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


FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER – SCR seeks a full-time Front-of-House Manager with exemplary customer service skills to oversee operations for a 13-show season plus readings, conservatory shows and special events in a three venue complex. This position is responsible for the comfort and safety of patrons, purchasing and maintaining the inventory for concession and theatre shop, managing lobby bar, and preparing Front-of-House reports. Manager will schedule, train, and supervise Front-of-House staff including part-time house managers, bartenders and volunteer ushers. Successful candidates must be able to manage a diverse work force, make quick decisions, juggle multiple requests and tasks in a hectic environment and handle emergency situations with grace under pressure. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor degree or equivalent experience in the performing arts or related field; computer skills including Microsoft Office – Word/Excel/Outlook, familiarity with Tessitura ticketing database and Volgistics volunteer management database helpful; and knowledge of ADA regulations. The position requires an irregular work schedule, including evenings, weekends and some holidays. Competitive salary including benefits. Submit letter of interest and resume to General Manager Lori Monnier at lori@scr.org


DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE – SCR is seeking a full-time Development Associate to support the theatre’s special events and fundraising campaigns. This position reports to the Director to Development and frequently interfaces with donors to provide personalized assistance with event reservations and ticketing, and works with Board members and volunteers. Previous fundraising experience (annual campaigns, special events) preferred. Strong computer skills are essential (Excel and Word). Knowledge of Tessitura or comparable donor database management system, as well as use of digital fundraising strategies (email, social media, online giving, etc.). Bachelor’s degree required. Should be detail oriented with strong organizational and customer service skills. 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.


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.


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

ELECTRICIAN/LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR – South Coast Repertory 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. Excellent benefits, including vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a matched retirement plan (403.b). Housing is not provided, but some relocation expenses may be covered for out of area hires. 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. 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.

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.

PROPERTIES ARTISAN – South Coast Repertory seeks a skilled Properties Artisan for our 2017-2018 season. The Artisan’s primary responsibility is working with SCR’s Prop Master to build and maintain the wide variety of props required for SCR’s productions, with a special focus on carpentry and metal work. Requirements include a technical theater degree or equivalent experience and a full range of skills, which must include carpentry, metal working, welding and some furniture building, but should also include some of the following: soft goods (upholstery, stitching, etc.), craft work (sculpting, casting, foam work), puppet making, painting and/or faux finishing. This seasonal full time contract runs mid-July through mid-June, with a 4 week off-season hiatus. Salary is competitive, and benefits include vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b). Local applicants will also be considered for addition to our overhire list. 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, resume and references to Jyll Christolini, Production Office Manager: email to jyll@scr.org. No phone calls please.

SOUND TECHNICIAN / OPERATOR – SCR is seeking a Sound Technician/Operator to join the Sound and Video department staff for our 2017-2018 season. Primary responsibilities include programming, operating, and mixing sound during technical rehearsals and performances; the sound technician will also assist with video installation and minor video programming and/or playback when necessary. Other responsibilities include assisting with plot preparation, load-ins and strikes, supervising overhire technicians, and equipment maintenance. Position requires experience mixing live musicals with Yamaha digital mixers, programming/operating Qlab, systems and equipment troubleshooting and repair, fluency with Mac/PC and standard audio programs and technologies. Minimum qualifications include BA or equivalent training or experience and a minimum of one year experience working in a theater setting, strong communication skills, comfort working at height on a ladder or genie lift, and the ability to lift 50 Lbs. Other helpful skills include familiarity with Vectorworks, show control, networking, 70 volt systems, paging and com systems, and/or video programs and equipment. Full-time 42 week seasonal position runs mid-August to early June. Competitive package includes health/vision/dental and other benefits. SCR values and encourages diversity in all areas of its operation, and non-traditional candidates who possess the required skills will be given consideration. Please send cover letter and resume with references to Jyll Christolini at 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. $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.