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

Lead Draper/Tailor

Classification: IATSE Hourly
Reports to: Costume Supervisor, Production Management
Compensation: $29.76/hr

Under the direction of the Costume Supervisor, the Lead Draper/Tailor serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department Staff. This position works in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment. The Lead Draper/Tailor works with the Costume Designer, Costume Supervisor, First Hand, and Stitchers to pattern costumes, conduct fittings, supervise the construction of costumes and guide the process of alterations and notes through the costume work floor for all assigned La Jolla Playhouse productions. The strongest candidate is an artist, technician, and leader committed to the artistic vision, mission and values of La Jolla Playhouse.

» Full job description

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Lead Draper/Tailor” in the subject line. EOE.


 

First Hand

Classification: IATSE Hourly
Reports to: Lead Draper/Tailor, Costume Supervisor
Compensation: $26.97/hr

Under the direction of the Lead Draper/Tailor and Costume Supervisor, the First Hand serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department Staff. The person occupying the position works in a fast-paced and detail-critical environment. The First Hand assists the Lead Draper/Tailor and Overhire Drapers with costume builds, fittings, and alterations from the build start date through opening for all assigned La Jolla Playhouse productions. The First Hand, in conjunction with the Lead Draper/Tailor and the Costume Supervisor, takes a secondary role in communication with Designers, IATSE Wardrobe personnel, Production Management, and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure successful execution of all designed costume elements. The strongest candidate is a skilled technician and artist committed to the artistic vision, mission and values of La Jolla Playhouse.

» Full job description

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


 

Carpenter

Classification: Seasonal, IATSE Hourly, Non-exempt
Reports to: Shop Foreman, Lead Carpenter, Production Carpenter
Compensation: $25.97/hr

The Carpenter is responsible for the fabrication, installation, and strike of all scenery produced or presented by La Jolla Playhouse. This position functions both independently and as part of a team, working with other carpenters, as well as collaborating with other production departments to successfully implement all LJP Productions. 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.

» Full job description

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

Marketing/Communications

Director of Sales and Marketing

Classification: Full-time, exempt (salary) position
Reports to: Managing Director
Compensation: $85,000-$100,000 annually, DOE

The Director of Sales & Marketing’s primary responsibility is to achieve the Playhouse’s annual earned revenue goals through strategic sales and marketing campaigns that (i) are authentic to each theatrical production; (ii) are consistent with the Playhouse’s Mission and Values; and (iii) generate enthusiasm and excitement for La Jolla Playhouse. This highly collaborative position has managerial oversight of the Sales and Marketing staff and the Patron Services office. They lead promotional efforts for all Playhouse mission-driven programs, including the annual Subscription Season, the Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour, Military Nights Out and the annual Without Walls (WOW) Festival. The ideal candidate will effectively communicate the attributes of a new theatre piece in the early stages of development, working closely with internal staff and visiting artists. They will be passionate about exploring ways to grow audiences, embody Playhouse values and build team cohesion and unity.

This position oversees a staff of 13 employees, is a member of the Playhouse’s Senior Management team and serves as staff liaison to the Board Communications Committee. The Director of Sales & Marketing collaborates extensively with the Director of Public Relations to jointly manage the overall Communications department. Prospective candidates should demonstrate their relevant marketing experience, including deep experience in single ticket and subscription sales, managing staff and customer service functions. Past performing arts experience is required. Original, bold and visionary applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

» Full job description

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include in the subject line – “Director of Sales and Marketing.” Your cover letter should highlight how your unique experience sets you apart and how you will support the mission and values of the Playhouse. EOE.


 

Lead Patron Services Representative

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position
Reports to: Associate Director of Ticketing Services
Compensation: $19.00 per hour

The Lead Patron Services Representative represents La Jolla Playhouse to patrons – over the telephone, by email correspondence, and in person – selling single tickets and subscriptions while providing exceptional customer service. This position works cohesively with all employees, sets an exemplary example to Patron Service Representatives, and may occasionally train other representatives on company ticketing processes and systems. In addition, this position is responsible for processing vouchers, processing transactions for the Learning & Engagement programs, and is required to learn additional Tessitura functions in order to provide in-house Tessitura support.

» Full job description

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


 

Patron Services Representative

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position
Reports to: Associate Director of Ticketing Services
Compensation: $17.25 per hour

The Patron Services Representative represents La Jolla Playhouse to patrons, over the telephone, by email correspondence, and in person – selling single tickets and subscriptions while providing quality customer service.

» Full job description

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

Fellowships

BIPOC Directing Fellow

Reports to: Artistic Director
Classification: This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position, eligible for a full array of benefits including health insurance, paid time off and 403(b) retirement plan
Compensation:$62,400 annually

La Jolla Playhouse’s BIPOC Director Fellowship is a newly-created, two-year Artistic Department position with full salary and benefits. It provides both artistic and administrative experience, and is intended for early- or mid-career directors whose professional aspirations may include leading a theatre and/or developing new work.

In addition to being fully embedded in the Playhouse’s Artistic Department, the fellow’s time at the Playhouse will culminate with a directing slot in the subscription season of their second year or the year following their fellowship.

» Full fellowship description


 

BIPOC Stage Management Fellow

Reports to: Production Manager
Classification: This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position, eligible for a full array of benefits including health insurance, paid time off and 403(b) retirement plan
Compensation:$62,400 annually

La Jolla Playhouse’s BIPOC Stage Management Fellowship is a two-year Production Department position with full salary and benefits. It provides both production and administrative experience, and is intended for early- or mid-career stage managers whose professional aspirations may include production management.

In addition to being fully embedded in the Playhouse’s Production Department, the fellow’s time at the Playhouse will culminate with at least one stage manager slot in the subscription season of their second year or the year following their fellowship.

» Full fellowship description

» View Audition/Casting Notices

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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