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Being part of the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles team is a highly rewarding experience, one that values dynamic collaboration, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for bringing people together through free music under the stars in the heart of Los Angeles, celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond.

Levitt LA’s mission is to build community through music for all Angelenos. Access is a key value and is at the forefront of our efforts. The Board and Staff of Levitt LA welcomes and encourages all people, from all walks of life, to apply for a job, internship, volunteer, artistic, and vendor opportunities within the organization. Other places may feel closed to you, Levitt LA is open; we recognize the value in diverse lived experiences and varied work experience. We value different points of view. As a nonprofit arts organization, we are nimble and accomplish a great deal with the resources available. Although we may not be able to hire/train/promote everyone who wants to be involved with Levitt LA, we promise to equally and equitably consider your request for participation.

Position Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area
Announcement Date: 1/9/23, open until filled
Status: Full-time, exempt

Position Summary
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA), a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, located in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, is part of a national network of outdoor music venues. Our mission is building community and celebrating the diversity of our city through the power of music. Every summer, through 40+ free, high-quality, live concerts, Levitt LA brings people of all ages and backgrounds together. Building upon the organization’s partnerships within the community is central to
realizing our mission. MacArthur Park is a constantly evolving ecosystem and Levitt LA’s engagement is flexible to reflect the needs and realities of the community.
We are seeking an experienced Executive Director for Levitt Los Angeles. This position defines the organization’s role in our great city and clearly articulates Levitt LA’s mission, programs, and impact to increase visibility and strengthen the organization's distinction amongst the city’s cultural offerings. The Executive Director engages with the culturally diverse community of MacArthur Park, serving as the public face of the organization at every concert of the summer season. This position takes the lead role in overall strategic, operational, financial, and administrative management. A priority for this individual is comprehensive fundraising, including cultivating and stewarding individual donors, overseeing a grant writer, managing the Board of Directors’ fundraising efforts, soliciting and securing sponsorships, producing benefit events, and other creative revenue generating ideas. As a nonprofit arts organization, we are nimble and accomplish a great deal with the resources available. The scope of responsibility also includes strategy and oversight of bilingual (English/Spanish) marketing/communications, community relations and outreach, audience development, and curation of the summer concert series; developing strategic partnerships; and monitoring organization performance and impact.

Responsibilities
Leadership
Work closely with Levitt LA staff and Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan, ensure strong fiscal health, sustain positive government and community relations, increase organization visibility, and advance the mission.
Fundraising
Develop and execute a robust annual fundraising plan, oversee grant writers, and manage and ensure that all funder expectations are met and delivered in a timely manner.
Human Resources & EDI
Hire and supervise salaried employees, oversee the Director of Operations’ HR responsibilities, lead the biannual IATSE seasonal production crew contract negotiation process, establish a positive and healthy working environment, and lead Levitt LA in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion learning and practices.
Financial Planning
Develop and manage, in collaboration with the Director of Operations and accounting contractors, an annual operating budget of approx. $1.1M - $1.3M including daily financial activities, annual audits and various budgets.
Program Oversight
Coordinate with City departments regarding venue maintenance and improvements. Oversee seasonal programmers, the Director of Operations, and their reporting Production Manager to ensure Levitt LA’s series of live events is produced at the highest professional standards, is reflective of the community, and meets national Levitt Foundation programming guidelines.
Community Relations
Oversee the Director of Community Relations & Partnerships and ensure collaborative, productive, and respectful relationships with Community Advisory Council members, key stakeholders, community partners, and other related constituent groups.
Marketing
Oversee the Marketing Manager to strategize and implement bilingual (English/Spanish) communications, including marketing, public relations, social media, and grassroots outreach.
Risk Management
Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that may affect the organization; develop strategies and implement plans to address any such issues.

