Rachel Haider Named as Interim Executive Director, Effective January 1, 2021

The Northfield Arts Guild is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Haider as Interim Executive Director, effective January 1, 2021. She will be assuming the role held by Executive Director Tim Peterson when he steps down on December 31 to take on the position of Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

Haider recently served as the Guild’s Performing Arts Manager overseeing an ambitious slate of theater, concert and education programming. Since retiring from her full time position in July 2019, Haider has remained an active and valued Guild partner, continuing to serve as Director of Purple Door Youth Theater productions, partnering on our Read Together Create Together literacy program, and directing multiple productions including The Great Northfield Bank Robbery: A Love Story, SOLOS Monologue Festival and the upcoming 2021 production of The Lion in Winter.

I’m excited to work with Rachel again in this interim. She has such a list of accomplishments from her time as Performing Arts Manager and has maintained many community relationships through her ongoing Purple Door projects. Her rich history at the Guild will serve her well.” – Rolf Kragseth, Board President

I am grateful the Guild will have Rachel’s thoughtful and skilled leadership during the transition period. Her exceptional knowledge of the Guild’s programs, operations and history will be a tremendous asset to the organization.” – Tim Peterson, Executive Director

The Guild is such an important cultural and community organization, and I’m thankful to be part of a smooth transition to new leadership.” – Rachel Haider, Interim Executive Director

Haider will serve as Interim Executive Director until a permanent replacement is named. A search is currently underway. Visit the Guild’s website at https://northfieldartsguild.org/about/jobs/ for the full job listing.