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Arts & Culture

Few search firms offer the breadth of experience that Isaacson, Miller brings to serving the nation’s leading arts and cultural organizations. We understand the dynamic challenges and opportunities specific to these types of organizations, including visual and performing arts; schools of art and design; museums; botanical gardens, aquariums, and zoos; associations advancing arts education; public radio; and funders supporting the arts. We are experienced in helping clients identify gifted leaders who can transition into a leadership role that will sustain and amplify an organization’s success.

Since our founding, arts and culture searches have been a vital part of our portfolio. We serve clients who embrace the promise that art and cultural organizations truly can enrich people’s lives. We strive to serve organizations that support cultural vitality in cities and towns across the country, and that foster creative, energized, and forward-thinking ideas that enhance the quality of life and benefit those who live, work, and play in those communities.


President and CEO, New Hampshire Public Radio

Jim Schachter has been named the next President and CEO of New Hampshire Public Radio.

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Executive Director and CEO, Peabody Essex Museum

Brian Kennedy has been named the next Executive Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Director, Newark Museum

Linda Harrison has been named the Director of the Newark Museum.

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President, Pratt Institute

Francis Bronet has been named the 12th President of the Pratt Institute.

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Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Orchestra

Michelle Miller Burns has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Orchestra.

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VP of Research and Collections, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Gabriela Chavarria has been named Vice President of Research and Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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President and CEO, The Philadelphia Orchestra Association

Matias Tarnopolsky has been named the President and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

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Executive Director, From the Top

Gretchen Nielsen has been named Executive Director of From the Top.

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President, The Juilliard School

Damian Woetzel has been named the next President of The Juilliard School.

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