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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

  • Executive Producer - Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
    Executive Producer - Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

    Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) was founded in 1961 and is one of the oldest and largest Shakespearean festivals in North America. Embedded on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, USF enjoys significant support from the University and operates under SUU’s nonprofit umbrella. USF was founded by Fred C. Adams, an assistant professor of theatre at SUU. Although the reigns of leadership have passed to others, Mr. Adams remains involved with USF and continues to be an important fund-raiser and advisor.

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  • Director - World Voices Festival of International Literature, PEN America, New York, NY
    Director - World Voices Festival of International Literature, PEN America, New York, NY

    PEN America works at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. The organization’s mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. Founded in 1922 and headquartered in New York City, PEN America has a nationwide membership of more than 4,000 novelists, non-fiction writers, journalists, editors, poets, essayists, playwrights, publishers, translators, agents, and other literature professionals and enthusiasts.

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  • Managing Director - Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA
    Managing Director - Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC), founded in 1995, is a not-for-profit professional theatre company, located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and, to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people.

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  • Associate Vice President, Education - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Associate Vice President, Education - 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: LA Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and LA Master Chorale.

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  • Director - Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Director - Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    The College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a dynamic, visionary, and collaborative leader to assume the directorship of the Palmer Museum of Art. The Palmer is an academic art museum for the students, faculty, and staff who comprise the Penn State community, as well as a civic institution serving the Centre region and the people of the Commonwealth. With a collection of 8,300 objects representing a variety of cultures and spanning thirty-five centuries of global art, the Palmer is the largest art museum between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The museum’s collections, special exhibitions, and education programs support its mission to “serve as a cultural and scholarly resource for the University and audiences from Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world….  In accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards, the museum preserves and augments the collections it holds in trust for future generations.”

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

    Applications are now closed for this position.  Monday Nov. 21st 2016


    Shakespeare & Company was founded in 1978 by Tina Packer and others. Over the past four decades, it has become one of the most 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 of 150 artists. 

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  • Director of Finance and Administration - Portland Opera, Portland, OR
    Director of Finance and Administration - Portland Opera, Portland, OR

    Working from the beautiful building it owns overlooking the Willamette River, the Portland Opera is one of the five leading arts and culture organizations in Portland, “America's Favorite City.” Founded in 1964, the Portland Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the region.Over the past 50 years, the company has presented more than 200 operas, including world premieres of Bernard Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights and Christopher Drobny’s Lucy’s Lapses.

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  • Artistic Director - Philadelphia Theatre Company
    Artistic Director - Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Applications for this position are now closed - Monday October 24, 2016

    The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) has been a major part of its City’s cultural community as a theatre distinguished, in part, by its devotion to contemporary American playwrights.  Some 130 new plays and musicals have been produced since its founding in 1974.  Many have been world premieres by among the great writers of our times. Work by well-known actors and directors have graced its stage and further differentiated PTC in Philadelphia as a leader. By way of example only, this includes Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald, Christopher Durang, and Anna Deavere Smith. 

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  • Senior Director of Advancement and Communications - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
    Senior Director of Advancement and Communications - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    Applications are now closed for this position.  Thursday Dec. 1st, 2016

    The mission of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is: To inspire all current and future generations, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and modernism through innovative public engagement, education and research.

    The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum opened to the public in 1997 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It is the most visited art museum in New Mexico and the only museum dedicated to an American woman artist.  The Museum’s galleries and Research Center were designed and renovated by architect Richard Gluckman.  In 2001 the O’Keeffe Museum Research Center opened near the original galleries, housed in a historically significant Territorial-style building. The building includes six offices, a library, archives, and meeting rooms. The research center is the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American modernism.

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  • Director of Marketing and Sales - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ
    Director of Marketing and Sales - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

    Applications for this position are now closed.  Monday Dec. 5th, 2016

    In 1934, Antoinette Scudder and Frank Carrington located and purchased a derelict paper mill on the Rahway River in rural New Jersey with the vision of creating a repertory theater: Paper Mill Playhouse. Scudder and Carrington went on to create the first New Jersey Theater Festival and established a theater school for children. If the Playhouse’s founders saw it today, they would recognize the location but it’s doubtful that they could have envisioned the remarkable success that has been achieved, including an annual audience of 450,000, a thriving and growing subscription base, multiple productions moving to Broadway, and most recently, a Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016. 

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  • Associate Director of Audience Engagement - San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA
    Associate Director of Audience Engagement - San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA

    Applications are now closed for this position - Monday Nov. 28th, 2016

    San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has emerged as one of the world’s top ballet companies since it was founded as the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1933.  The Company separated from the Opera in 1942 and was renamed San Francisco Ballet.  Headed by brothers Willam, Lew and Harold Christensen from the late ’30s until the ’70s, it made its mark early on by staging the first full-length American productions of Swan Lake (1940) and Nutcracker (1944).

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  • Executive Director - Jewish Museum of Florida, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL
    Executive Director - Jewish Museum of Florida, Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL

    The Jewish Museum of Florida-Florida International University (JMOF-FIU) is a unique cultural and history center that furthers the FIU mission as a world-class, dynamic university, transforming the lives of students and strengthening the community through scholarship, research, public programming, and community engagement.

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  • National Director of Communications - Actors' Equity Association - New York, NY
    National Director of Communications - Actors' Equity Association - New York, NY

    Search reopened - new applications for this position are now being accepted.

    Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the national labor union representing over 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers working in the professional theatre. The goal of AEA is to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Founded in 1913, AEA is a member of AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

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  • Director of Curatorial Strategies - Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, California
    Director of Curatorial Strategies - Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, California

    Envisioned as a new museum and a new kind of institution, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is planned to locate in California.  Founded by filmmaker and technological pioneer George Lucas, the Museum will focus on the art of storytelling in a broad range and history of visual art forms. The facility is designed by award-winning architect Ma Yansong of Beijing-based MAD Architects, with a surrounding landscape designed by Chicago-based Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects.  All told the Museum will comprise approximately 300,000 square feet of purpose-built space, including nearly 100,000 square feet of gallery spaces, three state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, a fully outfitted education center, library, two restaurants and a rooftop observation deck.

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