Manchester International Festival seeks Artist Liaison Lead

Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Manchester International Festival

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: £32,000- £37,000 PA (based on experience)


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Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2020, as well as producing a biennial festival, we will also run The Factory, a new state of the art building and producing organisation in the heart of Manchester.

As we take this step towards The Factory, we’re looking for an assertive, tactful, and persuasive person to join our expanding team as the head of our Artist Liaison department. Over the last decade we’ve worked with world-class artists across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture, we want you to help us strengthen these existing relationships, build new ones in addition to developing the way we work towards a year-round programme of activity.

To apply for this role please visit our website.

Person Specification

• Experience of managing Artist Liaison for either Arts, Cultural or other high profile public events, or equivalent experience in a related field
• Experience in Developing and Building strong relationships with a range of partners and suppliers
• Demonstrable experience of budget management and monitoring
• An assertive, tactful and persuasive communicator – particularly with influential and busy individuals and stakeholders
• Demonstrable experience of strong project planning and organisation skills
• Ability to provide high quality briefing and communication to external contacts
• Ability to maintain and grow networks locally, nationally and internationally
• Ability to lead, inspire and motivate a team
• Knowledge of a diverse range of cultures and traditions, and proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
• Enthusiasm for training, mentoring and support of emerging talent

• Knowledge of dealing with FEU and Artist / Technical visa and work permit applications
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for a range of arts and culture