Manchester, Greater Manchester (On-site)
£18,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Closing date:  Sunday 17th July 2022.
Department: Creative Engagement
Locations: Manchester International Festival/The Factory
The role involves some local travel in addition to desk / remote work.
Remote status: Hybrid Remote
Employment type: Contract

Availability: This project is likely to take up roughly 20 hours per week

Duration: We’d like someone to start as soon as possible, this contract will run until the end of Feb 2023.

MIF invites 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. The Factory is our new permanent home opening in 2023, 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.

This project involves working with expectant families, as well as early years and health care providers. We’re looking for a part-time freelancer to take on the Engagement Manager role to support the Creative Engagement team. This person will help MIF design and fundraise for the project and establish necessary partnerships and recruitment strategies for participants for the project. They will also lead a number of engagement coordinators involved in the recruitment of participants and any budgets associated with this.

We are seeking a committed and passionate person to join us as a Freelance Engagement Manager, making a significant contribution to the planning, organisation and delivery of a mass participation project leading towards the opening of The Factory.

The project team will need to be available around the Christmas and New Year holidays 2022/23. All project team must be available from 1 to 31 January 2023.

Personal Specification:

Things that would be helpful for this work include:

• Strong communication skills and experience of writing a range of documentation including bids, briefs and progress or evaluation reports
• Highly developed interpersonal skills
• Proven experience of working effectively with a range of community partners from different sectors preferably the health sector and maternity and children services
• An understanding of the health sector including its pathways and providers
• Local knowledge of Manchester and/or Salford’s communities and neighbourhoods
• An understanding of inclusive practice and different communities’ needs and barriers
• Commitment to championing representation and inclusion at every level of the organisation with a proven ability to work with people from a wide range of background
• Excellent research and development skills and the ability to analyse, use and present information from a range of different sources


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Refreshed on: 08 July 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
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