Manchester International Festival

Head of Touring

Much of MIF’s work is co-commissioned with a range of partners around the world and this role will work to extend the active life of commissions by taking over the management of projects following their commissioning performances and actively seeking and managing presentations around the world. This role will also actively pursue potential commercial opportunities and opportunities around international training and skills development. Work will include:

  1. To provide a strategic approach to the touring function of MIF, both for MIF’s own produced work and that of other select artists the organisation is representing
  2. To maximise opportunities to tour our work and the work of others in a way which is positive reputationally and financially
  3. To support the development of national and overseas markets for the work of MIF and The Factory
  4. To actively seek and deliver commercial opportunities for selected artists and projects
  5. To manage all work to an agreed income target

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build long term relationships with organisations and individuals at all levels
  • Proven ability to draft and manage multiple budgets and complex financial deals
  • Significant experience in negotiation and writing contracts for venues, artists, and organisations and knowledge of rights, intellectual property, and licensing
  • Experience of managing large scale touring work, both nationally and internationally
  • Proven track record of effective staff management
  • A flair for selling and a keen eye for opportunity
  • A commitment to championing diversity at every level of the organisation with a knowledge of a diverse range of cultures and a proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Proven ability to meet commercial objectives
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a busy environment, paying close attention to detail and maintaining accuracy whilst handling a varied and demanding workload
  • Experience of successfully managing complex partnerships (including co-productions) and building relationships
  • Demonstrable national and international networks across the arts

To apply

For details on how to apply and a full job description download the job pack below.