Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to Lead Search For Long Wharf Theatre’s Next Artistic Director

May 7, 2018

Broadway World: “All of us on the committee feel that ACG has the tools, mindset, and approach that gives us the best chance of finding an artistic director of great imagination, talent, and leadership,” Pappano said.

“The ACG team is thrilled and honored to be working with Long Wharf Theatre at this critical moment in the theatre industry,” said Bruce D. Thibodeau, president of ACG. “Embracing non-traditional, open, and multi-faceted approaches to executive search that are embedded in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access creates new opportunities for both the next generation of leaders and the communities their organizations serve.”

Beyond considering qualifications required of top leaders, ACG focuses its clients on objectively prioritizing the unique soft skills needed to be successful in a position. This approach is complemented by deeply understanding the cultural competencies of the existing team and how prospective candidates could bring unique perspectives to the organization. Thibodeau added that “Top executive search firms today recognize the importance of minimizing unconscious hiring bias, using gender neutral language, and balancing qualitative and quantitative data to identify, cultivate, and recruit those who have the capacity to be great leaders.”