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Since 1983, Management Consultants for the Arts 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

  • Director - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
    Director - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

    The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art opened to the public in June 2004. Founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family, the not-for-profit center is dedicated to the development and presentation of new art through exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich the understanding of contemporary art, its contexts and its relationships to societal issues. Its exhibits have been highly regarded with visitors coming regularly from around the globe.

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  • Executive Director - The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
    Executive Director - The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

    The Norton Museum of Art was founded by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton. An industrialist who headed the Acme Steel Company in Chicago, Mr. Norton retired in 1939 to make West Palm Beach their permanent home. Avid philanthropists and collectors, the Norton’s chose to share their collection with the public, commissioning Marion Sims Wyeth of the firm Wyeth, King & Johnson to design the Museum. The Art Deco building opened on February 8, 1941. Mr. and Mrs. Norton's gifts of art brought the first 317 works to the Museum.

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  • Artistic Director - The American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA
    Artistic Director - The American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA

    The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joy of Shakespeare and helps audiences, scholars, educators, and students recognize that Shakespeare’s work belongs to them.

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  • Managing Director - Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, PA
    Managing Director - Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, PA

    Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) was founded in 1983 by Susan D. Atkinson who approached the Grundy Foundation with a radical proposal to transform Bristol, PA by renovating a derelict movie house into a legitimate theatre.  Together, they re-developed an eyesore, transforming the building into one in which everyone from children to seniors can now enjoy high caliber professional theatre and educational activities.  What was once a blight on this community is now the cornerstone of the downtown business district and a proud community center piece.  The partnership continues to this day with The Grundy Foundation as landlord and one of the theater’s largest funders. 

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  • Executive Producer - Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
    Executive Producer - Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

    Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has established itself as a critical player in St. Louis’ vital cultural scene by creating highly regarded theatrical artistic offerings that connect deeply within St. Louis’ diverse population over its rich and storied history. The mission of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is to produce professional Shakespeare theatre, culminating in a free production in Forest Park, and to celebrate both Shakespeare’s language and the artists he has inspired.  Performances in Forest Park, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, are the flagship of the Festival’s rich programming.  With the company’s steady stream of new and dynamic programming, those important performances are increasingly only the tip of the iceberg of creative output generated by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.

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  • Director of Development - Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT
    Director of Development - Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT

    Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) was founded in 1961 and is one of the oldest and largest Shakespearean festivals in North America.  Located 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.   Although the reigns of leadership have passed to newly hired Executive Producer, Frank Mack, Mr. Adams remains involved with USF and continues to be an important fundraiser and advisor.

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  • Managing Director - McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ
    Managing Director - McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ

    Applications are now closed for this position. 

    McCarter Theatre Center (MTC, McCarter), located in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, holds a unique place in the performing arts world as both a major producing entity and an equally important presenting organization.  With annual attendance in excess of 200,000, MTC draws from a wide geographic swath including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.  Patrons enjoy more than 200 performances each year including theater, dance, music, film, and other special events.  With this singular identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing, and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey.

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  • Deputy Director of Development - Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL
    Deputy Director of Development - Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

    Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.  The museum serves one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, where a unique confluence of Caribbean, North and South American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape.  The city’s thriving community of artists, designers and collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public are driving Miami’s demand for a world-class museum and dynamic center of visual arts education.  PAMM transformed Museum Park into a central destination on Miami’s cultural map, promotes progressive arts education, builds community cohesiveness and contributes substantially to downtown revitalization.

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  • Executive Director - Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
    Executive Director - Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

    Laumeier Sculpture Park seeks a dynamic and experienced Executive Director to drive its mission of engaging diverse audiences in the critically important dialogue between art and nature.  The Executive Director will advance the Park’s position as a leading cultural institution within the St. Louis region and its reputation nationally among outdoor sculpture parks.   This will include vision building for the organization’s art collection, exhibitions, educational programs and collaborative partnerships.  The Executive Director will be the lead fundraiser responsible for cultivating donor relationships, securing financial grants and seeking other revenue streams to strengthen its financial position for future investments and long-term sustainability.

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  • Director of Education - Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
    Director of Education - Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

    The Vero Beach Museum of Art seeks a Director of Education to lead the organization’s multi-faceted public, community, and educational programs. As a member of the Museum’s senior management team, the new Director of Education must build on the current excellence of programming and provide the vision to implement a strategic review as well as plan for the next phase of growth, connecting the institution to its public, patrons, and professional colleagues.

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  • Vice President of Development - Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
    Vice President of Development - Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

    Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Its mission is to expand knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its collection, ground-breaking exhibitions, stimulating educational programs, and engaging cultural events.  Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled its size, added a 15,000-sq. ft. sculpture garden and expanded its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros, and Tunga.

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  • Artistic Director - American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San Francisco, CA
    Artistic Director - American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San Francisco, CA

    For the past 50 years, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has held a key position in this country’s nonprofit theatrical field.  One of the United States’ most important regional theaters, it also has the unique position of being the only free-standing theater with a fully-accredited MFA acting program, nurturing the next generation of actors, allowing them to work with some of today’s most accomplished artists, and engaging the community as “citizen artists” (“artists making theater to effect social change”).  A.C.T.’s performing spaces include the Geary Theater, the Rembe at the Strand Theater, and three smaller venues, the Garret (in the Geary), the Rueff (in the Strand), and the Costume Shop. Innovative programming, actor training, and community engagement define the organization’s mission and its activities.

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  • Artistic Director - Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
    Artistic Director - Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

    Applications for this position are closed.

    For almost forty years, Woolly Mammoth has brought provocative, risky—even transformative—work to the stage.  A diverse range of deeply talented actors and production personnel—and indeed the entire staff and Board--have invited in and challenged diverse audiences and stimulated community discussion of important issues in Washington DC and beyond.  The quality and impact of Woolly’s productions, and its “Connectivity” program to engage the community in the ideas stimulated on its stage, are well known throughout American professional theatre. 

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