We’re deliberately small – you’ll have a single contact for the search, providing you continuity and simplicity. In addition, this means we’re not doing a lot of simultaneous searches, which increases our focus on your search, and reduces conflict of interest.
We’ve spent years ourselves working in the performing arts field, so we’re well-versed in what a nonprofit arts organization needs, and we’re well-networked with current and rising talent across the country.
We’re also less expensive than the big search firms. Without the overhead of fancy conference rooms and admin assistants, your money goes toward the search itself. Most of our searches are well under $20,000. But for that money, you’ll get a top-quality search that draws from professional connections across the country.
Throughout the process, we’ll look out for the needs of staff, board and the organization as a whole. As for the candidates, we understand that each applicant is entering a short-term relationship with your organization, and we’ll ensure that those relationships reflect your values from start to finish.
To get a sense of how our process works, download our intro guide to executive search.
Artistic Director, Park Square Theatre (in progress)
Artistic Director, Jungle Theater
Executive/Artistic Director, SteppingStone Theatre
Managing Director, Playwrights’ Center
Managing Director, Jungle Theater
Managing Director, Frank Theatre
We are remarkably accessible to our clients, by whatever means of communication they prefer – email and text/phone are great, or we have fluency in Slack, Basecamp and the like. The work can be done remotely, with in-person meetings also an option.
“In 2014-15, the Jungle Theater embarked on a process to replace our founding artistic director, who served in that role for a quarter century. Robin professionally, effectively, and efficiently managed our artistic search process from the announcement, candidate vetting, coordinating Skype and in-person interviews, and providing guidance to the committee. She was a delight to work with and made the search for our new artistic director successful.”
Jeffrey Bores, Jungle Theater
I was a candidate on an Executive Director search that Robin was running. Robin was upbeat, helpful, friendly and extremely responsive and informative. Robin really helped the process go smoothly and did a wonderful job helping me navigate the process on behalf of the organization. Robin’s warm and congenial manner was especially helpful when the job offer came through and negotiations began. Robin would be an asset to any organization seeking assistance with the critical search process.