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


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.


ELECTRICIAN/LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR – SCR’s Production Department is seeking an Electrician/Light Board Operator to serve as the electrician and board op for their LORT B space. Primary responsibility will be board programming and operation for technical rehearsals and performances; other responsibilities include assisting SCR’s Master Electrician with planning and preparations for all shows in the space, supervision of overhire teams during hang, focus and strike for productions, building/installing practicals, and maintenance of plots and inventory. Minimum requirements include a BA or equivalent professional experience, previous experience working electrics in a producing theater setting, familiarity with use and maintenance of high end theatrical lighting equipment (including moving lights and LED technology), and proven competence in programming and operation of the ETC Ion console. This is a seasonal position, with a contract that runs August to early-June. his is an hourly position that pays $16.50-$17 p/hr, depending on experience. SCR offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays, vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a matched retirement plan (403.b). Local applicants may also ask to be added to SCR’s regular overhire lists. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter and resume with references to Jyll Christolini at jyll@scr.org. No phone calls please.

MASTER CARPENTER – South Coast Repertory is seeking a Master Carpenter to join our busy scene shop staff. The Master Carp’s primary responsibility is managing staff and overhire crews in building all SCR scenic elements. Specific responsibilities include working with the TD to develop build plans and schedules, interpreting drawings, collaborating with the TD and ATD to determine building methods, assigning responsibilities and overseeing builds in the shop, set construction, installation, shop and production maintenance, and strike. Candidates should have a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent experience or training, and at least 2 years of experience working in a professionally organized scene shop environment. Candidates should have strong stage carpentry, metal working (including welding) and rigging skills, the ability to read construction drawings, a solid understanding of building methods and practices, and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Specialized skills such as finish carpentry, foam carving, soft goods construction and/or familiarity with automation technologies are desirable, as is prior shop management experience. Seasonal 50 week contract runs July through June, with a 2 week off-season hiatus. Position is hourly and pays $20-22 per hour, depending on experience, and benefits include vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b). SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter and resume with references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager: email to jyll@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.

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 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.

​PRODUCTION OFFICE MANAGER – SCR’s Production Department is seeking an individual with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to help manage its busy production office. The Production Office Manager is a member of the Production Management team, and reports to and assists the Production Manager and Associate Production Manager in development and coordination of season plans, contracts, purchasing, rentals, budgets and other duties as assigned. Duties include processing and tracking of department payroll, material expenses and inventory, coordinating with the operations department to maintain the facilities calendar for the production department, coordinating departmental needs with production department supervisors, oversight of SCR’s production internships and assuring the smooth running of day-to-day operations. Preferred skills include familiarity with technical theater and production practices, experience with processing invoices and keeping financial records and/or processing payroll. Requirements include High School diploma or equivalent, some experience with bookkeeping and tracking of purchases, strong communication, organization and collaboration skills, strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Previous experience or training in production management, stage management and/or office management are a plus, as is familiarity with a professional theater environment and experience working with Microsoft Access. This is an excellent entry level position for someone interested in breaking into or learning about Production Management. This is a full time, year round position with benefits, pay is $16 p/hr. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager: email to josh@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.