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The Northfield Arts Guild in Northfield, MN is seeking to hire a Director for the Tony Award-winning musical, The Secret Garden, which will be presented at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater in April 2019 as part of our 59th theater season.

This Tony Award-winning musical is the enchanting classic story originally written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, composed by Lucy Simon, and re-imagined in brilliant musical style by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Marsha Norman. 

This is a contract position with the staged production running weekends from April 12 through  April 28, 2019.  We have already contracted a skilled Musical Director with whom the Director will work. Auditions will be held 12 – 16 weeks prior to the start of rehearsals.  Rehearsals begin approximately 8 weeks prior to opening and usually take place on four weekday evenings per week. The full stipend of $900 is payable upon completion of the show.

The mission of the Northfield Arts Guild is to inspire our community by developing, supporting, and providing quality, inclusive artistic opportunities.  The Guild Theater is committed to presenting quality theater experiences for both our audiences and our community of performers, technicians and artists. The Director is expected to uphold this goal. 

The Secret Garden is part of our 2018-19 Journey Home season, during which all five productions will address central topics of home- both real or imagined.

To Apply

Applicants need to submit a resume detailing their directing experience, accompanied by a document (no more than two pages) explaining your interest in directing The Secret Garden, your specific qualifications to do so, and your initial thoughts about staging this musical at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater.  Keep in mind that the Guild Theater’s stage is relatively small with a moderate budget. The theater seats 118.

Applications for directing The Secret Garden must be submitted by Friday, July 27, 2018.  Applications may be sent to the Guild’s Performing Arts Manager, Rachel Haider, either by email to or mail to Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street South, Northfield, MN 55057.

Contact information

Northfield Arts Guild
Rachel Haider
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Friday, July 27
Posted July 2