Employment and Auditions
• Stage Management Internships
• Artistic Support Volunteer
South Coast Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.
ASSISTANT LITERARY MANAGER –
SCR is accepting applications for the full-time position of assistant literary manager, a member of the artistic staff who reports to and works closely with the literary manager to fulfill all the work of the literary department. Duties include administration, writing, script evaluation, and community engagement support; coordinating the annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF); contributing dramaturgy for selected productions in the main season, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and student productions; and administering SCR’s play development activities, including the NewSCRipts reading series, PPF, in-house readings and workshops, SCR’s commissioning program and CrossRoads residencies. Qualifications: production dramaturgy experience required; musical theatre experience preferred; 3-5 years’ professional experience in the field; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; B.A. in theatre; M.F.A. in dramaturgy or related field preferred. SCR is committed to diversity in all areas of its work and encourages women and people of color to apply. In addition to salary, SCR offers a comprehensive range of benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and a retirement plan. Application deadline October 18, 2019. Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Andy Knight: Andrew@scr.org. No phone calls please.
DIGITAL ARCHIVES VOLUNTEER OR INTERN –
The Archives volunteer or intern assists with the digitization of the company’s more than 50 years of archives. Work includes helping to inventory, audit and digitally archive SCR’s historic files to support a growing online database. There are multiple openings for this multi-year project. As an internship, it 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 is helpful. Submit letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. SCR values diversity in all areas of its operation.
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 a cover letter and resume to Leanne Convis, Production Office Manager, at Production@scr.org, or mail to her attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. 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 send cover letter and resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 a cover letter and resume to Leanne Convis, Production Office Manager, at Leanne@scr.org, or mail to her attention at P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.
PART-TIME TICKET SERVICES ASSISTANT –
South Coast Repertory seeks an individual to join our ticket office team to maintain SCR’s excellent customer service while assisting patrons with ticket sales, will call, and other duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (1) Processing ticket orders for individual sales, subscriptions, and groups (2) Maintaining SCR’s patron database in Tessitura (3) Handling will call on performance dates (4) Making outbound sales calls to potential subscribers (5) Representing SCR as the first line of contact for patrons. Additional duties as assigned by management. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Strong customer service skills required. Ticket office experience or other arts organization a plus. Computing skills: Microsoft Office, database management, Tessitura experience a plus. Must be confident working with the public and have a pleasant demeanor and excellent phone etiquette. Ability to suggestive sell is needed. Maintain superb customer service skills working under pressure and within deadline. The ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Bilingual is a plus. To Apply: This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours per week. $12 per hour. Please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com No phone calls, or drop-ins, please.
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.