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


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.


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.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER (In-House) – South Coast Repertory, Orange County’s Tony Award-winning theatre seeks a Graphic Designer to act as principal designer, manage graphics schedule, set design standards and oversee staff. Ideal candidate excels at graphic design, illustration, typography and is proficient in print, digital and Adobe Creative Suite. HTML5 a plus.  Must have strong organizational and communication skills, flexibility and collaborative spirit.  BA/equivalent, minimum 4 years experience. Salary + benefits. Send resume, salary requirements and portfolio link to: bil@scr.org.  No phone calls, please.  SCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

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.


MASTER ELECTRICIAN – SCR’s Production Department is seeking a strong leader to manage its Electrics department. The position’s primary responsibility is interfacing with designers and SCR staff to coordinate lighting for all productions and events. Other responsibilities include supervising a full time staff of two plus overhire, creating and administering departmental budgets, schedules, and inventory maintenance. SCR is nationally recognized for its new play development, and produces a demanding season of premieres, modern classics, family shows and musicals. This position requires a professional with a full range of skills, so in order to apply you should have an applicable degree or equivalent professional experience; two years of supervisory level experience managing large designs, crews and electrics inventories; expertise with ETC control systems, moving lights, LEDs and other advanced technologies; experience planning and fabricating custom practicals and effects; the ability to lift 50 pounds; and strong troubleshooting, planning, communication and collaboration skills. This is a full time, year-round position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. SCR values and encourages diversity in all areas of its operation, and all candidates who possess the required skills will be given consideration. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager at jyll@scr.org, No phone calls, please.

CUTTER/DRAPER, FIRST HAND, STITCHER, CRAFTS – South Coast Repertory is accepting resumes for OVERHIRE for its 2017-2018 Season. Primary responsibilities are the construction of costumes for SCR’s demanding season of 13+ plays, musicals and events; positions require a professional with experience in the designated position applied for and experience with industrial sewing equipment. Experience working in an environment in which multiple builds were juggled is desirable. Positions vary in length, dependant on project, for 2-6 weeks. SCR values and encourages diversity in all areas of its operation, and non-traditional candidates who possess the required skills will be given consideration. Send cover letter, resume and references to Amy Hutto, Costume Shop Manager, SCR, PO Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197, email amyh@scr.org

WIG AND MAKEUP SUPERVISOR – SCR’s Production Department is seeking a talented Wig and Makeup Supervisor to join its production leadership team.​ The W&M Supervisor manages all activities for SCR’s Wig and Makeup department.  Primary responsibilities are collaborating with Costume Designers in researching, designing and creating wigs, hairpieces and specialty makeup for SCR productions, and building and/or managing the build of all required pieces.​ Additional responsibilities include coordinating activities with other production departments, managing budgets and supervising a full time W&M Technician and overhire W&M artists.​ Requirements include an applicable degree or training certificate or prior experience in a similar position, 2 years theatrical wig building experience with demonstrated skill in designing, building, styling and maintaining wigs and hairpieces, a strong knowledge of period and contemporary hair styling and makeup techniques, a positive attitude and strong people and leadership skills.  Previous supervisory experience, makeup appliance creation skills and a cosmetology license are desirable. SCR values and encourages diversity in all areas of its operation, and all candidates who possess the required skills will be given consideration.  This position is seasonal and has a 48 week contract, running mid-July to early June.  SCR offers a competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, vision and retirement (403.b).  Please send cover letter, resume and references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager at jyll@scr.org, No phone calls, please.

HAIR AND MAKEUP POSITIONS – South Coast Repertory is seeking qualified local over-hire persons as a Hair, Makeup and Wig Assistants, and Run Crew throughout the upcoming 2017-18 Production Season. Positions sought include wig building support, wig maintenance support, and hair & makeup run crew. Previous experience working in a producing theater setting is preferred, and desirable skills include wig fronting and construction, facial hair construction, 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 part time for a few days to full time for several months, and some piece work is possible. Build and Maintenance technicians must be available for any required work shifts, and Run crew must have full availability for all rehearsals and performances. Season runs from September ‘17 – June ’18. 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 send cover letter and resume with references to Jyll Christolini 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.

​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. $10.50 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 Director. 

​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.