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Since 1983, MCA 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 - Music of the Baroque, Chicago, IL
    Executive Director - Music of the Baroque, Chicago, IL

    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.

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  • Executive Director - ODC, San Francisco, CA
    Executive Director - ODC, San Francisco, CA

    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.

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

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  • Central Regional Director/Assistant Executive Director - Actors' Equity Association, Chicago, IL
    Central Regional Director/Assistant Executive Director - Actors' Equity Association, Chicago, IL

    Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the national labor union representing over 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers working in the professional theatre. The goal of AEA is to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Founded in 1913, AEA is a member of AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

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

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

    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.

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

    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.

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  • Associate Vice President, Education - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Associate Vice President, Education - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

    The Music Center (TMC) is one of the most impressive performing arts centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest. For the past five decades, the Center has provided Los Angeles County with the finest performing arts experiences, acting as both presenter and as host to four world-class organizations: LA Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and LA Master Chorale.

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

    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.”

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

    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.

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  • National Director of Communications - Actors' Equity Association - New York, NY
    National Director of Communications - Actors' Equity Association - New York, NY

    Search reopened - new applications for this position are now being accepted.

    Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the national labor union representing over 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers working in the professional theatre. The goal of AEA is to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Founded in 1913, AEA is a member of AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

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

    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.

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