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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/CEO - Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
    Executive Director/CEO - Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

    The Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) was founded as a regional center for the appreciation and teaching of the arts and humanities.   The Museum opened its doors to the public on January 31, 1986 as the Center for the Arts, and over the past 30 years it has developed into the principal visual arts facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast, serving a three-county area and continuing to reach new local and visiting audiences from all parts of the state and beyond.

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  • Director - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    Director - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

    Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) makes real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities by generating a creative exchange between an international community of artists and a diverse public. The Arts Center serves as laboratory for the creation of new works; nurturer of interdisciplinary initiatives; originator of exhibitions and critical writings; steward of groundbreaking collections; presenter/producer of performing arts; educator; and community builder. In essence, the Arts Center is an explorer and catalyst that impacts artists and the public, envisioning a world in which communities collaborate and explore the arts to nourish and enrich the lives of all.

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  • Director of Marketing - Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, MO
    Director of Marketing - Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KC Rep), one of the most respected theatres in America, is known as “the heart of a great theatre town.” In residence at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, the theatre has a five-decades long tradition of producing works which are compelling, passionate and imaginative.  Their mission statement reflects their ongoing commitment to this tradition:

    Kansas City Repertory Theatre pursues theatrical excellence and advances the art form, creating and sharing stories at the center of the nation’s creative crossroads. KC Rep cultivates passionate audiences, artists, and advocates who are invested in our region’s future. We build community by connecting people through productions and programming that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire.

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  • Producing Artistic Director - Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, AR
    Producing Artistic Director - Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, AR

    Applications are now closed for this position.  Monday May 2nd, 2016

    For forty years, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep) has been an integral part of central Arkansas’ cultural vibrancy.  As the only LORT theatre within 300 miles, The Rep serves an artistically underserved region of the country.  Each season, The Rep presents six to seven MainStage productions in its 385-seat theatre, as well as educational programming, drawing an annual attendance of more than 70,000.  Its current annual budget is approximately $4 million.

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  • Director of Marketing, Sales & Communications - Portland Opera, Portland, OR
    Director of Marketing, Sales & Communications - Portland Opera, Portland, OR

    Founded in 1964, the Portland Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the region. Over the past 50 years, the company has presented more than 200 operas, including world premieres of Bernard Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights and Christopher Drobny’s Lucy’s Lapses. Under General Director Christopher Mattaliano, the company continues to inspire, challenge, and uplift audiences with innovative productions of classic repertoire and new works. In addition to its four or five opera annual season, the company is also renowned for its outreach and education initiatives as well as its Resident Artists Program supporting the next generation of singers.

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  • Executive Director - Symphony Space, New York, NY
    Executive Director - Symphony Space, New York, NY

    Applications for this position are now closed.  Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 

    On January 7, 1978, Isaiah Sheffer and Allan Miller opened the padlocked doors to the old Symphony movie theatre to the hundreds of people waiting in the cold to see Wall to Wall Bach, the first of many free twelve-hour music marathons that would become a signature event. Wall to Wall Bach was such a resounding success that Sheffer and Miller immediately decided to create a performing arts center; thus was born Symphony Space.

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  • Deputy Director of Development - Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL
    Deputy Director of Development - Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

    Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum serves one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, where a unique confluence of Caribbean, North and South American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape. The city’s thriving community of artists, designers and collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public are driving Miami’s demand for a world-class museum and dynamic center of visual arts education. PAMM transformed Museum Park into a central destination on Miami’s cultural map, promotes progressive arts education, builds community cohesiveness and contributes substantially to downtown revitalization.

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  • Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
    Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

    The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States and is one of the top six art museums in the country. Founded in 1883, the DIA’s collection consists of over 65,000 works and spans the globe from ancient to contemporary art. This encyclopedic collection includes ancient Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian material, as well as a wide range of Islamic, African, and Asian art of all media. The Museum’s American and European Art collections are equally impressive and include acclaimed masterpieces of painting, sculpture, furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century. Among the DIA’s most celebrated works are Frederic Church’s Cotopaxi, 1862; Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait, 1887; the Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals, 1932; and Tony Smith’s large-scale outdoor sculpture Gracehoper, commissioned for the museum and completed in 1971.

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  • Senior Director - Hirsch & Associates, San Francisco, CA
    Senior Director - Hirsch & Associates, San Francisco, CA

    Founded in 1999 by Susan Mayer Hirsch, Hirsch & Associates works with individuals, families, foundations, and corporations to maximize the impact of their philanthropy. Hirsch & Associates supports their clients at all stages of their philanthropy, whether they are just beginning to consider a strategy for their giving, in need of a management solution for their foundation, or ready to initiate a signature philanthropic initiative. They help their clients identify and carry out their goals, from conceptualization and start-up to ongoing management and succession planning.

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  • Executive Director - Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mamaroneck, NY
    Executive Director - Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mamaroneck, NY

    Search Reopened - March 9, 2016

    The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, New York and founded in 1972, is the oldest continuously operating performing arts theater in Westchester County.  Its mission is to present the best in live performances to Westchester and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Emelin, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region offering a broad mix of performances, including classical, rock, bluegrass, world music plus film, comedy, dance and live theater, appealing to all ages and tastes and attracting diverse audiences from throughout Westchester County. Due to its strategic location in southern Westchester, the Emelin also attracts audiences from New York City, New Jersey, and lower Connecticut.

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  • Senior Vice President of Programs - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Senior Vice President of Programs - The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Applications are now closed for this position.  Monday, March 14th, 2016 

    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: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale.

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  • Executive Director - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center/University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
    Executive Director - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center/University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

    Applications for this position are now closed - Friday, March 4th, 2016

    With the opening of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts (DPAC) in September 2004, the University of Notre Dame entered its “Decade of the Arts” – a celebration of the University’s arts legacy and its commitment to their limitless future. As it begins its second decade, DPAC continues to reinforce and grow the significance of the arts at Notre Dame. The Center functions as an important campus and community facility, providing space for larger University gatherings and for the cultivation of excellence in the performing arts.

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  • Curator - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    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. The Arts Center serves as laboratory for the creation of new works; nurturer of interdisciplinary initiatives; originator of exhibitions and critical writings; steward of groundbreaking collections; presenter/producer of performing arts; educator; and community builder. In essence, the Arts Center is an explorer and catalyst that impacts artists and the public. Its inspiring mission, extensive award-winning programming, local/regional/national audiences, and strong involvement of underserved constituencies make it unique.

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