Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2020, 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.
We are seeking to appoint the perfect strategist, negotiator and communicator to join our team as Development Director. You have a great starting point to work from; in 2017 MIF raised over £2.5 million in sponsorship and had over 140 supporters. We want you to continue this work and lead a team in raising money and support from the commercial sector and individuals for future Festivals and The Factory.
Are you the experienced all-rounder we’re looking for? Practised at building and developing client relationships you’ll also have experience working with big brands, a nose for building committed, driven teams and a finely tuned ear for new business. Equally, you’ll also relish the challenge of adapting to the needs of ambitious and challenger brands with leaner teams and budgets.