Qualifications
• Bilingual Spanish and English (preferred, but not required)
• Minimum 7 years nonprofit management experience, performing arts preferred
• Minimum 5 years development experience with demonstrated success in securing sponsorships, individual donations, and grants, as well as producing benefit events
• Previous experience managing a Board of Directors
• Familiarity with the histories and cultures of LA’s diverse communities with a strong sensitivity in working with diverse cultures
• Experience in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion practices including institutional and community healing
• Outgoing, approachable, and effective relationship-builder with excellent public speaking and written communication skills
• Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit
• Budgeting and fiscal management skills
• Experience with marketing and public relations
• Innovative and strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
• Superior abilities in organization and staff management, setting KPIs and meeting goals
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends (especially during concert season) and an ability to commit to being on-site at concerts (Friday through Sunday) from June - September
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
• Valid driver’s license and current insurance required, with access to automobile to use during working hours; mileage and parking will be reimbursed by organization on a monthly basis

Compensation
Levitt LA works within a fixed-tier salary system based on level of responsibility within the organization to ensure an equitable, fair, and unbiased hiring process. Levitt LA believes salary levels should not be influenced by a candidate’s negotiation skills. The Executive Director position is offered a fixed salary of $110,000 which is 13.8% higher than the Director level salaries. Salaries increase equally for each staff member for inflation and are evaluated annually during the full organization transparent budgeting process. Medical insurance, 401K plus 3% employer match, robust vacation and PTO package, and mileage/cell phone reimbursement offered.

Location
The Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles venue is located in MacArthur Park and shares a mailing address with the Levitt Foundation in Echo Park. Staff work remotely from home with occasional team meetings at the Foundation offices, at the venue, or elsewhere. All staff are expected to be on site for all live in person concerts, pop-up concerts, community engagements and fundraising events.

Application
Please email your cover letter and resume to levittlasearch@levitt.org including “Executive Director-YOUR NAME” in subject line.

 


Marketing Manager (bilingual English & Spanish)

Full-Time, Exempt, Reports to Executive Director

Position Summary

The Levitt LA Marketing Manager (Manager) manages all communications with Levitt LA’s audience and supporters. The Manager plays a key role in strengthening Levitt LA’s presence in the Los Angeles music industry, surrounding communities, and audience development.

With guidance from the Executive Director, and in collaboration with staff, the Manager shapes Levitt LA’s marketing and promotion strategies, and implements a broad spectrum of Levitt LA’s communications to advance the organization’s mission, including elevating Levitt LA’s brand, individual donor and sponsorship communications, and social media.

As a member of the Levitt LA team, the Manager provides on-site support throughout the summer concert season and is expected to attend every concert of the series, Thursday through Sunday evenings, June through early September. In addition, the Manager engages with audiences in a variety of off-season community engagement events with the Director of Community Relations & Partnerships throughout the city, locations and partners vary.

