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Director of Audiences, Manchester International Festival


Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2021, as well as producing a biennial festival, we will also run The Factory, a new state of the art building and producing organisation in the heart of Manchester.

The Director of Audiences’ purpose will be to ensure that the organisation engages, increases and diversifies audiences and participants for both Manchester International Festival (MIF) and The Factory. Devise and deliver an audience development strategy. Oversee a comprehensive communication plan for the transition and journey towards The Factory and beyond.

Director of Audiences MIF job pack

Closing date: 05 January 2020 5pm 

Interview date: 03 February 2020 

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