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:


Resident Stage Manager

Classification: Full Time / Part Time
Reports to: Production Managers
Compensation: Full Time: AEA LORT B ASM contract rate, estimated 42 weeks; Part Time: $28.00/hr, estimated 8 weeks

The Resident Stage Manager (RSM) is responsible for Stage Managing or Assistant Stage Managing three to five subscription shows per year, readings and workshops, and various events. In addition, the RSM works closely with Production Management in the hiring and onboarding of stage management teams, and advises visiting stage managers of LJP’s practices.

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To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and references to [email protected]. Please include in the subject line – “Resident Stage Manager”. EOE.



Classification: Full Time, IATSE Hourly (non-exempt)
Reports to: Shop Foreman (build) / Lead Stage Carpenter (load in)
Compensation: Rate 2, IATSE Local 122 – Currently $27.75

The Carpenter constructs, load-ins, maintains and loads-out scenery for scenic elements 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.

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To Apply: Please send resume and references along with a cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Carpenter” 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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