29 June – 16 July 2017

Work with us

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is currently recruiting for the following roles for MIF17:

Associate Artist Opportunity

Artist Liaison Officer

Artist Liaison, Front of House & Technical Teams (open call-out)


Artist Liaison Officer

Our Artist Liaison team are now recruiting for an Artist Liaison Officer – The role involves managing the accreditation and welcome pack strategy during the Manchester International Festival in 2017.

Salary: £23,000 PA Pro Rata
Contract: Fixed term full time contract from 15
th May till 21st July 2017
Based: Central Manchester

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2017 9am

Interviews are expected to take place on 17 April 2017

For further information, please download the job description and person specification below. To apply, please download and complete the application form (including the equal opportunities monitoring form) and send it FAO David Fox to recruitment@mif.co.uk, with ALOFF17 in the subject field.

Job Description Application Form


Associate Artists: The Welcoming Party

Join the welcoming party! MIF, Theatre-Rites and Z-arts are looking for six freelance artists to work with us on an enrichment programme based around the world premiere at MIF17 of The Welcoming Party (4–16 July).

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Fri 31 March.
Interviews are expected to take place on Thur 20 April.

Applicants must be able to commit to the following essential dates:

  • Sat 6 May & Sun 7 May – Training weekend with Theatre-Rites at Z-arts
  • Between Mon 5 June & Wed 28 June – Delivery of three half-day workshops in schools across Greater Manchester (dates to be arranged by each artist and school)

To apply, please outline your experience and knowledge of working with 8- to 12-year-olds in delivering creative participation, and how you would explore the question ‘Why do you want to join The Welcoming Party?’ through participatory workshops in schools. You should also include details of which artistic medium – music, dance or performance – you would use to create the response.

Please submit this information, a current CV, a covering letter and contact details for two referees to paul@z-arts.org. Please note that MIF will not be accepting applications directly for this role – all applications must go to Z-arts. Please refer closely to the job description and person specification below.

Job description


Artist Liaison, Front of House & Technical Teams (open call-out)

In preparation for MIF17, we’re looking for expressions of interest in the following areas:

Artist Liaison
Individuals with experience of assisting productions, artists and creative teams across a variety of art forms including music, theatre, visual arts & events.

Front of House
Individuals with experience of working in public-facing roles who can liaise with audiences on-site during performances and work alongside other MIF team members.

Technical Team (production management/stage & event management/crew/wardrobe & wig staff)
You will be expected to develop & maintain very high production standards working with a wide range of MIF staff assisting with and/or managing events across various art forms, including music, theatre & visual arts.

To apply, please send a CV with a covering letter outlining your key skills and experience, including your availability during and preceding MIF17, to interest@mif.co.uk, stating your area of interest (as detailed above) in the subject heading. If you’re interested in more than one area, please include each category in the subject heading. Please also complete and return the equal opportunities monitoring form.

Festival teams will be assigned from the beginning of April. If you have not been contacted by phone or email by the beginning of May, please assume that the team structures have been completed.

Equal opportunities monitoring form