Concord, NH - The Kimball Jenkins, Inc. Board of Directors has announced that it has appointed Julianne Gadoury, an experienced arts administrator and Concord resident, to lead the nonprofit, effective March 17, 2020. As Executive Director of the School of Art, Gadoury will craft and implement a vision and strategy for Kimball Jenkins to be responsive to the needs of the community. The organization will continue its commitment to excellence in the arts and cultural programming, and historic preservation.
After a three-month search, Board Chair Colin Callahan shared, “Julianne has a passion for the Arts, with extensive experience guiding and mentoring many NH arts related nonprofits. She exudes an energy, enthusiasm and vision that will strengthen our important connections to the greater Concord community and beyond. Her dedication to the arts and her knowledge of the cultural heritage of Kimball Jenkins uniquely qualify her to lead our thriving School of Art on the grounds of its beautiful and historic Estate.”
One of Julianne’s top priorities will be to better communicate the mission of the organization to the public as its involvement in the community grows. “There are incredible things happening at Kimball Jenkins every day. Students of all ages are learning new skills in the arts, our galleries invite diverse sectors for conversations, and the historic estate brings alive the aesthetic and civic history of the Capital region. There is immense potential for Kimball Jenkins to be an active partner in city goals for economic development, historic planning, and creating fresh events that appeal to the growing population. I am fortunate to join passionate and committed staff, faculty, and volunteers who have built our strong foundation as a cultural center.”
Prior to joining Kimball Jenkins, Julianne served as a grants coordinator for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts specializing in arts education and cultural heritage. She worked alongside educational and arts institutions of every size to support their work in creative youth development. Gadoury has led numerous cross-sector professional development conferences. She holds an MBA from Western Governors University, MFA and CAGS in Cultural Studies from Stony Brook University on Long Island, and dual B.A. degrees in Studio Art and Art History from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Julianne was recognized as a member of the 2019 New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty, being deeply committed to equity in education. She will oversee the School of Art and its classes for all ages, a robust slate of youth summer camps, community curated galleries, weddings and special events, and ongoing partnerships involving the use of the historic Mansion and Carriage House. She will also assist in Kimball Jenkins’ ongoing capital campaign to restore the mansion roof with matching funds invested by LCHIP.