Winchester, VA (October 16, 2017) – The Board of Directors of the
Shenandoah Arts Council announces the hiring of Ann Campbell Jarboe for
the position of Arts Administrator, beginning mid-October. The newly
created role of Arts Administrator will replace the position of
Executive Director at ShenArts, a local non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting the arts and expanding arts awareness in the
Northern Shenandoah Valley region.
Board President Anita Shull said the decision to create a new
leadership position at ShenArts was driven by the organization’s desire
to remain dedicated to supporting artists in the community. “We want to
stay current and adapt to make sure we are centered on being a resource
for artists,” said Shull.
“Our goal was to find someone with a broad-ranging skill set and
training in arts administration,” Shull continued. “We are excited to
have Ann come on board with us, and we’re looking forward to great
A Winchester native and John Handley High School graduate, Jarboe
earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a master’s degree
in arts administration from Shenandoah University. She began her career
as a reporter at The Winchester Star before working at Shenandoah
University in public and media relations for a decade.
Jarboe has also worked for Winchester Public Schools as an English
teacher at Daniel Morgan Middle School, and most recently, in guest
services at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. She also currently
serves as a co-chairperson of the publicity and promotions committee for
the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®.
“I’m honored to be given this opportunity to showcase the talents of
area artists in the town I love,” Jarboe said. “ShenArts has a rich
history in our community, and I’m eager to build upon this reputation as
we continue to grow in the future.”
A transition period is being planned under the guidance of the board
of directors, which will ensure future ShenArts programs and upcoming
exhibits flow seamlessly.