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Executive Director

Kimball-Jenkins Estate

The property known as the Kimball Jenkins Estate, located at 266 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire, was a gift to the people of Concord from the last of the Kimball heirs, Carolyn Kimball Jenkins.  Carolyn was a longtime lover of both art and community and was herself a prominent figure in theatre.  Her appreciation for her hometown and the arts led her to dedicate her estate at her death to the "encouragement of art" for the benefit of the greater Concord community.


The gorgeous historic Victorian Mansion serves as the centerpiece of the estate, but the Yellow Building standing across from it predates the Mansion and is the oldest structure on the property.  Originally built as law offices, the Yellow Building is flanked by the Carriage House and together, the Mansion, Yellow Building, and Carriage House serve as the core of all activities.


Kimball Jenkins, Inc., the owner of the property, is an IRC §501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created under New Hampshire law.  Nine dedicated volunteers serve as its Board of Directors, and, together with its small but dedicated staff, oversee Kimball Jenkin’s buildings and grounds and the operation of the highly esteemed Kimball Jenkins School of Art.


Founded in 1998 to provide art instruction to adults and youth of all ages, the Kimball Jenkins School of Art operates year-round and offers art classes and activities to more than 1,300 students annually.  The School also sponsors a highly popular youth Art Camp each summer, offering six weeks of themed art fun for kids and teens in a beautiful historic setting.


Several buildings on the estate have been refitted to provide space for art studios and classrooms for drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, glass and sculpture. Additionally, the Mansion and the Carriage House provide the main galleries where visitors will find an on-going series of exhibits of works from regional and national artists. To help provide additional financial support, both galleries and the gardens are also available for rent for private events such as wedding receptions, corporate meetings and social gatherings.

Kimball Jenkins, Inc. seeks an experienced, hands-on Executive Director to lead our organization through an upcoming period of exciting revitalization and growth.  The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to meet our non-profit goals.  In this role, you will be the face of Kimball Jenkins, working closely with the Board of Directors, other staff, faculty, students and the public.  You will ensure that staff members are aligned with Kimball Jenkins’ mission and vision and that we are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives.


Executive Director Qualifications and Skills.


  1. Excels in meeting with existing and new members and funders.
  2. Bachelor of Arts or equivalent experience.
  3. Experience working effectively with people with diverse backgrounds.
  4. Possessing the skills needed to coordinate youth and adult groups and event planning.
  5. Communicating effectively with staff, teachers, clientèle, Board of Directors and the public.
  6. Projecting a positive image for Kimball-Jenkins, Inc. to the greater community.



  1. Prior non-profit management experience.
  2. Experience working in programs for the arts.
  3. Knowledge of the greater Concord area, including familiarity with and connections to the Concord community. 


The Ideal Candidate.

  1. Possesses a high level of computer and social media literacy and aptitude for learning.
  2. Is highly organized, punctual, self-driven and able to effectively multi-task between a variety of duties by setting clear priorities and managing time well.
  3. Has excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrates a high standard of professionalism and integrity.
  4. Has well-developed writing and correspondence skills, efficient typing ability.
  5. Is self-driven and able to work independently, take initiative, and make sound judgments, while also working under the direction and supervision of the Board of Directors.
  6. Is able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Executive Director Essential Functions.

  1. Program and Service Management – You will oversee the design, marketing, delivery and quality of the programs and services of the organization.
  2. Human Resource Management – You are responsible for obtaining necessary personnel to carry out the work and programs of Kimball Jenkins, Inc.  This includes advertising, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and if necessary, terminating personnel, consulting with and drawing upon advice from the Board as necessary.  You are responsible for establishing and maintaining a competent organizational structure with functions, responsibilities, authority and accountability clearly defined. 
  3. Financial Management – You are responsible for utilizing all resources of the non-profit corporation in implementing the basic policies adopted by the Board of Directors.  You will establish a yearly budget for Board approval and manage resources within the established budget guidelines.  You are responsible for the maintenance of ethical business procedures and are responsible, either directly or indirectly, for maintaining a corporate culture that promotes ethical professional and financial practices. 
  4. Fund raising – A critical component of the position requires the implementation of fund raising strategies and techniques, including identifying resource requirements, determining funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders and grantors and, importantly, meeting with them, maintaining fund raising records and documentation, and marshaling the time and talents of the board and staff that result in new funding resources that lead to greater growth and sustainability.
  5. Community and Public Relations – You will assure that the organization and its mission, programs and services are presented in a strong, positive and consistent way to the greater Concord and state-wide community.
  6. Board Administration and Support: You will be an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and participate with the Directors in the responsibility for establishing basic policies and procedures.  Although serving as an ex-officio board member, you are not a voting member.
  7. Other Duties:  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.

This is a full-time, salaried position.  Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

How to Apply:

Submit resume to Kimball Jenkins, Inc. c/o Susan Walker, One Capital Plaza, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1500 or email to

Equal Opportunity EmployerEmployment decisions at Kimball Jenkins, Inc.
are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  Kimball Jenkins, Inc. does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, a qualified individual with a disability, family care status, status as a protected veteran, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Date Added: January 7, 2020

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