Current Executive Searches

Executive Director-Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island Historical Society, Staten Island, NY

Founded in 1856, the Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) oversees Historic Richmond Town (HRT), an authentic community and museum farm complex at the geographical center of Staten Island.  HRT was established in 1958 as a living museum and nonprofit organization by the City of New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Staten Island Historical Society.  The largest and oldest cultural institution on Staten Island, HRT offers unique opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience from the colonial period to the present.

Executive Director - Orlando Ballet, Orlando, FL

Orlando Ballet was founded in 1974 with twelve young dancers, four thousand dollars, and a dream to entertain, educate and enrich lives through the highest quality of dance. Since that time, the company has emerged as one of Central Florida’s most important arts and culture organizations, performing for audiences in excess of 100,000 annually.  Under the artistic leadership of Robert Hill and featuring a company of 21 dancers and apprentices as well as a second company of 14 dancers, Orlando Ballet now performs a full, five-program season of classical masterpieces, contemporary repertoire, and an annual engagement of The Nutcracker at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, a newly opened, state of the art facility in downtown Orlando.

President/CEO - Victoria Theatre Association, Dayton, OH

One of Ohio’s premier arts organizations, the Victoria Theatre Association presents more than 430 performances annually for audiences of all ages, operates and maintains three major arts facilities and the Arts Garage, and additionally serves its community with thriving events that include a restaurant and catering business in downtown Dayton. 

Artistic Director - Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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 $1.8 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 fully engaged with university theater programs. THEATREWORKS is one of only two Actors’ Equity Association theatres in Colorado Springs and one of seven in the state.

Executive Director - Court Theatre, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Court Theatre is the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, dedicated to artistic excellence, innovation, inquiry, and community engagement. Court Theatre endeavors to make a lasting contribution to classic theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts.  As the University’s Center for Classic Theatre, Court and its artists mount theatrical productions and audience enrichment programs that are richly informed by its relationship to the University.  Court Theatre revives lost masterpieces; illuminates familiar texts; explores the African American theatrical canon; and discovers fresh, modern classics. Its dedication to large-scale, interdisciplinary theatrical experiences that fully engage the intellectual resources of the University of Chicago makes Court a theatre of distinction.

Director of Major Gifts - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is where American musical theater is celebrated, cherished, and pushed in exciting new directions.  A beloved New Jersey arts institution since 1938 and a nationally renowned not-for-profit regional theater, Paper Mill has been consistently recognized for the artistry of its reimagined classic musicals as well as its commitment to supporting the development of new works and the careers of Broadway’s best talent and emerging artists both onstage and behind the scenes.

Artistic Director - Portland Center Stage at The Armory, Portland, OR

Portland Center Stage at The Armory (PCS) is the largest professional theater in Portland, Oregon, and among the top 20 regional theaters in the U.S., with an annual budget of over $10 million.  Established in 1988 as an offshoot of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PCS became an independent theater in 1994.  PCS is today one of the major cultural organizations in Portland and clearly embraces the responsibility to be of service to the city and its surrounding communities.

Managing Director - American Conservatory Theatre (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.

Executive Artistic Director - Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT

Applications for this position are now closed. 

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

Applications for this position are now closed.

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

Applications for this position are now closed.

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

Applications for this position are now closed. 

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

Applications are now closed for this position.

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.

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

This search is now on hold.

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

Applications are now closed. 

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.