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. 

Working under the direction of the studio’s Head of Design, we are looking for an ambitious and talented Designer with a few years of experience eager to develop your skills and join the team in a fast-paced environment.

This role offers the opportunity to design for a wide range of MIF projects across print and digital. Working with design guidelines you’ll take them and contribute new ideas and be comfortable communicating them to a range of people. You’ll be confident in taking initial design concepts and translating them into various sizes and formats. 

Manchester International Festival (MIF) will return in Summer ‘21 with a celebration of international culture, innovation and creativity. Taking place between 01-18 July, the Festival could take on many different forms in response to a number of COVID-19 scenarios thus a flexible approach will be needed for any incoming roles, as the nature of job descriptions may change.

As an organisation we are committed to ensuring the cultural sector is supported, if specific projects or workstreams are unable to go ahead that would adversely affect specific job roles alternate work within MIF will be found as far as reasonably possible.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone, at MIF various pastoral support routes are in place including flexible working and remote working options for all, additional support for those with caring responsibilities, and access to external professional support services with a focus on wellbeing. Flexible working, including part time and job-share options will be considered for all suitable roles.

The online application form will require you to complete the following: equal opportunities data, personal information, employment history (incl dates, duties & reasons for leaving), two references with contact details, a statement outlining why you have applied and why you believe you are a suitable candidate for this position and what particular qualities and experience you would bring to the post if appointed. We advise you to have this information ready before beginning your application.

To apply, click on the link below and use the Submit your application button at the top of the page.

Interviews will take place w/c 08 March 2021

If you have any specific accessibility requirements (such as printed forms/Job Packs) please contact the Festival Office 0161 8174500 to discuss or email

No Agencies

Expiry Date: