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Job Title: Executive Director, Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Organization Overview

The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (LPP) is a non-profit organization founded

in 2003 to offer 50 free concerts each summer in historic Memorial Park in

the City of Pasadena. LPP is committed to serving the local community,

celebrating its diversity, inspiring its youth through music, and enriching

cultural lives of its residents through its annual summer concert series.

In 2003, the Memorial Park band shell was refurbished from grant monies and

donations provided to the City of Pasadena. It was transformed into the

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Thanks to the efforts of its

dedicated staff and artistic director, the Levitt has since become one of

the premier free summer concert series in the LA area and has developed an

acclaimed reputation for offering diverse entertainment. Featuring

Grammy-winners and world-renowned artists, the Levitt Pasadena summer

season attracts over 60,000 attendees each year. Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

has been voted Best Live Music Venue by Pasadena Weekly readers

consistently over the past several years. This year, Levitt was awarded the

2012 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Los Angeles Large Live Music

Venue by, beating out such well-known venues as the Hollywood

Bowl, Disney Concert Hall, the Ford Amphitheatre, and the Greek Theatre.

Visit to learn more about LPP and view videos highlighting the summer concerts at the Levitt

Pavilion in Pasadena. Although the concerts are free to the public, the Levitt has a $500,000

annual operating budget. Grants and foundations support a significant

portion of these annual expenses. Given the challenges presented in the

current economic climate, the Levitt must diversify and expand its funding

base in order to maintain the high quality of programming its audiences

have come to expect.

Our new executive director will be faced with replacing an executive

director who has been with the Levitt Pasadena since its inception. The

candidate must understand the Levitts mission and appeal, the diverse

makeup of our community, and the transformative power of the music at our

venue. The candidate would ideally be a music lover, in order to

passionately promote the organization and its impact in the community.

He/she should be a hands-on administrator who is comfortable managing

budgets and fundraising. This person must have the management experience to

oversee a small but dedicated staff, as well as the ability to interact

with our Board of Directors, comprised of local executives and community

leaders. The candidate must be a strong communicator, since he/she will be

responsible for marketing/public relations and community outreach, and

therefore must effectively share LPP’s mission with corporate leaders,

foundation officers, individual donors, and the general public. He/she must

have a proven track record of fund development and will be charged with the

task of expanding our corporate contributions while maintaining our other

sources of income (grants, events, and individual contributions).

Position Summary

The Executive Director oversees the operational, financial, and

administrative management of LPP. He/she reports directly to the Board of

Directors and is responsible for the implementation of the directives

established by the Board of Directors.

The primary day-to-day responsibilities include: funding

administration/compliance and comprehensive fundraising; marketing,

community outreach, and audience development; artistic management;

production oversight; monitoring performance and impact; maintaining

working relationships with City personnel and adhering to City

requirements; managing staff and office operations; and direct interaction

with the Board of Directors, donors, and community partners.


· Develop and manage annual budget of $500,000+

· Develop and execute annual fundraising plan, including securing corporate

sponsorships; identifying foundation and government funding sources;

cultivating individual donors; producing benefit events; and exploring

additional creative methods of generating regular revenue streams

· Supervise salaried and hourly employees, independent contractors, and


· Administer personnel policies, ensure legal hiring and termination

procedures, and oversee disciplinary actions and troubleshooting


· Work closely with Board committees to develop and implement specific

goals and objectives and evaluation procedures

· Manage all daily activities and programming

· Track all expenditures for review by the Board of Directors, CPAs, and


· Develop and manage all communications including marketing, public

relations, and social media

· Serve as public face of the organization, clearly articulating its

mission, programs, and impact to increase visibility of LPP and enhance the

organization’s reputation and standing

· Cultivate community relationships and develop strategic partnerships with

local organizations

· Coordinate with City departments, elected officials, and community

stakeholders regarding facility issues, production needs, and necessary

City resources

· Oversee volunteers during summer concert season and year-round

· Assist the board president in planning the agenda and materials for board


· Initiate and assist in developing policy recommendations and in setting


· Facilitate the orientation of new board members

· Staff the Executive Committee and all board committees


· Minimum 3-5 years management experience, preferably in the non-profit or

government sectors

· Minimum 5 years development experience with demonstrated success in

securing corporate sponsorships, grants oversight, special events, and

donor cultivation

· Exceptional budgeting and fiscal management skills

· Previous experience with marketing and/or public relations

· High level of leadership, strategic thinking, and presentation skills

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Superior skills in problem solving, setting priorities, delegating,

meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and multi-tasking

· Commitment to working in and serving Pasadena and surrounding communities

with sensitivity to, and ability to work with, diverse populations

· Energetic willingness to work hands-on in executing LPPâ??s strategies,

initiatives, and programs

· Ability to attend multiple weekday and weekend evening events during

concert season (summer months)

· Bachelor’s degree desired, advanced degree preferred; or an equivalent

combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position

· Interest and experience in the performing arts a plus

Do not contact staff directly. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and

salary requirements to

Application deadline is August 15, 2012. Compensation commensurate with

experience; base salary with performance-based bonus. EEO employer.

Organization website:

Amanda Navar


Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

30 N. Raymond Avenue, Suite 100

Pasadena,CA 91103

Phone: (626) 683-3230 x103

Fax: (626) 683-3225

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