Manchester International Festival seeks IT Site Coordinator (Network Engineer)

Closing Date: 14 January 2019

Manchester International Festival

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: £25,000 - £35,000


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IT Site Coordinator

Job Description

Reporting to: Head of Administration

Responsible for: Temporary staff/Contractors

Main Purpose

Manchester International Festival presents commissions at a number of bespoke locations across the city.

We have recently taken on running our own ticketing function as well managing an increased Digital presence within the artistic programme itself as well as our means of producing, delivering and sharing it globally.

To facilitate this, we require a skilled network technician to take responsibility for scoping, coordinating, procuring and maintaining connectivity at multiple venues in the build up to and delivery of MIF19.

Please note – this role will, at times involve working unconventional hours due to the nature of the sites/artistic programme


• Conducting site visits to test localised connectivity, scope capacity against requirements for internal stakeholders (Technical Production, Ticketing, Broadcast and Artistic Content) and providing detailed site reports and recommendations

• Taking responsibility for installing physical and wireless networks across multiple festival sites to clearly defined timescales

• Working with Technical Production staff and external network providers to ensure appropriate ongoing maintenance of the onsite networks

• Identifying risks affecting the network platform and escalating to Senior Managers/ Producers accordingly

• Meeting with key partners, stakeholders, contractors and venue staff on the different festival sites

• Overseeing all aspects of the events/commissions which relate to network connectivity and troubleshooting where required

• Actively engaging with the organisation’s vision and policies regarding equal opportunities and diversity, artistic ambition, participation and engagement, health and safety, evaluation and monitoring
• Training and talent development will be central to the organisation as we approach The Factory. All job roles are expected to engage with our training and development activity, be willing to support our training programmes
• Any other duties that are commensurate with the post