Manchester International Festival seeks Festival Events Manager

Closing Date: 25 February 2021

Manchester International Festival

Location: Manchester (temporarily remote)

Remuneration: £28-30,000 pro rata, dependent on experience


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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.

The Festival Square Event Manager will be the main point of contact for Festival Square traders, food and bar operators in terms of their offering and presence on the site. Working closely with the MIF Development Team, they will manage Partner (sponsor) events taking place in multiple locations across Festival Square, with a focus on creating an exceptional experience for guests.

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

For more information and details on how to apply please download the recruitment pack. 

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.