The Manchester International Festival is now looking for a new Chief Executive and Artistic Director who will drive the artistic vision for MIF, delivering an exceptional festival every two years and contributing to the development of a major new international arts venue in Manchester.
Deadline is 5pm GMT on 02 March 2015
The main role of the CEO/AD will be to:
a) Create and deliver a biennial international Festival that has local, regional, national and international significance and celebrates Manchester’s position as a leading world city.
b) Lead and drive the artistic vision for this artist-led commissioning Festival, working with key international, national and local artists, together with arts education and creative industries practitioners.
c) Develop and deliver one-off out-of-festival events or programs as agreed with the Board
d) Work with key partners to develop plans for the cultural infrastructure in Manchester, including contributing to the development of a major new arts venue, The Factory.
The successful candidate will have an international reputation as a creative producer or practicing artist with experience in commissioning and delivering large- and small-scale new work and the ability to inspire, challenge and galvanize people. For an information pack and details of how to apply, please contact Heather Newill, Director AEM International at