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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 - Art Students League (ASL), New York, NY
    Executive Director - Art Students League (ASL), New York, NY

    The Art Students League of New York (ASL) is a legendary and beloved institution in the New York art world, with loyal members and supporters around the country and internationally. Located in a beautiful late 19th century, historical landmark building on 57th Street, opposite Carnegie Hall and around the corner from the Museum of Art and Design, Columbus Circle, and Central Park, the League has been instrumental in shaping America's legacy in the fine arts.

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  • Chief Financial Officer - Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX
    Chief Financial Officer - Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX

    Houston Grand Opera (HGO) was founded in 1955 through the joint efforts of Maestro Walter Herbert and cultural leaders Mrs. Louis G. Lobit, Edward Bing and Charles Cockrell. From its modest beginnings – HGO's inaugural season featured a mere two performances of two operas, Salome and Madame Butterfly – HGO has grown into a company of international stature. HGO's mission is to profoundly impact their community by creating operatic art that provides access to music’s boundless power and beauty. Its core values are excellence, relevance, and affordability. As one of the country's principal commissioners and producers of new works, HGO has introduced 48 world premieres and six American premieres since 1973. HGO has received a Tony Award, two Grammy Awards, and two Emmy Awards—the only opera company in the world to have won all three honors.

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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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  • Managing Director - Theatreworks USA, New York, NY
    Managing Director - Theatreworks USA, New York, NY

    Theatreworks USA was founded in 1961 by Jay Harnick and Charles Hull, who subsequently led the organization for 39 years until they simultaneously retired in 2000. At that juncture, the baton was passed to Barbara Pasternack and Ken Arthur, who became artistic director and managing director. Mr. Arthur is retiring from his post in June of this year; Ms. Pasternack remains in her role as artistic director.

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  • Executive Director - Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland, OR
    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.

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  • Artistic Director - Nevada Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
    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.

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  • Artistic Director - Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
    Artistic Director - Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

    Applications for this position will close on April 27th, 2017. 

    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.

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

    Applications for this position will close Saturday, April 29th, 2017

    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. 

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  • Managing Director - Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA
    Managing Director - Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA

    Applications for this position are now closed.

    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.

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

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  • Executive Director - Music of the Baroque, Chicago, IL
    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.

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

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

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