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City begins search for new music program manager

Friday, April 28, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

The search for the next Don Pitts is on. That was the common refrain in Austin music circles this week when word got out that the city of Austin has posted the job opening and description for the position akin to the one Pitts held until earlier this year when he resigned as manager of the city’s Music and Entertainment Division. His resignation came after he was put on administrative leave over a convoluted investigation into his failure to report and discipline an employee who was found to have received $2,500 in city funds for her own benefit. The listing for the new music program manager makes the position seem largely business and strategy focused. Its pay structure for candidates with mid-level qualifications puts it at almost $93,000 annually, which is just below the $95,180 Pitts was scheduled to earn prior to his resignation, which goes into effect today.

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