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Since 1983, Management Consultants for the Arts 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

  • (419) 298-7961
    Associate Producer - The Public Theater, New York City, NY

    The Public Theater is one of America’s great theaters, rich in its history of artistic and civic accomplishment. It is in the midst of a burst of growth and even more impact. Its powerful mission and values can be found on the last page of this document.

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  • Managing Director - Studio Theatre, Washington, DC
    Managing Director - Studio Theatre, Washington, DC

    As one of the premiere cultural organizations in Washington DC, and the anchor of the historic 14th Street Corridor, Studio Theatre is known for producing rigorous, challenging, and innovative work. As Studio approaches its 40th Anniversary, it remains committed to the contemporary plays and intimate physical spaces that have defined its work for four decades. Studio is committed to bolstering its role as an industry leader in the areas of innovation, engagement, education, and workforce training, as well as the development of significant new work. Studio believes that “theatre at its best involves a fearless interrogation of the human experience, and is a catalyst for compelling, complex stories that celebrate individuality, forge community, and reflect the richly textured world in which we live.”

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    Director - Nevada Museum of Art, Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

    For decades Las Vegans have envisioned a fine art museum that showcases the region’s unique culture, attracts artists, thinkers, and exhibitions from around the world, fosters creativity and education among diverse local and visiting audiences, and puts Las Vegas on par with fellow global cities. Now, finally, their vision is poised to become a reality with the founding of a new Museum in the heart of the City. 

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    Managing Director - Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

    After nearly 80 seasons of live theater, Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year. The scope of Paper Mill’s output includes 180+ mainstage performances, 70+ audience enrichment and access programs, 150+ education classes, outreach programs, and shows for young audiences. The last 10 years have seen a remarkable turnaround for Paper Mill. From a financial crisis in 2007 followed by the deep recession the following year, PMP now has established a business model that boasts of solid financial results and has laid a foundation for significant growth through an exciting new strategic plan. Receipt of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award speaks to the success of the artistic accomplishments of the last decade under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and former Managing Director Todd Schmidt.

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  • Merida
    Chief Executive Officer - Society for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX

    Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) was founded in 1966, in conjunction with the opening of Houston’s Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Since its inception, SPA has offered, season after season, programs rich in dance, music, and theater, presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Education and community outreach programs have always been cornerstones of the organization; audience engagement programs and culturally relevant performances date back to SPA’s earliest seasons.

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  • Director of Development - Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob, CT
    Director of Development - Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob, CT

    Founded 87 years ago as an organization devoted to collecting and interpreting the community’s history, Greenwich Historical Society has evolved into a vital and growing center with a nationally-significant historic site and a multi-faceted range of programs and activities.  Located on the historic Cos Cob Harbor, home of Connecticut's first art colony, the Historical Society has two main areas of focus: as a museum (galleries, Bush-Holley House, education center) with related exhibitions and education programs for children and adults, and as a center for Greenwich history (library and archives, preservation and publication programs). Its stated mission is: “We preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future.” 

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    Director - Queens Museum, Queens, New York

    The Queens Museum (QM) is a cutting-edge contemporary art museum, a welcoming community space, and an historic site all in one. It was established in 1972 by a group of Queens’ community leaders seeking to provide a vital cultural center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the borough’s unique, international population and for residents of, and visitors to, greater New York. Located next to the home of US tennis and housed in the historic NYC Building—the City’s official pavilion during the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, and the temporary former home of the UN General Assembly—QM’s galleries overlook the Unisphere, the monumental steel globe symbol of the 1964 World’s Fair and the unofficial emblem of Queens. 

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  • Director of External Affairs - People's Light, Malvern PA
    Director of External Affairs - People's Light, Malvern PA

    Founded in 1974, People’s Light serves as one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theatres.  The company is known for its resident company of artists, an eclectic mix of productions, and innovative work with young people.  Each season the company produces eight to nine productions for nearly 77,000 patrons, presenting stories drawn from ancient times through tomorrow that have direct relevance to the thoughts and concerns of the community it serves regionally and as an important voice in the national theatre community. People’s Light produces both classical and contemporary theatre and has long supported the commission of new work—in their history of over 400 productions, over a third have been world or regional premieres.

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    Director of Finance - People's Light, Malvern, PA

    Founded in 1974, People’s Light serves as one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theatres.  The company is known for its resident company of artists, an eclectic mix of productions, and innovative work with young people.  Each season the company produces eight to nine productions for nearly 77,000 patrons, presenting stories drawn from ancient times through tomorrow that have direct relevance to the thoughts and concerns of the community it serves regionally and as an important voice in the national theatre community. People’s Light produces both classical and contemporary theatre and has long supported the commission of new work—in their history of over 400 productions, over a third have been world or regional premieres.

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    Deputy Director for Learning & Engagement - New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

    The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) was founded in 1910 when Isaac Delgado offered a gift to the City of New Orleans to create a “temple of art for rich and poor alike.” The museum, a neoclassical building, designed by Samuel Marx, opened to the public in 1911 as the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art at the main entrance to City Park. Today over 100 years later, NOMA has become the premier art museum in the Gulf South. An expansion in the 1970s tripled the size of the museum and in the mid-1980s the museum expanded once again. In 1989, the Board of Trustees voted to change the museum’s name to the New Orleans Museum of Art and a state of-the-art-facility of over 130,000 square feet reopened to the public in 1993. 

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    Executive Director - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

    Founded in 1994, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents a variety of creative exhibitions, installations, and educational programs to promote its permanent collection of modern and contemporary works of art from around the world. The Museum’s mission is to offer innovative and enriching experiences through contemporary art in a free and welcoming environment. The Museum stimulates dialogue to foster understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art, and to present significant works of art as educational resources. In shaping its permanent collection, the Museum strives to reflect the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns within modern and contemporary art. In selecting its exhibitions, the Museum strives to represent a global perspective, cultural diversity and inclusiveness. In its educational programs (which include lectures, workshops with visiting artists, tours, family days, demonstrations, and performances in a variety of media), the Museum strives to provide opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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  • Director of Major Gifts - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
    Director of Major Gifts - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

    Established in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries.   At the same time, it is also an outdoor museum, an arboretum, and a repository of history. As the “permanent residence” of over 570,000 individuals, Green-Wood boasts magnificent grounds, grand architecture and world-class statuary that have made it a destination for national and international tourists, New Yorkers, and local Brooklynites.  

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  • Executive Director - Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island Historical Society, Staten Island, NY
    Executive Director - Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island Historical Society, Staten Island, NY

    Founded in 1856, the Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) oversees Historic Richmond Town (HRT), an authentic community and museum farm complex at the geographical center of Staten Island.  HRT was established in 1958 as a living museum and nonprofit organization by the City of New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Staten Island Historical Society.  The largest and oldest cultural institution on Staten Island, HRT offers unique opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience from the colonial period to the present.

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  • Executive Director - The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
    Executive Director - The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

    The Norton Museum of Art was founded by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton. An industrialist who headed the Acme Steel Company in Chicago, Mr. Norton retired in 1939 to make West Palm Beach their permanent home. Avid philanthropists and collectors, the Norton’s chose to share their collection with the public, commissioning Marion Sims Wyeth of the firm Wyeth, King & Johnson to design the Museum. The Art Deco building opened on February 8, 1941. Mr. and Mrs. Norton's gifts of art brought the first 317 works to the Museum.

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