Add Us on Facebook Twitter for updates!


If you have questions or would like to receive information about future auditions, please provide us with your email address at casting@sdrep.org or click here: 


Employment Opportunities


San Diego REPertory Theatre
Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy


About The Company


San Diego Repertory Theatre produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. We promote a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul.


The Company was founded in 1976 by Sam Woodhouse and D.W. Jacobs. Since moving to the Lyceum in 1986, we have produced 47 main stage productions by Latino playwrights and hosted artistic residencies by Luis Valdez, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, Culture Clash, and many more.  We have also produced 22 works by or about African Americans. To date we have produced 48 world premieres.

In addition to a 1998 Tony Award® Nomination for It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, we have received over 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue, and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.”


Our mission is informed by a commitment to artistic virtuosity, partnerships with singular artists and our inquisitive neighbors, and lively conversations about our role as citizens in the bi-national region we call home. We choose provocative works of theatre to inspire our audiences and artists to build the communication bridges needed to understand who we are today, and who we might become.


The Season

We produce an eclectic mix of world premieres, brilliant contemporary plays and re-imagined classics. To enhance the theatre experience and encourage dialogue around each REP production, over 75 Engagement Events are offered free of charge throughout the season—a diverse assortment of pre- and post-performance salons, mini concerts, and forums with area scholars and artists.

San Diego Repertory Theatre provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties. All employees are expected to be familiar with and adhere to San Diego Repertory Theatre’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.


Position Summary

The San Diego REP Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy work closely with the development team to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans including the Development Department Plan, major individual gift prospects, sponsorships, and serve as co-manager for the SETTING THE STAGE Campaign. The position will report to the Director of Philanthropy and supervise the positions of Individual Giving Manager and Donor Relations Manager.


Essential Functions

The position is responsible for building and maintaining a portfolio of qualified donors and prospect relationships. S/he understands and applies the principles of developing donor strategies. S/he will be responsible for direct asks to support the REP.  S/he listens for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts or in-kind gifts.  The position provides opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. S/he is capable of representing the mission of San Diego REP externally.  S/he will be required to use the REP’s donor database, Tessitura, for donor/constituent management recordkeeping, prospect/stewardship planning, research, gift processing assistance and moves management S/he will participate in the development of sponsorship proposals. Also, the position will work with the organizational and volunteer leadership and serve as project manager for the SETTING THE STAGE Campaign. This senior development position will serve as the second in command to the Director of Philanthropy and will be empowered with a high level of decision making in departmental initiatives and projects.


Responsibilities & Scope

·         Act independently and in Director of Philanthropy’s stead as needed, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.

·         Manage a portfolio of $1,000+ donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $100,000, once the portfolio is developed.  Identify, cultivate and assist with donor solicitations for SETTING THE STAGE Campaign.

·         Co-manage the SETTING THE STAGE Campaign with the Director of Philanthropy

·         Assist Director of Philanthropy in creating and implementing the Annual Development Plan.

·         Assist with concept and execution of donor events.

·         Ensure compliance with San Diego REP policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.

·         Supervisor Individual Giving Manager and Donor Relations Manager positions.

·         Financial responsibility includes working within a budget and meeting fundraising objectives.

·         Manage assigned projects, coordinating the work of peers and setting deadlines.

·         Persuasively convey the mission of San Diego REP to diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.

·         Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience, or an equivalent combination.

·         Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with prospects or fundraising constituents.

·         Experience in major gifts cultivation, asks and closes.

·         Experience with Capacity/Capital Campaigns.

·         Experience writing and editing funding proposals, presentations, donor letters, annual reports, or equivalent.

·         Must possess valid driver’s license. 

·         Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience

·         Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.

·         Basic knowledge of and interest in professional theatre.

·         Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the REP meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the REP’s work.

·         Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.

·         Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

·         Knowledge of current trends in the charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.

·         Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.

·         Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.


Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include vacation and sick leave, flexible schedule, medical/dental insurance, 403B plan, Flex Health Care Plan and 8 paid holidays.

