Cultural Skills and Training Director


Contract Type:
Fixed Term

Closing date:

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2020, as well as producing a biennial festival, we will also run The Factory, a new state of the art building and producing organisation in the heart of Manchester.

Integral to the development of The Factory is the skills and training that the organisation will offer. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to lead the development of this new Cultural Skills Consortium and The Cultural Skills offer for The Factory, building on the programmes and partnerships developed during the initial scoping phase. We’re looking for a person with a track-record in the in strategic development of ambitious and innovative partnerships to have an integral role in the development of this world-leading cultural skills offer.


Interview date – Monday 09 July 2018

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact Mark Ball, MIF’s Creative Director at

Manchester International Festival operate an online application process. However, if you have any specific accessibility requirements (such as printed forms/Job Packs) please contact the Festival Office 0161 8174500 to discuss or email

The online application form will require you to complete the following:
equal opportunities data, personal information, employment history (incl dates, duties & reasons for leaving), qualifications and training history (incl. dates & level of certification as applicable), two references with contact details, a statement outlining why you have applied and why you believe you are a suitable candidate for this position and what particular qualities and experience you would bring to the post if appointed. We advise you to have this information ready before beginning your application.

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