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 actors who are members of Actors Equity Association with some exceptions pending cast size. Non-union talent can be cast by actors in the local community as well as former and current students of SCR's Acting Intensive Program. Please submit headshots and resumes by email to the casting office.
Employment and Auditions
South Coast Repertory is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
The Education Office is always considering new teaching artists, accompanists and office assistants. Please send your resumes to [email protected].
SCENIC CHARGE ARTIST - South Coast Repertory seeks an experienced Scenic Charge Artist to oversee operations of our Paint Shop. This role is essential to leading and motivating a diverse team of scenic artists throughout our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. A great fit for this role means you enjoy collaborating with designers, creative problem-solving, and being hands-on with your team and art. Scenic artists with at least 3 years of scenic painting and shop leadership experience are welcome to apply. Full position description and application instructions may be found here.
SCENIC CARPENTER–South Coast Repertory seeks Scenic Carpenters to be an essential member of the production team working with exciting directors, designers, and our experienced staff over a 12 show season that includes new works, festivals, youth conservatory and a summer outdoor repertory. Applicants should have a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent training and a solid understanding of scenic construction methods and best practices. They should be self-motivated, a team member, and able to maintain a positive attitude. Full position description and application instructions may be found here.
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR - SCR seeks an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor to lead backstage costume running and maintenance operations for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. This role assesses each show’s needs, while also training and motivating a diverse team of dressers and wig/make up technicians. A great fit for this role means you enjoy creative problem-solving in a fast-paced environment and building collaborative relationships with regularly changing production teams. For more information and application instructions, please see the full job description here.
HAIR & MAKE UP ASSISTANT - SCR seeks a Hair & Makeup Assistant to lead backstage wig and make up running and maintenance operations for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. This position also assists with the building and upkeeping of wigs and Wig Shop organization. A great fit for this role means you enjoy building supportive relationships with regularly changing casts and production teams, as well as being a hands-on technician backstage. Two years of wig building and running experience is highly desired with on the job training opportunities for expanding skills. For more information and application instructions, please see the full job description here.
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER - South Coast Repertory is seeking experience Production Stage Managers to join our pool for our 22/23 season. This is not a full-time position, but shall be a contracted member of Actor’s Equity Association. Responsibilities are to coordinate and manage the rehearsal, technical rehearsals, and running of production. PSMs are hired on a project to project basis. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.
COSTUMES – The Costume Department is currently taking resumes for cutter/drapers, first hands, and crafts artisans. These are short term assignments varying from two to eight weeks as the production requirements demand. The Costume Shop operates from 9:00-6:00 Monday thru Friday. SCR values and encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have training and 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 hourly rates. Please email your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
HAIR & MAKEUP POSITIONS –(Pay rate is $18/hour) SCR is seeking qualified, local over-hire persons as a Hair and Makeup Run Crew throughout the upcoming 2021-2022 Production Season, and beyond. Previous experience working in a producing theater setting is preferred, and desirable skills include 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 a few weeks to several months depending on show tracks. Run Crew must have fully availability for all rehearsals and performances. 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 email your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
SCENIC ARTIST OVERHIRE - South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced Scenic Artists to join our overhire pool for our 22/23 season. These positions require a range of skills: layout, color matching and mixing, cartooning, sculpting, faux finishes, detail painting techniques, and experience with spray equipment. Fine art background and experience working in a fast-paced shop environment are a plus. Overhires are hired on a project to project basis. Starting rate begins at $20/hr. based on experience. Please email your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
OVERHIRE PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS, ALL FIELDS – South Coast Repertory 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 the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
TICKET SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES - Passionate about the arts? South Coast Repertory seeks friendly, outgoing individuals to join the Box Office team as a part-time Ticket Services Representatives. Engage with patrons about our season, facilitate their ticketing needs, and uphold SCR’s high standard for customer service. Be part of a creative, fast-paced, collaborative environment with training provided. Must be equally confident serving customers in-person and over the phone. 15-20 hours per week with day, evening and weekend shifts available. Bilingual a plus. Minimum wage with advancement opportunities. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phones or drop-ins, please.
Photo: Marqell Edward Clayton, Joel Gelman, Gina D'Acciaro, Nicole Cowans, Melody Butiu and Daniel Bellusci in the 2019 Theatre for Young Audiences production of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience. Photo by Debora Robinson.