Manchester International Festival (MIF) is currently recruiting for a Producer to join our team.

MIF is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all individuals regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age


We are looking for a Producer to develop and deliver high quality new commissions/productions and events for the Manchester International Festival, ensuring that the commissions and events assigned to him/her are delivered to the highest quality and to realistic and agreed timeframes and budgets. The Producer may also be asked to develop projects for The Factory. The Producer may be assigned a number of projects, which he/she will develop within the festival framework with the Executive Producer and wider MIF team.

Salary: £32,000-36,500 Per Annum Pro Rata, based on experience
Contract: Permanent from January 2018
Based: Manchester. The role may involve travel around the UK or internationally depending on the project(s) you are working on.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 01 December 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 11 December, with possible secound round interviews on Thursday 14 December.

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, with PROD17 in the subject field.

MIF Producer Job Description & Person Spec

MIF Job Application – PROD17

While this role is offered as a full time post, we would consider flexible working arrangements for the right candidate

About MIF

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK. MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.

MIF has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists including Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Jeremy Deller, Wayne McGregor, Maxine Peake, Boris Charmatz, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Thomas Ostermeier, Damon Albarn, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramović.

MIF works closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of these projects possible and ensures that work made at MIF goes on to be seen around the world. The Festival also works widely within Manchester with a new initiative called My Festival – a community of creative people from all backgrounds, ages and corners of the city who are forging closer connections with MIF.

MIF’s Artistic Director and CEO is John McGrath, previously the Founding Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales. Earlier this year, MIF was confirmed as the operator of Factory, a new £110 million cultural centre in Manchester due to open in 2020.

The Factory will be a new kind of large-scale multi-arts venue in the heart of Manchester. Designed by world renowned architecture practice OMA and with an ambitious vision inspired by MIF, Factory will be capable of making and presenting the widest range of art forms under one roof spanning 13,500 square metres of floor space.

The Factory will commission, produce and present innovative contemporary work throughout the year, serving as a genuine cultural counterweight to London. The building’s component areas, a 5,000-capacity warehouse and a versatile theatre space with a capacity of between 1,500 to 2,000 can be arranged into a variety of different configurations, creating spaces suitable for a diverse array of performances, displays and making. The Factory will also offer significant opportunities for learning, training and participation, playing a leading role in developing future generations of technicians, producers and creatives.

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