Bill Appleton joined Management Consultants for the Arts as an Associate in 2015 and works with arts and cultural organizations on executive staff searches. He has more than 20 years of experience developing innovative approaches to connect scholarship with public accessibility. Before joining MCA, he was the Director of Public Programs and Education at the Rubin Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum and Morgan Library & Museum. He held earlier positions at the New York Philharmonic, Doubleday Publishing, Herbert Barrett Music Management, and Milton Academy.
An active educator, he has taught courses on art, history, film, and foreign languages at a variety of academic institutions including Prep for Prep, a leadership development and gifted education program for middle school students, Eugene Lang College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Mr. Appleton received BA and MA degrees in Classics, from Wesleyan and Brown Universities, respectively. In 2012, he was awarded a Kress Fellowship for Museum Education at the Clark Art Institute to explore the relationship of scholarship to the public understanding of art, and to develop new avenues and innovations in museum education.