We are currently recruiting for the role of Festival Producer at mjf.

Purpose of the job

The role of Festival Producer is a key freelance post overseeing the delivery of the festival each May across its venues. The primary responsibilities are the practical preparation for, management of and hands-on delivery of all festival events, including primary responsibility for the outdoor stages and sites for the festival’s opening weekend events, and the operational and financial management of relationships with our varied partner venues. The role will require the postholder to attend team and venue partner meetings, spend time out of the office and on event sites before, during and after the festival. The role will also be integral to our plans to return the festival hub to its home in Albert Square for 2025, mjf’s 30th anniversary.

Please find further information in our Festival Producer job description, which can be found here.

In order to apply, we require all applicants to fill in the form below and attach a CV. Once you click submit, the form will redirect you to our anonymous Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring Form that we also ask applicants to complete. (Please note this information will not affect any of your applications with mjf.)

If you would prefer to submit your application via video instead of the written form, please record a video of yourself in which you answer all questions accurately, completely, in the same order and within the specified word count. We ask that videos submitted last no longer than 8 minutes in total. We still require a written CV to be uploaded along with your video application, a completed EDI form and confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK.

Please message our General Manager, Nataly Chambers, (nataly[at]manchesterjazz.com) should you need any further information, support and/or guidance with any part of the application.

The deadline is 9 am, Tuesday 7th May 2024.

Interviews take place in person on 13th & 14th May. 

Equality, Diversity & Inclusionmjf’s festival stages, artist development programmes, board and volunteer workforce are positive and inclusive environments. We acknowledge that there are groups currently underrepresented within the mjf community and actively encourage applicants from Black and Global majority backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, perspectives and knowledge to mjf, as diversity in all contexts benefits us as an organisation, as well as our community. 

Applications forms or videos that do not answer all questions will not be considered.