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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


Draftsperson

Under the direction of the Technical Director and Production Manager, the Draftsperson 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 Draftsperson works closely with the Technical Direction Team to create construction drawings for the La Jolla Playhouse Scenery Shops using identified materials and methods of construction. The Technical Draftsperson will support the efforts of the Technical Direction Team including engineering, drafting of projects, and administrative support as assigned by the Technical Director, Associate Technical Director & Assistant Technical Director.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and references to: Audrey Hoo, Production Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . PLEASE INCLUDE IN THE SUBJECT LINE: “Draftsperson.” Electronic submissions only – no mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.



Associate Sound and Video Supervisor

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks an Associate Sound and Video Supervisor. The position is responsible for managing projects from conception to completion in conjunction with visiting artists; employing open lines of communication with other Production Departments, Designers, and Production Management as necessary and applicable. The position will also assist in managing the day-today operations of the Sound & Video Department; coordinating the audio and video resources of La Jolla Playhouse and its related productions, festivals and special events while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

The ideal candidate will maintain early and constant communication with Production Managers, Sound & Video Department Supervisor, and Designers regarding coordination of artists’ requirements and La Jolla Playhouse resources. In addition, he/she will 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. The incumbent will supervise and assist in scheduling, accounting, purchasing and planning for productions and shop operations.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary history 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 (include "Associate Sound and Video Supervisor" 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.



ADMINISTRATION


Management Associate

La Jolla Playhouse seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Management Associate, a senior management position, reporting to the Managing Director. The Management Associate will work on a wide range of projects, including long ranging planning; branding; organizational capacity building and financial reporting. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication, financial, marketing, and computer skills, along with experience in arts leadership and administration.

The Management Associate will work closely with the Managing Director on season budgeting and reporting and will represent La Jolla Playhouse at various civic activities, and to business and cultural organizations. The Management Associate will also work with the General Manager in preparing and negotiating artist contracts and co-production agreements and in developing season budgets.

Other activities may include conducting research and creating reports for internal use, providing mentorship and guidance to administrative staff, assisting board committees and special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

Competitive candidates will have a committed, and demonstrated, interest in arts administration and leadership with at least four years of professional experience managing multiple budgets and projects. Candidates must be skilled writers with marketing savvy, strong written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, have strong follow-through, and outstanding interpersonal skills. They must also have experience working with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. PowerPoint is a plus. The ideal person for this position thrives in a collaborative, sometimes chaotic environment, is a self-starter who is able to work both independently and collaboratively and has a deep commitment to the development of new artistic work.

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.
  • Minimum of four years experience in theatre administration or management.
  • Exceptional project management skills and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with colleagues across an organization.
  • Ability to problem-solve and negotiate with diplomacy and tact.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Desire to serve as an ardent and loyal advocate of La Jolla Playhouse.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter with salary history and requirements and a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include ‘Management Associate’ in the subject. Submissions missing the requested information will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.



FINANCE


Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s financial planning and accounting, as well as providing the required data and analytical information for the overall successful financial management of the organization. The Director ensures the Finance Department functions as a high-performing team, focused on supporting business needs across the entire organization. This position works closely with and reports to the Managing Director, providing data and analysis to assist him in making responsible financial decisions for the organization

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 "Director of Finance" in subject line). EOE.



DEVELOPMENT


Development Manager

The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is seeking a full-time Development Manager to coordinate and oversee the appeals, solicitation, stewardship, procurement and prospecting as a generalist serving corporate, individual, foundation and government donor relations. The role will include a portfolio of approximately 150 donors and prospects throughout the areas listed above.

The ideal candidate cultivates and solicits prospective donors and stewards current donors with a “breakfast, lunch and dinner” approach, building relationships to maximize giving, knowing that the most valuable time spent is either in person or on the phone with these important individuals. This includes attendance at all donor events, unless otherwise specified, including final dress rehearsals, technical rehearsals, select readings, Opening Nights, Board-initiated cultivation events, Young Professional events, etc.

He/she will be responsible for the coordination and execution of comprehensive fundraising strategies, including working with Board leadership, supporting volunteer committees and leading donor meetings in support of the overall Annual Fund Campaign. Also, in collaboration with the ADDICG, designs and creates a development plan for the year that will meet projected annual giving goals.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted. Qualified candidates will have excellent communication skills – oral and written – to interact with donors and the public, exemplary customer service skills and strong organizational and planning skills, with fanatical attention to detail. The ideal candidate must be able to build, cultivate and maintain strong relationships. In addition, he/she must be available to work nights and weekends – many theatrical events take place during those times.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Nezam Etemadi, P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039 or e-mail to the link provided (please include "Development Manager" in the subject line). EOE.



