Manchester International Festival seeks Festival Coordinator

Closing Date: 25 February 2021

Manchester International Festival

Location: Manchester (temporarily remote)

Remuneration: £25,000


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Manchester International Festival (MIF) invites great artists from across the globe to create extraordinary new work for the Festival, which is staged every two years at venues and found spaces across Manchester. Our future home is The Factory, a world-class cultural space being built in the heart of the city, where we’ll present a year-round programme and artists will be able to develop work of huge ambition and scale that they might not be able to anywhere else.

Festival Square is the hub of Manchester International Festival, based at the heart of the city. Historically this has been Albert Square but due to renovation works on the Town Hall the location for 2021 will be Cathedral Gardens, Manchester. The site comprises food traders, bars, the Festival Square stage and the MIF Box Office. It is a place that is free for all to enjoy and take in the atmosphere of the Festival, though partners (known as sponsors in other organisations) have the opportunity to host their own, private events at venues within Festival Square.

Role closes on 25 Feb 2021.
Interviews will take place w/c 08 March 2021.

Apply via our website.

Manchester International Festival operate an online application process. However, if you have any specific accessibility requirements and require the application form and/or job pack in an alternative format, please email

We particularly encourage people from Greater Manchester and underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

The role will require the post holder to be based remotely initially in-line with government guidelines, however we expect the post holder to be based in Manchester nearer to the delivery of MIF ’21.