Neighbourhood Organisers (Freelance)


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Closing Date – 08 December 2020

We’re looking for a number of Neighbourhood Organisers to work with us on next year’s Festival from North Manchester, Gorton, Wythenshawe, Rochdale, Salford and Tameside. This opportunity is all about championing MIF and The Factory, whilst shining a light on the amazing things happening in your local community.

You’ll be passionate about the difference arts and culture can make in your neighbourhood, and creating links with a diverse range of people that could benefit from our opportunities.

You don’t need to have worked in the arts before, we’re looking for people who are good communicators, enthusiastic and able to work independently.

Freelance Neighbourhood Organisers Advert Nov 20

As a Freelance Neighbourhood Organiser you will work closely with members of MIF’s Creative Engagement team to:
 Build relationships with individuals, organisations and communities in your local area in creative ways both in person and online
 Recruit a diverse range of volunteers to help us deliver MIF21
 Distribute free tickets to people that are new to the Festival
 Host regular meet ups in your area to hear to what’s going on
 Keep your community updated on The Factory and its opportunities
 Recommend local artists and events that you think we should know about
 Facilitate an exchange of knowledge about your community, highlighting what issues are affecting people

If you’re interested in applying to be one of our Neighbourhood Organisers, please complete the short application form here by Tuesday 8th December.

Interviews will be on 14th December.

If you have any questions or want to chat more about this opportunity, please get in touch with the Ciaron Wilkinson by emailing:


You must be eligible to work in the UK and resident in one of the priority areas of North Manchester, Gorton, Wythenshawe, Rochdale, Salford or Tameside.

This freelance contract will run from January until September 2021 starting at around 2 days a month and building up to 3 days a week during the Festival. The fee for the contract is £5,000.

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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