Opportunities

 

Casting

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


Volunteers

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.

 

Production

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Job Description
San Diego Repertory theatre is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Master Electrician to lead our lighting department. As the resident and managing company of the Lyceum Theatre, we produce and host over 550 events and performances a year. The primary responsibility of the Rep Master Electrician is the implementation of lighting designs for REP productions and Lyceum Theatre activities, Supervision of the lighting department and budget maintenance.   Success in the job will be defined by the ability to execute the job in a timely and efficient manner within budget constraints.  The Rep Master Electrician will report directly to the Production Manager.  As the Rep Master Electrician will also be working closely with Designers, success in the position will also be defined by the quality of the relationship developed there. The Rep Master Electrician and/or Production Manager will conduct periodic performance reviews as needed.

The position is a year-long exempt position and is paid on a bi-weekly basis. The Rep Master Electrician receives paid vacation, sick leave, and participation in the Theatre’s health care plan.

Duties
Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:
1. Provide Lighting, Slide and Special Effects needs as needed for all REP productions, festivals, and Lyceum Theater events.
2. Supervise and participate as necessary in the activities of the Electrics Department.  This includes the development of lighting schedules, execution of lighting plots, maintaining inventories, scheduling electricians, and supervising Lyceum Theatre events. 
3. Hire and supervise Electrics personnel and schedule electrics crews for load-ins, strikes, light hangs, focus calls, and performances for REP shows and Lyceum Theatre events. 
4. Attend all staff, design and production meetings as required.
5. Attend technical and dress rehearsals and Previews as required by the Production Manager.
6. Assume responsibility for maintenance of lighting design during production runs. 
7. Inform the Production Manager of material and personnel requirements for the Electrics Department and provide lead direction in the acquisition of such requirements.
8. Maintain current and accurate budget records of those accounts relative to Electrics operations and other accounts as required by the Production Manager.
9. Operate within the given budgets; inform Production Manager of any projected overages before they occur.
10. Accurately maintain a petty cash fund and purchase logs. 
11. Supervise Electrics strikes and promptly return all borrowed and/or rented items.
12. Keep accurate and complete time sheets and payroll logs.
13. Maintain an accurate equipment inventory.
14. Supervise and participate as necessary in the execution of facility improvements and maintenance of Lyceum Theatres and REP production facility.
15. Assume primary responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of safety programs and record keeping.
16. Coordinate and communicate with Production staff in order to facilitate efficient operations.

 

Minimum Requirements
1. 4 yrs. professional experience in managing theatrical lighting calls;
2. Knowledge of working with Vectorworks and Lightwright software, Auto-cad a plus;
3. Light Board Programming - Current console: ETC ION;
4. Knowledge in DMX distribution, LED and moving lights;
5. Fixing existing cables/instruments;
6. Ability to work with in house and out-of-town designers;
7. Ability to effectively manage and train new electricians;
8. Experience with loading in and programming theatrical projection design is a plus;
9. Knowledge and ability to follow safety procedures;
10. Able to lift at least 40lbs;
11. Able to work at heights of 25’;
12. Strong verbal and written communication skills;
13. Strong multitasking skills;
14. Able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary; 
15. Highly motivated with great attitude and work ethic.

To Apply
Please email a letter of interest along with a resume and a list of three professional references to Interim Production Manager, Chelsea Smith at csmith@sdrep.org.

 

Usher Opportunities

Email housemanager@sdrep.org for more information.

 

Administration

INTERIM AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT CURATOR

Job Description
San Diego Repertory Theatre seeks an interim Audience Engagement Curator for our upcoming production season. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week position. This is a fixed term contract of approximately four months, beginning in June 2018 and concluding in September 2018 with possible extension into October. Hours are generally 9AM-5PM, with some evening and weekend hours expected. The Audience Engagement Curator reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and will be responsible for San Diego REP’s art galleries and Engagement Events during the time of the contract. The Audience Engagement Curator enhances audience engagement through the creation and coordination of art gallery displays, exhibitions, activities, and events that are in the spirit of The REP’s production season. The Audience Engagement Curator is responsible for managing Engagement Events, the Lyceum Galleries, and miscellaneous Marketing Department projects.

Duties
• Research, coordinate, and manage Engagement Events including panel discussions, musical performances, gallery openings, and other pre- and post-show events
• Manage the production of the Engagement Events brochure for each play
• Attend meetings with the Audience Engagement Curator and Community Partnerships Ambassador
• Assist with and coordinate installations and de-installations in the Upper and Lower Galleries
• Work 2-3 engagement events per production. This includes helping to set up tables and chairs, technical requirements like microphones, monitoring food and beverage stations, and engaging with patrons and event participants
• Help create social media content for Engagement Events and the Galleries
• Copy editing for Marketing Department materials
• Act as Department point person for weekly staff meeting
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Must be at least 21+
• Have reliable transportation
• Be available some evenings and weekends
• A strong interest in the arts, audience engagement, non-profits, event coordination
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Experience working in non-profits or arts organizations desired
• Must be able to effectively interact with a wide variety of people and organizations
• Must be able to work under stress of meeting deadlines and changing priorities
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills; Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
• IT competent; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent time management skills with ability to manage several projects concurrently
• Ability to organize and maintain detailed records; sensitivity to handling confidential
information
• Previous gallery experience, art display, or preparator work a plus
• Experience with video editing a plus, but not required
• Spanish speaking a plus

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The job regularly requires the employee to sit for long periods of time, work mostly indoors but sometimes outside, as well as walk, climb or balance, crouch, and stoop. The position requires the climbing of multiple staircases and the use of ladders.
Mobility and sensory capability required for the organization of events, computer utilization, telephone access and communication, and in person meetings. Physical demands include, but are not limited to: event set-up operations like moving tables and chairs; lifting boxes up to 40 lbs; climbing stairs; sitting; walking. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Indoor work environment is climate controlled and has moderate noise levels; open office.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:

Marley Healy
Audience Engagement Curator
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Or email to mhealy@sdrep.org

Please no phone calls or walk-in inquiries.

 

Play Submission

Important.  Please read:

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

 
 
 
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