Artist Liaison Assistant, Manchester International Festival

Artist Liaison Assistant, Manchester International Festival

  • 6th February 2017
  • Full time
  • Paid (£15k-20k)
  • David Fox

To apply for this role please follow the instructions on our website carefully,

Main purpose of the post

The role involves assisting the Head of Artist Liaison in planning, organising and delivery of an effective system of artist liaison for Manchester International Festival in 2017. This will be in conjunction with the rest of the Artist Liaison team including the Deputy Head of Artist Liaison, Artist Liaison Officer and the Ground Transport Manager.


  • to provide administrative support to the Artist Liaison Team
  • to assist with the booking of all travel and accommodation for artists, crew, creative and staff both leading up to and during the festival
  • to assist in the coordination of all ground transport system for all artists, creative and crew both leading up to and during the festival
  • to assist in the production of an Artists Information Pack, in consultation with the HAL and Deputy HAL
  • arranging meetings as requested and overseeing the booking of meeting spaces
  • to provide administration support during the recruitment process of staff members
  • scanning, photocopying and filing of sensitive documents including passport and visa information
  • raising purchase orders as requested
  • to set up and administer databases as required
  • to assist with the accreditation process
  • other tasks as are commensurate with the post and as agreed with HAL

Person Specification


  • Excellent administration, planning and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Commitment to achieving high standards
  • Ability to work on his/her own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Self-motivated with a confident approach to dealing with challenging situations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to support the Company’s commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of Manchester, particularly the city centre


  • Interested in the arts and the work of the festival
  • Experience of working on large scale festivals and events