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Community Coordinator, Manchester International Festival

Community Coordinator, Manchester International Festival

  • 16th November 2016
  • Full time
  • Paid (£20k-25k)
  • David Fox

To apply for this role please go to our website – – and follow the instructions carefully.

Main Purpose of the Post

To coordinate and help drive new, year-round local engagement for MIF, acting as a key inspirer and coordinator of Festival-related creative activity in local neighbourhoods; the main point of contact for members of our evolving creative community and network, and a font of great ideas, information and insight into how MIF can better support and engage our local communities into the future.

Responsibilities include:

  • To manage the development and support of a city-wide community of individuals interested in getting closer to the Festival’s work for their own, and their community’s, creative engagement with MIF
  • To support the Creative Learning Director and the Participation Producer to develop a programme of year-round events and activities to engage and inform the group in the work of the Festival
  • To identify and meet with new individuals and groups across the city to introduce MIF’s local work and support engagement
  • To monitor the profile of the evolving community and take action to ensure wide reach across city geography and population and in line with MIF’s diversity plan
  • To establish and work closely with members of a local community panel on monitoring, review and development of the work
  • To coordinate and lead on online and other communication with the community
  • To create inspiring ideas to keep the community informed and engaged with MIF’s work and to elevate MIF’s local impact for creative communities
  • To listen to local feedback on MIF and work with the wider MIF team to create responses to local ideas, needs and barriers to engagement
  • To develop communication plans and strategies to encourage multi-directional communication across the community
  • To work with MIF’s Digital Producer and community members to support digital content development;
  • To communicate information about the work internally at MIF and externally to partners, funders, networks and other interested parties

This role is full time for 3 years (subject to funding)