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Arts and Cultural Clients

James has recruited CEOs, and C-level executives to performing arts centers, dance and symphony organizations, arts foundations, festivals and theaters throughout the US and abroad.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Pro bono, Artistic Director and Compensation Consulting

American Symphony Orchestra League
Succession Survey

Apollo Theater Foundation
VP, Development; Managing Director

ARTS Center Stage
President

Association of British Orchestras
Succession Survey

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company
Executive Director

BrooklynAcademy of Music (BAM)

Executive Producer

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
President 

Senior Vice President, Programming and Marketing

Chicago Humanities Festival
Artistic Director

City Center of Music & Drama (NY State Theater)
CFO

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
COO; President and CEO

Free Arts NYC
Director of Development

Georgia State University (Columbus Performing Arts Center)
Executive Director

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Vice President, Marketing

International Festival of Arts and Ideas
President

Newark Museum
President and Director

Kentucky Center for the Arts
President

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
President

Museum of Chinese in America
Executive Director

National Black Arts Festival
President

National Italian-American Foundation
President

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

President and CEO
Mgr, Campaign and Major Gifts; VPs, Development (and SVP), Education, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Programming

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, President and CEO

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.
Managing Director

New World Symphony
President

New York City Ballet
VP, Development

Newark Symphony Hall
Executive Director; Strategic Planning

Orpheum Theatre
President and CEO

Performing Arts Center Consortium
Facilitation

Pilchuck Glass School
Executive Director

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
General Manager

Roosevelt University (Auditorium Theater)
Executive Director

San Francisco Ballet
Consulting

Saul Steinberg Foundation
CEO

School of American Ballet
Consulting

St. Louis Symphony
President

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Associate VP, Development 

Vice President,  General Manager

Executive Vice President, External Relations

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

 

The Colonial Theater
Executive Director

The New 42nd Street
CFO

The New Jersey Historical Society
Director of Development; Executive Director

The Wallace Foundation
Four Program Officers, Arts and Education

University of Maryland at College Park (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
Executive Director

VH1 Save The Music Foundation
President

Watermill Center for the Arts

Executive Director

Contact James to discuss executive search services.