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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.



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


Senior Accountant

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Senior Accountant to be responsible for the ownership of several key Balance Sheet (SOFP) account reconciliations and analysis, plus other general accounting responsibilities, including acting as backup to Accounts Payable, Payroll and other Staff Accountants. Ad hoc reporting and analysis as assigned by the Director of Finance or the Controller.

He/she will maintain general ledger and perform related duties, review and post journal entries to ensure accuracy, perform detailed reconciliations of asset and liability accounts as assigned. In addition, the incumbent will assist Controller with training and mentoring of Staff Accountants, documenting and monitoring internal controls in support of auditing team, assisting Controller with the preparation of quarterly and annual filings to the various federal and state agencies and completing weekly and end of month reconciliation of Tessitura to Financial Edge for Pledges Receivable. Resolve any discrepancies. Submit weekly and monthly reporting to Director of Finance or Controller for review. Also, the ideal candidate will assist Controller with miscellaneous accounts receivable. As directed: create invoices and complete the accompanying accounts receivable entry in Financial Edge, submit invoices to vendors, record in Financial Edge monies received from vendors to be applied to invoices, maintain records related to miscellaneous accounts receivable. Reconcile miscellaneous accounts receivable at least once a month for Controller.

Desired candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience. A minimum 3-5 years Payroll experience, including strong knowledge of current state and federal payroll laws. Minimum 3 years General Accounting/Finance experience, including general ledger journal entries, payroll/account reconciliations and accounts payable, strong Excel Skills, experience with payroll and financial management software systems (Paychex, ADP and Financial Edge experience a plus). Intermediate understanding of bank accounts and reconciliations. Basic understanding of payroll taxes and personnel benefits.

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 "Senior Accountant" in subject line). EOE.



Payroll and AP Specialist

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Payroll and AP Specialist to be responsible for the proper processing of weekly payroll and accounts payable, with other general accounting responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Finance. He/she will process payroll, receive timesheets, check for accuracy and completeness, and enter information into Paychex software. In addition, the incumbent will process payroll for all LJP employees, including actors, full-time staff, and departments working within the administrative building, as well as hourly shop employees, process time-off requests through payroll software for all full-time employees and administration staff and review payroll register prior to processing report to check for accuracy and correct input. Compare all backup to ensure accuracy. Also, the ideal candidate will perform full-cycle Accounts Payable under the supervision and support of Comptroller and with assistance from the Production Accountant.

Desired candidates will have a minimum 3-5 years Payroll experience, including strong knowledge of current state and federal payroll laws, strong Excel Skills, experience with payroll and financial management software systems (Paychex, ADP and Financial Edge experience a plus), basic understanding of bank accounts and reconciliations and basic understanding of payroll taxes and personnel benefits.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, salary history and resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: uman 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 "Payroll and AP Specialist" 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.