Current Executive Searches

Executive Director - Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland, OR

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) established in 1989 from the merger of Ballet Oregon and Pacific Ballet Theater. OBT has risen quickly to become one of the prominent regional ballet companies in the U.S. Under Founding Artistic Director James Canfield, a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, OBT developed a unique repertoire and distinctive style. With a firm foundation in classical technique, the company's dance repertory grew to comprise over 80 ballets including evening- length classics, 20th-Century masterpieces, and innovative contemporary works.

Artistic Director - Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Geffen Playhouse was founded in 1995 by Gil Cates, a man whose impact and influence reached across the worlds of film, television, theatre, and higher education. Those intersections remain very much alive today. This theatre has consistently brought together artists from the film, television, and theatre industries, and its most significant partner is UCLA, located across the street from the Geffen.   The company’s growth and impact makes it today one of the largest producing theatres in Los Angeles.

Artistic Director - Nevada Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas, NV

Now celebrating its 45th Season, Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) continues to bring the Las Vegas community closer to the art form of dance.   With professional company productions at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, where it is the Resident Ballet Company, an affiliated Ballet and Dance Academy, as well as its numerous Education and Outreach initiatives, NBT is at the heart of Las Vegas’ cultural landscape.

Director - Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

The Chazen Museum of Art opened in 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center (named for the president of the university from 1958 to 1962) to further the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s mission of education, research, and public service. In 1978 it became the Elvehjem Museum of Art, and in 2005, in honor of a lead gift for expansion from alumni Simona and Jerome Chazen, was renamed the Chazen Museum of Art. The expansion opened in October 2011, doubling the size of the museum. The new building is joined to the Conrad A. Elvehjem building by a dramatic and functional bridge gallery. 

Managing Director - Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA

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 some of the great writers of our times. Works by well-known actors and directors have graced its stage and further differentiated PTC in Philadelphia as a leader.

Director of Education and Engagement - Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA

Applications for this position are now closed.  

Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s most revered and respected regional theatre companies. Performing in three distinct performance spaces (The Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre, both on the campus of The Music Center in Downtown, Los Angeles and Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre), Center Theatre Group  annually presents between 15-20 productions for nearly half a million patrons.  Center Theatre Group’s programming portfolio is richly varied with dynamic new works, enticing takes on dramatic classics, and the grandeur of world-class large-scale musical theatre.  As a national cultural leader, Center Theatre Group has served as a developmental production stop for such Broadway hits as Angels in America, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Zoot Suit.

Executive Director - Music of the Baroque, Chicago, IL

Applications for this position are now closed. 

Currently presenting its 46th concert season and long recognized as one of Chicago’s leading classical groups, Music of the Baroque (MOB) is a modern instrument chamber orchestra and chorus specializing in Baroque and early Classical repertoire.  The ensemble draws particular acclaim for its performances of the major choral works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn.

Executive Director - ODC, San Francisco, CA

Applications for this position are now closed.  

Excellence, creativity, passion and inclusion are at the heart of ODC’s core values. ODC at 45 years is a multifaceted performing art organization encompassing a world-class dance company, a professional, pre-professional, and recreational dance training program (with 200 classes a week and 15,000 students annually), and an internationally regarded presenting venue.

President & CEO - Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY

The Staten Island Museum (SIM), New York City’s only general interest museum, engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, history, and fine art. The Museum is dedicated to making its special exhibitions and diverse collections broadly accessible by providing authentic experiences at the Museum, in the Staten Island community, and beyond.

Executive Director/President - Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA

Owned and operated by the Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS), a private non-profit organization, The Mercer Museum is located in the cultural district of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and, along with the nearby Fonthill Castle, presents the collections of American archeologist, collector, and tile-maker Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930).

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

Applications for this position are now closed.  

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.

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

Applications for this position are now closed.  

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.

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

Applications for this position are closed.

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.”

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

Applications for this position are now closed.

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.

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

This search is on hold.   Resumes are welcome for future consideration.  

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.