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The La Jolla Playhouse is a passion-led organization and offers several fun and rewarding employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

How to Apply: To apply for an open position please submit a resume and cover letter to the contact listed. The La Jolla Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer.


PRODUCTION


Production Manager

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Production Manager to oversee the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process. The primary responsibility will be for the scheduling, budgeting, contracting and execution of all aspects of a production, including scenery, lights, costumes, props, paint, sound, and projections for all productions, workshops, readings and events. He/she will be an excellent communicator with the ability to react calmly under intense pressure.

The ideal candidate will have five plus years’ of experience preferably in a large not-for profit theatre with managerial experience and working knowledge of LORT and Off Broadway practices. He/she will have a thorough knowledge of all areas of theatrical production; demonstrated ability to develop and work within approved budgets and the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. The incumbent will possess a strong understanding of the production process and proven ability to create and maintain a production schedule.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, salary history and resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039 or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Production Manager" in subject line). EOE.



Seasonal Positions

La Jolla Playhouse (LORT B) is currently accepting resumes for consideration for future openings. Special attention will be paid to applicants residing in the San Diego area. Must have a valid driver's license, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Positions are hourly plus overtime. Send resume and references to: Production Management at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Electronic submissions only; no mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



Music Department Assistant

Show: Miss You Like Hell
Dates: Tuesday, September 13 – Sunday, November 6. Hours will vary, will require evening and weekend work
Pay: Hourly, based on experience
Local, no housing or travel provided

Your responsibilities as Music Department Assistant are those as commonly understood in the Theatre industry and shall include, but are not limited to: support and assist the Musical Director, Assistant Music Director and Stage Manager such as correspondence with Orchestrator, Arrangers and Copyists; making sure that the rehearsal rooms are appropriately set up for the music department for daily music rehearsals, orchestra rehearsals and sitzprobe as well as orchestra sound check. Rehearsal room duties include: requesting, tracking and transporting music stands, a tuned piano and/or working keyboard, constant presence in the music rehearsal room on a daily basis, copying music as needed, keeping an archive of the music, assisting in scheduling of music rehearsals, tracking and maintaining a piano tuning schedule, tracking and maintaining Music Department supplies, and creating information materials to be used by the music department and stage management teams.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have a background in and understanding of theatre practices; will be a self-starter and able to work in a fast paced environment. This position requires one year of professional experience in music assistance.
  • Candidate must be detail oriented, proactive and able to carry out projects from beginning to end.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office programs and Finale preferred

About the show:
Venue: Weiss Theatre, LORT B
It is a cast of 10, band of 7.
Book and Lyrics by Quiara Hudes
Music and Lyrics by Erin McKeown
Directed by Lear deBessonet
Choreographer Danny Medford
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To apply, please send resume to Tarin Hurstell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Music Department Assistant" in subject line). EOE.



Sound Board Operator

La Jolla Playhouse is looking for a Sound Board Operator to run playback of all sound cues, track paperwork, report problems and perform live mixing as needed for the specified production. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the script and the sound needs of the particular production, attend readings or run-throughs as assigned, attend quiet times and sound focus as required. In addition, the incumbent will assist with preparation of all necessary paper work and charts, assist actors with wireless mics before performance if necessary, assist with maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, report problems clearly and maintain up to date paperwork and running script, perform computer backups as required. The position also will coordinate with Stage Manager to make sure cues are consistent and updated, assist with load in and sound strike of each show, and perform live mixing of microphones as required.

Competitive candidates will have familiarity with computer playback systems and with basic sound console operation. 2 years of college and/or 1 year of theatrical production experience preferred. Must have excellent verbal communication, superior attention to detail, comfortable working on ladders and at moderate heights, able to lift 50 lbs. on occasion and to concentrate for long shifts with minimal breaks.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, salary history and resume to Tarin Hurstell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Sound Board Operator" in subject line). EOE.



Light Board Operator

La Jolla Playhouse is looking for a Light Board Operator to utilize appropriate safety procedures, handle and operate electrical equipment including but not limited to lighting control consoles, lighting instruments, cable, and plugs. The ideal candidate will assist with strike of production, will be responsible for electrical and lighting needs during the run of the production, will maintain and repair equipment as instructed by Lighting Supervisor, or appointed designee and will attend all specified rehearsals, technical rehearsals, previews, and performances.

Competitive candidates will have 2 years theatrical theatre or related experience (Concerts, T.V., Film, Industrials, etc.), will have knowledge of commonly used programs (Word, Excel, etc.). Experience with LightWright, VectorWorks a plus. Must have experience/comfort programming ETC lighting consoles (Express, Obsession, EOS, etc.) and with ladders and personal lifts as well as heights in general.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, salary history and resume to Tarin Hurstell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Light Board Operator" in the subject line). EOE.



ADMINISTRATION


Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

The Executive Assistant to the Managing Director will provide executive level administrative and business support in all aspects of the day-to-day theatre management. He/she will conserve the Managing Director’s time by handling an array of administrative duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, attending meetings, taking notes, establishing communications between donors, board of trustees and other industry executives, and will also be expected to promote the organization’s image while attending meetings and certain external special events. The assistant is also responsible for the coordination, to include compiling, transcribing and distributing minute notes, for meetings for the Board of Trustees, Board Committees and all senior staff weekly meetings.

The ideal candidate will administer and facilitate the daily movement of the high volume of information and communication flowing through Managing Director’s office. He/she will produce information by accurately recording meeting discussions and distributing minute notes to the appropriate parties, conserve executive's time by reading, researching, and routing snail mail and other correspondence; drafting letters and documents and collecting and analyzing information for presentations and meetings. In addition, he/she will be proficient in exercising discretion and judgment of the top priorities for the Managing Director when coordinating planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, seminars, teleconferences, and travel arrangements to include hotel, restaurant and airline reservations.

The incumbent will have 3 - 5 years’ experience supporting senior level management/executives or a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Arts Management and/or Development. He/she will possess the ability to type 60-80 wpm with accuracy, editing experience and strong writing skills, strong attention to detail, must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite - intermediate proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, salary history and resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039 or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Executive Assistant to the Managing Director" in subject line). EOE.



FINANCE


Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s financial planning and accounting, as well as providing the required data and analytical information for the overall successful financial management of the organization. The Director ensures the Finance Department functions as a high-performing team, focused on supporting business needs across the entire organization. This position works closely with and reports to the Managing Director, providing data and analysis to assist him in making responsible financial decisions for the organization

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, salary history and resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039 or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Director of Finance" in subject line). EOE.





PATRON SERVICES


Patron Services Representative

The Patron Services Representative represents the La Jolla Playhouse and UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance to patrons, both over the telephone and in person, selling single tickets and subscriptions while providing quality customer service. This is a part-time position.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send your resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039 or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Patron Services Rep" in subject line). EOE.



Sales Concierge

La Jolla Playhouse is looking for an experienced inside sales person to make outbound telephone sales calls to potential subscription buyers. The position is a 16-week temporary contract assignment with up to 30 hours per week. Candidate must have prior sales experience and demonstrate enthusiasm about making cold calls to customers. The ideal candidate has a background in customer service and approaches sales calls as a concierge service to patrons that will deepen their relationship and enhance their experience with the La Jolla Playhouse. Telecommuting may be an option for the right candidate.

Requirements

  • 5+ years inside sales experience is a must
  • Experience making cold calls, needs analysis and closing potential customers
  • Computer literacy in database and/or ticketing systems preferred
  • Customer service experience preferred

To apply, please send your resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039 or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include "Sales Concierge" in subject line). EOE.