Head of Public Events and Programming


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MIF invites great artists from across the globe to create extraordinary new work for the Festival, which is staged every two years at venues and found spaces across Manchester. Our future home is The Factory, a world-class cultural space being built in the heart of the city, where we’ll present a year-round programme and artists will be able to develop work of huge ambition and scale that they might not be able to anywhere else.

When The Factory opens in 2023 we will produce and present a year-round programme of new work commissions, invited productions, live music, creative engagement and skills and training. Into this mix we’re adding in important new area of activity – Public Events – created for The Factory’s public and digital spaces. Reaching 150,000 people annually and taking place throughout the year in the foyers, public squares and online they will include talks, classes and workshops, tours, screenings, Factory Lates, open-days, pop-up exhibitions and music programmes, fairs and markets.

Our Public Events must excite and engage people well beyond established arts audiences, reaching a new, more diverse public that reflects the diversity of Manchester. The Head of Public Events and Programming will take a lead on a programme that should speak to the ideas of today, be relevant to diverse communities and engage the public in new and inventive ways.

Head of Public Events and Programming – Recruitment Pack 2021

Closing date 16 August 2021

Interviews will take place across late August 2021

Find out more about roles available on Monday 09 August, 1pm HERE

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 – Head of Public Events and Programming (downloadable word version of form)

    The online application form will require you to complete the following:
    equal opportunities data, personal information, employment history (incl dates, duties & reasons for leaving), 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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