Classification: Seasonal, Exempt (Salaried), not benefit eligible
Location: La Jolla, California on the beautiful campus of the University of California, San Diego
Schedule: Regular full-time weekday work during planning; weeknights, weekends, and extended hours during load in, festival, and load out
Reports To: Associate Production Manager
Works With: WOW Producer, WOW Operations Manager, LJP Staff, Local and International Artists & Designers Compensation: $1200/week
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line – “WOW Production Coordinator”
La Jolla Playhouse is a place where artists and audiences come together to create what’s new and next in the American theatre, from Tony Award-winning productions, to imaginative programs for young audiences, to interactive experiences outside our theatre walls. Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, the Playhouse is currently led by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, the Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, and Managing Director Debby Buchholz. The Playhouse is internationally renowned for the development of new plays and musicals, including mounting 105 world premieres, commissioning 60 new works, and sending 33 productions to Broadway, garnering a total of 38 Tony Awards, as well as the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. These works include the Broadway hits Come From Away, Diana and Memphis, all directed by Ashley; The Who’s Tommy; the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife; and Jersey Boys.
La Jolla Playhouse is committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and off stage. We lead with our values and encourage individuals with unique perspectives to apply. La Jolla Playhouse is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Statement of Job
The WOW Production Coordinator, under the direction of the Associate Production Manager, is primarily responsible for the production management of LJP’s annual Without Walls (WOW) Festival, including managing staff, communicating and coordinating with vendors, on-site production teams and artists, coordinating all work across multiple production areas, and ensuring that WOW productions open on time and within budget.
This position will work 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.
Essential Job Duties
Requirements and Proficiencies
Position Start Date: January 3, 2022
Load In: April 18, 2022
Festival: April 21, 2022 to April 24, 2022
Load Out: April 25, 2022
Position End Date: April 29, 2022