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The La Jolla Playhouse is a passion-led organization and offers several fun and rewarding employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities. For general inquiries about employment, internships, and/or volunteering, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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


Associate Sound and Video Supervisor

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks an Associate Sound and Video Supervisor. The position is responsible for managing projects from conception to completion in conjunction with visiting artists; employing open lines of communication with other Production Departments, Designers, and Production Management as necessary and applicable. The position will also assist in managing the day-today operations of the Sound & Video Department; coordinating the audio and video resources of La Jolla Playhouse and its related productions, festivals and special events while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

The ideal candidate will maintain early and constant communication with Production Managers, Sound & Video Department Supervisor, and Designers regarding coordination of artists’ requirements and La Jolla Playhouse resources. In addition, he/she will supervise and assist in the Load-in and strike of all sound and video equipment including speakers, com systems, microphones, cabling and rigging, video projectors, screens and computer networks, and software configurations for rehearsals and performances. The incumbent will supervise and assist in scheduling, accounting, purchasing and planning for productions and shop operations.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary history 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 (include "Associate Sound and Video Supervisor" 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.



ADMINISTRATION


Management Associate

La Jolla Playhouse seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Management Associate, a senior management position, reporting to the Managing Director. The Management Associate will work on a wide range of projects, including long ranging planning; branding; organizational capacity building and financial reporting. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication, financial, marketing, and computer skills, along with experience in arts leadership and administration.

The Management Associate will work closely with the Managing Director on season budgeting and reporting and will represent La Jolla Playhouse at various civic activities, and to business and cultural organizations. The Management Associate will also work with the General Manager in preparing and negotiating artist contracts and co-production agreements and in developing season budgets.

Other activities may include conducting research and creating reports for internal use, providing mentorship and guidance to administrative staff, assisting board committees and special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

Competitive candidates will have a committed, and demonstrated, interest in arts administration and leadership with at least four years of professional experience managing multiple budgets and projects. Candidates must be skilled writers with marketing savvy, strong written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, have strong follow-through, and outstanding interpersonal skills. They must also have experience working with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. PowerPoint is a plus. The ideal person for this position thrives in a collaborative, sometimes chaotic environment, is a self-starter who is able to work both independently and collaboratively and has a deep commitment to the development of new artistic work.

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.
  • Minimum of four years experience in theatre administration or management.
  • Exceptional project management skills and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with colleagues across an organization.
  • Ability to problem-solve and negotiate with diplomacy and tact.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Desire to serve as an ardent and loyal advocate of La Jolla Playhouse.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter with salary history and requirements and a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include ‘Management Associate’ in the subject. Submissions missing the requested information will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.



MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS


Marketing Administrator

The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is looking for a Marketing Administrator to join our Marketing/Communications Department. This is a full-time permanent position that will support all communication and marketing efforts including managing the budget, outreach support, sales reporting and marketing events.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, the Marketing Administrator will be assisting the Marketing & Communications department with their overall department needs. The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: email communications to patron base, monitor marketing campaigns to ensure success; manage seat-filling opportunities; and act as project manager for various events and festivals.

The ideal candidate will manage department calendars and schedule team meetings, coordinate traffic for cross-departmental outbound communications (such as email and social media calendar) and manage the billing/invoicing of the Communications budget. Additionally, the incumbent will perform research for sales campaigns, support ad creation, approval routing and trafficking for ads and manage Copley Military Outreach Initiatives.

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 "Marketing Administrator" in subject line). EOE.



Database Administrator

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Database Administrator to join our Marketing team. The Database Administrator is responsible for significant aspects of the Patron management system. This person will be the “super user” of the database, training others and liaising with colleagues to maximize engagement to increase revenue. Tessitura and ticketing setup experience preferred.

The ideal candidate will have experience with JavaScript, JQUERY, HTML, CSS and/or other web development languages, experience with RMA, T-STATS, TNEW, TNMP, experience with general desktop support and troubleshooting, and knowledge of Tessitura v12+.

In addition, he/she will possess a minimum of 3-5 years Database Administration experience utilizing all aspects of a Database Software – preferably Tessitura software and must have 2+ years’ experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), stored procedures, query writing and other reporting systems. The incumbent will have excellent analytical, writing and editing skills in order to prepare reports and correspondence in appropriate tone, style and format, strong communications skills with the ability to translate technical information into terms non-technical staff can comprehend and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Please see the full job description here.

Send cover letter with salary history and requirements and a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include ‘Database Admin’ in the subject. Submissions missing the requested information will not be considered. No phone calls please. 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.