Employment and Auditions

Audition/Casting Information  •  Stage Management Internships  •  Artistic Support Volunteer

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

Employment Opportunities

​Marketing

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 tania@scr.org. SCR values diversity in all areas of its operation.

​Production

PRODUCTION ​MANAGER South Coast Repertory (SCR) seeks a Production Manager to join a dynamic team of artists and staff in creating excellence onstage and in the community. Responsibilities include overseeing daily operation of the following departments: Scenery, Props, Scenic Art, Costumes, Electrics, Audio/Video, and Stage Management. The Production department supports the technical and physical elements of all SCR productions including: six Segerstrom Stage, seven Argyros Stage (including three Theatre for Young Audiences productions), Conservatory productions, fund raising and promotional events. This position is a member of the Executive Staff and is directly responsible to the Artistic Director and the Managing Director. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate a broad, working knowledge of all aspects of technical production, and success working in a LORT environment, including experience working under union agreements (AEA, USA, SSDC), along with a strong working knowledge of designers. This position requires excellent interpersonal, managerial, budgetary, organizational and problem solving skills and, most importantly, a sense of humor. Advanced degree in technical production or equivalent professional experience is required. A minimum of four years’ experience as a Production Manager is required and additional experience as an assistant/associate production manager and/or production department supervisor is desirable. 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. Please send cover letter and resume to Merilyn Mouledoux, Assistant to the Managing Director: email to merilyn@scr.org; mail to South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197; or fax to (714) 545-0391. No phone calls please.

PROPERTIES ARTISAN South Coast Repertory (SCR) is seeking a skilled Properties Artisan for our 2018-2019 season. The Artisans’ primary responsibility is adapting, building and maintaining a wide variety of props required for SCR’s productions. Requirements include a technical theater degree or equivalent experience and a full range of skills, which should include several (but not necessarily all) of the following: carpentry, metal working, welding, furniture building, upholstery, stitching, draperies, sculpting, casting, foam work, puppet making, painting, faux finishing, and building practicals. General requirements include applicable training or equivalent professional experience in the field, being comfortable working at height, ability to lift 50 pounds, and strong communication and collaborative skills. The position is seasonal, with a full time contract that normally runs from mid-July through mid-June, with a 4 week off-season hiatus. It’s a mid-season replacement, though, so start date for this hire would be immediate. It is a non-exempt, overtime-eligible position. Year-round benefits include vacation/sick pay, medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b). Local applicants will also be considered for addition to our overhire list. SCR is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Leanne Convis, Production Office Manager: email to leanne@scr.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.

​Ticket Services

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. $11 per hour. Please send a resume and cover letter to: boxoffice@scr.org No phone calls, or drop-ins, please.

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 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.