MIF Traineeships

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is an extraordinary 18-day festival, held every two years, that brings the best new music, art, theatre, dance and free events to places and spaces across Manchester. We’ve previously featured the likes of Sampha, The xx, FKA twigs, Björk, Levelz, Gorillaz and Bugzy Malone – and we’ve just announced that our 2019 Festival next summer will feature new and exclusive projects from Skepta, Idris Elba and Yoko Ono, among others.

We’re looking for 30 people from Manchester to take part in a two-week creative industry training academy, where you’ll learn a variety of new skills. Five people from this group will then be selected to join our first ever Creative Traineeship Programme from January to August 2019, when you’ll be offered paid positions as we work towards putting on our next Festival in July.

You don’t need any qualifications or experience to apply – and MIF Creative Trainees can earn money (Manchester living wage) while gaining valuable skills and experience in our fast-paced festival environment.

Are you:

  • 19+ and registered unemployed
  • Interested in creativity and music
  • Proud of Manchester
  • Able to communicate with people well
  • Eager to learn new IT skills
  • Enthusiastic to start your career in the arts.
  • Positive, motivated and cooperative
  • Respectful of people from all backgrounds

Download the MIF Traineeship Job Pack here.

Register to attend our Open Day on Tuesday 20th November by contacting The Works on 0161 359 3388. The Open Day will take place at The Works’ newly refurbished office at 71 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M13 9UB

The Creative Training Academy is delivered in partnership with The Works-Led by the University of Manchester, The Works provide training, support, advice and employment opportunities to the local greater Manchester residents.


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