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

​Box Office

PART-TIME TICKET SERVICES ASSISTANT – South Coast Repertory is currently seeking people with a strong customer service background to assist our patrons in person and over the phone. The part-time Ticket Services Assistant is responsible for single ticket and subscription package sales, outbound sales calls to current and potential subscribers, and general office duties as assigned by management. Experience in box office and/or customer service preferred. Must be confident working with the public and have a pleasant demeanor. Excellent phone etiquette and computer skills required. Ability to suggestive sell. Maintain superb customer service skills working under pressure and within deadline. Office is open daily and most holidays. Various shifts are available, must have some evening (3pm to 8pm) and weekend availability. Bilingual is a plus. Familiarity with theater or the arts is helpful. Starting pay for this position is $9/hour. Position works 15-20 hours per week. Interested candidates may submit resumes to boxoffice@scr.org. Please, no phone calls.

Marketing

A​SS​O​C​I​ATE M​AR​K​ET​ING D​I​RE​C​TOR —  South Coast Repertory, Orange County’s Tony Award winning theatre, seeks energetic arts professional for key role in planning, implementation and evaluation of subscription, single ticket and educational marketing.  Requirements: 5 years arts marketing; knowledge of direct mail, media buying, online advertising; excellent organizational, communications skills.  Send resume, letter of interest, salary requirements to bil@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.

Production

ELECTRICIAN/BOARD OPERATOR - SCR is accepting resumes for the Argyros Electrician/Board Operator position for the 2015-2016 Season. The Argyros Op serves as the lead electrician for SCR’s second stage, the LORT D Argyros theater. 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 44 week a contract that runs August to mid-June. Benefits include vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b). Housing is not provided, but some relocation expenses may be covered for out of area hires. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to the attention of Michele Jones, Production Office Manager at michele@scr.org, or mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls, please.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS - South Coast Repertory is accepting resumes for Production Assistants for their 2015-2016 season. At SCR, PA’s work with SCR’s Equity Stage Managers to insure smooth and effective running of all productions by acting as Assistant Stage Managers for our LORT D and TYA productions. Responsibilities include managing shift and prop activity during rehearsals and performances, creating tracking and run documentation, overseeing and training interns, and managing deck crew and overall operations backstage. We utilize a team of 2-3 PA’s to cover 7 shows in an 8 month season, plus occasional small events and short term SM covers. Minimum requirements include a BA in stage management or equivalent professional training or experience, proven competence creating and maintaining tracking paperwork and run sheets, a solid knowledge of stage management practices, a positive attitude, strong people skills and the ability to lift 25 pounds. Previous LORT or TYA experience is preferred. All positions are paid, but candidates must live within reasonable driving distance of SCR, as no housing or travel reimbursement is provided. LORT D productions work standard afternoon and evening hours, but TYA productions do early morning shows on weekdays. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send a cover letter, resume and references to Michele Jones, Production Office Manager: email ​michele@scr.org, or mail to her attention c/o South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.

SCENIC ARTIST – SCR is seeking an experienced Scenic Artist to join our three person Scenic Art department for the 2015-2016 season. The position is demanding, and requires a full range of skills: layout, color matching and mixing, cartooning, sculpting, faux finishes, detail painting techniques, and experience with spray equipment. Requirements include demonstrated high level skills in the above scenic art techniques and an applicable BA or equivalent training/experience. A fine art background and/or experience working in a fast paced shop environment are a plus. Seasonal 45 week contract runs late July through the end of May. Salary is competitive and includes excellent, year round benefits. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation. Please send letter and resume with references and images of previous work to Michele Jones, Production Office Manager at michele@scr.org, mail to P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197, or FAX to (714) 545-0391. No phone calls please.

TECHNICIAN – South Coast Repertory is hiring a Production Support Technician for its 2015-2016 season. This is a cross-departmental position that combines video, sound and lighting responsibilities. Under the direction of SCR’s Sound and Video Supervisor, the Production Support Technician’s primary responsibility will be to act as Video Operator on productions that incorporate this element, but they will also provide support for sound and lighting load-ins, act as the sound or lighting operator for shows produced in our small black box space and occasionally serve as A2 on large musicals. This position requires a fast learner who has familiarity with basic projection, audio and lighting equipment and technologies and a solid base of general skills in all three areas. Other required skills include strong communication skills, the ability to thrive in a busy environment, and the ability to lift 50 Lbs. or more. Minimum qualifications include a BA in technical production or a minimum of one year of prior professional technician experience in a theatrical setting. Specific desirable (but not required) experience includes familiarity with Watchout and QLab video, projector operation and maintenance, HME/Clear Com systems, Shure and Sennheiser wireless microphones and ETC light boards. This Position is full time, seasonal, with a 45 week contract that runs August to mid-June. Salary is competitive and includes excellent year round health and vacation benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to the attention of Michele Jones, Production Office Manager at michele@scr.org, or mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls. SCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and encourages diversity in all areas of its operation.

WIG AND MAKEUP TECHNICIAN - SCR is accepting resumes for a staff Wig and Makeup Technician for the 2015-2016 season. The Wig & Makeup Technician’s primary responsibility is to act as run crew. Other responsibilities include assisting the Wig and Makeup Supervisor in creating hairpieces and specialty makeups for all productions, show maintenance, inventory and maintenance of departmental equipment and stock, and occasional support of the wardrobe department when shows do not involve complex hair or makeup. Requirements include previous experience in a theatrical setting, proven competence creating and maintaining wigs and hairpieces, a solid knowledge of theatrical makeup techniques, a positive attitude and strong people skills. Previous wardrobe experience and/or hair cutting/styling skills are pluses. Seasonal full-time contract runs mid-August to mid-June. Benefits include vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b). SCR values diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send a cover letter, resume, references and samples of previous work to Michele Jones Production Office Manager: email ​michele@scr.org, or mail to her attention c/o South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls 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.

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