Employment and Auditions
Stage Management Internships
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South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL INTERNSHIP (Production Assistant) – South Coast Repertory seeks interns to serve as production assistants in its annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (April 21-23). PPF interns will have the chance to work with and observe nationally recognized playwrights, actors and directors, and will have free admission to festival readings and productions as schedules allow. Responsibilities include offering logistical and operational support during rehearsals and performances, and assisting with festival hospitality. Applicants should be detail-oriented and organized, and should be available from April 17-23. In general, full availability during the day is needed, as well as one day for orientation the week before. This is an unpaid position. To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter, and a letter of recommendation (or references) to Literary Associate Kat Zukaitis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due March 1st. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of March.
PART-TIME TICKET SERVICES ASSISTANT – 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. 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. $10.50 per hour. Please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com No phone calls, or drop-ins, please.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, INDIVIDUAL GIVING – SCR is seeking a dynamic Assistant Director of Development for Individual Giving, to join its fundraising team. This full-time position works closely with the Director of Development and the Associate Director of Development to grow contributed funds by planning, implementing and evaluating comprehensive annual fundraising campaigns for individual gifts up to $2,800. Responsibilities include managing campaigns to acquire new members and grow the Friends of SCR and the Silver and Golden Circles. This position also manages our exclusive First Nights subscription series for major annual donors as well as our exclusive Circle member events. Overall this position is responsible for raising at least $500,000 to support the Annual Fund. The Assistant Director of Development also manages prospect research and screening, and fundraising efforts that utilize digital platforms, working closely with the Tessitura Manager, Ticket Services and the Marketing and Communications Departments. Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus. Send resume, cover letter and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
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, email@example.com, 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.
CONTENT MARKETING ASSOCIATE (in-House) – SCR seeks a Content Marketing Associate to act as primary blogger and advertising copy writer, contribute to marketing campaigns, and play a role in audience engagement and community outreach initiatives. Must have excellent writing skills, collaborative spirit, BA/equivalent and 3-5 years experience in advertising, journalism, PR or related field. Salary + benefits. Send resume and writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. SCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
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 Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager, at email@example.com, or mail to his attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. 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 to the Casting Director.
Priority for non-equity roles is given to graduates of SCR's Acting Intensive Program.
Photo: Sue Cremin, Rob Nagle and Libby West in Rest, by Samuel D Hunter in 2014. Photo by Debora Robinson