Become an MIF Trustee

We are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees to join our board at an exciting time of growth as we prepare to launch The Factory. We are looking for members who will drive strategy, ask the right questions, and constructively support our CEO and executive team.

To support our development and growth to The Factory we are looking for Trustees that bring substantial experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • International arts leadership
  • Digital Content / Broadcasting
  • Large-scale Venue Management

In addition, we are always open to receive applications from:

  • Practicing artists
  • Those who represent and bring knowledge of a community currently underserved by the festival
New Order and students from RNCM on stage designed by Liam Gillick

New Order + Liam Gillick So it goes.. at Manchester International Festival 2017 credit Jon Super

We are committed to growing the diversity of our organisation including at Board Level. We believe that the more diverse we are, the more we reflect our communities, and the better we become at innovative and creative decision-making. Diversity means that we recruit without prejudice to any protected characteristic as well as recruiting for potential with openness to a range of backgrounds, life experiences and career paths.

These are voluntary positions which are non-remunerated except for travel expenses. We are committed to supporting our Board members with any reasonable out of pocket expenses. This might include any necessary travel, subsistence and accommodation for meetings or events, childcare or other dependent expenses whilst attending meetings, specific telephone and broadband charges, and other board related expenses as agreed in advance will be reimbursed.

Our Board meets four times a year for half day meetings with an additional away day session, typically held in September. Dates for all meetings are fixed in advance of each year. Each of these meetings requires members to read papers prepared by the executive team, which are circulated in advance.

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Closing date: 9am, Monday 14th December 2020

What Is the City but the People launch event for Manchester International Festival 2017. Credit Jon Super.

What Is the City but the People launch event for Manchester International Festival 2017. Credit Jon Super.

About Us

MIF brings together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks.

We collaborate closely with venues, festivals and cultural organisations worldwide, whose financial and creative input guarantees our projects have a life after each Festival. We also work widely all year-round within communities through My Festival, a diverse network of creative people forging closer connections with MIF.

This is an exciting time for MIF as we work towards the opening of our future home The Factory, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, backed by Manchester City Council and HM Government, and currently under construction. At 13,300 square metres, The Factory’s vast size and uniquely flexible design will provide space for artists to make work of ambition and scale they might not be able to do elsewhere.

Architectural image of The Factory

Our Artistic Director & Chief Executive, John McGrath, was previously the Founding Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales, where he won an international reputation for large-scale site-specific works, digital innovation, international collaboration and extraordinary community involvement.

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Closing date: 9am, Monday 14th December 2020