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:

Company Management

Company Management Assistant

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position
Reports to: Company Manager
Compensation: $17.00 per hour

The Company Management Assistant is a resource for not only the Company Management team, but also to the entire La Jolla Playhouse as a whole.

» Full job description

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include in the subject line – “Company Management Assistant” EOE.

Production

Draftsperson

Classification: Part-time, hourly
Reports to: Scenery Supervisor
Compensation: $35.00 per hour

The Draftsperson works under the direction of the Scenery Supervisor to create engineering solutions, risk assessments, and construction drawings for the La Jolla Playhouse Scenery Shops using identified materials and methods of construction.

» Full job description

To Apply: Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Draftsperson” in the subject line. EOE.


 

Technical Designer

Classification: Full-time, exempt (salary) position
Reports to: Scenery Supervisor
Compensation: $75,000-$85,000/yr

Under the direction of the Scenery Supervisor and in collaboration with the Production Management team the Technical Designer serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Scenery Department. The Technical Designer will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the engineering, drafting and technical construction of scenery (built, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for all productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse including festivals and special events. Key to the success of those projects, the Technical Designer, in collaboration with the other Production Department Supervisors, will take an active role in communication with Designers, IATSE Stagehands and La Jolla Playhouse Management with an emphasis on maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Strong candidates will possess a strong working knowledge of structural and mechanical design and a demonstrated ability to safely engineer complex scenery solutions. The successful candidate is a collaborative technical engineer committed to La Jolla Playhouse’s mission and values.

» Full job description

To Apply: Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Technical Designer” in the subject line. EOE.


 

WOW Production & Operations Manager

Classification: Seasonal, Salary
Reports to: Senior Production Manager
Compensation: $1240/week

The WOW Production & Operations Manager, is primarily responsible for the production and operational planning and management of LJP’s annual Without Walls Festival. This position ensures that WOW productions open on time and on budget and are safely enjoyed by the audience.

The position is seasonally full time and exempt. The typical schedule for this position will be regular weekday hours during planning then transitioning to nights and weekends with extended hours during load in, festival, and load out. This position will work both remotely and in person at the offices at LJP during planning with site visits to festival location, and work at festival location for load in through load out.

» Full job description

To Apply: Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “WOW Production & Operations Manager” in the subject line. EOE.


 

Technical Director

Classification: Full-time, exempt
Reports to: Senior Production Manager
Compensation: $80,000 – $90,000 (DOE)

Under the direction of the Senior Production Manager, the Technical Director serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department. The Technical Director works closely with the Scenery Supervisor and is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion with the design and creative teams for each production. Key to the success of those projects, the Technical Director, in collaboration with the other Production Department Supervisors, will take an active role in communication with Designers, IATSE Stage hands and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure all departments are informed about Scenery designs, changes, technical planning, and scheduling for each production.

» Full job description

To Apply: Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Technical Director” in the subject line. EOE.


 

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.


 

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

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.

» 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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