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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.


PRODUCTION


Sound & Video Engineer

Department: Sound/Video
Full Time Classification: Seasonal Hourly Union
Schedule: Weekdays, weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Sound/Video Supervisor, Production Manager

The Sound & Video Engineer is a Department Head level position and is responsible for the implementation of all technical aspects of a given production or event in the Sound & Video Department as directed by the Sound & Video Supervisor, including com systems, video, load in, strike and general maintenance of all sound and video packages. The position serves as the lead technician in the department and will run shows as well as over hire crews as determined by the Supervisor.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintenance & organization of La Jolla Playhouse sound and video equipment, materials and other resources
  • Supervise and assist in scheduling, accounting, purchasing and planning for productions and shop operations.
  • Act as Sound & Video Department – Area Safety Coordinator
  • Know the script and sound needs of the production
  • Attend rehearsals, run-thrus, production meetings and note sessions as requested
  • 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.
  • Work all tech, quiet time, focus and run hours as well as daily note calls as required
  • Maintain up to date paperwork, including cue sheets, mic plots, speaker plots, patchlists etc.
  • Coordinate with Sound Supervisor to determine daily call requirements for sound crews
  • Supervise crew and/or carryout any other sound responsibilities during the run of the show
  • When serving as A1, mix the FOH (front of house) console and run playback cues
  • Serve as A2 when a guest mix engineer is employed for a show
  • Troubleshoot, report and repair system problems
  • Maintain the vision of the sound/video designer for the run of the show in all aspects

In addition to the duties listed above, the Playhouse expects the following of each employee: adheres to LJP policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in LJP events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 plus years of professional experience in theatrical audio & video, preferably in a LORT theatre environment.
  • At least 2 years experience mixing in A1 position
  • Able to supervise a crew of up to 6 people
  • Ability to climb and work on ladders, lifts, catwalks, and grids.
  • Ability to regularly lift 50lbs or more.
  • Detailed Knowledge (maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting) in leading sound and video equipment and supplies including but not limited to mixers (digital and analog), amplifiers, speakers, patching, wireless microphones, EQs, video projectors & monitors, Theatrical com systems, projections playback hardware.
  • Detailed knowledge in sound and video performance and creation software including but not limited to Watchout 5.0, Isadora, Qlab, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Logic, ProTools, MainStage.
  • Ability to read and create sound and video designer drawings, plots, and schematics.
  • Computer skills: Mac, PC, Networking, IP, TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of MIDI equipment: samplers, keyboards, electronic percussion, sound modules, mergers, splitters, etc.
  • Knowledge of video general aspect ratios, resolutions, DVI/VGA/HDMI, baluns, VDAs, etc.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to safe working practices.
  • Ability to solder and repair electronic equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail and proactive monitoring of processes with excellent communication skills.
  • Possess strong critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under time constraints.
  • Regular availability during nights and weekends.
  • Knowledge of rigging and electrical safety standards

To Apply:

  • Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • No phone calls please
  • La Jolla Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Employment decisions are based on needs of the organization, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, age or belief and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.



Production Carpenter

Department: Production
Classification: IATSE Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Production Manager & Technical Director
Works With: LJP Staff, Visiting Artists & Designers, IATSE Labor, UCSD Residents & Students
Supervises: IATSE Carpenters, Welders, Riggers, and Casual Over-hire; IATSE Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices

Under the direction of the Technical Director and Production Manager, the Production Carpenter serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Staff. The position is expected to function in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment with direction from the Technical Director, participating in and facilitating stage activities including load in, tech, the run of a show, and strike & transfer.

The Production Carpenter is responsible for collaborating with the Master Carpenter on all projects from load in of the show through strike and is responsible for the management of all scenery during technical rehearsals, previews, performance, and strike. Key to the success of those projects, the Production Carpenter, in conjunction with the Technical Director and Production Manager, will take an active role in communicating with other IATSE Stage hands and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure successful execution of all designed scenic elements.

The Production Carpenter supervises day to day operations of the stage related to any productions produced or presented by La Jolla Playhouse to which they are assigned; collaborates with the Technical Director and Master Carpenter in the development of load-in schedules and crew assignments; monitors the safety and maintenance of all stage-related facilities and equipment; fulfills all other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or Production Manager. The strongest candidate is a leader and technician committed to the artistic vision and mission of La Jolla Playhouse.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In conference with the Technical Direction Staff, assist in problem solving and determining construction and engineering to facilitate the completion of all scenery, keeping in mind budget, time, safety, and designer's desired results.
  • Works with the Technical Direction staff to coordinate and execute the technical design and requirements of designers and directors, including incoming productions and co-productions.
  • In collaboration with the Master Carpenter, lead the Scene Shop and Stage Crew in the installation of shows built by the Scenery Shops and elsewhere.
  • Lead the Production Stage crew in the successful tech, preview, performance and strike of a show.
  • As work requires, and as first called on the Stage as Department Head, construct, fabricates, organize, transport, repair and maintain scenery projects for the production.
  • Maintain stage facilities and related equipment to ensure a safe and clean environment, including rigging and stage mechanics.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems to maintain the artistic integrity of the production.
  • Responsible for securing the backstage areas during an emergency as well as contacting the necessary personnel during such emergencies. Serves as the primary contact for emergency personnel during such emergencies.
  • Responsible for securing the facility and the backstage areas after technical rehearsals and performances.
  • Responsible for the communication of running notes during the technical rehearsal process as needed by the Technical Director.
  • Attend production meetings, tech rehearsal, previews, and note sessions as requested by the Technical Director and Production Manager.
  • Assists in risk assessments and reviews with Technical Director and Production Management to achieve workable and safe productions at all levels.
  • Function in a professional and collegial manner when collaborating with all theatre personnel, professional creative teams, staff, management and other visiting artists.
  • Participate in research and development of special projects as assigned by the Technical Director and Production Management.
  • Monitor, maintain, enhances and supports the educational and institutional mission of La Jolla Playhouse.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4 plus years of professional experience in theatrical installation, scenic methods, and backstage management, in a regional theatre environment (LORT Experience Preferred).
  • Ability to climb and work on ladders, lifts, catwalks, and grids.
  • Ability to regularly lift 50lbs or more.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Working knowledge and experience with specialized tools used in advanced production operations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with production team.
  • Ability to read and execute scenic design and construction drawings.
  • Computer skills desired: AutoCAD, Office, Automation control (Creative Conners) preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills and detailed knowledge of scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, complex automation solutions, and soft goods/fabric maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to safe working practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and proactive monitoring and participation in processes.
  • Possess strong critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under time constraints, maintaining a productive attitude.

To Apply:

  • Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • No phone calls please
  • La Jolla Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Employment decisions are based on needs of the organization, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, age or belief and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.



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.