Careers

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.

 

La Jolla Playhouse is seeking to fill the following positions:

Production

Stage Carpenter

Department: Scenery
Classification: IATSE Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Production Management, Technical Direction Staff
Works with: LJP Staff, Visiting Artists & Designers, IATSE Labor, UCSD Residents & Students
Supervises: IATSE Carpenters, Welders, Riggers; IATSE Apprentices and Pre-Apprentices

Under the direction of the Technical Direction Staff and Production Management, the Stage Carpenter serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Staff. The position is expected to function in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment acting as the primary technician backstage, ensuring the quality, safety, and integrity of all La Jolla Playhouse productions to which assigned.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter, references and resume to [email protected]. Include “Stage Carpenter” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.


 

Carpenter

Department: Scenery
Classification: IATSE Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, occasional weeknights, holidays and/or weekends
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Production Management, Technical Direction Staff, Master Carpenter, Production Carpenter
Works with: Stage Carpenters, Carpenters, Deck Crew
Supervises: None

Under the direction of the Technical Direction Staff and the Master Carpenter, the Carpenter is an essential member of the La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Staff. The position is expected to function in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment serving to fabricate, load in, and strike scenic elements for all La Jolla Playhouse productions to which they are assigned. The ideal candidate will be familiar with a variety of materials and fabrication techniques, and will be an effective communicator ensuring that projects are completed in a safe and efficient manner. The strongest candidate is a technician and artist, committed to the artistic vision and mission of La Jolla Playhouse.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter, references and resume to [email protected]. Include “Carpenter” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.


 

Properties Artisan

Classification: IATSE Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, some overtime, weeknights holidays and weekends
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Props Foreman, Props Supervisor, Production Management

Under the direction of the Props Supervisor and Lead Properties Artisan, the Properties Artisan serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Staff. The position is expected to function in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment, working closely with designers, technicians and artisans and is responsible for the production, creation, procurement and refurbishment of stage props for produced or presented productions of the La Jolla Playhouse to which they are assigned. Key to the success of those projects, the Properties Artisan is responsible for creating, building, maintaining, or obtaining stage properties for the load-in, set up and strike for those productions. The strongest candidate is an artist and technician committed to the artistic vision and mission of La Jolla Playhouse.

» Please see the full job description here

To Apply: Please send cover letter, references and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please. EOE.


 

Seasonal Positions

La Jolla Playhouse (LORT B) is currently accepting resumes for consideration for future IATSE hourly positions. 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 [email protected]. Electronic submissions only; no mail, fax or phone calls please. EOE.

Artistic

Producing Associate

Classification: Full Time, Exempt with benefits
Reports to: Producing Director

The Producing Associate is responsible for line producing readings, workshops and special programs for the institution, including the annual DNA New Works Series and the biennial Without Walls Festival. This position will be an integral member of the Playhouse’s Artistic staff and will have a hand in overseeing the department’s budget and interns as well as collaborating on the season planning process. The Producing Associate will also assist the Producing Director in producing the organization’s subscription season.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume by November 30, 2019 to [email protected]. Please include “Producing Associate” in the subject line. EOE.

Finance

Senior Accounting Manager

Classification: Full Time, Exempt with benefits
Reports to: Director of Finance

The Senior Accounting Manager will manage a set of accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate policies and external audits. This person will manage the monthly closing of accounts and preparation of reports in support of the financial statements.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Senior Accounting Manager” in the subject line. EOE.

Patron Services

Sales Concierge

FT or PT: Part Time, 16-week temporary contract assignment sales position, base + commission
Schedule: Up to 30 hours per week; flexible schedule to include weekdays, weeknights and weekends

The Sales Concierge is responsible for soliciting donations and offering subscription package options to our patrons over the telephone. Must meet daily and monthly campaign goals. Perform any other duty as assigned.

» Please see the full job description here

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Sales Concierge” in the subject line. EOE.


 

Patron Services Representative

FT or PT: Part Time
Schedule: Weekdays, weeknights, weekends

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. The Patron Services Representative is responsible for renewing subscriptions for fixed seat subscribers. They will resolve patron complaints within the scope of their responsibility; otherwise referring the patron to Patron Services Management. The ideal candidate will provide patrons with accurate play, musical, and/or special event information ensuring a positive ticketing experience.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Patron Services Representative” in the subject line. EOE.

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La Jolla Playhouse will not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sex or sexual orientation, or any other protected category in its hiring and employment practices, or in any other aspect of the employment relationship.

We encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age and physical ability to apply. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and off stage. La Jolla Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and all qualified applications will receive consideration.

Photo credit: Emma Hunton (left) and the cast of La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Freaky Friday; photo by Jim Carmody.

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