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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


Sound and Video Supervisor

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Sound and Video Supervisor to join our Production team. Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Sound and Video Supervisor serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department. The Sound and Video Supervisor works closely with and is responsible for managing sound and video projects from conception to completion with the design and creative teams for each production. In order to ensure the success of the Sound and Video Department and the artistic goals of La Jolla Playhouse and its individual productions, the Supervisor will take an active and engaged role in communication with other production departments, IATSE and over-hire Stage Hands and La Jolla Playhouse Management in the development of each production or project. The Sound and Video Supervisor will have the primary responsibility to oversee and coordinate LJP Sound and Video Department resources and the successful bidding, ordering, installation, maintenance, running, strike and transfer of Sound and Video production packages (rented and in-house) for all La Jolla Playhouse productions, festivals and special events while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. The Supervisor will additionally organize and track departmental resources and budgets and will work with the Production Manager to develop long-term goals and plans for the Sound and Video Department. When time commitment allows, the Sound and Video supervisor may also serve as Designer on smaller productions, events and presentations or as Associate Designer on larger productions. The successful candidate is an engineer, technician, manager and artist committed to the artistic vision and mission of La Jolla Playhouse.

Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with Visiting Artists, Designers, Assistants, Programmers, and Engineers for La Jolla Playhouse productions, festivals and special events on their requirements and needs.
  • Maintain clear communication with Designers about the feasibility of designs via system diagrams, drafts and sound packages.
  • Maintain and organize La Jolla Playhouse sound and video equipment, materials and other resources.
  • In conjunction with PM, maintain the technical theatre specifications for the sound/ video department
  • Maintain clear communication with other departments on all interdepartmental projects.
  • Oversee all aspects of load-in, setup, focus, programming, tech rehearsals, performance 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.
  • Manage the sound/video shops’ day to day workflow and operations including but not limited to: scheduling, accounting, purchasing, labor and equipment planning.
Qualifications
  • MFA or BA in sound design or technical theatre preferred. Or 4 plus years of professional experience in theatrical and musical audio & theatrical video, preferably in a LORT theatre environment.
  • Proven ability and experience in providing leadership and management for the sound/video department.
  • Detailed knowledge (maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting) in leading sound and video equipment and supplies including but not limited to: mixing consoles (digital and analog), amplifiers, speakers, patching, wireless microphones, effects, EQs, video projectors & monitors, theatrical com systems, projections playback hardware and software.
  • Detailed knowledge in sound and video performance and creation software including but not limited to: Watchout 5.0, Isadora, Qlab, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Logic, ProTools, MainStage.
  • Ability to read and create sound and video designer drawings, plots, and schematics.
  • Computer skills: Mac, PC, Networking, IP, TCP/IP, UDP, Artnet, DMX
  • Knowledge of MIDI equipment: samplers, keyboards, electronic percussion, sound modules, mergers, splitters, etc.

Please see the full job description here.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, salary requirement 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 – “Sound & Video Supervisor”. 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.



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


Special Events Manager

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Special Events Manager to dual-manage La Jolla Playhouse events from start to finish, including fundraisers, Development donor benefit fulfillment events and other institutional events.

The ideal candidate, in conjunction with a second Special Events Manager, will professionally execute approximately 50 high quality institutional events annually with the goal of cultivating and building relationships between La Jolla Playhouse and its prospects, patrons and donors. Also, the Special Events Manager will co-supervise Special Projects Coordinator, interns, consultants, porters, bartenders, vendors and volunteers. The incumbent will work closely with all Development staff, other institutional departments and Board members to achieve increasingly successful fundraising events. He/she will provide a high level of customer service to Board members, donors, patrons and vendors, manage Special Events department calendar, coordinating with other departments to reserve space and resources as needed. The ideal candidate will manage event budgets, tracking income and expense and staying within budget, secure $150,000 annually in in-kind vendor and hotel donations for events; stewarding the relationships and managing these donations for accounting, budgeting and tax purposes.

In addition, he/she will possess a Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 4 years of experience managing large events (experience in a non-profit environment a plus). The incumbent will possess outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage volunteers, excellent organizational skills; a high level of attention to detail and the capacity to work comfortably in a rapidly changing environment on multiple, ongoing projects and effective interpersonal/relationship building skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have the ability to meet goals and deadlines, will be comfortable with budgets and financial reporting. Additionally, familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to learn to use the Tessitura database with a growing level of sophistication are expected.

Please see the full job description here.

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



MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS


Database Analyst

La Jolla Playhouse, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, seeks a Database Analyst to join our Marketing team. The Database Analyst 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. 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 Data Maintenance (maintain Patron Database system tables, configure and maintain season information including but not limited to seasons, performances, packages and pricing in database system and proactively maintain data integrity by creating data entry standards and audit reports. The incumbent should be familiar with Purchase Path Support (TNEW), maintaining purchase path activities and system maintenance (manage the timeline, testing and implementation of system upgrades, and maintain security groups and users.

He/she will possess a minimum of 3-5 years Database Administration experience utilizing all aspects of a Database Software – preferably Tessitura software. 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.