Curatorial Associate

Manchester (preferred but negotiable)

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Manchester International Festival has gained an international reputation for the quality and ambition of its commissions, productions and exhibitions and in particular for its focus on supporting innovative interdisciplinary practice.  With the opening of The Factory MIF now needs to build a year-round programme of dance, theatre, opera, visual art, popular culture and innovative contemporary work incorporating the latest digital technologies.

We are looking for two Curatorial Associates to play a key role in supporting the Artistic and Creative Directors and the wider organisation as it develops the artistic programme – making connections with exceptional creative talent and researching leading edge artistic practice.

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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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