Employment and Auditions

Stage Management Internships

South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

Employment Opportunities


LITERARY DIRECTOR – South Coast Repertory seeks an experienced literary director to run one of the nation’s busiest literary departments and undertake a wide range of dramaturgical work. Necessary qualifications include MFA or equivalent in theatre, English or dramaturgy; minimum five years experience in a professional theatre literary department; broad knowledge of contemporary plays, playwrights and agents; comprehensive familiarity with the classic and modern repertoires; excellent skills in script analysis/dramaturgy, research and expository writing; ability to collaborate effectively; strong organizational aptitude. Salary commensurate with experience. Read a more detailed job description here. Send cover letter, resume, prose writing samples and references by January 20, 2015 to LiteraryDirector@scr.org, or via US mail to John Glore, Associate Artistic Director, c/o SCR, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628.  SCR is an equal opportunity employer.  


GRANTS MANAGER – South Coast Repertory seeks part-time (22 hours per week) Grants Manager to support institutional giving and relations with private foundations and public agencies. Responsibilities include grant applications and reports, managing and tracking all deadlines; prospect research; some writing and editing of development-related institutional copy for the published program. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years grant writing and research experience, demonstrated success in writing grant proposals and organizing grant teams, exceptional writing skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task. This position reports to the Director of Development and could start immediately. Please send letter, resume, writing samples, references and salary requirements to: Director of Development, Attn: Grants Manager search; c/o South Coast Repertory; P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA. 92628 or by email to susan@scr.org. SCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.


MARKETING INTERNSHIP (Digital Archiving) – South Coast Repertory seeks an intern to assist with the digitization of the company’s archives. The Archives Intern will help with the inventory and digital archiving of SCR’s historic files to support a growing online database. This internship 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 and FileMakerPro 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 2014-2015 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation. 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

Ticket Services

ASSOCIATE TICKET SERVICES DIRECTOR – Under the direction of the Ticket Services Director, this position performs all functions and duties associated with the operation and management of the Ticket Services department. Responsibilities include daily management of single ticket, subscription, and exchange sales, including reconciliation and reporting. Trains and supervises part-time ticketing staff (initial hire and ongoing). Provide resolution of customer service issues in a timely and professional manner. Assist in season set up, management, and reporting using Tessitura Ticketing Software and T-Stats. Ideal candidate is a self-starter, who excels within a fast-paced team environment. Exemplary customer service skills are required. Candidate must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Prior computerized ticketing knowledge and supervisory experience is preferred. Send cover letter and resume to: Amber Jackson, Ticket Services Director, South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197; e-mail: amber@scr.org. No phone calls please. SCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation. 

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.

Union Talent - SCR casts its season on a show by show basis. Photos and resumes from Los Angeles area actors may only be submitted for specific productions. As a rule, auditions are not held outside the L.A. area.

Non-Union Talent - From time to time, in accord with the guidelines of Actors Equity and the League of Resident Theatres, SCR is able to hire non-union talent. Photos and resumes accompanied by a cover letter may be submitted to the casting director.

Photo: Sue Cremin, Rob Nagle and Libby West in Rest, by Samuel D Hunter in 2014. Photo by Debora Robinson