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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

  • Artistic Director - Syracuse Stage, University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY

    Syracuse Stage was formed in 1974 as the successor to the Syracuse Repertory Theater, founded by the Department of Drama (now in the College of Visual and Performing Arts) and Syracuse University in 1966. Over the decades, a symbiotic relationship between this professional LORT theater and the Department has evolved to create one of the most integrated of such relationships in the country.  Stage offers wonderful productions, sometimes in co-productions with other important theatres in the United States.  The Department focuses on training undergraduates in theater and is the largest department partnered with a professional theatre for that purpose in the United States.

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  • Deputy Director of Advancement - The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
    Deputy Director of Advancement - The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

    The Newark Museum complex, the largest in New Jersey, consists of 80 galleries of art and natural science, as well as the Dreyfuss Planetarium, the Old Stone Schoolhouse dating to 1784 and the Ballantine House, a restored 1885 mansion that has been designated a National Historic Landmark as well as gift shops, a cafe, auditorium and sculpture garden. The Museum has among the greatest collections of American art in the country (with strengths in African-American, folk and Outsider, Hudson River School and American modernism), decorative arts, contemporary art and the arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Its Tibetan collection is among the finest in the world while the Natural Science collection houses more than 150,000 specimens.

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  • President and CEO - Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
    President and CEO - Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

    Midland Center for the Arts (MCFTA) originated in 1971 when six local arts organizations joined forces to become the Midland Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Based on the vision of Michigan architect laureate Alden B. Dow, the organization addressed a growing community’s need for adequate performing, studio and museum space.

    The current mission of MCFTA is “to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse and expanding regional audience in the arts, sciences and humanities.” Its vision is “engaging people and changing lives by fusing entertainment, education and creativity.”

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  • Executive Director - South Bend Symphony Orchestra, South Bend, IN
    Executive Director - South Bend Symphony Orchestra, South Bend, IN

    The South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO) was founded in 1932 when a local string ensemble conceived the idea for the South Bend Civic Orchestra and appointed its instructor as the music conductor.  Today, the SBSO, led by Music Director Tsung Yeh, is the greater South Bend - Southern Michigan’s premiere professional orchestra presenting a minimum of 17 concerts each year to engage the community in the exploration of orchestral music in all of its forms.

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  • Executive Director - The Acting Company, New York, NY
    Executive Director - The Acting Company, New York, NY

    Since its creation in 1972, The Acting Company (TAC) has been America’s preeminent national touring company, presenting classical plays and contemporary works by today’s leading theater practitioners. Founded by Margot Harley and John Houseman, TAC grew out of their association with the Drama Division of the Juilliard School. For 43 years TAC has built a national audience for the theater, especially in under-served communities, while developing young, classically trained actors, and engaging students through hands-on in depth experiences in theater and literature.  The alumni roster of TAC contains some of this generation’s most important actors, including Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. 

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  • Director of Marketing and Communications - Center Stage, Baltimore, MD
    Director of Marketing and Communications - Center Stage, Baltimore, MD

    Applications for this position are now closed - Thursday June 18th, 2015 

    Center Stage (CS) is among the most respected theaters in America, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013.   Among its many accomplishments, and illustrating the varied nature of them, are having created a home deeply valued by artists; its sustained and successful efforts to diversify its work, staff, Board of Trustees, and audiences; and achieving a high level of sophistication in governance and strong financial management.  CS owns a fully integrated building in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood containing the production shops, offices, theaters, rehearsal studios, box office, classrooms and storage areas, along with apartment buildings a block away, which are used to house visiting artists. The theater has also been honored by its designation as the State Theater of Maryland.

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  • Executive Director - Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee, WI
    Executive Director - Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee, WI

    Applications for this position are now closed - Tuesday June 16th, 2015 

    Since its founding in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet has presented exceptional dance performances to its host community and the greater Milwaukee region. Its audience is now 40,000 strong, enjoying more than 30 annual performances. In its 45-year history, Milwaukee Ballet has had six Artistic Directors: Founder Roberta Boorse, Jean-Paul Comelin, Ted Kivit, Dane LaFontsee, Richard Weiss, Simon Dow, and Michael Pink. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, a major facet of the Ballet’s operations, opened in 1974 and has subsequently grown into one of the largest U.S. schools associated with a professional ballet company. The School’s Summer Intensive program attracts up to 200 students each year from across North America and from across the globe. Milwaukee Ballet’s Community Outreach department touches more than 30,000 people a year through more than 80 schools and 45 community organizations.

