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POSITION TITLE: Artistic Director                                                              DEPARTMENT: Production

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director                                                             STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

SCHEDULE: Variable depending on coverage needs                               COMPENSATION: DOE

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Artistic Director will be responsible for all artistic planning activities, supervising all production staff, and promoting Junior Theatre in the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Represent and advocate for Junior Theatre in the community
  • Manage Production Manager and related staff members
  • Work with SDJT leadership in developing the annual production calendar
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the senior management team


  • Responsible for artistic planning and execution of all productions and special events
  • Monitor rehearsals and provide regular guidance to directors throughout rehearsal process
  • Apply for and manage show licenses
  • Develop and oversee the production show schedule in collaboration with the Production Manager
  • Coordinate the contracting and supervision of all production contractors with support from the Production Manager and Costume Loft Coordinator
  • Organize production meetings and prepare for first rehearsals


  • Collaborate with Education Director on curriculum development and development of student organizations (Confetti and JT-on-Tour)
  • Teach a minimum of one class session per class year, and direct one Conservatory Camp
  • Available to substitute in Education Program as needed

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.

Interactions: Students; staff; parents; contract artists & designers; patrons; volunteers; donors and potential donors; artistic network; general public

Level of financial Impact: High

Working conditions: Indoor & outdoor variable schedule including weekends and evenings; lots of standing; some local travel; professional representative for the organization including public speaking; frequent physical activity & movement; potentially delicate interpersonal situations

Evaluation Criteria: Quality of student experience; revenues from productions, including ticket sales; artistic quality of productions; artistic vision and material selection that is challenging, appropriate & appealing; handling of delicate interpersonal situations; effective time-management, scheduling, delegation & stress management; student interest in auditioning, including number of auditioners; productive collaborate efforts with other managers and effective supervision of staff.

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in Theatre or related field preferred
  • A passion for Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Experience with directing and producing shows
  • Teaching and/or mentoring experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to speak comfortably in front of large groups
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills including e-mail and Microsoft Office required; ability to use or learn SalesForce and Patron Manager CRM also required
  • Knowledge of theatre history, repertoire, current trends, and children’s literature
  • Some music knowledge, skill, and ability
  • Strong understanding of the San Diego theatre community preferred
  • Professional theatre experience a plus
  • Experience as a musician, vocal teacher, or choreographer a plus
  • Ability to energize staff and participants
  • Experience managing multiple employees strongly preferred
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to relate to children and adults in a professional manner; ability to be dependable and personable;
  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, be detailed-oriented, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding internal affairs and student matters
  • Ability to adapt to changing work settings and conditions
  • Familiarity with Junior Theatre programs, processes, and policies a plus

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Work is performed in an office and theatre setting; lots of standing; working with potentially hazardous equipment and substances; ladder climbing; heavy lifting; limited local travel; stressful, time-sensitive situations; occasionally lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 30 pounds; regularly walks from one part of worksite to another; must be able to climb stairs or take elevator. Position involves regular use of a computer and keyboard, telephone, and face-to-face communications; employee should be able to communicate clearly and professionally in all of these manners. The employee may spend long periods of time sitting, standing, or walking. 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.

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] No phone calls, please.



POSITION TITLE: Assistant Production Manager                                 DEPARTMENT: Production

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

SCHEDULE: M-F 9:00am-3:00pm (Variable)                                        Compensation: $20.25 hour

Travel: Minimal Local Travel                                                                  Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager 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*

  • Construct scenic and property elements; installs and repairs theatrical lighting instruments and equipment; assists with all other areas of technical and artistic execution within the Production function
  • Coordinates and oversees Lighting Assistants during load in and strike;
  • Coordinates and oversees parent volunteers during load in, strike and work days;
  • Assists with technical classes and camps for students;
  • Assists with maintaining the scenic shop and prop rooms;
  • Assists with rehearsals and performances including
    • Training and supervising student crew members
    • Monitoring student behavior
    • Maintaining overall cast and crew experience

*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.


Regularly interacts with Production Manager, staff, contract artists and designers, students, parents, volunteers, and vendors.

Evaluation Criteria:

Appropriate, safe and timely construction and installation of set and lights for all shows; dependable on-time attendance at all required functions; timely and professional support of all technical and artistic execution; positive interactions with all stakeholders, especially students; time-sensitive creative problem solving.


Required: Comprehensive practical technical theatre knowledge; technical theatre experience in multiple and varied types of production; professional theatre training and/or degree; carpentry, painting and electrical skills; creative problem solving skills; initiative; good communication skills, certificate of completion of the California Mandatory Reporter Training for Educators (

Desired: Stage management experience; scenic artistry; technical theatre management experience; experience with children’s theatre; theatrical design experience, specifically lighting and scenic.

 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.  This position requires the ability to work a varied schedule, based on departmental needs and the needs of San Diego Junior Theatre.  All applicants should be available, willing and able to accommodate a variable work schedule.  San Diego Junior Theatre will provide adequate advance notice of schedule when possible.

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]



Junior Theatre is always looking to grow our diverse network of professional teaching artists for classes and camps in Balboa Park and outreach programs throughout San Diego County.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Education Director, Elissa Russell at [email protected]

Teaching Artists are required to teach students ages 3-18 in one/all of the following capacities: on-site classes and camps in Balboa Park or off-site outreach programs, on or off-site workshops. Prepares and maintains all class materials and supplies. In conjunction with the Education Director, may develop new classes and course curriculum. This is a seasonal position.

Salary: DOE


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in the performing arts, education or related field
  • Extensive experience and active current practice in art form(s) to be taught
  • Experience working with/teaching students from K-12
  • Preference for Voice Teachers who are able to play piano
  • Completed Mandated Reporter Training, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, and fingerprinting


  • Previous teaching artist experience
  • Curriculum development
  • CPR, AED & First Aid certified.
  • Experience working with students with special needs.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus



A Teaching Aide is responsible for offering support and assistance to the Teaching Artists, and ensuring that each student has an enjoyable camp/class experience.

Salary: $15.50 per hour

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist teaching artists and JT staff members with management of class materials during set-up & clean up
  • Assist Teaching Artists and JT staff members with upkeep of class and 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
  • Facilitate class and camp check-in and pick-up
  • Assist students with restroom breaks as necessary
  • Work as an inclusion aide to provide extra help and support for students with special needs

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Completion of Junior Theatre Aide In Training class (if under-18) and internship or equivalent aide/assistant experience
  • Theatre experience or working in childcare preferred
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Inclusion training/experience a plus

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]