SDJT is seeking applicants for Production Assistant


 POSITION TITLE: Production Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Production

SUPERVISOR: Production Manager

STATUS: Full Time-30 hours/week, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: M-F 9:00am-3 :00pm (Flexible)

Compensation: $15-$17.50/hour + health and dental benefits

Travel: Minimal local travel

Anticipated Start Date: August 10, 2015


San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Production Assistant is a key member of the Production staff of San Diego Junior Theatre.  The position is responsible for ensuring the following:


Key Duties and Responsibilities*

  • Constructs sets, installs lights and assists with all other areas of technical and artistic execution within the production function
  • Assists with rehearsal and performance including:
    • Oversee cast and crew student experience
    • Coordinate and oversee parent volunteers during strike
    • Train and supervise crew
    • Monitor stage manager and student behavior
  • Assists with maintaining the shop and the prop room

*The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive practical technical theatre knowledge
  • Technical theatre experience in multiple and varied types of shows
  • Professional theatre training and/or degree in Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre or similar degree
  • Carpentry, painting and electrical skills
  • Ability to take direction
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience and desire to work with children


Required: Comprehensive practical technical theatre knowledge; technical theatre experience in multiple and varied types of shows; professional theatre training and/or degree; carpentry, painting and electrical skills; creative problem solving skills; initiative; good communication skills.

Desired: Stage management experience; scenic artistry; technical theatre management experience; experience with children’s theatre.



Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Conditions are typical of a working theatre and may include working with potentially hazardous equipment and substances. Work may include ladder climbing, catwalk, standing, stooping, crawling in tight spaces, scaffolding, bending and twisting.  Noise level can be loud on occasion.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Must be able to work under pressure, within tight deadlines with minimal supervision.  Applicants must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act in an emergency situation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Additional Information: This position requires a criminal background check prior to hire.


Contact: Please send your resume with cover letter to . The cover letter should include: why you are interested in SDJT and why you believe you would be an outstanding candidate for this position.


San Diego Junior Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


SDJT is seeking applicants for the position of Teaching Aide

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Teaching Aide Announcement & Job Description

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 3:15pm

Pay: $9 and up (see below)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

San Diego Junior Theatre is seeking applicants for the position of Teaching Aide to work alongside experienced Teaching Artists in its summer camp program in Balboa Park. Teaching Aides will help facilitate lessons in theatre arts, provide support with classroom management and supervision, and ensure that each student has an enjoyable camp/class experience. Camp sessions are one to two weeks long and run from early June to early September; Teaching Aides can request to teach sessions that meet their availability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist teaching artists and staff members with management of class materials during set up & clean up.
  • Assist Teaching Artists and JT staff members with upkeep of camp environments. (Classrooms, corridors, lunch area, restrooms, office, storage spaces, etc.)
  • Assist with classroom management when appropriate by re-directing off-task students.
  • Provide one on one assistance to students needing extra attention
  • Facilitate class activities and games by participating in all activities and assisting the Teaching Artists and individual students.
  • Supervise students during class and camp transitions, breaks and lunch.
  • Assist Teaching Artists with class and camp check-in and pick-up.
  • Attend required aide meetings & trainings

Download 2015 Summer Aide App (Returning Applicants)

Download 2015 Summer Aide App (New Applicants)

To Apply:  Email applications by May 1, 2015  to or drop off/send to:

Attn: Mitzi Smith

1650 El Prado, #208

San Diego, CA 92101


Qualifications & Eligibility

Position Age Starting Hourly Rate Qualifications
Junior Teaching Aide 14-16 $9.00 Completion of Junior Theatre Aide-In-Training (AIT) class OR prior work as a JT Aide with positive evaluations.
Teaching Aide 17 and up $9.50 Previous JT Aide experience with positive evaluations OR comparable outside experience with strong references.
Senior Teaching Aide 18 and up $10.00 Experience working with children with special needs; exemplary recommendations; and at least one of the following:

  • 2+ years as a JT Aide (160+ hours)
  • Equivalent non-JT experience
  • Two semesters of relevant college coursework (education, child development, social work, etc.)



Costume Designers

San Diego Junior Theatre is currently looking to find costume designers to fill our current season of shows! We are looking for designers with a fun creative vision for a variety of shows, and preferably some experience in costume design. Costume/Fashion/Art students are urged to apply! These are all short-term, contracted positions, and pay a stipend upon completion of costumes.


Dance Teacher

San Diego Junior Theatre seeks a dance teacher with extensive experience in musical theatre. Teacher should be able to teach a variety of styles, including jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip-hop, and should be very comfortable working with children ages 3-18. Acting training is a major plus. Seeking teachers who are available for daytime teaching from early June through the end of August. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email resume and cover letter to