New General Manager for Sherbrooke Village
SAINT MARY’S – Nine months after the departure of its general manager, Sherbrooke Village has appointed veteran Canadian museum director York Lethbridge to this position, effective immediately.
“York brings 15 years of leadership experience in rural and urban art galleries and museums, including financial planning, fundraising, audience development, and staff and volunteer management,” said Marg Harpell, president of the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission, in a press release. April 11.
Lethbridge told the Journal in an email: “I am delighted with this opportunity with Sherbrooke Village and look forward to starting in this role in the weeks to come.
According to his LinkedIn page, Lethbridge has been executive director of the Quinte Museum of Natural History in Trenton, Ont., since 2020. Previously, he was executive director of Mercer Union, a contemporary arts center in Toronto, where he grew up. the operating budget from 85% to over $600,000; tripled fundraising from the private sector in the first two years; and managed over $1.3 million in new money over nine years.
He holds degrees in Fine Art and Art History from Queen’s and York Universities.
According to Harpell, “the [Sherbrooke Restoration Commission’s] The Hiring Committee is working on logistical arrangements to help York’s move to the area and hopes it can begin work by the end of April…contribute to the development of the village of Sherbrooke as a heritage asset, destination tourist and community partner.