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South Coast Repertory EDIB Value Statement

South Coast Repertory strives to create safe, accessible, and inclusive spaces for all to flourish in the pursuit of creating the finest theatre in the country. In recognition of the history of racism and intersecting oppression that theatre has contributed to, we activate and leverage our resources including time, money, and personnel in order to usher in necessary changes and make visible our commitments to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. In order for us as an organization to reach our highest potential, we prioritize the well-being of staff, artists, audiences, volunteers, and our Board of Trustees through the use of people-first practices.

Learn more about SCR's commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Our seasonal programming includes LORT B (mainstage), LORT D (second stage), and TYA contracts, as well as workshops and staged readings. SCR casts actors who are members of Actors Equity Association with some exceptions pending cast size. Non-union talent if often cast by actors in our local community as well as former and current students of SCR's Acting Intensive Program. Current LORT-AEA & TYA Actor weekly salaries range from $575-$1010 for our stages. Interested artists can submit their headshots and resumes by email to the casting office. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The Education Office is always considering new part-time teaching artists and office assistants. The pay ranges for each position are listed below and are based on experience. Please send your resumes to [email protected].

  • Teaching Artists: $50.00 – $60.00 hourly
  • Office Assistants: $15.50 – $16.00 hourly

SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

FACILITIES & OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE - South Coast Repertory is seeking a Facilities/Operations Associate, who is a key member of the Operations team, acting in support of the Facilities/Operations Manager in the care of our theatre. This position balances between administrative duties, building upkeep, and special event or production facility needs. A great fit for this role means you enjoy working hands-on with multiple departments and want to continue learning about building maintenance operations. This position is the primary closer for the building and works typically Wednesday-Sunday. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - SCR seeks a Technical Director to lead and supervise our scenery department, which includes a full-time Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Automations Operator, and a part-time team of overhire carpenters. This team is responsible for budgeting, constructing/installing, and maintaining the show scenic elements for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. A great fit for this role means you enjoy collaborating with a diverse group of designers and leading a team of artisans with clear expectations for project completion dates and design execution. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated drafting, carpentry, and management experience. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here.

SCENIC ARTIST OVERHIRE – South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced Scenic Artists to join our overhire pool for our 23/24 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, $20/hr. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please email your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER - South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced AEA Stage Managers for our 24/25 season. SCR’s seasonal programming includes LORT B (mainstage), LORT D (second stage), and TYA contracts. Current LORT-AEA & TYA Stage Manager weekly salaries range from $765-$1205. These positions are hired on a per project basis. To apply, please email your resume to [email protected]. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

HEAD CARPENTER -SCR seeks a Head Carpenter to assist with the leadership of our Scene Shop. This role is essential to the building and upkeep of the sets for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. A great fit for this role means you enjoy being a hands-on craftsman and team leader equally. This position works in support of the Technical Directors through scenic builds, load-ins, and strikes with a diverse team of staff and overhire carpenters. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here.

WIG, HAIR, & MAKEUP TECHNICIANS
South Coast Repertory is continuously accepting applications for Wig, Hair, & Makeup Technician crew members to help run our shows. General requirements include backstage experience, hair styling skills, makeup application skills, reliability, and strong people skills. Wig & facial hair experience is a plus, but we’re happy to teach necessary skills as needed. Wig, Hair, & Makeup Technicians are hired on a show-to-show basis with typical shows running 4-5 weeks and occasional sub coverage. Pay is $20/hr plus paid parking. To be considered, please email your resume to [email protected]. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity, and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

PROP ARTISAN OVERHIRE – South Coast Repertory is currently seeking experienced Prop Artisans to join our overhire pool for our 23/24 season. These positions require a range of skills (but not necessarily all) of the following:  carpentry, metal working, welding, furniture building and restoration, upholstery, sewing, draperies, sculpting, casting, painting, and faux finishes. General requirements include applicable training or equivalent professional experience in the field, being comfortable working at heights, ability to lift 50 pounds, and strong communication and collaborative skills. Fine art background and experience working in a fast paced shop environment are a plus. Overhires are hired on a project to project basis, $18-20/hr (depending on experience). SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please email your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

COSTUME SHOP OVERHIRES – The costume shop is continuously accepting applications for multiple roles. These part-time, temporary positions are filled on a show to show basis, which can vary from two to eight week engagements. Please note housing is not provided for these roles. The pay ranges for each position are listed below and are based on experience. To be considered, please email your resume to [email protected]. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

  • Stitcher: $18.00 – $19.00 hourly
  • First Hand: $19.00 – $20.00 hourly
  • Cutter/Draper: $20.00 – $24.00 hourly
  • Tailor: $25.00 – $28.00 hourly
  • Crafts: $18.00 – $22.00 hourly

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. SCR is a proud equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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.

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