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Since 1983, MCA has had a rich involvement with arts and cultural organizations of all types and sizes throughout the country including theatres, museums, music and dance companies, performing arts centers, science centers, historical societies, colleges and universities, service organizations, public agencies, arts councils, and foundations.

Our services include consultations in executive search for senior level leadership, planning, organizational analysis, board and staff retreats, seminar/workshop development and facilitation. We work with organizations in all stages of development - from new start-ups to established institutions - including those grappling with complex issues of founder succession and transition.

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  • Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
    Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

    The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States and is one of the top six art museums in the country. Founded in 1883, the DIA’s collection consists of over 65,000 works and spans the globe from ancient to contemporary art. This encyclopedic collection includes ancient Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian material, as well as a wide range of Islamic, African, and Asian art of all media. The Museum’s American and European Art collections are equally impressive and include acclaimed masterpieces of painting, sculpture, furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century. Among the DIA’s most celebrated works are Frederic Church’s Cotopaxi, 1862; Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait, 1887; the Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals, 1932; and Tony Smith’s large-scale outdoor sculpture Gracehoper, commissioned for the museum and completed in 1971.

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  • Senior Director - Hirsch & Associates, San Francisco, CA
    Senior Director - Hirsch & Associates, San Francisco, CA

    Founded in 1999 by Susan Mayer Hirsch, Hirsch & Associates works with individuals, families, foundations, and corporations to maximize the impact of their philanthropy. Hirsch & Associates supports their clients at all stages of their philanthropy, whether they are just beginning to consider a strategy for their giving, in need of a management solution for their foundation, or ready to initiate a signature philanthropic initiative. They help their clients identify and carry out their goals, from conceptualization and start-up to ongoing management and succession planning.

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  • Managing Director - Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    Managing Director - Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

    This iconic theatre is in its sixth decade of thought provoking, innovative new play development and world-class live theatre of tremendous breadth. Its mission is “to unlock human potential, build community, and enrich quality of life by engaging people in theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.”

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  • Managing Director - Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY
    Managing Director - Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY

    Syracuse Stage was formed in 1974 as the successor to the Syracuse Repertory Theater, founded by the Department of Drama (now in the College of Visual and Performing Arts) and Syracuse University in 1966. Over the decades, a symbiotic relationship between this professional LORT theater and the Department has evolved to create one of the most integrated of such relationships in the country.  Stage offers wonderful productions, including a few each year in co-productions with other important theaters in the United States. The Department focuses on training undergraduates in theater and is the largest department partnered with a professional theater for that purpose in the United States.

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  • Senior Vice President of Programs - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Senior Vice President of Programs - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

    The Music Center (TMC) is one of the most impressive performing arts centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest. For the past five decades, the Center has provided Los Angeles County with the finest performing arts experiences, acting as both presenter and as host to four world-class organizations: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale.

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  • Executive Director - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center/University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
    Executive Director - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center/University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

    With the opening of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts (DPAC) in September 2004, the University of Notre Dame entered its “Decade of the Arts” – a celebration of the University’s arts legacy and its commitment to their limitless future. As it begins its second decade, DPAC continues to reinforce and grow the significance of the arts at Notre Dame. The Center functions as an important campus and community facility, providing space for larger University gatherings and for the cultivation of excellence in the performing arts.

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  • Chief Operating Officer - The National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL
    Chief Operating Officer - The National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL

    Applications for this position are now closed- Thursday Feb. 4th, 2016 

    The National YoungArts Foundation, (YoungArts), based in Miami, Florida, was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison.  The organization’s goals are to identify and support the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, to assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development, and to raise appreciation for the arts in American society.

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  • Artistic Director - Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA
    Artistic Director - Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

    Shakespeare & Company (S&C) was founded in 1978 by Tina Packer and others. Over the past four decades, it has become one of the important and larger Shakespeare Festivals in the country. Throughout its history, S&C has produced, trained and advocated for Shakespeare’s plays, words and ideas alongside the stimulating interplay of production of other plays, including contemporary pieces. The productions – and the approach to performing them – are inextricably intertwined with significant education and training programs for theater professionals, teachers and students that together have served tens of thousands of people. All of this has been enriched by a highly collaborative culture, including the use of an ensemble company with a core group of 150 artists.

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  • Technical Director - Houston Ballet, Houston, TX
    Technical Director - Houston Ballet, Houston, TX

    When Houston Ballet Foundation was created in 1955, its founders had a vision of establishing a professional, resident ballet company and an academy to train those dancers in the city of Houston. Even with their lofty ambitions, it is unlikely the progenitors of Houston Ballet could have imagined the international powerhouse that this company has become. The Houston Ballet Academy was established the same year – 1955 – but it would not be until 1968 until a professional company was created, with their debut performance in 1969. Houston Ballet’s impressive growth has paralleled that of the city itself; it now occupies an important and unique place in the ballet world as one of the best – and the fifth largest – ballet companies in the United States.

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  • Executive Director - College Art Association, New York, NY

    The College Art Association (CAA), founded in 1911, supports all practitioners and interpreters of visual art and culture to cultivate the ongoing understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression. Representing its members’ professional needs, CAA is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of scholarship, creativity, connoisseurship, criticism, and teaching. Membership includes artists, designers, scholars, museum professionals, art librarians, undergraduate and graduate students, collectors, and others who have an interest in the visual arts. The Association’s growing international presence includes some sixty national and international societies as affiliate members of CAA.

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  • Director - Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Director - Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    The Ackland Art Museum, founded in 1958 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was established as a comprehensive museum open to art from all cultures and time periods. It holds an outstanding permanent collection of more than 17,000 works , featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art; one of the region’s most important public collections of works on paper (drawings, photographs, and notable prints); and significant collections of twentieth-century and contemporary art, European and American painting and sculpture, African art, and North Carolina pottery.

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  • Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs - Mystic Seaport:The Museum of America and The Sea, Mystic, CT
    Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs - Mystic Seaport:The Museum of America and The Sea, Mystic, CT

    Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.”

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  • Vice President of Arts and Cultural Programs - Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
    Vice President of Arts and Cultural Programs - Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

    As the nation's 5th largest public library system, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is committed to providing the borough's 2.5 million residents a vibrant learning environment with free access to quality programs, services and resources through a Central Library, 58 neighborhood libraries located within a half mile of every Brooklyn resident, an outstanding Business and Career Library and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons. BPL’s vision is to be a vital center of knowledge for all, accessible 24 hours a day, and a leader in traditional and innovative library services which reflect the diverse and dynamic spirit of the people of Brooklyn. Founded in 1892, BPL today has over 789,000 active cardholders and annual circulation of over 15.7 million materials, attendance of over 780,000 at educational and cultural programs, and over 8 million visits to its 60 locations (including over 1 million at Central Library). 

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  • Director - Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, Tulsa, OK
    Director - Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education, Tulsa, OK

    The mission of Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education is to offer dance training of uncompromising quality. The Center is committed to foster appreciation and support for the art of dance through education and outreach.

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  • Curator - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    Curator - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

    Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) generates a creative exchange between an international community of artists and a diverse public of up to 220,000 annually (plus broadcast audiences). JMKAC makes real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The Arts Center serves as laboratory for the creation of new works; nurturer of interdisciplinary initiatives; originator of exhibitions and critical writings; steward of groundbreaking collections; presenter/producer of performing arts; educator; and community builder. In essence, the Arts Center is an explorer and catalyst that impacts artists and the public. Its inspiring mission, extensive award-winning programming, local/regional/national audiences, and strong involvement of underserved constituencies make it unique.

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