Working with Levitt LA means being part of a very collaborative and dedicated team who are passionate about music, art, culture, the MacArthur Park/Westlake community, and Los Angeles overall. We value a ‘can-do’ attitude, a positive spirit, emotional intelligence, a ‘start-up' culture work ethic, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Upholds the voice for Levitt LA’s brand with passion while tending to the daily administrative details that are critical to organizational success
  • Tracks and manages the annual marketing plan and budget
  • Maintains tracking of Levitt LA’s external communication efforts and the effectiveness of various marketing strategies; provide regular reports to organizational leadership
  • Creates communications such as eblasts, social media posts, fundraising letters, event invitations, sponsorship decks, project descriptions, etc.
  • Designs basic invitations, postcards, eblasts, and other marketing materials
  • Translates and proofs all copy in English and Spanish
  • Implements day-to-day social media activation and eblasts to advance Levitt LA’s communication strategy and shapes the organization’s voice
  • Manages the advertisement strategy and allocates funds per media outlets with leadership
  • Maintains the Levitt LA website and aids in future website redesign
  • Supervises interns and consultants with guidance from the Levitt LA Executive Director
  • Works with a graphic designer to create season brochure, advertisements, and other materials
  • Helps PR contractor draft press releases and coordinates press outreach
  • Acts as a Levitt LA brand ambassador and attends community engagement events with Director of Community Relations & Partnerships
  • Retain comprehensive knowledge of trends, emerging platforms, and new technologies in the digital marketing and social media spaces
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ Years’ experience in communications strategy for the performing arts and/or music industry especially in Los Angeles highly preferred, or similar field, and a demonstrated ability to create compelling communications across multiple platforms
  • Exceptional writing and fastidious proof-reading skills in English and Spanish
  • Content strategy, content creation, and social media management for the performing arts, music industry or similar field
  • Experience with Digital/Radio/TV Buy Ads
  • Experience with Digital Marketing Analysis in live events such as Facebook Business Manager and Google Analytics
  • Competent with MailChimp or similar platforms and Microsoft Office. Proficiency in CRM platforms is preferred but not required
  • Basic graphic design skills to create simple invitations, social media posts, e-blasts, and ads, Adobe Suite preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated success of utilizing and optimizing social media platforms Excellent time management skills with the ability to implement several projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Thrives in a high-performing, small nonprofit organization, with an understanding of its opportunities and limitations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with donors, Board members, community partners, audience members, and all Levitt LA stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate cultural complexities and a willingness to incorporate a variety of perspectives from Levitt LA’s diverse stakeholders, artists, and partners
  • Be committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices and participate in the often-challenging conversations that the work requires along with the implementation of such efforts
  • Established relationships with influencers and brand ambassadors that would be in alignment with Levitt LA mission/vision and strategies, media/press outlets, philanthropic stakeholders and community organizations, preferred but not required
  • Able to lift 30 lbs
  • Able to be active (walking and standing) for infrequent 12-hour workdays in hot weather during concert season
  • Must have reliable automobile for work related local travel
  • The health and safety of Levitt LA staff is paramount and COVID-19 safety measures are in place and must be adhered to. All staff are required to be up to date with all required vaccines.

Levitt LA Sustainability Responsibilities
All members of the small yet mighty Levitt LA staff are involved with the long-term sustainability work that comes with running a free concert venue, ensuring that multiple revenue streams work in unison for a successful, healthy, and ethical nonprofit. The Production Manager is partially responsible for creatively generating revenue from equipment rentals and event production during the off-season. Manager will aid the Executive Director with:

  • Provides support for the Levitt LA Board meetings, creating handouts and resource materials
  • Support with creating communication for Levitt LA’s individual donors and Board members

Compensation

This is an exempt position. Levitt LA works within a fixed tier salary system based on level of responsibility within the organization. The first year Manager level salary is $75,000, with an increase to $78,000 thereafter for all Manager level employees. Salaries increase equally for each staff member each year for inflation and are evaluated annually during the full organization transparent budgeting process. Medical insurance, 401K and employer match, and a robust vacation and PTO package included. Mileage and cell phone reimbursement offered.

Location

Levitt Pavilion is located in MacArthur Park with offices in the neighborhood. Staff are offered a work-from-home option with occasional team meetings and collaborative planning in the office. All staff are expected to be on site for all live in-person concerts, pop-up concerts, community engagements and fundraising events.

Hiring Timeline

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled with an anticipated start date by the end of the year November/December 2022.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples in English and/or Spanish to search@levittlosangeles.org. Examples must include one project description or press release, and additionally could include grant applications, letters to stakeholders, invitations, social media posts, articles, etc. Please include in the subject line “YOUR NAME – Marketing Manager”


Title:  Production Manager, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles

Full-Time, Exempt, Reports to Director of Operations

Position Summary

The Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (“Levitt LA”) Production Manager is responsible for the overall production of the Levitt LA summer concert series. Working closely with Levitt LA team members, the Production Manager plays the lead role in concert production, including helping to develop feasible artistic programming, advancing all shows, managing equipment inventory, and ensuring the venue is maintained in a manner conducive to presenting high-quality performances. This position is responsible for the Levitt LA’s seasonal IATSE production crew, including recruitment and management, and upholding all IATSE regulations. This position also helps the full Levitt LA staff to obtain equipment rentals to outside entities and is responsible for managing the rentals. The Production Manager attends every concert of the summer series from May through September and other intermittent events throughout the year.

