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

​Business

LEAD ACCOUNTANT – SCR seeks experienced accountant to join four-person accounting team as Lead Accountant. Working with the Controller, this position serves as the primary reviewer of accounting transactions and preparer of complex analyses, reconciliations and budget projections. Other responsibilities include maintaining the general ledger by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions; understanding a complex chart of accounts with various funds (Operating, Endowment, Property, Capital Campaigns) to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial results for month-end close; performing general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, investments (mutual funds, ETF’s, hedge funds, LLP’s), fixed assets, pledges receivable. Ideal candidate would have at least 5 years of general ledger accounting (Accounting B.S. / B.A. with not-for-profit and fund accounting experience preferred); have strong computer skills with accounting database systems such as MAS90 and Excel spreadsheets for accounting purposes (knowledge of Tessitura desired but not mandatory); excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to prioritize and organize work flow and strong interest in the arts. Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements under the subject heading Lead Accountant Submittal to: Terry Schomburg at terry@scr.org. No phone calls please. SCR is a non-profit organization that values diversity in all areas of its operation.

Marketing

MARKETING INTERNSHIP (Digital Archiving) – South Coast Repertory seeks an intern or ​volunteer to assist with the digitization of the company’s archives. The ​assistant 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 good organizational skills are helpful. Submit letter of interest and resume to tania@scr.org. SCR values diversity in all areas of its operation.

​Production

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 josh@scr.org, or mail to his attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.

PROPERTIES ARTISAN – ​SCR is seeking a skilled Properties Artisan for our 2016-2017 season. The Artisan’s primary responsibility is working with SCR’s Prop Master and Properties staff to build and maintain the wide variety of props required for SCR’s productions, with a special focus on soft goods. Requirements include a technical theater degree or equivalent professional experience and a full range of skills, which must include soft goods (upholstery, stitching, etc.) but should also include some of the following: carpentry, metal working, welding, furniture building, craft work (sculpture, 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 Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager: email to josh@scr.org; mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197; or FAX to (714) 545-0391. No phone calls please.

SOUND TECHNICIAN/OPERATOR – ​SCR is seeking a Sound Technician/Operator to join the staff for our 2026-2017 season. Primary responsibilities include programming and operating sound during technical rehearsals and performances. Other responsibilities include assisting with plot preparation, load-ins and strikes, supervising overhire technicians, and equipment maintenance. This position requires fluency with Mac, PC and standard audio programs and technologies, familiarity with Yamaha digital mixers, experience programming/operating QLab and mixing live musicals, systems and equipment troubleshooting and repair, strong communication skills, comfort working at height on a ladder or genie lift and the ability to lift 50 Lbs. Minimum qualifications include BA or equivalent training or experience in live theater sound and a minimum of one year experience working in a theatrical setting. Other desirable skills include familiarity with Vocia paging/monitor systems, networking, 70 volt systems, HME/Clear Com systems, Watchout, QLab video and video projectors. This is a full time, seasonal position with a 42 week contract that runs mid-August to early June. Wage is competitive and includes health/vision/dental and other benefits. 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 and resume with references to Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager: email to josh@scr.org; mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197; or FAX to (714) 545-0391. No phone calls please.

SCENIC CARPENTER – ​SCR is seeking skilled Scenic Carpenters for our 2016-2017 Season. Responsibilities include set construction, installation, maintenance and strike. Candidates should have a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent experience or training, and experience working in a professionally organized scene shop environment. Candidates should have strong stage carpentry, metal working (including welding) and rigging skills, the ability to read construction drawings and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Specialized skills such as finish carpentry, foam carving, soft goods construction and/or familiarity with automation technologies are desirable. Seasonal contract runs July through June, with a 3-4 week offseason 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 and resume with references to Joshua Marchesi, Production Manager: email to josh@scr.org; mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197; or FAX to (714) 545-0391. No phone calls please.

​Ticket Services

PART-TIME TICKET SERVICES ASSISTANT – ​SCR is accepting applicants for our 2016-2017 Season. The part-time Ticket Services Assistant is responsible for single ticket and subscription package sales via phone and in person, outbound sales calls to current and potential subscribers, and general office duties as assigned by management. Experience in box office and/or customer service is preferred. Must be confident working with the public and have a pleasant demeanor. Excellent phone etiquette and computer skills are required. Ability to suggestive sell is needed. 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. Position pays $10/hour and works 15-20 hours per week. Interested candidates may submit resumes to boxoffice@scr.org Please, no phone calls.

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. 


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