Current Executive Searches

Executive Artistic Director - Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT

Weston Playhouse Theatre (Weston) is Vermont’s oldest continually producing professional theatre, its roots stretching back to an auspicious start in the midst of the Great Depression.  For over 80 years, Weston has satisfied the appetites of regional audiences by creating life-affirming dramatic and musical productions performed by established and emerging theatre artists.  Weston is governed by a strong and devoted Board of Directors connected to the greater Weston community and beyond and is supported by talented artists, artisans, and administrators who all make Weston, Vermont a magical place for inspiration and entertainment.  Today the company is highly regarded by audiences and artists for producing at a consistently high level and staking its claim as an important institutional force in the development of new theatrical work.

Artistic Director - City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

City Theatre is Pittsburgh’s largest performing arts organization located outside Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural Trust (home of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, CLO, Symphony, Opera, and Ballet), and has a national reputation as a company producing the next wave of American theater.

President & CEO - State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

State Theatre New Jersey (State Theatre NJ) is a vital leader in New Brunswick, NJ’s rich and thriving arts community.  State Theatre NJ presents a widely varied offering of touring Broadway productions, world-class musical and dance acts, live comedy, and educational performances.  With over 250 annual events on its calendar, State Theatre NJ exists to serve its surrounding community and the greater region by distinguishing itself as a performing arts facility offering a welcoming and warm patron experience.

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.

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.

Artistic Director - The American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA

The application period for this position is now closed.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The application period for this position is now closed.

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.

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

The application period for this position is now 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.