Working with Levitt LA means being part of a very collaborative and dedicated team who are passionate about music, art, culture, the MacArthur Park/Westlake community, and Los Angeles overall. We value a ‘can-do’ attitude, a positive spirit, emotional intelligence, a ‘start-up' culture work ethic, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with Levitt LA team members in building a sustainable, ethical, and relevant nonprofit FREE concert venue
  • Improve upon existing comprehensive production strategies that reflect the organization’s values
  • Be committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices and participate in the often challenging conversations that the work requires along with the implementation of such efforts
  • Oversee all aspects of production as related to the summer concert series, special celebrations and benefit events  to ensure a smooth experience for the artists, audience and other participants from start to finish; exhibit resourcefulness and the ability to problem-solve and adapt as needed to ensure safe and efficient outdoor events; ensure that varied schedules are adhered to each day and that concerts and events follow regulatory permitting and codes
  • Actively participate in Levitt LA’s transparent budgeting process, bringing cost saving ideas and fundraising ideas to the table, all while having a voice in how Levitt LA’s funding is spent
  • Work collaboratively with Levitt LA’s programmers and Director of Operations to schedule and contract artists, ensuring the parameter of each show is feasible within Levitt LA’s available resources
  • Manage all aspects of artist contract execution; working closely with Director of Operations, marketing? and programming staff to obtain artist publicity photos, bio information, hospitality needs, W9s, CA Forms 588/590, and other required documents
  • Ensure timely payment of artists in coordination with Director of Operations
  • Coordinate with the Marketing Manager regarding artist press, film and photography requests
  • Communicate with artists prior to each concert, leading up to and day of, regarding Levitt LA’s expectations of artists and performers to ensure Levitt LA standards of providing high-quality, family-friendly entertainment for all ages will be met
  • Manage relationships with new and long term co-curator partners, ensuring coordinated efforts
  • Advance all artist technical requirements for the summer concert series, special celebrations and benefit events; determine and manage backline orders and equipment rentals; maintain an annual production book; manage, maintain, and communicate run of show to all staff
  • Create a feasible and ethical work schedule for all seasonal employees, ensuring programming staff and Levitt LA team members are in close communication
  • Maintain positive relationships with the public, artists, volunteers, sponsors, donors, partners, vendors, the media, contractors and staff; display a commitment to working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

IASTE Crew Management

  • Participate in the annual IATSE Union negotiations with Senior Staff and the Board of Directors
  • Secure and manage IATSE production crew for the summer concert series, special celebrations and benefit events; coordinate with production crew for schedule and venue needs
  • Adhere to and monitor a strict IATSE union work schedule, ensuring all overtime and holiday schedules are tracked and approved in advance

Venue & Equipment Management

  • Coordinate with City of Los Angeles Recreation & Parks staff for venue needs and scheduling including maintenance job orders
  • Help create and submit the annual City of LA Recreation & Parks Right of Entry permit and safety plan with staff
  • Ensure general Levitt LA safety protocols are always adhered to
  • Manage, repair and monitor sound, lighting, camera and video equipment inventory, including keeping inventory records; make recommendations regarding sound & lighting equipment purchases to the Director of Operations
  • Manage pre-season equipment installation at the venue; manage post-season equipment breakdown and load out
  • Maintain safe, clean and organized storage for the equipment during the off season
  • Coordinate film shoot requests and special event needs in and near MacArthur Park, as applicable to Levitt LA’s programming schedule, with third parties such as The MacArthur, Film L.A., etc.

