29 June – 16 July 2017

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

Creative Learning Director (Maternity Cover)
Associate Producer (Co-commissioning)
Finance Assistant
Office Intern
Artist Liaison, Front of House & Technical Teams (open call-out)

We are also looking for new trustees to join our board as we prepare to run Factory, an extraordinary new multi-arts venue in the heart of Manchester.


Creative Learning Director (Maternity Cover)

The Creative Learning Director is a Senior Post that sits on MIF’s Senior Management Team.  The post-holder will work with the Artistic Director to review the progress and strategic vision for the CLP (including setting key aims, objectives and outputs) after the Festival and will take day to day managerial responsibility for the effective delivery of the programme.

Salary: £40,000 Per Annum Pro Rata (dependent on experience)
Contract: Fixed term ( May 2017 for 10-12 months by negotiation)
Based: Central Manchester

The deadline for applications is 9pm on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 27th March 2017.

For further information, please download the job description and person specification below. If you could like 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 CLDIRECTMC17 in the subject field.

Job Description Application Form


Associate Producer (Co-commissioning)

We are looking for someone to assist our Executive Producing team to to create and develop partnerships with international presenting organisations, as well as supporting various associated presentations at co-commissioners’ venues or festivals.

Salary: £25,000 Per Annum Pro Rata
Contract: Fixed term ( March 2017 to July 2017)
Based: Central Manchester

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 5pm.

Interviews are expected to take place on w/c 20th March 2017

For further information, please download the job description and person specification below. If you could like 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 ASPCO17 in the subject field.

Job Description Application Form


Finance Assistant

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to assist the Head of Finance and the Finance Coordinator in the smooth running of the Festival’s finance operation.

Salary: £19,000 Per Annum Pro Rata
Contract: Fixed term ( May 2017 to 29 September 2017)
Based: Central Manchester

The deadline for applications is midnight on 08 March 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place on 23rd March 2017.

For further information, please download the job description and person specification below. If you could like 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 FINAS17 in the subject field.

Job description Application Form


Office Intern

This role is an ideal entry level position to a vibrant/busy arts organization. Your main duties will include supporting the Administration and Volunteering teams in the run up to MIF 2017 as well as the wider Festival team

Salary: Manchester Living Wage £15,015 per annum (pro rata)
Contract: This internship will run from April 2017 – July 2017
Based: Central Manchester

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 3rd march 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 13th March 2017.

For further information, please download the job description and person specification below. If you could like 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 OFFINT17 in the subject field.

Job descriptionApplication form


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

In preparation for MIF17, which runs from 29 June to 16 July 2017, we are 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 are 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


Board of Trustees

We are looking for new trustees to join our board as we prepare to run Factory, an extraordinary new multi-arts venue in the heart of Manchester. For more details, please download the board recruitment document below.

To apply, please send a CV and covering email outlining the experience you could bring to MIF and Factory to boardrecruitment@mif.co.uk. If you have any queries about the role, please contact tracy.longdin@mif.co.uk. Your email and CV must reach us by noon on Tuesday 28 February 2017. We look forward to hearing from you.

Board recruitment