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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

  • 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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  • Associate Director of Marketing & Audience Development - Portland Opera, Portland, OR
    Associate Director of Marketing & Audience Development - Portland Opera, Portland, OR

    Portland Opera inspires, challenges and uplifts audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera.  Founded in 1964, the Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality bringing the world of opera to the region.  Over the past 52 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.  Under General Director Christopher Mattaliano, the company continues to present audiences with innovative productions of classic repertoire and new works.

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  • Executive Director - Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
    Executive Director - Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, IL

    Nearly three decades ago, eight graduates of Northwestern University formed an artist-centered institution in the theater-rich city of Chicago. The ensemble named it Lookingglass Theatre Company (LTC) after Lewis Carroll’s famed story Alice’s journey of imagination, transformation, and beauty. This gutsy and forward-thinking group of artists – the Ensemble – has tenaciously shepherded the artistic work of Lookingglass for more than a generation. In 2011, Lookingglass Theatre Company received the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, a remarkable achievement in just over two decades of producing. Additionally, in 2016, LTC received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

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  • Senior Vice President for Advancement - Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
    Senior Vice President for Advancement - Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT

    Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport is the nation’s pre-eminent maritime museum, and its mission is to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.  Mystic Seaport is unwavering in its commitment to present America’s maritime history, culture, and artifacts, which underlie their unique national character and inform how the economic foundation of this great country was created.  Its vision is to seek to significantly influence how new generations engage with America’s past, present, and future.

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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 closed on Tuesday August 15th, 2017 

    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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  • Producing Artistic Director - Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, CO
    Producing Artistic Director - Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, CO

    Applications for this position closed on Friday August 11, 2017

    Led by founder Murray Ross, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) established THEATREWORKS as a community outreach program in 1975. THEATREWORKS presented its earliest productions in a converted classroom space, with two to three shows each year. Over the past forty-two years, THEATREWORKS has grown into the premiere professional theatre in the Pikes Peak Region, with a $1.7 million budget, a cumulative annual audience of more than 23,000, and a venerated suite of activities, including seven fully-produced mainstage shows, educational opportunities for youth, and outreach programs for local communities that are not as fully engaged with university theater programs. THEATREWORKS is one of only two Actors’ Equity Association theatres in Colorado Springs and one of only seven in the state.

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  • Artistic Director - Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
    Artistic Director - Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

    Applications for this position are now closed.

    Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) was founded by Margaret Rieck, Ben Shaktman, and Joan Apt with the goal of reinvigorating the increasingly deteriorating theater scene of 1970s Pittsburgh, following the closings of several prominent theatrical venues. A strong volunteer organization was developed, community outreach programs were created, and 7,100 subscriptions sold before PPT began performances in 1975. Following a highly successful and critically acclaimed inaugural season of three productions, the company expanded to four and later six shows each season.

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  • Director of Marketing & Public Relations - Houston Ballet, Houston, TX
    Director of Marketing & Public Relations - 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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  • Deputy Director - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
    Deputy Director - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

    The Norton Museum of Art was founded by Ralph Hubbard Norton and is 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 Nortons 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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  • Director - Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
    Director - Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

    Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, is a selective, private liberal arts College known for academic rigor, opportunities for faculty-student research and its commitment to helping each student reach his or her full potential. The College enrolls more than 2,400 undergraduate students from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland.

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