Festival Square Manager


Contract Type:
Fixed Term

Festival Square Manager – MIF job pack (please download and read carefully)

CLICK HERE for a recording of our Virtual Q&A session. To find out a bit about the roles and what key skills we are looking for, meet some of the team and hear your questions answered.

MIF is recruiting for a number of roles to strengthen vital expertise in specific areas. This is to enable the company to successfully deliver a growing year-round programme of activity, as well as the Festival, which next takes place in July 2021. We are also planning for The Factory, the nationally important cultural space, which will be our permanent home. We are working to ensure we are equipped to deliver on The Factory’s promise to bring extraordinary art to the city and to create opportunities for artists and communities across Greater Manchester, including jobs and training. This is investment for the long term and we particularly encourage people living in the region, especially from under-represented groups, to apply.

Festival Square is the home of MIF in the heart of the city. For 18 days it is the hub of activity for audiences and artists, staff and sponsors, partners and passers-by. During MIF19 we welcomed over 165,000 people to Festival Square; it is an open space where everyone is welcome, with a free programme of live music and performances, great food and drink, and special event spaces.

This role will lead the planning and build of Festival Square, ensuring the site works practically and commercially. To manage the running of the site during the Festival.

Closing date 01 October 2020

Interviews will take place on 21 & 22 October 2020 – These will be held remotely.

Please use the Submit your application button at the top of the page to apply.

If you encounter any technical difficulties or require an alternate format, please see the word version of the form here – MIF Job Application Form – FSM (downloadable word version of form)

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 recruitment@mif.co.uk

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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