Arts Consulting Group (ACG) is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. Founded in 1997, ACG takes a contemporary approach to client challenges and opportunities focused on growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities. ACG senior team members have leadership experience in every type of artistic and cultural discipline, and they seamlessly adapt to clients’ rapidly changing strategies, business models, and operating environments. The firm continues its rapid growth and currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Portland, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, DC. ACG consultants are embedded in communities throughout North America to invigorate clients so that they can achieve the delicate balance between cultural impacts and business sustainability.
Recruiting top executive, artistic, and senior management professionals in the arts and culture sector is serious business. ACG ensures that inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and success (IDEAS) are central to its executive search process. The firm’s unique methodology highlights organizational successes and opportunities, minimizes hiring biases, and improves the overall selection process. ACG utilizes a collaborative executive search process, involving many stakeholders who are committed to the long-term success of both the client and the selected candidate.
ACG team members guide a smooth and successful process from start to finish, advising its clients and mentoring placed candidates to create mutually beneficial and long-lasting results. With a personalized and thorough approach to executive search, ACG listens to and engages with its clients to better understand the experience, education, and accomplishments needed to excel in a leadership role. The firm also embraces objective industrial psychology tools that identify candidate and team soft skills—competencies, communications, motivations, and acumen—which are the keys to lasting success.
The Vice President, Executive Search (VP-ES) will join ACG’s growing Leadership Transitions team, which includes both executive search and interim management. With a diverse client portfolio, the VP-ES will lead or be a member of various ACG project teams to assess client needs, write customized position announcements, implement effective recruitment strategies, and deliver successful client and candidate outcomes. The VP-ES will be a flexible, full-time employee who travels regularly to meet and exceed client and candidate expectations with high-quality, personalized service. The VP-ES will also play a key role in ACG’s international growth by cultivating new executive search and interim management opportunities, building effective relationships with prospective and placed candidates, serving on conference panels, and creating public visibility for the firm within the arts and culture sector and related creative industries.
Project Leadership and Support
Client Cultivation and Business Development
Team Participation and Firm Capacity Building
The VP-ES will be an entrepreneurial self-starter with a strong commitment to executive search and a deep connection to the arts and culture field. A detailed oriented, results driven, and effective ACG Vice President will simultaneously learn from the past, live in the present, and look to the future as a global thinker with pragmatic structures and methodologies that deliver superior results. The VP-ES will enjoy seeking out new project opportunities and will demonstrate initiative while prioritizing tasks to achieve desired client outcomes. Embedded in the hands-on implementation needed by ACG clients, the VP-ES must move from objective analysis to dialogue and decision making. An objective listener with superior verbal, written, and presentation skills, this individual will embody the highest ethical standards in the mentorship and support of ACG’s clients, candidates, project teams, and all those who advance the arts and culture industry.
A collaborator and flexible team player, the VP-ES will value knowledge and intellectual growth that empowers clients to embrace and expedite change. In achieving both client and firm goals, the VP-ES will also have a clear focus on the efficient usage of time and financial, technological, and human resources. In joining a learning and teaching organization, the VP-ES will prioritize building impactful intellectual and social capacity and will display the diplomacy and tact required to move people and projects forward. With a deep understanding of and motivation for effectively and efficiently achieving results, the VP-ES will have an unwavering commitment to growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities.
Other key competencies include:
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five to seven years of senior management experience with expertise in board relations, development, organizational and human behavior, recruitment, or related areas are preferred. Additional certifications, educational accomplishments, and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/French) are welcomed. Superior computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and a depth of internet research capabilities are essential.
Full-time employment with competitive base salary, employee benefits, and discretionary bonus plan opportunities are available. Dynamic relationships, fluid work environment, fascinating client experiences, excellent mentorship, regular travel, and a highly synergistic team are emblematic of ACG.
Please submit a confidential letter and resume with demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to:
Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, President
292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115
Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201
Arts Consulting Group, Inc. and Arts Consulting Group Canada, Ltd. welcome
all qualified applicants and highly value inclusion, diversity, equity, and access,
which are embedded in the uniqueness of the vibrant creative industries.
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