The Music Centre

The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country. As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center has long been at the forefront of presenting innovative and critically acclaimed programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. With The Music Center On Location, the non-profit performing arts organization brings events and activities to locations outside of its Downtown Los Angeles campus. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming.

Aug 29, 2019
The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country. As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center has long been at the forefront of presenting innovative and critically acclaimed programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera, and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming,  Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center , The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. With  The Music Center On Location , the non-profit performing arts organization brings events and activities to locations outside of its Downtown Los Angeles campus. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming.  The Music Center’s Advancement Department has an immediate opening for an  Advancement Coordinator, Annual Giving.  The Advancement Coordinator, Annual Giving provides essential support for The Music Center’s annual giving programs including Friends of TMC Arts, Center Dance Arts, The Music Center’s Ambassadors, and The Music Center’s Spotlight.  This position report to the Senior Director, Annual & Leadership Giving and works closely with the Annual Giving Officer, Membership Officer, and Senior Coordinator, Events & Special Projects. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the work of the annual giving team to collectively raise more than $1.7M and hold more than annually, which will encompass a variety of tasks, including but not limited to the following:   PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary administrative support for the Senior Director with additional support for the Annual Giving Officer and Membership Officer, including answering phones, scheduling, tracking and coding expenses, database updates and record-keeping, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Provide support for Spotlight program activities, events, and administration. Help produce select membership appeals, telefunding materials, newsletters, electronic communications, acknowledgement letters and website content. Maintain and track the annual programs calendar of events and projects, proactively supporting the team’s success in meeting deadlines. Facilitate meeting logistics (for internal and external meetings) including but not limited to scheduling of appointments, agenda and material preparation, conference call set-up, audio/video set-up, catering arrangements, and meeting follow-up. Assist with planning and execution of donor events, including collecting and tracking RSVPs in Tessitura database, and guest reception at events. Work closely with Assistant Director, Database to ensure maintenance of donor/prospect records in our database. Assist Senior Director with tracking of Moves Management processes including visits, asks, acknowledgements, recognition, ongoing communications, and other donor engagement including completing data entry in the Tessitura database to preserve key information, notes and documents; keep electronic and hard-copy records current and accurate. Provide support for stewardship efforts, including producing timely acknowledgement letters as well as impact reports. Assist with the coordination of donor recognition, gifts, photos, special occasion cards, and other recognition. Work with outside vendors to facilitate production of printed materials, custom gifts, and other items as needed. Other duties as assigned.  QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: One to two years professional nonprofit experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to present information in a variety of formats. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with a high degree of professionalism. Discretion with confidential and sensitive information, including with handling of donor and prospect data. Highly organized with strong ability to effectively prioritize projects with conflicting deadlines. Intermediate experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required. Experience working with a relational database (Tessitura) and Adobe Creative Suite a plus. Must be highly dependable and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality. Work well under pressure and adapt to changing needs as identified by leadership. Exceptional customer service ethic, diplomacy, and tact. Experience working with events and strong customer service or donor relations skills. Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Experience working with an email marketing platform (Wordfly) a plus. SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience; this is a non-exempt full-time position.   How To Apply jobs@musiccenter.org http://musiccenter.org To be fully considered for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectation to: Jobs@musiccenter.org or fax (213) 972-8029.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  
The Music Centre Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Aug 29, 2019
The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country. As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center has long been at the forefront of presenting innovative and critically acclaimed programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera, and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming,  Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center , The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. With  The Music Center On Location , the non-profit performing arts organization brings events and activities to locations outside of its Downtown Los Angeles campus. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming.  The Music Center’s Advancement Department has an immediate opening for a  Membership Officer.  The Membership Officer is a highly proactive, collaborative, and organized professional who manages the communication, fundraising activities, and stewardship for membership and recognition programs at The Music Center, with a focus on Center Dance Arts (CDA), as well as support for The Music Center’s Ambassadors and The Music Center’s Spotlight. Reporting to the Senior Director, Annual & Leadership Giving, the Membership Officer will function as part of a team with the Annual Giving Officer, the Senior Coordinator, Events & Projects, and Advancement Coordinator. The Membership Officer implements a comprehensive solicitation and communications plan that includes support for volunteer peer-to-peer solicitations, direct mail, email, and event sponsorships, with an annual goal of $500,000. The Membership Officer manages a portfolio of 40-50 donors and prospects, and personally solicits gifts up to $10,000. The ideal candidate will have a background in nonprofit development, preferably in dance or the performing arts generally, in addition the Membership Officer has experience with managing donor volunteers, direct mail and email appeals, and special events, as well as the ability to think strategically and build strong professional relationships.    