MIF21 – Job Opportunities


Contract Type:
Fixed Term

We want to bring together a pool of people from multiple different communities, backgrounds and life experiences to join the team at MIF and help deliver the Festival this summer. The Festival dates are 1-18 July 2021.

We have a mix of short term opportunities in the following areas:

Customer Service & Hospitality: Ticketing, Front of House, Food and Beverage.

    These roles are suitable for applicants with any customer facing experience. Industry experience is not essential

Administrative Assistants: Various coordinator, and assistant roles including on-site event roles.

    Office skills are desirable. Industry experience is not essential

Show/Event/Production Roles: Artist Liaison, Technical Staff, Stage and Event Management, Site Staff, Stage Crew, Wardrobe.

    Prior experience for these roles is required


The variety of roles we are looking to fill require the following core skills :

– Positivity and enthusiasm
– A hands on attitude
– A flexible approach to delivering the job
– Commitment to championing diversity and inclusion
– A willingness to learn

Role lengths vary from a few weeks to a few months, some with core hours and some on a shift basis. Please note that the majority of these roles will be on site and in person, not working remotely. All steps will be taken to ensure staff, artists, and customers are safe.

Different roles will have different contract lengths and a range of salaries based on the job descriptions, MIF are committed to paying the Manchester Living Wage at minimum.

Watch our online Q&A session HERE to hear from the different departments what roles they have available.

To complete the Register Your Interest form you will be asked to enter your contact details, complete our Equal Opportunities form and then either:
– Upload a cover letter & CV

– Fill in a short application form

– Upload a video or audio file

to tell us a bit about who you are and your interests, in whatever format you are most comfortable with.

We will support any access requirements you may have during the recruitment process and ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place. If you need any information in a different format or need support applying please contact us at interest@mif.co.uk

We will be reviewing applications in the coming weeks across a range of opportunities so it may take us some time to get back to you. There will be a limited number of opportunities but we aim to have built the teams by early June.

If you have any questions or want to chat more about these opportunities, please get in touch at interest@mif.co.uk

    We are particularly committed to supporting applications of individuals from backgrounds or social groups that are currently underrepresented in the creative industries – including those within South Asian communities (particularly Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani), African and Caribbean communities and from the Deaf and disabled people, as well as individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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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