Work with Us – Maternity Cover Executive Producer & Director of Development and Operations

Hours: Part-time 21 Hours (3 days) per week
Salary: £34,000 pro-rata
Terms: Fixed term contract (see job description), subject to 3-month probation review
Annual Leave: 30 Days pro-rata (including Bank Holidays)
Overtime: Overtime will not be paid, however time off in lieu (TOIL) will be granted
Location: Manchester Jazz Festival, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD (various offsite locations during festival time May)



Scope of the role

In 2018 mjf underwent a fundamental change programme, as mandatory change to the festival’s location and date due to the Town Hall Refurbishment, catalysed a huge shift in the business model, organisational infrastructure, audience development ambitions and brand.

As recipients of a 66% ACE NPO uplift in 2018, we have invested in our profile and communications going forward. We have been long-established and carry a loyal audience, but we acknowledge that the time to develop and build our audiences for the future is now. In 2019, the opportunity is immediately upon us to deliver a new-look festival, with a rebranded flavour to a new audience. Thrust into the central retail district, this is an exciting, yet critical time for us as we move through our first remodelled festival and towards a significant anniversary event, 25th Festival in 2020.

To help us deliver our vision, the current Executive Director post has been split for the purposes of Maternity Cover, forming two distinct roles, with clear complementary skill sets: Director of Development and Operations, and Executive Producer.

These new, fixed term, posts look to:



Working Arrangements

The contracts are offered on a fixed term employed basis covering 21 hours per week, however we are open to hear about alternative arrangements for the right candidates. It is preferred that postholders are based in our Central Manchester office for 3 (ideally consecutive) days per week.

For more information, or for an informal discussion, please contact: EJ Trivett, Executive Director at ej@manchesterjazz.com or call 0161 393 4367.


How to apply

To apply, please read the job description documents carefully before applying. Applications will be assessed on your specific skills in relation to the advertised roles.

Then email using Job Title Applied For_Your Name in the subject line, attaching a CV and a supporting statement of no more than 500 words detailing your relevant experience and your approach to this role to festival@manchesterjazz.com.

Please also provide at least two referees, marking clearly whether we may contact them in advance of interview or appointment.


Equal Opportunities

We actively encourage diversity in our workplaces and welcome candidates from a broad range of backgrounds.