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Create, design and implement annual communications plan including appeals up to $10,000, brochures, acknowledgments, event invitations, event sponsorship recognition, e-blasts, website content and all print recognitionas it relates to CDA. Collaborative with the team to create and implement strategies to acquire new donors and develop a pipeline of increased giving for dance, education and community programming. Manage day-to-day donor stewardship including subscription renewals, concierge ticketing, distributing parking passes, and coordinating backstage tours. Oversee production and execution of salons in private homes, post-performance receptions, meetups, and other CDA-related fundraising events with support from the  Senior Coordinator, Events & Projects , and  Advancement Coordinator. Manage 6 CDA volunteer board meetings annually, including the production of meeting materials, rosters, bylaws, meeting minutes, and other documents as needed. Create financial and stewardship reports, in partnership with the  Senior Director, Annual & Leadership Giving , to further enhance donor cultivation and predict areas of increased giving. Manage the CDA events budget, in partnership with the  Senior Director, Annual & Leadership Giving  and  Senior Coordinator, Events & Projects , to monitor income and expenses on a monthly basis. Develop and maintain a personal prospect pool of donors to cultivate, solicit and steward. Oversee maintenance of relevant donor records in Tessitura database, ensuring accuracy of mailing lists and publication listings. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree with three or more years of experience in fundraising, preferably in cultural or related nonprofit organizations. Proven experience working in an annual giving or membership program with volunteer management and event experience Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required. Problem-solving, research and analytical skills. Solid relationship-building skills, able to interface with external and internal constituents with good judgment and discretion.   Proven track record in planning and achieving short- and long-term goals. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about engaging donors, and to develop plans of action and follow through.  Ability to project and assess participation rates and fundraising goals. Integrity and fiscal accountability. Ability to work collaboratively in an energetic and changing environment. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with donors, volunteers, and administrative personnel. Ability and willingness to personally solicit gifts. Willingness to work some nights and weekends. Experience working with fundraising data management systems. SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience; this is a non-exempt full-time position.   How To Apply jobs@musiccenter.org http://musiccenter.org To be fully considered for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectation to:  Jobs@musiccenter.org  or fax (213) 972-8029.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Music Centre Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Aug 29, 2019
The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country. As L.A.’s premier performing arts destination, The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. The non-profit performing arts organization has two divisions: The Music Center Arts (TMC Arts) and The Music Center Operations (TMC Ops). TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round programming inside The Music Center’s four theatres, on The Music Center Plaza, outside at Grand Park—a 12-acre adjacent green space—and in schools and other locations all over Los Angeles County. TMC Arts presents world-class dance with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as K–12 arts education programs. TMC Ops manages the theatres, the Plaza and Grand Park on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. The Music Center is also home to four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil. The Music Center’s Advancement Department has an immediate opening for a Grant Writer. The Music Center’ s Grant Writer shares responsibility with the Institutional Giving team to grow support for The Music Center through powerful messaging, research, stewardship and development of new institutional funders. The Grant Writer is an integral member of the Advancement team reporting to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving and will share responsibility for achieving the Advancement Department’s total annual revenue goal of $10,000,000, in addition to supporting The Music Center’s current and future capital campaigns. The Grant Writer must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate The Music Center’s vision and its impact in the community, especially in the areas of education and community engagement. While results-oriented, the Grant Writer must also be able to take initiative, follow through and be a problem-solver. Attention to detail, flexibility and organized time management are essential; a passion for the performing arts is desired. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Expertly Crafts The Music Center’s portfolio of written materials .  - Writes clear LOIs, grant proposals, grant reports, infusing all documents with the warmth and style befitting The Music Center.  - Writes the Advancement Department’s impact reports, newsletters and acknowledgement letter templates.  - Prepares all proposal documents for each funder, completing all funder requirements for each submission and ensures on time submissions of applications and reports.  Develops a thorough understanding of The Music Center’s mission, goals, areas of excellence, audiences, services and programs.  - Establishes credibility and collaborative relationships with senior leadership, board members, donors, volunteers, and colleagues from all departments.  - Transforms programming ideas from The Music Center Arts staff into grant proposals. - Monitors completion of deliverables and communicates often with internal constituencies.  - Researches new funding prospects and matches them with TMC’s funding opportunities to create a compelling case for support.  - Develops new funder relationships to contribute to department goals. Maintains and develops best practices and ensures a coordinated and collaborative approach  - Closely follows Institutional Giving’s comprehensive plan and master calendar.  - Consistently maintains qualitative data in Tessitura donor database as needed.  - Performs other duties as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Bachelor's degree is required. • Minimum three years of demonstrated, successful experience writing grants or compelling cases for support in a nonprofit organization; applicants with other professional writing experience, such as journalism, are welcome to apply • Three years or more of fundraising experience in the performing arts, higher education or similar field  • An effective communicator who is articulate and persuasive in writing as well as verbally adept at crafting proposals, donor correspondence and other materials • High capacity to work independently and manage time effectively in deadline driven environment • Excellent organizational skills thorough attention to detail; accurate maintenance of records  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude • Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents, including the ability to maintain confidentiality • Understanding and appreciation of performing arts and a professional presenting organization. • Familiarity with performing arts funders in Los Angeles and nationally • Flexibility to work within the needs of a fast-paced, performing arts environment, including evenings and some weekends SALARY:   This is a full-time exempt position; salary is commensurate with experience.   How To Apply jobs@musiccenter.org https://www.musiccenter.org/visit/Careers/ Please submit a cover letter, resume, a relevant writing sample (up to 2 pages) and salary expectations to  jobs@musiccenter.org  or fax to: 213-972-8029. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Music Centre Los Angeles, CA, USA Development