Job Openings

Director and Music Director for Billy Elliot

The Guild Theater is seeking a Director and Music Director for Billy Elliot. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film, this Tony Award-winning Best Musical opens in July 2020. A joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of dreams come true, this astonishing musical has the heart, humor and passion to stay with you forever.

“Best musical of the decade!” –Time Magazine
“extraordinarily uplifting” -Time Out New York

A high quality community theater organization, the Guild Theater provides stipends for directors and music directors. We are located in Northfield, which is about 45 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The Northfield Arts Guild is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the directing, casting and production of our plays. We aim for our arts programming to reflect our community and the world at large, and therefore strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We strive for a creative and dynamic theater that celebrates individual differences and treats everyone with fairness and respect.

Applications for directing and music directing must be submitted by Sunday, December 1, 2019. Applications may be dropped off or sent to: Performing Arts Manager, Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street S, Northfield, MN 55057. You may also e-mail your application to Performing Arts Manager, Jared Zeigler at Questions may be directed there as well.

When applying, specify why you are interested in directing or music directing Billy Elliot, and what makes you particularly qualified to do so. Please include a resume of experience in support of your project and your initial thoughts about staging the play. Keep in mind that the Guild Theater’s stage is intimate and our budgets are moderate, opening the potential for fabulous creativity.

Class Instructors

Interested in teaching a class at the Northfield Arts Guild? If you are an experienced art educator and are interested in offering classes or workshops at the Guild, we’d love to hear from you. Our classes are grouped around fall semester, winter/spring semester and summer terms. Classes can range from one-day workshops to full term-long classes.

Class proposals accepted on a rolling basis. Our semesters are Fall (Sept. 1-Dec. 31), Winter/Spring (Jan. 1-May 31) and Summer (June 1-Aug. 31).

We’ve made it fast and simple for you:

  • Read the class Policies and Guidelines form.
  • Download a copy of the Class Proposal Form.
  • Please fill out the form completely, including your needed materials and/or price for supplies you provide.
  • Mail or email a copy of your proposal to us, or drop it by our office.
  • We would also like to get electronic pictures of your work for our catalog and flyers.
  • We’ll contact you to invite you to come in and meet us and learn more about our programs.

We’re looking forward to offering YOUR great class or workshop at the Guild!

Work Study / Internships

The Guild hosts two work study students a year in arts administration and gallery installation.  We work with St. Olaf and Carleton College work study programs. We also work with the Piper Center for select internships.