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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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Current Executive Searches

  • 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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  • Director - Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
    Director - Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA

    The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is among the great leaders of dance in this country and beyond. It is a 225-acre National Historic Landmark with a ten acre core campus comprised of performance venues, administrative buildings, school, residences, an archive / library and other support structures. And it happens to be in its strongest position, both artistically and financially, in many years.  

    Its mission is “to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.” As noted on its website, the breadth of what it offers in fulfillment of this mission is extraordinary: presentations of over 160 performances presented each Festival season; creation through commissions, residencies and awards; education through its professional School, intern program, public school programs, and community classes; preservation through stewardship of its historic site  extensive dance archives,  exhibits and library; and engagement through free performances and talks, rehearsals, class observation, tours, and interaction with artists, scholars, writers, filmmakers, musicians and composers.

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  • Executive Director - Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
    Executive Director - Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

    The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. In these twenty years the museum has been recognized as a leader in transforming the city of Oceanside.  OMA is a regional and national art museum that was begun as a community effort and continues to this day to attract support from its community and beyond. Over the years, the Museum has presented a series of exciting and inventive exhibitions including Neil Shigley: Invisible People; California Dreaming; In the Abstract and Baby Tattoo: Carnival of Astounding Art.

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  • Director of Marketing and Communications - Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA
    Director of Marketing and Communications - Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA

    Seattle Repertory Theatre (SRT) has achieved international renown for its consistently high production and artistic standards, and was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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  • Artistic Director - Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK
    Artistic Director - Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK

    Founded in 1989, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (Oklahoma Contemporary) exists to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education, exhibitions and performance. Its goal is to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for and participation in the creative process. A non-collecting institution, Oklahoma Contemporary through its exhibitions and education programs in the visual and performing arts seeks to provide the widest possible access to living artists and to make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Oklahoma City and the region.

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  • Executive Director - Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI
    Executive Director - Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI

    Providence Children's Museum – the first and only children's museum in the state – opened in 1977 in Pawtucket, RI. In 1997, the Museum relocated to a former factory building in Providence's historic Jewelry District, where it remains today.  With its move to Providence, the Museum tripled its physical space and audience members; over two million people have visited the Museum since its relocation.  The Museum currently has a $2.2 million operating budget – 64% earned, 23% private support, 13% government support – and serves 170,000 children ages 1-11 and their caregivers a year.

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  • Artistic Director - Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY
    Artistic 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, sometimes in co-productions with other important theatres in the United States.  The Department focuses on training undergraduates in theater and is the largest department partnered with a professional theatre for that purpose in the United States.

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  • Deputy Director of Advancement - The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
    Deputy Director of Advancement - The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

    The Newark Museum complex, the largest in New Jersey, consists of 80 galleries of art and natural science, as well as the Dreyfuss Planetarium, the Old Stone Schoolhouse dating to 1784 and the Ballantine House, a restored 1885 mansion that has been designated a National Historic Landmark as well as gift shops, a cafe, auditorium and sculpture garden. The Museum has among the greatest collections of American art in the country (with strengths in African-American, folk and Outsider, Hudson River School and American modernism), decorative arts, contemporary art and the arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Its Tibetan collection is among the finest in the world while the Natural Science collection houses more than 150,000 specimens.

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  • President and CEO - Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
    President and CEO - Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

    Midland Center for the Arts (MCFTA) originated in 1971 when six local arts organizations joined forces to become the Midland Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Based on the vision of Michigan architect laureate Alden B. Dow, the organization addressed a growing community’s need for adequate performing, studio and museum space.

    The current mission of MCFTA is “to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse and expanding regional audience in the arts, sciences and humanities.” Its vision is “engaging people and changing lives by fusing entertainment, education and creativity.”

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  • Executive Director - The Acting Company, New York, NY
    Executive Director - The Acting Company, New York, NY

    Since its creation in 1972, The Acting Company (TAC) has been America’s preeminent national touring company, presenting classical plays and contemporary works by today’s leading theater practitioners. Founded by Margot Harley and John Houseman, TAC grew out of their association with the Drama Division of the Juilliard School. For 43 years TAC has built a national audience for the theater, especially in under-served communities, while developing young, classically trained actors, and engaging students through hands-on in depth experiences in theater and literature.  The alumni roster of TAC contains some of this generation’s most important actors, including Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. 

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  • Executive Director - Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee, WI
    Executive Director - Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee, WI

    Applications for this position are now closed - Tuesday June 16th, 2015 

    Since its founding in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet has presented exceptional dance performances to its host community and the greater Milwaukee region. Its audience is now 40,000 strong, enjoying more than 30 annual performances. In its 45-year history, Milwaukee Ballet has had six Artistic Directors: Founder Roberta Boorse, Jean-Paul Comelin, Ted Kivit, Dane LaFontsee, Richard Weiss, Simon Dow, and Michael Pink. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, a major facet of the Ballet’s operations, opened in 1974 and has subsequently grown into one of the largest U.S. schools associated with a professional ballet company. The School’s Summer Intensive program attracts up to 200 students each year from across North America and from across the globe. Milwaukee Ballet’s Community Outreach department touches more than 30,000 people a year through more than 80 schools and 45 community organizations.

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  • Director - The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

    The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), is dedicated to promoting the work of contemporary artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collections, ICA Miami provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative and experimental art of our time.

    Established by the Board of Trustees and former staff from the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, ICA Miami is currently located in temporary space in the landmark Moore Building, which has been provided rent-free by Miami Design District Associates. The museum plans to release final designs for its new, permanent home, designed by Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, later this year. 

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  • Artistic Director - Theater J, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC
    Artistic Director - Theater J, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC

    In the heart of Washington DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood is the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (the Washington DCJCC), and in the heart of the Washington DCJCC is one of the District’s most vibrant theaters: Theater J. For more than two decades, Theater J has presented thoughtful, engaging, entertaining and provocative work written by well-known and emerging playwrights. The New York Times has called Theater J “The Premier Theater for Premieres” in a nod to Theater J’s commitment to presenting new work. As the recipient of more than 50 Helen Hayes nominations and awards, Theater J has become an important theatrical voice in the District of Columbia. Theater J is the largest component of Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, which also includes the Jewish Film Festival, the Literary and Music Department, and other programs.

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