Artist Liaison, Front of House and Technical roles


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Manchester International Festival (MIF), the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events is taking place from 04 – 21 July 2019. There will be a number of shift based and temporary roles available during and in the lead up to the festival. In preparation for this year’s festival, we are looking for expressions of interest in the following areas:

Artist Liaison – Individuals who have experience of assisting productions, artists and creative teams across a variety of art forms including music, theatre, visual arts and events.

Front of House – Individuals who have experience of working in public facing roles with a friendly and approachable manner and be committed to enhancing an audiences’ experience. Working alongside other Festival team members you will help make up the front facing team at Festival venues, providing a welcome to audience members. This will include giving show and venue information, checking tickets and directing people to their seats at some events.

Technical (Production Management/ Stage and Event Management/ Crew/ Wardrobe and Wig Staff) – Working as part of the Festival technical team, you will be expected to develop and maintain very high production standards working with a wide range of festival staff assisting with and/or managing events across various art forms including music, theatre and visual arts.

To apply see the Job Pack for details and instructions, please read carefully – Artist Liaison Front of House Technical Roles at MIF (job description and person spec)

You will need to;

  1. Create an account on this recruitment site
  2. Complete our online equal opportunities monitoring form via the blue ‘submit your application’ button on the top left of this page
  3. Email with a CV and cover letter – outlining your key skills and experience, including your availability during and preceding the festival dates.
    You must address the following three areas in your covering letter
    -Please state the area(s) you are interested in working in
    -Tell us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in working with MIF in one (or more) of the above roles?
    -What skills/experiences might you be able to contribute?

Note – you must submit the online form as well as emailing us in order for your application to be considered.

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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