The Northfield Arts Guild announced today that Executive Director, Tim Peterson, will resign his position effective as of December 31, 2020 as he has accepted the new position of Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockland, Maine).
Peterson joined the Guild as Executive Director in December 2017. During his three-year tenure he has overseen three consecutive years of budget surpluses, reviewed and consolidated arts programming, increased foundation and individual donor support, and expanded efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion, among other accomplishments.
“On behalf of the Guild’s board of directors, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Tim Peterson for his leadership over the past three years. His vision, fundraising skills and financial management have strengthened the Guild and enabled us to further our work in service of our mission. He has also been a dedicated advocate for increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization. While we have more to accomplish in terms of DEI, we are fully committed to carry forward this work.” – Rolf Kragseth, Board President
Tim Peterson made the following statement about his tenure:
“Over the past three years I have had the privilege to work with and learn from the most extraordinary people involved with the Guild, from board and staff to artists, volunteers, supporters and colleagues. I am incredibly proud of the work we have accomplished together on behalf of our community. In my experience, there is no other place where passion for the arts runs as deeply as it does in Northfield.”
Peterson and the board of directors are mindful that we are still in the midst of a pandemic with a smaller staff than usual. For this reason, Peterson is committed to stay through December to complete important year-end work and assist with the transition process.
The Guild’s board of directors will commence a search for a new Executive Director immediately.