To Apply

The San Diego REPertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Please send a cover letter detailing your salary requirements, resume, and three professional references to opportunities@sdrep.org with “Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy” and your first initial and last name in the subject line. Principals only. No phone calls please.


Casting Director & Artistic Associate
Reports to: Artistic Director
Start dates: Position is available as of November 7, 2016
Benefits: Full time salaried position with benefits and two weeks of paid vacation per year. In addition, there are ten (10) paid holidays per year.
Description: The Casting Director & Artistic Associate is responsible for casting all artistic projects at San Diego REP (this currently includes a six show season plus readings, workshops and other special events ) as well as providing administrative and creative support to San Diego Repertory Theatre’s Artistic department. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning the casting seasonal calendar and scheduling auditions; negotiating actor contracts; on-going participation in season planning including reading and reporting on scripts; hosting actor talkbacks; liaison between San Diego Rep and our educational and other artistic partners; artistic outreach to local theatres, schools and colleges; creating title pages and collecting artist bios for each show program as well as creating a portion of the season’s artistic pages (split with Literary Manager);  creating rehearsal calendars, contact sheets and other rehearsal planning documents, and other projects as assigned. The Casting Director & Artistic Associate will be a spokesperson for San Diego REP and The REP’s Artistic Department.
Requirements: Industry related experience and Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Details of Position
Administrative Support
Plan, organize, and manage the integrated administrative activities of a multifaceted artistic department ensuring compliance with San Diego Rep’s mission and values as well as AEA, SDC, and USA policies and procedures.  Oversee all aspects of financial affairs and administration of the department.  Operate as a key member of the artistic team and participate in season planning. Facilitate and take notes during artistic staff meetings. Participate in coordinating an all staff meeting once a month. Coordinate production design meetings as needed.
Artistic Outreach
Maintain and build upon on-going efforts to outreach to local schools and colleges by providing presentations on casting, working in theatre, etc. Act as the principal day-to-day artistic liaison with other theatrical departments and artists on behalf of the artistic department.  Host an actor talkback for each production in our regular surround event programming.  Regularly attend performances at other theatres in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Create character breakdowns. Solicit submissions from San Diego and Los Angeles agents and actors, and when needed from local schools. Solicit submissions from Backstage West, AEA, Breakdown Services and Actor’s Alliance. Maintain and cultivate relationships with agents and artists. Schedule audition spaces and hire accompanists. Screen actor auditions. Schedule callbacks for directors. Create and distribute sides. Serve as a reader at callbacks. Make offers to actors, negotiate fees, schedules, AEA needs, agent commissions, and billing.  Create and track contract worksheets for Production/Company management. Create rehearsal schedules. Oversee audition budget. Work with other departments on casting details. Work with the marketing department for program needs: title pages, artist bios, and artistic pages.  
Line producer for readings, workshops and special events. This may also include producing one show per year in a REP season.  Coordinate and taking lead on meetings with director, designers and key members of the creative team. Generate meeting schedules and ensure that designs deadlines are met. Effectively communicate event needs and expectations to the appropriate departments within The REP.  Ensure that all events are consistent with the REP’s mission and standard of quality.  
Artistic liaison and program coordinator for educational partnerships such as the Xchange Xperience an educational partnership project. This project includes: coordinating informational assemblies, workshops in the classroom prior to auditions, auditions, post-audition feedback seminar, parent meeting, dance workshops student cast members prior to rehearsals, and 3 professional workshops throughout the year. During the school year host and facilitate interns from performing arts high schools, colleges and universities. Host student matinees throughout the season, working with the development department, and host audience talkbacks following the student matinee performances. 
Please submit resume with references and cover letter to:



In addition to usher opportunities (see below), we have other volunteer opportunities arise throughout the year. Please check back for listings. If you are interested in being added to our volunteer database, please email volunteer@sdrep.org

We are always looking for ongoing administrative volunteers.


Usher Opportunities

Email housemanager@sdrep.org for more information.


Play Submission

San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101