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  • Director - The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

    The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), is dedicated to promoting the work of contemporary artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collections, ICA Miami provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative and experimental art of our time.

    Established by the Board of Trustees and former staff from the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, ICA Miami is currently located in temporary space in the landmark Moore Building, which has been provided rent-free by Miami Design District Associates. The museum plans to release final designs for its new, permanent home, designed by Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, later this year. 

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  • Artistic Director - Theater J, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC
    Artistic Director - Theater J, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC

    In the heart of Washington DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood is the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (the Washington DCJCC), and in the heart of the Washington DCJCC is one of the District’s most vibrant theaters: Theater J. For more than two decades, Theater J has presented thoughtful, engaging, entertaining and provocative work written by well-known and emerging playwrights. The New York Times has called Theater J “The Premier Theater for Premieres” in a nod to Theater J’s commitment to presenting new work. As the recipient of more than 50 Helen Hayes nominations and awards, Theater J has become an important theatrical voice in the District of Columbia. Theater J is the largest component of Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, which also includes the Jewish Film Festival, the Literary and Music Department, and other programs.

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  • Director - Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Director - Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    The Ackland Art Museum, founded in 1958 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was established as a comprehensive museum open to art from all cultures and time periods. It holds an outstanding permanent collection of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art; one of the region’s most important public collections of works on paper (drawings, photographs, and notable prints); and significant collections of twentieth-century and contemporary art, European and American painting and sculpture, African art, and North Carolina pottery.

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  • Director of Visual Arts-Lead Curator - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
    Director of Visual Arts-Lead Curator - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  San Francisco, CA

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center in San Francisco, California.  Opening in 1993 the Center is located South of Market in Yerba Buena Gardens. YBCA features visual art, performance, and film/video that celebrate local, national, and international artists and the Bay Area's diverse communities. YBCA programs year-round in two landmark buildings—the Galleries and Forum by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and Theater by American architects James Stewart Polshek and Todd Schliemann. 

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  • Artistic Director - California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes), Berkeley, CA
    Artistic Director - California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes), Berkeley, CA

    Applications for this position are now closed  - April 21st, 2015

    California Shakespeare Theater is a mission-driven theater that believes deeply in the power of theater to change lives for the better.   Since its founding in 1974, it has maintained its commitment to Shakespeare and other classics.  Over time, it has developed as well a robust production history of newer work so that the plays are in conversation with one another and the audience.  Its mission says more:  “With Shakespeare’s depth of humanity as our touchstone, we build character and community through authentic, inclusive, and joyful theater experiences.”

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  • Chief Curator - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    Chief Curator - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

    Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) generates a creative exchange between an international community of artists and a diverse public of up to 220,000 annually (plus broadcast audiences). JMKAC makes real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities.

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  • Director of Development - Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT
    Director of Development - Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT

    Applications for this position are now closed - Thursday June 18th, 2015 

    Now in its 51st year, Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including more than 70 World and American premieres. In 2011, Darko Tresnjak became the fifth artistic director to lead Hartford Stage. Michael Stotts has served as Managing Director for the past nine years. Hartford Stage mounts seven productions each season in its 484 seat theatre, including an annual production of A Christmas Carol.

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  • Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
    Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

    The San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) is the primary art museum in the South Bay. Located on the central city park in downtown San Jose, in the hub of Silicon Valley, the Museum is housed in a landmark 1892 building (a gem of Richardsonian architecture and once the Civic Library) and a 1991 addition by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, connected by a towering, light-filled atrium. SJMA has a total of 17,000 square feet of gallery space, as well as the Museum Store and a café. It serves audiences from across the Peninsula as well as visitors from the greater Bay Area.

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  • Deputy Director for Collections - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

    The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is known nationally and internationally for the quality and scope of its collection, which comprises about 45,000 objects and covers 6,000 years of art history. Founded in 1913,the CMA is today one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of the top five in the country.

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