR offers an excellent benefits package.  Please send cover letter, resume and references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager at jyll@scr.org, No phone calls, please.

SCENIC ARTIST – South Coast Repertory is seeking a talented Scenic Artist to join our three-person Scenic Art team. The position calls for a full range of skills: knowledge of layout, color matching and mixing, cartooning, sculpting, faux finishes, drop and mural painting, detail painting techniques, and experience with spray equipment are all desirable. Requirements include demonstrated skills in scenic art techniques and an applicable degree or equivalent training/experience. A fine art background and/or experience working in a fast paced shop environment are a plus. SCR values and encourages diversity in all areas of its operation, and non-traditional candidates who possess the required skills will be given consideration. This is a seasonal 45 week position with a contract that starts July 16th and runs through June 2nd. Pay is competitive and includes year round benefits. Please send cover letter and resume with references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager: email to jyll@scr.org or mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.

VIDEO & SOUND ASSISTANT – South Coast Repertory is hiring a skilled technician to act as assistant to the Sound & Video Supervisor for its 2018-2019 season. In addition to acting as the assistant to SCR’s Sound and Video Supervisor, the Video and Sound Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to act as Video Technician and Operator on productions that incorporate this element, but they will also assist with preparations, planning and realization of all sound designs and related activities, and they may be asked to fill in or cover for sound operators at times or supervise overhire crews on load-ins and strikes. This position is a great opportunity for a strong early career technician who understands projection equipment, software and technologies and has a solid base of skills in sound. Candidates should have experience and/or training working with Watchout and QLab video, projector installation, tuning, troubleshooting, operation and maintenance. Other desirable sound related skills include experience with HME/Clear Com systems, Shure and Sennheiser wireless microphones, Yamaha digital mixing boards and Dante Networking. Minimum qualifications include completed applicable training or a minimum of one year of prior professional video and sound technician experience in a theatrical setting, strong communication skills, the ability to thrive in a busy environment, and the ability to lift 50 Lbs. This Position is full time, seasonal, with a 40 week contract that runs late-August to late-May. It is a non-exempt, overtime-eligible position, and pay will be $18 p/h. Year-round benefits include medical/dental/vision, retirement (403.b), paid holidays, vacation/sick pay. 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 Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager: email to jyll@scr.org. No phone calls please.

​Ticket Services

PART-TIME TICKET SERVICES ASSISTANT – South Coast Repertory seeks an individual to join our ticket office team to maintain SCR’s excellent customer service while assisting patrons with ticket sales, will call, and other duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (1) Processing ticket orders for individual sales, subscriptions, and groups (2) Maintaining SCR’s patron database in Tessitura (3) Handling will call on performance dates (4) Making outbound sales calls to potential subscribers (5) Representing SCR as the first line of contact for patrons. Additional duties as assigned by management. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Strong customer service skills required. Ticket office experience or other arts organization a plus. Computing skills: Microsoft Office, database management, Tessitura experience a plus. Must be confident working with the public and have a pleasant demeanor and excellent phone etiquette. Ability to suggestive sell is needed. Maintain superb customer service skills working under pressure and within deadline. The ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Bilingual is a plus. To Apply: This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours per week. $11 per hour. Please send a resume and cover letter to: boxoffice@scr.org No phone calls, or drop-ins, 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.