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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

  • Vice President of Development - Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

    Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Its mission is to expand knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its collection, ground-breaking exhibitions, stimulating educational programs, and engaging cultural events.  Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled its size, added a 15,000-sq. ft. sculpture garden and expanded its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros, and Tunga.

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

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

    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. 

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  • Director of Marketing & Membership - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ
    Director of Marketing & Membership - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

    In 1934, Antoinette Scudder and Frank Carrington located and purchased a derelict paper mill on the Rahway River in rural New Jersey with the vision of creating a repertory theater: Paper Mill Playhouse. Scudder and Carrington went on to create the first New Jersey Theater Festival and established a theater school for children.  If the Playhouse’s founders saw it today, they would recognize the location but it’s doubtful that they could have envisioned the remarkable success that has been achieved, including an annual audience of 450,000, a thriving and growing subscription base, multiple productions moving to Broadway, and most recently, a Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016.

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  • Producing Artistic Director - Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, CO
    Producing Artistic Director - Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, CO

    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 $1.7 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 as fully engaged with university theater programs. THEATREWORKS is one of only two Actors’ Equity Association theatres in Colorado Springs and one of only seven in the state.

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  • Artistic Director - Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
    Artistic Director - Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) was founded by Margaret Rieck, Ben Shaktman, and Joan Apt with the goal of reinvigorating the increasingly deteriorating theater scene of 1970s Pittsburgh, following the closings of several prominent theatrical venues. A strong volunteer organization was developed, community outreach programs were created, and 7,100 subscriptions sold before PPT began performances in 1975. Following a highly successful and critically acclaimed inaugural season of three productions, the company expanded to four and later six shows each season.

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  • Director of Marketing & Public Relations - Houston Ballet, Houston, TX
    Director of Marketing & Public Relations - Houston Ballet, Houston, TX

    When Houston Ballet Foundation was created in 1955, its founders had a vision of establishing a professional, resident ballet company and an academy to train those dancers in the city of Houston. Even with their lofty ambitions, it is unlikely the progenitors of Houston Ballet could have imagined the international powerhouse that this company has become. The Houston Ballet Academy was established the same year – 1955 – but it would not be until 1968 until a professional company was created, with their debut performance in 1969. Houston Ballet’s impressive growth has paralleled that of the city itself; it now occupies an important and unique place in the ballet world as one of the best – and the fifth largest – ballet companies in the United States.

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  • Curator of Collections and Exhibitions - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
    Curator of Collections and Exhibitions - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

    Now in its 98th year, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the nation’s finest mid-size art museums. It remains the Miami Valley’s only fine art museum, serving on average of more than 130,000 visitors each year, including residents from the Greater Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan areas, as well as a five-state regional audience.  The museum is housed in one of Dayton’s best-known landmarks, an historic 1930 Italian Renaissance-inspired building overlooking downtown Dayton and the Great Miami River.  The 60,000 sq. ft. building was designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo to resemble the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Deputy Director - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
    Deputy Director - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

    The Norton Museum of Art was founded by Ralph Hubbard Norton and is 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 Nortons 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.

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

    Applications for this position are now closed. 

    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

    Applications are now closed for this position.  

    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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