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

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Board of Trustees

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is looking for new Trustees to join our Board as we prepare to run The Factory, the landmark new arts space being built in the heart of the city. We are looking to recruit new Trustees to continue to strengthen and diversify MIF’s Board. The Board have ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, development and governance of MIF and The Factory as well as the operational management of the venue. We welcome candidates from a wide representation of backgrounds and ages. The role of a charity trustee is to do what you and your co-trustees decide will best enable the charity to carry out its charitable purposes.

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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.


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