Employment and Auditions


Audition notices for individual productions and for annual City-Wide Auditions (May 21, 2017) are posted here, on our social media pages, and with AEA.

There are no auditions scheduled at this time. Check back regularly for updates.

Employment Opportunities

Director of Philanthropy – posted June 15, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre seeks an energetic, experienced individual for a new position as Director of Philanthropy (DOP). The DOP will take the lead for strategizing, implementing, and reporting on all aspects of Southern Rep’s Annual Fund and Capital campaigns, with an emphasis on expanding and stewarding major gifts initiatives.

The DOP is tasked with prospect research and stewardship of existing donors, focusing on cultivation and retention of individuals and the expansion of major gifts initiatives for both annual operating and capital needs. The DOP will participate directly in solicitations with other members of Board and staff leadership. The ideal candidate will be passionate and creative about connecting prospects with the Southern Rep programs that excite and retain their interest.

This is a leadership position, reporting directly to the Producing Artistic Director and Board of Directors. The DOP will work closely with the Board Vice-President of Development as part of promoting active Board engagement with potential donors and crafting cultivation and retention plans for key prospects.

The DOP will work closely with the Managing Director and Patron Services Coordinator on implementation of Annual & Capital Campaign mailings and materials; the DOP also participates in the planning of special events that support these campaigns, including the Annual Gala and donor cultivation activities. The DOP advises and coordinates cultivation of foundation and corporate contacts but is not responsible for grant writing and reporting.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7+ years direct individual fundraising experience and a proven record of success, particularly within the New Orleans philanthropic community. A successful DOP will take a leadership role within a collaborative, small staff environment.

Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience with potential to grow upon demonstrated success in the position. Full-time/exempt.

Southern Rep Theatre is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and seeks diversity in its workforce. Southern Rep is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Position starts Aug. 1, 2017. Applications accepted through June 30, 2017.

Resume, cover letter, and two references to employment@southernrep.com. References will not be contacted without notice.

About Southern Rep Theatre

Entering its 31st Season, Southern Rep Theatre, an independent non-profit theatre, produces award-winning productions that are engaging, educational, and accessible for audiences of every socioeconomic background. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes and Managing Director Jenny Windstrup, Southern Rep Theatre’s Mainstage Season work includes bold World and Regional Premieres as well as the best of Broadway, off-Broadway, and classic plays. Southern Rep Theatre’s Lagniappe Series and “School to Stage Pipeline” of Arts Education Programs reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to new play development by providing resources for students and burgeoning theatre professionals. Southern Rep Theatre actively seeks opportunities to engage with ideas, cultures, traditions, and people that reflect the diversity of our world in order to create relevant, visceral and authentic theatre experiences for our community. Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is reflected in ALL of our artistic and administrative practices. A mainstay of New Orleans’ arts community, Southern Rep Theatre continues to build on its unique position as a sector leader, creative force, and important resource for contemporary American theatre.