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Executive Search for Arts and Cultural Institutions

Using the executive search process that we have developed specifically for the non-profit and social enterprise sectors, DRiWaterstone has guided a wide range of premier arts and cultural institutions—from the Chrysler Museum of Art to the Shakespeare Theatre Company, from the American Research Center in Egypt to Americans for the Arts—to identify transformative staff at all levels.

DRiWaterstone searches deliver high-quality candidates—people who are passionately driven by missions and who drive relentlessly toward results—within 60 days. But as experts in the sector, we believe that we have an obligation to deliver much more than that. Our founders created an executive search process designed to meet the short- and long-term needs of the sector. As one of the most effective search firms in the country, we pledge to recruit only those people who meet our own high standards and to redefine your search expectations in the process.

Our resources are uniquely suited to deliver on our promise.

Our Team

We are deliberately structured to ensure that one of our leaders plays a hands-on role in every search we conduct. With a sophisticated understanding of the unique challenges faced by arts and cultural institutions, our leaders understand how to recruit staff members who can articulate the enduring value and often startling impact of the arts and the humanities, enabling our clients to grow, thrive, and excel in a competitive marketplace. Our leaders are supported by a carefully structured team of specialists that works together on every assignment. Drawing on our experience in the non-profit and social enterprise sectors, our staff includes a dedicated Candidate Stewardship Associate who ensures that candidates have positive impressions of our clients—no matter the outcome of their own candidacies.

Our Network

DRiWaterstone has built one of the largest networks in the country of leaders qualified for non-profit and social enterprise organizations. Our network includes researchers, curators, and fundraisers who have dedicated their careers to fundraising for the arts. We use cutting-edge search technologies to put this network at our clients’ fingertips whether we are searching for someone who has experience working closely with curators or securing donated collections.

Our Integrity

After decades of work with some of the most recognize and effective organizations in the arts and cultural sector, we have the expertise and the courage to tell you what is right for your organization.

How to Get Started

You can learn more about what to expect from DRiWaterstone’s distinctive approach to executive search; call us at 703-294-6684 to discuss your needs; or request a call and we will reach out to you about your needs at a time that is convenient for you.