Event and Stage Management Roles – The Walk


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MIF welcomes Little Amal to Manchester on 03 November as part of The Walk: When the Birds Land. Taking place at Castlefield Bowl with a celebration of music, song, puppetry, and dance, and some special surprises along the way.

To deliver this event we are looking for people to fill the following short-term freelance opportunities:
• Stage Manager
• Assistant Stage Manager
• Show Caller
• Artist Liaison

These are paid freelance roles which require some previous experience, depending on the roles this will entail 3-7 days’ work.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience working on large outdoor events, who have availability between 28th October – 3rd November 2021. If you are not available for all dates, please note this on your response.

If you are interested in being part of this event please email a cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) and CV to interest@mif.co.uk.

We also ask that you complete our online Equal Opportunities Monitoring form – here. This information will inform us as we continue to build diversity and opportunity into everything we do.

Event and Stage Management Call-Out for The Walk


Meet Little Amal. She is a 3.5-metre puppet of a nine-year-old refugee girl, who is walking from the Syria-Turkey border, through 65 cities, towns and villages, all the way to Manchester. Since July she has been welcomed by artists and communities at over 120 events in a remarkable journey across Europe that culminates with this powerful finale.

Little Amal’s long search for a new place to call home has led her to Manchester, a city with a proud history of embracing migrants and refugees. Together with local communities and artists, join us in giving her the warmest of Manchester welcomes with a celebration of song, dance, live music and puppetry… And some special surprises along the way.


Manchester International Festival (MIF) brings together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, staged in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks.

The Factory, a world-class cultural space in the heart of the city – will become a year-round home for MIF, where we’ll stage one of Europe’s most ambitious and adventurous year-round creative programmes. Inspired by our city’s unmatched history of innovation, it will present bold new work by the world’s most exciting artists. A place to create, invent and play, The Factory is where the art of the future will be made.

If you have any specific accessibility requirements (such as printed forms/Job Packs) please contact the Festival Office 0161 8174500 to discuss or email recruitment@mif.co.uk

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