JACKSON, Wyo. — Center for the Arts Board of Directors announced today that Marty Camino has been appointed Executive Director of the organization, effective August 1, 2020. Camino has been serving as Acting Director since April 1, 2020. He will be responsible for the overall success and creative growth of the nonprofit including the vibrancy of its programs and campus, quality of its Resident partnerships, financial health, and impact.
“Marty has risen to the helm at The Center during a difficult time, and we have been exceptionally impressed by the breadth of his leadership skills. We have every confidence that he will be able to navigate the challenging times ahead and forge a path for continued success of this critical community asset,” remarked Center Board Chair, Valerie Brown.
A Wyoming native from Buffalo, Camino brings to The Center a unique background combining arts administration and nonprofit management experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Camino came to Jackson in 2013 to join the Grand Teton Music Festival and helped the organization streamline event operations and expand their education and outreach offerings. Camino joined the staff at The Center in 2018 as Event Services Director and served as COO for the organization over the last year. During this time, his expertise helped the organization to make immediate improvements on the theater rental experience, the patron experience, and Resident relations.
“I am incredibly honored to move into the leadership position for this extraordinary organization,” said Camino. “Center for the Arts is a cherished community resource and, as an artist who grew up in Wyoming, I take great pride in having the opportunity to continue my service to this invaluable cultural institution. These are difficult times for arts organizations everywhere, but I am committed to working alongside the dedicated Board of Directors, talented staff, Resident partners, and community members as we steward The Center into brighter times ahead.”
Camino continues to enjoy an active performance career as one of the most sought-after bassists in the region. He is a section member of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, based in Casper, and is the bassist for the renowned progressive bluegrass band One Ton Pig, among other musical outlets. Camino is on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Arts Alliance, the state’s art advocacy and networking organization. His wife Hilary Camino is a nationally board-certified Music Therapist employed at St. John’s Health, and they have two energetic daughters, Nieve and Emmy.