Levitt LA Sustainability Responsibilities
All members of the small yet mighty Levitt LA staff are involved with the long-term sustainability work that comes with running a free concert venue, ensuring that multiple revenue streams work in unison for a successful, healthy, and ethical nonprofit. The Production Manager is partially responsible for creatively generating revenue from equipment rentals and event production during the off-season. Responsibilities include:

  • Source and execute rental and event contracts totaling $30,000 - $100,000 per year to advance Levitt LA’s mission of free arts access and building community through music
  • Pursue and manage sound, lighting, video, and live stream equipment rentals to outside entities, per established organization policies and procedures
  • Source, manage, and contract vendors, staffing, and rentals for events
  • Work closely with Executive Director to budget and negotiate with partners

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ Years’ experience in producing and/or production management roles in live music industry
  • Competent with Microsoft Office, Mac IOS, and digital platforms
  • Excellent organizational skills in scheduling, budgeting, record keeping, etc.
  • Demonstrated success of managing technical crews including sound, lighting, video and live-streaming engineers
  • Excellent time management skills to plan and execute several projects simultaneously with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Thrives in a high-performing, small nonprofit organization, with an understanding of its opportunities and limitations
  • Personable, energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable about music, culture, and Los Angeles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and work effectively with staff, Board members, community partners, audience members, and all Levitt LA stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate cultural complexities and a willingness to incorporate a variety of perspectives from Levitt LA’s diverse stakeholders, artists, and partners
  • Eagerness to partake in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion practices, training and implementation
  • Established relationships with vendors, concert producers, and cultural organizations to increase rental equipment revenue
  • Able to lift 30 lbs or more
  • Able to be active (standing and walking) for 12-hour workdays in hot weather during concerts
  • Must have reliable automobile for work related local travel
  • The health and safety of Levitt LA staff is paramount and COVID-19 safety measures are in place and must be adhered to. All staff are required to be vaccinated and boosted.

Compensation

This is an exempt position. Levitt LA works within a fixed tier salary system based on level of responsibility within the organization. The first year Manager level salary is $75,000, with an increase to $78,000 thereafter for all Manager level employees. Salaries increase equally for each staff member each year for inflation and are evaluated annually during the full organization transparent budgeting process. Medical insurance, 401K and employer match, and a robust vacation and PTO package included. Mileage and cell phone reimbursement offered.

Location

Levitt LA is located in MacArthur Park with offices in the neighborhood. Staff are offered a work-from-home option with occasional team meetings and collaborative planning in the office. All staff are expected to be on site for all live in-person concerts, pop-up concerts, community engagement efforts and fundraising events.

Hiring Timeline

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled with an anticipated start date by the end of the year- November/December 2022.

To Apply

Please email a PDF cover letter and resume to search@levittlosangeles.org. A PDF portfolio or link to work samples may also be included. Please include in the subject line “YOUR NAME – Production Manager”.

 


Development Associate 

Full-Time, Exempt, Reports to Executive Director 

Position Summary 

The Levitt LA Development Associate (Associate), with guidance from the Executive Director and in collaboration with staff, aids in all aspects of development and fundraising strategies to advance the organization’s mission. The Associate plays a key role in strengthening Levitt LA’s presence within the surrounding communities, supporters, sponsors and audience by supporting the team with a broad spectrum of Levitt LA’s communications, fund solicitations, donor event management, and sponsorships. 

As a member of the Levitt LA team, the Associate provides on-site support throughout the summer concert season and is expected to attend every concert of the series, Friday through Sunday evenings, June through early September. In addition, the Associate engages with audiences and supporters in a variety of off-season community outreach events with the Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships throughout the city and donor cultivation events with the Executive Director. 

