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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


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: Ben 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: Ben 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.



Props Foreman

FT Seasonal

Classification: Hourly IATSE
Schedule: Regular day, night, and weekend work
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Production Management & Properties Supervisor
Works With: LJP Staff, UCSD Residents & Students, Visiting Artists & Designers, IATSE Labor
Supervises: LJP Staff Props Artisans, Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices, IATSE Over-Hire

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Props Foreman serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department Staff. The position is expected to function in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment with direction from the Props Supervisor to lead construction, fabrication, maintenance, and organization of Props Department resources for La Jolla Playhouse productions. The Props Foreman is responsible for managing projects from delivery of drawings through completion with the Props Supervisor, Props Shop Staff, designers and design assistants for each production to which they are assigned. Key to the success of those projects, the Props Foreman, in conjunction with the Production Manager and Props Supervisor, will take an active role in communication with IATSE Stage hands and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure successful execution of all designed props elements.

The Props Foreman is responsible for implementing props designs from designer’s plans related to any productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse to which they are assigned; assists the Props Supervisor in the development of scheduling, inventory controls and resource management; monitors and evaluates facilities maintenance, safety implementation and other special projects as needed; and fulfills all other duties as assigned by the Props Supervisor or Production Manager. The strongest candidate is a manager, technician and artisan 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: Ben Seibert, Production Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include “Props Foreman” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only. No mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



Electrics Supervisor

Full Time
Classification: Annual Salary
Schedule: Weekdays, some weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Exempt
Reports to: Production Management
Works With: LJP Staff, UCSD Residents & Students, Visiting Artists & Designers, IATSE Labor
Supervises: IATSE Electricians, Programmers and Board Operators, IATSE Electrics Run Crew, IATSE Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Electrics Supervisor 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 Electrics Supervisor 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 Electrics Supervisor, in conjunction with the Production Manager, will take an active role in facilitating communication with Technical Director, Designers, IATSE Stage hands and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and planning for each production.

The Electrics Supervisor will have the primary responsibility to oversee the development, installation, acquisition, fabrication, maintenance and transfer of all electrics gear (owned, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for productions produced and presented by La Jolla while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Strong candidates will possess a demonstrated ability to forecast labor and material budgets and track throughout the production process. The successful candidate is a manager 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: Ben Seibert, Production Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include “Electrics Supervisor” 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 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 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.



FINANCE


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 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 "Payroll and AP Specialist" in subject line). EOE.



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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.