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:

Philanthropy

Individual Giving Manager

Classification: Full-time, exempt (salary) position
Reports to: Associate Director of Philanthropy
Compensation: $63,000-$70,000 annually

The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for mid-level donors and will have oversight of a portfolio of approximately 250 donors/prospects. They will create and execute annual fund renewal/acquisition campaigns to acquire, retain and grow philanthropic support for Playhouse productions and programs. They will have special oversight of managing benefit programs for those who contribute $500 (Center Stage Club), $1,000 (Inner Circle) and $2,500 (Actors Circle) annually. They will collaborate with philanthropy and audience development teams to create a plan for the year that will meet projected annual giving goals. Responsible for the coordination and execution of direct mail, e-mail/social and telemarketing efforts as part of the overall Annual Fund Campaign; accountable for the assessment of the effectiveness of annual appeals and the segmentation of constituencies within the total donor/prospect population to target giving most effectively. They will strive to maintain excellent relationships with our generous supporters through meetings, visits, impact reports and acts of stewardship.

» Full job description

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include in the subject line – “Individual Giving Manager”


 

Philanthropy Assistant

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position
Reports to: Senior Manager, Individual Giving
Compensation: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour (DOE)

The Philanthropy Assistant provides administrative support to the Philanthropy team, including ordering supplies, preparing purchase orders, tracking RSVPs for events, managing VIP parking, coordinating processes for birthday cards and holiday cards, assisting in donor stewardship tasks and supporting Philanthropy events.

» Full job description

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please include in the subject line: “Philanthropy Assistant”

Production

Carpenter

Classification: Seasonal, IATSE Hourly, Non-exempt
Reports to: Shop Foreman, Lead Carpenter, Production Carpenter
Compensation: $25.46/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.


 

Electrics Supervisor

Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Production Manager
Compensation: $68k-$75k annually

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Electrics Supervisor serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department. The position is expected to function independently in an environment conducive to the development of new work with changing priorities and detail-critical deadlines. The Electrics Supervisor works closely with 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 Electrics Supervisor, in conjunction with the Production Manager, will take an active role in facilitating communication with the Technical Director, Designers, IATSE production staff and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and planning for each production.

The Electrics Supervisor will have the primary responsibility to oversee the development, installation, acquisition, fabrication, maintenance and transfer of all electrics gear (owned, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Strong candidates will possess a demonstrated ability to forecast labor and material budgets and track throughout the production process. The successful candidate is a manager and artist or technician 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 “Electrics Supervisor” in the subject line. EOE.

Marketing/Communications

Patron Services Representative

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position
Reports to: Associate Director of Ticketing Services
Compensation: $16.00 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.

Administration

Assistant General Manager

Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: General Manager
Compensation: $62,400 annually

The Assistant General Manager (AGM) is responsible for assisting the General Manager in all aspects of managing the department. The Assistant General Manager will be responsible for negotiating, contracting and hiring the AEA Actors and non-union Actors as well as other guest artists (including but not limited to members of the music department of musicals, choreographers and directors) and contracting and interacting with casting directors (internal and external).

» Full job description

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include in the subject line – “Assistant General Manager”. 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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