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

Creative Engagement Assistant

MIF are looking for two Creative Engagement Assistants to join the team. To provide administrative and production support for MIF’s Creative Engagement Department. The Creative Engagement team look after the participation, community engagement and talent development activities at MIF. Thousands of people take part in Manchester International Festival, both during the Festival and year-round, getting involved in creative activities, helping to shape our programme and developing their skills and experiences.


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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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