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Manchester International Festival

Manchester
International Festival

Head of
Design

Head of
Design

Fulltime | Manchester, UK

Fulltime | Manchester, UK

 Listed 30.10.19

 Listed 31.01.19

 Listed 31.01.19

 Listed 30.10.19

Role:

Role:

Manchester International Festival is looking for a Designer to join their team. Born out of the history of MIF, The Factory will be a new resource for artists to make and present work at scale, in collaboration, across genres in a uniquely flexible space supported by an internationally renowned team.

This new role reflects the importance of Design at The Factory and MIF and the scale of opportunity to build and lead a Design Studio, which will be something that The Factory and Manchester can be proud of.

The individual will need to work in conjunction with MIF’s partners, North and Artistic Advisor, Peter Saville, to agree Brand direction. The person should also be experienced in dealing with individuals at all levels and well versed in navigating differing creative opinions, whilst always having The Factory / MIF values at the heart of everything.

 

Manchester International Festival is looking for a Designer to join their team. Born out of the history of MIF, The Factory will be a new resource for artists to make and present work at scale, in collaboration, across genres in a uniquely flexible space supported by an internationally renowned team.

This new role reflects the importance of Design at The Factory and MIF and the scale of opportunity to build and lead a Design Studio, which will be something that The Factory and Manchester can be proud of.

The individual will need to work in conjunction with MIF’s partners, North and Artistic Advisor, Peter Saville, to agree Brand direction. The person should also be experienced in dealing with individuals at all levels and well versed in navigating differing creative opinions, whilst always having The Factory / MIF values at the heart of everything.

 

Details:

Details:

About:

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2021, as well as producing a biennial festival, we will also run The Factory, a new state of the art building and producing organisation in the heart of Manchester.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the development and delivery of an innovative and ambitious design team
  • Oversee a design studio to produce world-leading and iconic design
  • Realise the brand identity of The Factory
  • Ensure that MIF is integrated into the overall brand identity of The Factory
  • To take an active and accountable part in decision making processes that impact brand and identity
  • Manage and develop the design team – ensuring each team member realises their potential
  • To be the Design champion across the organisation to ensure the brand guidelines are adhered to
  • Keep evolving the brand through development of the business plan
  • Representing the organisation and the brand externally at networking and industry events

General:

  • Actively engage with the organisation’s vision and policies regarding equal opportunities and diversity, artistic ambition, participation and engagement, health and safety, evaluation and monitoring
  • Any other duties that are commensurate with the post

Future Flexibility:

  • MIF is currently undergoing a significant period of organisational change as we grow and develop to operate The Factory. Any new appointees will be required to show a flexible approach to this process – which may involve revisions around job titles, roles and departmental structures.

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of building and managing a design team
  • Experience of dealing with people internally & externally at all levels, and navigating through differences in opinion
  • Extensive experience of working across brands to help realise organisational objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with multiple conflicting priorities (particularly Festival / The Factory demands)
  • Excellent people management skills, able to inspire, nurture and motivate
  • Highly motivated, tenacious individual who can hit the ground running

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of a diverse range of cultures and traditions, and proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Enthusiasm for training, mentoring and support of emerging talent

For further information go to Head of Design job pack

Interviews will take place on 09 December 2019.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply, please fill out the online application form on https://recruitment.mif.co.uk/...

Deadline for application: 17/11/19 5pm

About:

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2021, as well as producing a biennial festival, we will also run The Factory, a new state of the art building and producing organisation in the heart of Manchester.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the development and delivery of an innovative and ambitious design team
  • Oversee a design studio to produce world-leading and iconic design
  • Realise the brand identity of The Factory
  • Ensure that MIF is integrated into the overall brand identity of The Factory
  • To take an active and accountable part in decision making processes that impact brand and identity
  • Manage and develop the design team – ensuring each team member realises their potential
  • To be the Design champion across the organisation to ensure the brand guidelines are adhered to
  • Keep evolving the brand through development of the business plan
  • Representing the organisation and the brand externally at networking and industry events

General:

  • Actively engage with the organisation’s vision and policies regarding equal opportunities and diversity, artistic ambition, participation and engagement, health and safety, evaluation and monitoring
  • Any other duties that are commensurate with the post

Future Flexibility:

  • MIF is currently undergoing a significant period of organisational change as we grow and develop to operate The Factory. Any new appointees will be required to show a flexible approach to this process – which may involve revisions around job titles, roles and departmental structures.

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of building and managing a design team
  • Experience of dealing with people internally & externally at all levels, and navigating through differences in opinion
  • Extensive experience of working across brands to help realise organisational objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with multiple conflicting priorities (particularly Festival / The Factory demands)
  • Excellent people management skills, able to inspire, nurture and motivate
  • Highly motivated, tenacious individual who can hit the ground running

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of a diverse range of cultures and traditions, and proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Enthusiasm for training, mentoring and support of emerging talent

For further information go to Head of Design job pack

Interviews will take place on 09 December 2019.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply, please fill out the online application form on https://recruitment.mif.co.uk/...

Deadline for application: 17/11/19 5pm

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