Employment and Auditions

Audition/Casting Information  •  Artistic Support Volunteer

South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

Employment Opportunities

​​Development

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT –  Join a dynamic team of artists and staff in growing one of the nation’s best regional theatres! This newly-created position will play a leadership role, reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with other Executive Staff, including the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Trustees. Candidate should have a proven track record of donor-centric fundraising with individuals and corporations that has resulted in contributed revenue growth and five-figure gifts, as well as supervising and growing teams and implementing change. The compensation package includes excellent benefits. South Coast Repertory is an EOE and encourages women and persons of color to apply. Full position description and application instructions may be found here.

Application instructions: Please direct applications and inquiries to Richard Stein, Arts Orange County, which is handling the search for this position. rstein@artsoc.org

​Production

ASSISTANT PROPS SUPERVISOR/ARTISAN –  South Coast Repertory is seeking an experienced Assistant Props Supervisor/Artisan to join our production team. This position requires a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent training; experience working in a professional prop shop environment or equivalent; strong prop artisan skills. This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits, starting at $18.75/hr. based on experience. Full position description and application instructions may be found hereSCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

ASSISSTANT SCENIC CHARGE ARTIST –  South Coast Repertory is seeking an experienced Assistant Scenic Charge Artist to join our production team. This position requires at least (2) years of professional/academic painting experience and a familiarity with theater and/or entertainment; demonstrated skills in scenic art techniques and a good understanding of standard paint tools and sprayers, and more. This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits, starting at $20.50/hr. based on experience. Full position description and application instructions may be found hereSCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN –  South Coast Repertory is seeking an experienced Automation Technician to join our production team. This position requires a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent training; experience working in a professional scene shop, installing, tuning, programming and operating scenic automation systems (Creative Connors experience is a plus), and more.  This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits, starting at $18.10/hr. based on experience. Full position description and application instructions may be found hereSCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

COSTUME​S 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 Production@scr.org. No phone calls please.

HAIR & MAKEUP POSITIONS –(Pay rate is $18/hour) SCR is seeking qualified local over-hire persons as a Hair, Makeup and Wig Assistants, and Run Crew throughout the upcoming 2019-20 Production Season. Positions sought include wig maintenance support, and hair & makeup run crew. 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 part time for a few days to full time for several months, and some piece work is possible. Build and Maintenance technicians must be available for any required work shifts, and Run crew must have full availability for all rehearsals and performances. Season runs from September ‘19 – June ’20.  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 Production@scr.org. No phone calls please.

MASTER CARPENTER – South Coast Repertory is seeking an experienced Master Carpenter to join our production team. This position requires a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent training; experience working in a professional scene shop; ability to read and understand construction drawing; a solid understanding of building methods and practices, and more. This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits, starting at $21.50/hr. based on experience. Full position description and application instructions may be found here. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

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 Production@scr.org. No phone calls please.

SCENIC ARTIST OVERHIRE South Coast Repertory is seeking experienced Scenic Artists to join our overhire pool for our 20/21 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 $17/hr. based on experience. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation. Please email your resume to Production@scr.org. No phone calls please.

SCENIC CARPENTER –  South Coast Repertory is seeking an experienced Scenic Carpenter to join our production team. This position requires a BA in theatrical construction or equivalent training; experience working in a professional scene shop; strong stage carpentry, metal work, rigging skills and more. This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits, starting at $17.25/hr. based on experience. Full position description and application instructions may be found here. SCR is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

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 by mail only to the Casting ​Office.  

​Priority for non-equity roles is given to graduates of SCR's Acting Intensive Program.


Photo: Ella Saldana North, Esperanza America, Cástulo Guerra and Ruth Livier in SCR's 2016 production of ​​​Destiny of Desire by ​Karen Zacarías. Photo by ​Debora Robinson.