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

Recruitment Coordinator

To coordinate and administer the recruitment processes and be the first point of contact for hiring managers to ensure the candidate experience is seamless and recruitment campaigns are managed to set deadlines. To actively champion equity, diversity and inclusion within MIF by broadening our reach into candidate pools that we have least engagement with, identifying opportunities for attraction. This role is a great development opportunity for someone who would like to move into the HR/recruitment.

Location:
Manchester

Contract Type:
Fixed Term

Closing date:
10/01/2022

Head of Visitor Experience

To provide leadership to all customer facing functions at the Factory and MIF, maintaining oversight across real world and digital touchpoints and ensuring the visitor and user experience is fully allied with the values of the organisation. Inspire, motivate and manage the Visitor Experience and Ticketing teams to deliver a responsive, dynamic and inclusive visitor experience, across the Factory and MIF. To develop and implement a Visitor Experience strategy, using research and insight to deliver an experience that is open, warm and professional, while ensuring safety and security for all working within or visiting the Factory.

Location:
Manchester

Contract Type:
Permanent

Closing date:
30/01/2022

Press & PR Manager

Working as part of the Press & Communications teams to support the delivery of a phased communications strategy for The Factory/MIF spanning pre-opening, opening, and post-opening to enhance the organisation’s reputation and profile, and support audience development objectives. To communicate the vision, ambition and activities of The Factory/ MIF to the media, leading innovative press campaigns to deliver positive press coverage regionally, nationally and internationally.

Location:
Manchester

Contract Type:
Permanent

Closing date:
20/01/2022

Neighbourhood Organisers

We’re looking for 10 Neighbourhood Organisers to work with us on our journey to The Factory. This opportunity is all about championing MIF and The Factory whilst shining a light on the amazing things happening in your local community. You’ll be passionate about the difference arts and culture can make in your neighbourhood and creating links with a diverse range of people that could benefit from our opportunities. You don’t need to have worked in the arts before, we’re looking for people who are good communicators, enthusiastic and able to work independently.

Location:
Manchester

Contract Type:
Freelance

Closing date:
30/01/2022

Technical Manager

The Technical Manager will ensure the physical production of all Factory artworks, productions and shows are delivered and maintained to the highest standard. This includes MIF produced work in addition to co-produced, third party created visiting work and corporate events at all scales from small foyer productions through to whole building take overs. The Technical Manager will lead the permanent and temporary technical teams, including show specific teams such as wardrobe, wigs, and stage management. The post holder will develop and embed a cohesive, efficient, cost-effective and robust technical operations structure whilst always keeping environmental sustainability, access and customers at the heart of what we do.

Location:
Manchester

Contract Type:
Permanent

Closing date:
07/02/2022

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