Executive Search

The responsibilities of leadership in a 21st- century arts organizations are greater than ever. We're all aiming to be more inclusive of underrepresented perspectives and experiences, creating both opportunities and challenges.

Our comprehensive knowledge of today’s leading audience leadership practices gives us the chops. Our stalwart networks give us the reach. And our steadfast commitment to nurturing fresh voices gives us credibility. We go deeper and wider in our search, presenting organizations with the strongest possible hiring options while offering a la carte services for clients that require less than a full armada.

Our executive search is rooted in your goals for both mission fulfillment and organizational culture enhancement. In-depth conversations about the specific pain points and needs of your organization fuel our search, which is punctuated with constant feedback and updates to present teams with the best options available from vetted and committed candidates.

We’re further distinguished by the onboarding service built into each of our searches. We take time to help new hires develop professional goals for their first months on the job.

We’ve done executive searches for ArtsEmerson, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, George Street Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Round House Theatre, Shotgun Players, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and Writers Theatre, among others.

Image: San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Trio | Credit: Erik Tomasson

“Thank you for everything!! It has been a pleasure to work with you on this search. Your guidance and transparency has been most appreciated. I’m particularly grateful that you were able to keep us on track with our timeline.”

Corinne Deckard, General Manager
Asolo Repertory Theatre