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Thank you for your interest in Manchester International Festival, we are currently looking for a Chief Executive & Artistic Director, a Finance Assistant and a Film Production Company.

Any future roles will be announced via this page as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts and e-newsletter (see below for details)


Chief Executive & Artistic Director

Manchester is probably the most radical and important arts festival today.
The New Yorker, July 2013

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is unique: an artist-led, commissioning biennial festival presenting new work and special events from across the spectrum of arts and popular culture.

Under Alex Poots’ leadership MIF has established itself as a world-leading festival in just ten years.  MIF13 presented 18 commissions and 314 performances with over 246,000 attenders; many of our commissions go on to tour internationally.

We are now looking for a new Chief Executive and Artistic Director who will drive the artistic vision for MIF, delivering an exceptional festival every two years and contributing to the development of a major new international arts venue in Manchester.

The successful candidate will have an international reputation as a creative producer, cultural leader or practicing artist with the ability to inspire, challenge and energise people.

For further information, please contact AEM International at info@aeminternational.co.uk.  

Closing Date: 5pm GMT on 02 March 2015

MIF is committed to equality and diversity and welcome approaches from all sections of the community.


Finance Assistant

Salary:  £18,500 Per Annum Pro Rata

Contract: Fixed Term (3 May to 28 September 2015)

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 16 March 2015

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 23 March 2015

For further information please download the job description and person specification pdf here.

To apply, please complete the application form here, and email to recruitment@mif.co.uk FAO David Fox, with the following reference in the subject: FINAS15

All short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone or email. We receive so many applications that we are unable to reply to each one. If you have not been contacted by 31 March please assume that your application has not been successful.

Thank you for your interest in the Manchester International Festival. We look forward to receiving your application.


Film Production Company

Manchester International Festival are currently looking for a film production company or collective to document events at this year’s Festival which takes place 2 – 19 July 2015.

Please send a proposal (no longer than 1000 words) to recruitment@mif.co.uk detailing your suitability and details of previous experience. Please include links to a show reel and/or relevant examples of work, plus details of your proposed team.

Please do not send large attachments to recruitment@mif.co.uk- instead supply links to wetransfer, Dropbox etc or secure streaming sites for video content for us to review.

Download the full brief as a pdf here.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 2 March

Interviews are expected to take place: w/c 9 March

All short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone or email. Please note – as we receive so many applications we regret that we are unable to reply to each one individually.  If you have not been contacted by 15 March 2015 please assume that your application has not been successful.


MIF15

The fifth Manchester International Festival runs from 2 – 19 July 2015.

There are many ways that you can be part of the MIF team; whether that is training for an apprenticeship, working for us or volunteering during the Festival. Any vacancies will be posted on our website, Facebook page, Twitter and in our enewsletter.

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Join our e-newsletter here.

‘I loved my time at MIF and I have been telling everyone I know what a great experience it was! It’s really changed my life, as cliched as that sounds, so thank you very much for the opportunity!’
MIF13 volunteer

MIF News

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Call out for dance participants

MIF is on the hunt for talented, Greater Manchester-based dancers

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wonder.land Press Coverage

Round-up of press coverage for the launch of wonder.land

Box Office Christmas Opening Hours

Box Office Christmas Opening Hours

Bookings made by phone will not be available during certain times

Manchester International Festival's founding CEO & Artistic Director to leave after 2015 Event

Manchester International Festival's founding CEO & Artistic Director to leave after 2015 Event

Alex Poots, founding CEO and Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival, is to leave following next summer’s Festival.

MIF15 Press Coverage

MIF15 Press Coverage

Highlights from the initial MIF15 press coverage

MIF15 First Announcements

MIF15 First Announcements

Tree of Codes, The Tale of Mr Tumble and The Age of Starlight

MIF Images