Employment and Auditions
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South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
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. $14 per hour. Please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] No phone calls, or drop-ins, please.
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. The start date for the position would be on or about November 8th. Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to Kim Fleming, Assistant to the Managing Director: email to [email protected]; mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.
ASSISTANT FACILITIES/OPERATIONS MANAGER –South Coast Repertory seeks a full-time Assistant Operations Manager to join the facilities team. This position performs regular building maintenance and oversees facility inventory upkeep. Candidates with previous experience working in multi-purpose facilities, managing budgets, and supervising teams should check out the full position description and application instructions here. Practical knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical system is also a plus for this position. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
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. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
MARKETING MANAGER, SUBSCRIPTION & CONSERVATORY SALES – South Coast Repertory seeks a team-oriented marketing strategist to manage the planning, execution and evaluation of subscription sales and conservatory enrollment campaigns. This position plays a key role in audience engagement, the ongoing development of new audiences and moving customers up the loyalty chain. Position works collaboratively with multiple departments and reports to the Marketing & Communications Director. Strategic planning, writing, strong interpersonal skills, database knowledge and three years’ experience in marketing required (theatre experience preferred). Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to [email protected] SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
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.
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 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 22/22 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.
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.