Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles,

Grant Writer

3 months ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

Hourly, Independent Contractor, Reports to Executive Director
10 – 15 hours per week, flexible schedule

The Grant Writer is a new position for Levitt LA and will be responsible to deliver high-quality funding proposals and reports to government agencies and private foundations. The grant writer supports the organization’s mission of building community through music, offering all Los Angelenos access to high quality music concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park every summer. The position calls for a highly-motivated and excellent writer, with a proven history of results in soliciting funds for programs, operating support, and capacity building in the performing arts sector.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conduct research to identify new major funding sources for Levitt LA, including foundations, government opportunities and large business donors
  • With Levitt LA staff, create compelling narratives to tell the story of Levitt LA
  • Prepare proposals and budgets for the purposes of grant submissions and timely submit tailored and compelling proposals, as well as letters of enquiry
  • Proofread, edit, and add to existing grant text
  • Assist in writing inspiring reports and maintaining relationships with existing funders
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other staff to further develop and implement Levitt LA’s grants strategy and enhance the existing infrastructure
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive Director including monitoring progress on applications, and grants awarded
  • Follow established agency policies and procedures
  • Comply with all grant deadlines


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or comparable experience
  • Three to seven years of experience
  • Demonstrated track record of raising funds via foundations, government opportunities and large business donors
  • Familiarity with fundraising via grants and business in the Los Angeles area and in the arts and culture
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to convey a unique voice and perspective
  • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure
  • Willingness to be a team-player with an attitude and aptitude for collaboration
  • Have a passion for the arts, community, and writing


This is an hourly independent contractor position. Rates are based on experience, between $20-$30 an hour.


Levitt Pavilion is located in MacArthur Park with offices in the Echo Park area. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Grant Writer will be required to work remotely with potential occasional meetings in the office.

Hiring Timeline

Applications may be submitted until position is filled. Anticipated start date of March 1, 2022.

About Levitt LA
The mission of Levitt LA is to make live music accessible to all, creating stronger and more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond. Every summer, FREE concerts are presented at the Levitt Pavilion, featuring acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning performers in a broad range of music genres. Each summer, over 60,000 people of all ages and backgrounds gather on the lawn in historic MacArthur Park to enjoy free live music under the stars. Programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, attracting people from all walks of life to come together for a shared evening of great music. As music fills the park, so do families, friends, and Angelenos from throughout the city. Since 2007, over 500,000 people have gathered in MacArthur Park to enjoy the free concerts, cultural celebrations and all-ages atmosphere offered at the Levitt Pavilion!

An Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of Levitt LA to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and five writing samples to search@levittlosangeles.org Please include in the subject line “YOUR NAME – Grant Writer”