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

    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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  • Executive Director - The Broad Stage/Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
    Executive Director - The Broad Stage/Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

    In September of 2008, The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center officially opened the doors to its $45 million state-of-the-art performing arts venue. The Broad Stage is located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, and comprised of the 535-seat Broad Stage main space and the adjacent 129-seat Edye Second Space (which serves as a black box classroom, rehearsal hall, and flexible performance space).  Through inviting, lively and inclusive programming, established and emerging artists engage audiences with contemporary performing arts across a range of disciplines. 

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  • Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Chicago, IL
    Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Chicago, IL

    SEARCH REOPENED

    The Harris Theater, advancing its vision into its second decade, is currently conducting a search for a new Vice President of Marketing and Communications.  This position provides a unique opportunity for an experienced arts marketing professional to help pioneer new marketing and communications strategies for one of Chicago’s fastest growing cultural resources, featuring the most diverse offerings of any venue and hosting local, national and internationally renowned artists and ensembles.

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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 Programs/Chief Curator - REMAI Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
    Director of Programs/Chief Curator - REMAI Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

    Opening to the public in 2016, Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan (Remai Modern) is a direction-setting modern art museum taking shape at River Landing in downtown Saskatoon, Canada.  Inspired by the local landscape and the rich history of architectural modernism, the renowned Canadian architectural firm KPMB has designed a 130,000 square foot museum that will be an architectural centerpiece for the city.

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

    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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  • Director and Chief Curator - Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
    Director and Chief Curator - Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

    Mead Art Museum holds the Amherst College art collection.  Established with funds bequeathed by William Rutherford Mead (class of 1867), a partner in the storied architecture firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the Mead occupies its original building, opened in 1949 and renovated in 1999-2001 and 2008-11. Mead Art Museum is an accredited member of the American Association of Museums.

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  • Executive Director - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT

    Applications are now closed for the position - January 30th, 2015.  
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    The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - known locally as "The Kate" - is the only cultural center in the U.S. to be named after the iconic actress.  Old Saybrook was Katharine Hepburn's home for most of her adult life and for the town's residents, she was simply known as Kate.  Her unpretentious life in this beautiful coastal community reflects its people ...down-to-earth, friendly and appreciative of the area's beauty.

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

    Applications are now closed for the position -March 2nd, 2015
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    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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  • Executive Director - Tectonic Theater Project, New York, NY
    Executive Director - Tectonic Theater Project, New York, NY

    Applications for this position are now closed - Dec. 10th, 2014 

    Tectonic Theater Project is among the most innovative organizations in the theater world, dedicated to developing provocative stories and to fundamentally changing how theatrical stories are told. To date, it has produced works that have been groundbreaking and inspirational, including The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, 33 Variations, and I Am My Own Wife. The artists of Tectonic strive to foster a dialogue with audiences about social, political and human issues. To that end, it presents readings and workshops in addition to fully-realized productions. Its name – Tectonic – refers to the art and science of structure and was chosen to emphasize the company's interest in construction…how things are made and how they might be made differently.

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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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  • Director - Vance Wall Art Education Center, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

    This search is now Re-Opened and applications are being accepted.

    A notable community institution with an international reputation, the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is still located in the same, though now thrice-expanded, building in which it opened in 1914. Situated amid a beautiful, tree-lined residential area of Montclair, New Jersey, just 12 miles west of New York City, the Museum is esteemed for its holdings of American and Native American art, its exhibitions, its family and public programs, and its art school. It welcomes more than 65,000 visitors annually. 

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