Working with Levitt LA means being part of a very collaborative and dedicated team who are passionate about music, art, culture, the MacArthur Park/Westlake community, and Los Angeles overall. We value a ‘can-do’ attitude, a positive spirit, emotional intelligence, a ‘start-up' culture work ethic, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion.  

 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Supports the Executive Director in all aspects of fundraising and advancement with the goal of achieving a sustainable revenue generating nonprofit business model 
  • Plays a key role in organizing Development strategy files, calendars, and communications  
  • Tracks the annual fundraising plan and budget 
  • Plays a lead role in managing and producing an annual donor benefit 
  • Solicits and manages relationships with sponsors, coordinating $100K+ of sponsorship income per season 
  • Acts as Sponsorship Liaison during the concert season, serving as hands on coordinator for sponsorship in-person deliverables 
  • Maintains tracking of Levitt LA’s donor communication efforts and the effectiveness of various solicitation strategies; provide regular reports to Executive Director 
  • Aids the grant writing staff in creating supporting documents and budgets 
  • Works with the Marketing Manager to create donor communications such as eblasts, social media posts, fundraising letters, event invitations, sponsorship decks, etc. 
  • Maintains the Levitt LA Donor Database and all aspects of donation tracking 
  • Provides support for the Levitt LA Board meetings, including preparing meeting handouts and resource materials 
  • Provides support to the Executive Director by creating and designing communication and appreciation for Levitt LA’s individual donors and Board members 
  • Acts as a Levitt LA brand ambassador and attends community outreach events and donor events 
  • As schedule permits all Levitt LA team members may participate in community meetings, conferences, events and activities year-round that elevate visibility for Levitt LA and help advance its mission, including fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and community engagement. 
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed. 

 

Skills & Experience 

  • Exceptional writing and proof-reading skills in English (Spanish also preferable) 
  • 2+ Years’ experience in Development or Communication strategy for the performing arts and/or music industry highly preferred, or similar field 
  • Donation solicitation strategy and content creation for the performing arts highly desired but not required 
  • Competent with donor management systems and CRM software highly desired 
  • Basic graphic design skills to create simple invitations and snail-mail campaigns  
  • Excellent time management skills to plan and execute several projects simultaneously with the ability to meet deadlines 
  • A high degree of discretion with sensitive financial records 
  • Personable, energetic, and passionate about the performing arts 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with donors, Board members, community partners, audience members, and all Levitt LA stakeholders 
  • Ability to navigate cultural complexities and a willingness to incorporate a variety of perspectives from Levitt LA’s diverse stakeholders, artists, and partners 
  • Eagerness to partake in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion practices, training and implementation 
  • Established relationships with key members of the philanthropic community and appropriate community organizations, preferred but not required 
  • Able to be active (walking and standing) for 8-hour workdays in hot weather during concert season 
  • Must have reliable automobile for work related local travel 
  • The health and safety of Levitt LA staff is paramount and COVID-19 safety measures are in place and must be adhered to. All staff are required to be triple vaccinated.

Compensation 

This is an exempt position. Levitt LA works within a fixed tier salary system based on level of responsibility within the organization. The Associate level salary is $60,000 the first year of employment and $65,000 afterwards. Salaries increase equally for each staff member each year for inflation and are evaluated annual during the full organization transparent budgeting process. Medical insurance, 401K with employer match, and a robust vacation and PTO package included. Mileage and cell phone reimbursement offered. 

 

Location 

Levitt Pavilion is in MacArthur Park with offices in the neighborhood. Staff works-from-home with occasional team meetings and collaborative planning in the office. All staff are expected to be on site for all live in-person concerts, pop-up concerts, community engagement and fundraising events. 

 

Hiring Timeline 

Applications may be submitted until position is filled. 

 

To Apply 

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples in English to search@levittlosangeles.org. Examples could include project description, press releases, grant applications, letters to stakeholders, invitations, social media posts soliciting funds, articles, etc. Please include in the subject line “YOUR NAME – Development Associate” 

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