Special Project Coordinator

The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is seeking a full-time Special Project Coordinator to plan and execute events related to the Playhouse’s Wallace Foundation, Irvine Foundation and Copley Foundation grants. Coordinate with the Playhouse Leadership Council to plan and execute outreach/audience development events. Perform off-site outreach with relevant communities to drive attendance and participation in events. Assist as needed with other Development Department events.

The ideal candidate will schedule, plan and manage events for Wallace Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Copley Foundation grants, and the PLC. This includes managing all logistics, such as but not limited to:

  • Coordinating with other departments to reserve space and resources
  • Ensuring any audio-visual needs are met
  • Scheduling and booking bartenders
  • Managing timing and execution of any needed invitations, e-communications, flyers and reminders
  • Thanking participants and vendors
  • Staying within set budget
  • Arrange and manage event volunteers as needed

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years equivalent experience required. Direct event experience; especially in a non-profit or arts organization required. Community organizing or audience engagement experience preferred. Experience working with databases and using Microsoft Office required. Customer service and hospitality experience is a must, able to lift at least 50 lbs. safely, able to effectively communicate and work with all levels of constituents, while operating in a fast-paced, proactive environment. The incumbent will possess the ability to maintain highly confidential information and use excellent judgment on a variety of sensitive subjects.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Nezam Etemadi, 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 "Special Project Coordinator" in the subject line). EOE.



MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS


Database Administrator

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Database Administrator to join our Marketing team. The Database Administrator is responsible for significant aspects of the Patron management system. This person will be the “super user” of the database, training others and liaising with colleagues to maximize engagement to increase revenue. Tessitura and ticketing setup experience preferred.

The ideal candidate will have experience with JavaScript, JQUERY, HTML, CSS and/or other web development languages, experience with RMA, T-STATS, TNEW, TNMP, experience with general desktop support and troubleshooting, and knowledge of Tessitura v12+.

In addition, he/she will possess a minimum of 3-5 years Database Administration experience utilizing all aspects of a Database Software – preferably Tessitura software and must have 2+ years’ experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), stored procedures, query writing and other reporting systems. The incumbent will have excellent analytical, writing and editing skills in order to prepare reports and correspondence in appropriate tone, style and format, strong communications skills with the ability to translate technical information into terms non-technical staff can comprehend and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Please see the full job description here.

Send cover letter with salary history and requirements and a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include ‘Database Admin’ in the subject. Submissions missing the requested information will not be considered. No phone calls please. 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.



EDUCATION & OUTREACH


Associate Director of Education & Outreach

The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is looking for an Associate Director of Education & Outreach to join our Education Department. This position is full-time salaried exempt.

Reporting to the Director of Education, this position serves as the primary contact between the Playhouse and the schools of San Diego County. Primary responsibilities include creating residencies, training/supervising Playhouse Teaching Artists and building new relationships and partnerships with area educators. In addition, the Associate Director of Education & Outreach runs Young Performers’ Workshop and Academy. Candidate must be an experienced theatre educator who is not only highly organized and collaborative but also possesses excellent skills in communication, problem-solving and have the ability to multi-task on overlapping projects.

Requirements: Background in Theatre and Education. MFA in Theatre/Theatre Education/Theatre for Youth is preferred. Curriculum development/lesson plan creation including the incorporation of both State and National Arts Standards (including the Common Core). Classroom teaching experience utilizing effective classroom management skills. Strong writing skills (creative and academic) as well as strong communication and computer skills.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: La Jolla Playhouse, Attn: Nezam Etemadi, 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 "Associate Director of Education & Outreach" in subject line). EOE.



FRONT OF HOUSE


Assistant House Manager

La Jolla Playhouse is seeking a part-time, seasonal Assistant House Manager. The ideal candidate will have hands on professional experience with front-of-house operations and be able to provide excellent customer service and ensure the safety and comfort of all patrons. Candidates must be available to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting the House Manager in providing a high level of guest service, handling emergency situations, assisting in the supervision of volunteers and bartenders and other duties as assigned. Successful candidates will possess: customer service experience (preferably in the arts), knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, the ability to work calmly under pressure, and the ability to work while standing.

Please see the full job description here.

Send resume, cover letter and salary history 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 "AHM" in the subject line). EOE.