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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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  • Director of Marketing and Communications - Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA
    Director of Marketing and Communications - Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA

    Seattle Repertory Theatre (SRT) has achieved international renown for its consistently high production and artistic standards, and was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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  • Artistic Director - Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK
    Artistic Director - Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK

    Founded in 1989, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (Oklahoma Contemporary) exists to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education, exhibitions and performance. Its goal is to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for and participation in the creative process. A non-collecting institution, Oklahoma Contemporary through its exhibitions and education programs in the visual and performing arts seeks to provide the widest possible access to living artists and to make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Oklahoma City and the region.

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  • Executive Director - Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI
    Executive Director - Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI

    Providence Children's Museum – the first and only children's museum in the state – opened in 1977 in Pawtucket, RI. In 1997, the Museum relocated to a former factory building in Providence's historic Jewelry District, where it remains today.  With its move to Providence, the Museum tripled its physical space and audience members; over two million people have visited the Museum since its relocation.  The Museum currently has a $2.2 million operating budget – 64% earned, 23% private support, 13% government support – and serves 170,000 children ages 1-11 and their caregivers a year.

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

    Search Re-Opened - July 11th, 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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