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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. La Jolla Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer.

    The La Jolla Playhouse is seeking to fill the following positions:

  • Production

PRODUCTION


Assistant Technical Director

Full Time
Classification: Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, some weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Production Management & Technical Director
Works With: LJP Staff, UCSD Residents & Students, Visiting Artists & Designers, IATSE Labor
Supervises: Engineering Team

Under the direction of the Technical Director and Production Manager, the Assistant Technical Director serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department.

The Assistant will support the efforts of the Technical Director and Associate Technical Director to determine the technical design and requirements of designers and directors, as well as incoming productions and co-productions. This work shall include engineering and drafting of projects as assigned by the Technical Director and Production Manager.

The position is expected to function independently in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment. The Assistant Technical Director works closely with the design and creative teams for each production. Key to the success of those projects, the Assistant Technical Director, in conjunction with the Technical Director and Production Manager, will take an active role in facilitating communication with scenic, props, electrics, sound shops and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and technical planning for each production. The Assistant Technical Director will assist in the management of construction, installation, maintenance and transfer of scenery (built, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for any productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse to which they are assigned while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to: Benjamin Seibert, Production Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include “Assistant Technical Director” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only. No mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



Draper

FT Seasonal

Classification: Hourly IATSE
Schedule: Weekdays, some weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Production Management & Costumes Supervisor
Works With: LJP Staff, UCSD Residents & Students, Visiting Artists & Designers, IATSE Labor
Supervises: LJP Staff Costume personnel, Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices, IATSE Over-Hire

Under the direction of the Costume Supervisor and Production Manager, the Draper serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department. The position is expected to function independently in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment. The Draper works closely with and is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion with the design and creative teams for each production. Key to the success of those projects, the Draper, in conjunction with the Production Manager and Costume Supervisor, will take an active role in communication with, Designers, IATSE personnel and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure successful execution of all designed costume elements.

The Draper supervises day to day operations in the costume shop related to any productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse to which they are assigned; supervises implementation of the Costume Designer’s plans; assists the Costume Supervisor in the development of scheduling, inventory controls and communication between production and artistic staff; achieves other special projects as needed; and fulfills all other duties as assigned by the Costume Supervisor or Production Manager. The strongest candidate is a manager, skilled technician and artist committed to the artistic vision and mission of La Jolla Playhouse.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to: Benjamin Seibert, Production Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include “Draper” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only. No mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



General Call for Stitchers

La Jolla Playhouse is currently accepting applications for stitcher IATSE hourly positions in our costume department. Send resume and references to Production Management at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include "Stitcher" in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



Seasonal Positions

La Jolla Playhouse (LORT B) is currently accepting resumes for consideration for future IATSE hourly positions. 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.