Manchester International Festival is grounded in our city and engages with the world. We aim to reflect the great diversity of Manchester, and our planet, in all aspects of our work – artists, audiences, staff, participants, board members, and partner companies. We invite and welcome input on how we can do this effectively from the many individuals and communities with whom we aim to work in ever more exciting ways. John McGrath, Artistic Director and CEO, Manchester International Festival + The Factory

Current job vacancies

The Factory Interior Furnishings – expressions of interest

We are seeking a design partner who will work with us to help us open The Factory, and build a sustained partnership that may continue as the use of the building matures. We are interested in working with early career or established interior and product designers to create environments for audiences, artists, staff and guests at The Factory. This includes furniture selection and bespoke items for 3 multi-use public ‘foyers’, back of house areas including dressing rooms, meeting rooms, offices and event space, as well as consideration of the public realm.


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Producer (The Welcome)

As Producer (Fixed Term), your role will be to support the development and delivery of a series of ambitious events designed by the people of Greater Manchester. The events will be part of the opening programme of The Factory (The Welcome) and will be created with a focus on sharing agency with those who don’t typically participate in arts and culture. Responsible to the Executive Producer, the Producer will plan and develop the Programme, working closely with the Creative Engagement team. In addition, the Producer will line produce some of the projects in the Programme.


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