Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts announced Monday that Marty Camino, its acting executive director since April 1, has been appointed to the post permanently, effective Aug. 1.
“Marty has risen to the helm at the Center during a difficult time,” the center’s board chair Valerie Brown said, “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.”
A Wyoming native from Buffalo, Camino holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Wyoming and a master’s in arts administration from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to Jackson in 2013 to join the Grand Teton Music Festival, where he helped streamline event operations and expand education and outreach offerings, and joined the staff at the Center in 2018 as event services director. Over the past year he has served as COO for the organization, during which time he has helped 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,” Camino said in a statement. “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 also is a performing musician, playing upright bass for One Ton Pig and sitting in the section of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper, among other musical projects. He serves on the board of directors for the Wyoming Arts Alliance. 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.