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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


Technical Director

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: Assistant Technical Director, Technical Designer, Draftspeople, IATSE and non-union Shop & Load-in Labor, Charge Artist and Paints Department Staff, IATSE and non-union Scenery Run Crew, IATSE Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Technical Director 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 Technical Director 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 Technical Director, in conjunction with the Production Manager, will take an active role in facilitating communication with scenic, props, electrics, and sound shops, IATSE and non-union Stage hands and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and technical planning for each production. The Technical Director will have the primary responsibility to oversee the construction, installation, maintenance and transfer of scenery (built, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for all productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse including festivals and special events 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 an engineer, technician, 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 “Technical Director” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only. No mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



Assistant Technical Director

Full Time
Classification: Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, some weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Technical Director & Production Manager
Works With: La Jolla Playhouse Production and Administration Staff, UCSD Staff and Students, Visiting Artists
Supervises: Engineering Team

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.



Properties Master

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 and non-union Properties Artisans & Carpenters, IATSE and non-union Properties Run Crew, IATSE Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Properties Master 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 Properties Master 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 Properties Master, 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 Properties Master will have the primary responsibility to oversee the development, construction, acquisition, fabrication, maintenance and transfer of all stage properties and backline gear (built, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for all productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse including festivals and special events 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 “Properties Master” 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.



MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS


Marketing and Sales Coordinator

Part-Time Hourly, 20-25 hours per week

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Sales & Marketing, the Marketing & Sales Coordinator will be assisting the Marketing & Communications department with their overall department needs. The main responsibilities include making group sales calls; manage seat-filling opportunities; execute successful grassroots marketing efforts; and act as project manager for various Playhouse events. The Marketing & Sales Coordinator will also be responsible for building new relationships within the community and promoting ticket sales to existing and new contacts.

Please see the full job description here.

Please send resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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.