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:


Assistant Technical Director

Full Time
Schedule: Weekdays, some weeknights, weekends, and/or holidays
Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly
Reports to: Production Manager & Technical Director

Under the direction of the Technical Director and Production Manager, the Assistant Technical Director serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse’s Production Department. The Assistant Technical Director works collaboratively as part of the Technical Direction Team to determine and execute the technical design requirements of all La Jolla Playhouse productions. This work shall include estimating, engineering and drafting of projects, and administrative support to ensure oversight and quality of production at all levels. Key to the success of those projects, the Assistant Technical Director will take an active role in facilitating communication with scenic, props, electrics, sound shops and La Jolla Playhouse Management to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and technical planning for each production.

» Please see the full job description here

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to Will Hartley, Technical Director, at [email protected]. Please include “Assistant Technical Director” in the subject line.



Full Time
Classification: IATSE Over-Hire, Seasonal Hourly
Schedule: Weekdays, with occasional weeknights, weekends, and holidays
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Costume Shop Manager

Responsibilities shall be those for Stitcher as that term is generally understood in the theatre industry and shall include but are not limited to: all facets of the construction process for costumes under the Shop Manager’s supervision as well as any other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager. You will be expected to comply with departmental safety regulations.

Job duties

  • Serve as Stitcher for specific La Jolla Playhouse productions.
  • Assist in construction of all costumes for productions, including alteration and modification in existing garments.
  • Assist with upkeep and general clean up of costume shop facilities.
  • Assist with the maintenance of costume shop supplies and inventory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the shop manager, shop supervisor, and shop foreman.

» Please see the full job description here

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected]. Please include “Stitcher” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only. No mail, fax or 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.

Company Management

Assistant Company Manager

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt with benefits
Reports to: Associate General Manager

La Jolla Playhouse is seeking an Assistant Company Manager to assist in overseeing the practical needs of the artistic staff, crew, musicians and/or performers associated with La Jolla Playhouse productions.

» Please see the full job description here

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Include “Assistant Company Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Special Events


Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt, Hourly
Reports to: Special Events Manager

The Bartender will work elevated events ranging from corporate receptions of 100 people to our opening night receptions with top-notch donors ranging from 200 to 500 people. The Bartender will be responsible for serving our donors at the bar, making mixed drinks as requested for opening nights, and bringing up as well as taking down alcohol to the basement for each event with a Special Events staff member.

» Please see the full job description here

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Bartender” in the subject line. EOE.

Education & Outreach

Teaching Artist

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt Hourly
Reports to: Associate Director of Education & Outreach

As a part-time, contract position, the Teaching Artist role is the instructor for the La Jolla Playhouse Education and Outreach programs in the schools and community. Teaching Artists should have demonstrated experience in theatre arts, be active members of the theatre community, and be passionate about teaching school-aged children in public and private school settings.

» Please see the full job description here

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Include “Teaching Artist” in the subject line of your email.

Director of Education & Outreach

Classification: Full-Time Exempt with Benefits
Reports to: Managing Director and Artistic Director

La Jolla Playhouse is seeking a Director of Education & Outreach, who is a member of Senior Management of the Playhouse. In association with the Artistic Director, this position is responsible for developing the vision of all education programming, outreach and engagement events. The Director of Education & Outreach will explore new programming opportunities supporting the Playhouse’s mission; develop and maintain the Department’s budget, and assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports. The Director will oversee a staff of two full-time employees as well as seasonal teaching artists.

» Please see the full job description here

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Include “Director of Education & Outreach” in the subject line of your email.

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The compensation package includes excellent medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, a paid time off program and a 403(b) retirement plan.

Patron Services

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.

» Please see the full job description here

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

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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