Manchester International Festival seeks IT Coordinator

Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Manchester International Festival

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: £25-27,000 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 a hands-on problem solver, creative thinker and a great communicator to join our expanding team as IT Co-ordinator. You’ll help develop systems across departments and the organisation and deliver training to staff. Supporting the Head of Administration, we’re looking for a person with good knowledge of a range of hardware and software applications, who can be reactive and dynamic to the changing needs of a flexible and growing organisation.

To apply for this role please visit our website.

Person Specification

• Excellent time management, planning and organisation skills
• Ability to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team
• Mac/OSX and Windows/PC Literate
• Experience of providing first line support and core user training, preferably in an office environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills; with an ability to communicate at all levels of IT knowledge – including those who may be less confident with IT and systems
• Effective knowledge of a range of software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Project Databases, Adobe Creative Suite)
• Hands-on experience troubleshooting office-based hardware such as routers, bridges, printers, switches, hubs and peripherals
• An ability to demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving
• 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

• Interest in a range of contemporary arts and culture
• Experience of working on IT/systems projects such as data migration and rollout of new systems
• Awareness of the principles of API integration
• Awareness of the impact of GDPR on the maintenance and administration of IT systems
• An awareness of the evolving application of digital technology in the workplace