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The La Jolla Playhouse is seeking to fill the following positions:
Associate Production Manager
La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks an Associate Production Manager to join its Production Management team. Each season the Playhouse produces 4-5 plays and 1-2 musicals as part of its subscription season. Additionally, the Playhouse produces a touring production that is presented in San Diego County schools, multiple readings in San Diego and New York, as well as a Page To Stage program which allows new work to take the next step forward in its developmental process. The Associate Production Manager is responsible for providing administrative support to the Production Manager and is at the center of communication between Production Department Heads, Designers, and other departments of the company. The Associate Production Manager will take the lead in the management of several productions per season. This is an integral position for the organization and there is opportunity to have a highly positive impact on the Playhouse. An optimistic outlook, a passion for theatre and a desire to be a part of a team are essential.
The position requires a working knowledge of theatre production in a LORT setting, a degree in technical theatre or stage management, plus a minimum of three years of progressive professional experience with increased responsibility. Strong computer skills a must – Microsoft Office Suite (Mac knowledge helpful); willingness and flexibility to work with many different types of personalities and organizations; ability to coordinate multiple projects at once and to work in a fast-paced environment; evening and weekend work for rehearsals and special events is required.
Director of Development
La Jolla Playhouse, the prestigious professional theatre located just north of San Diego in La Jolla, California, seeks a proven fund development executive to become its next Development Director.
The Playhouse’s mission is to advance theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With a youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach, the Playhouse cultivates a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work. The Playhouse has received more than 300 awards for theatre excellence, including the 1993 Tony Award as America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre.
Led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse is nationally acclaimed for innovative productions of classics, new plays and musicals, and continues to be at the vanguard of the American theatre movement.
The Development Director will be an active member of the senior leadership, supervising a staff of nine responsible for developing and overseeing the fundraising initiatives which currently represent over $5 million in yearly operating revenue.
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Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving
La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks an Associate Director of Development to help raise annual operating and special campaign funds. Reporting to the Director of Development and working collaboratively with the Development Team, the Associate Director will help to lead the effort to broaden the base of support from individuals, foundations and corporations, while effectively engaging Trustees and organizational leadership in the process.
The Associate Director will have a demonstrated track record of identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts, with advanced skills in individual and/or institutional giving. Position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years development experience including personal solicitations, excellent written and verbal communications, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, computer and database literacy, and a thorough understanding of fundraising strategies and practices.
Special Events Coordinator
The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is looking for a Special Events Coordinator to join our team. Provide technical and administrative support to the events department in order to carry out 65+ key Development Department events each year including but not limited to: the Annual Gala, Innovation Night, Opening Nights, Ovation and Inner Circle events. This position oversees his or her own portfolio of corporate receptions and smaller events as needed.
The ideal candidate will provide a high level of customer service for board members, donors, patrons, and other various supporters on a regular basis. In addition, the Special Events Coordinator will work with a database to create guest lists, track RSVPs and manage donor records for various events. The incumbent is expected to provide support to the Special Events Manager in all event work to be detailed per assigned event. A Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years equivalent experience is essential. Position requires direct event experience, non-profit or arts organization preferred, excellent organizational skills, a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work nights and/or weekends.
Patron Services Department
Patrons Services Representative
Under general supervision, the Patrons Services Representative provides excellent customer service to Playhouse Patrons, performs basic cash handling processes, issues tickets and performs related work as required.
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