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Employment and Auditions

South Coast Repertory is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

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.

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

FACILITIES/OPERATIONS ASSISTANT – South Coast Repertory seeks full-time and part-time Facilities/Operations Assistants to join the Operations team. These roles are responsible for routine maintenance and cosmetic improvements for the theatre’s three stages, rehearsal spaces, production warehouse, and offices. Other duties include fulfilling meeting/special event facility requests and ensuring theatre security during non-business hours. These positions are the primary closers of the building and will be required to work nights and weekends as needed. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

PRODUCTION MANAGER - South Coast Repertory seeks is a Production Manager to supervise all areas of production including long-range and season planning and scheduling, budgeting, allocating resources, contracting employees and designers, monitoring progress of all production elements while maintaining high standards for all productions. The Production Manager facilitates the overall production process, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the following departments: Scenery, Props, Scenic Art, Costumes, Electrics, Wigs, Hair and Make-up, Audio/Video, and Stage Management. The Production department supports the technical and physical elements of all SCR productions including: 4 Segerstrom Stage (including the annual production of A Christmas Carol), 3 Argyros Stage (including 1 Theatre for Young Audiences production), OUTSIDE SCR—which currently consists of one production at the Mission San Juan Capistrano each Summer, Conservatory productions, and fundraising and promotional events. On individual productions, where significant issues or artistic concerns arise, the Production Manager will report directly to the Artistic Director. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here

PRODUCTION OFFICE MANAGER - SCR seeks a Production Office Manager with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to help manage its production office. As a member of the Production Management team, this position is essential in maintaining the Production accounting functions for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and other events. This position also works closely with the Production Managers on production needs and rentals coordination. A great fit for this role means you are detail oriented and enjoy supporting productions from their inception to closing. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here.

PROPS SUPERVISOR – SCR seeks a Props Supervisor to join our Production team. This position leads and supervises the prop department, which includes an Assistant Props Supervisor, Props Buyer, and Props Assistant. This team is responsible for the prop and set dressing needs for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. A great fit for this role means you enjoy leading and collaborating with a diverse group of artisans and designers and can set clear expectations for project completion dates and design execution. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated prop construction, carpentry, and management experience. To be considered, please send a resume, cover letter, portfolio, and 3 references to [email protected]. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here

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 art. Scenic artists with at least 3 years of scenic painting and/or shop leadership experience are welcome to apply. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here

MASTER CARPENTER – SCR seeks a Master 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. A minimum of three years professional leadership and carpentry experience are highly desired, along with dedication to shop safety and demonstratable power and hand tool knowledge.  To be considered, please send a resume, portfolio, and 3 references to [email protected]. Full position description, pay range, 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, pay range, and application instructions may be found here.

AUDIO ENGINEER/BOARD OPERATOR – SCR seeks a full-time Audio Engineer/Board Operator to join the Production team. This position is integral to the running of show sound operations for our 8-show season, conservatory productions, and special events. A great fit for this role means you value collaborative team environments and enjoy creative problem-solving in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience as an audio engineer and live mixer for musicals is highly desired with our diverse seasonal programming. To be considered, please send a resume and 3 references to [email protected]. Full position description, pay range, and application instructions may be found here

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER - South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced AEA Stage Managers for our 22/23 and upcoming 23/24 seasons. 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].

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].

  • Stitcher: $17.00 – $20.00 hourly
  • First Hand: $20.00 – $22.00 hourly
  • Cutter/Draper: $22.00 – $25.00 hourly
  • Tailor: $25.00 – $30.00 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. 


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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