Manchester International Festival Volunteer

We're recruiting a team of up to 500 volunteers to support with the running of Manchester International Festival (MIF) this summer! We have a variety of roles open to all volunteers, as well as more specialist roles which are ideal for people looking to develop specific skills. You'll receive a full induction from us plus additional training for any specialist roles, and you'll be in the company of a large team of passionate and supportive volunteers - including lots who have volunteered with MIF before! The majority of volunteering takes place during the festival (4-21 July) with some opportunities to get involved throughout June. We ask that volunteers commit to completing 6 shifts of up to 4 hours over this period. Our main volunteer roles include: Festival Fronteers, Ticketing, BETA Testers (testing our shows and commissions), Venue Preppers, and Event Support. You can find out about these roles in more detail, plus more about the specialist roles available by visiting our website and following the link to our volunteer application form. To apply for this role visit and complete our application form. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to our offices for an informal meeting. The deadline for applications is 25 April. For more information email or call 0161 470 0768
Duration: Time limited
Start date: 1st June 2019
End date: 21st July 2019
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

As a volunteer with MIF you'll be involved in a variety of tasks from greeting attendees at MIF events, to scanning tickets, supporting with the preparation of venues or working with our artist liaison team to support artists and performers at shows. You could be involved providing support at events and workshops in the run up to the festival, signing in attendees and making refreshments. There may also be opportunities to help out our varies departments at our Manchester city centre offices.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

You don't need any particular skills or qualifications to take part in this opportunity, just a positive attitude and lots of enthusiasm!

Areas of Interest: Marketing
Opportunity suitable for: From your office
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, DIY/odd jobs, Driving, Outdoors, Stewarding
Skills gained in this role: Creativity, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Manchester International Festival
Organisation Profile: Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester, UK – the next edition will take place 4 – 21 July 2019 at venues all over the city. We bring together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. We work closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of our projects possible and guarantees that they have a life after each Festival has ended.
Charity number: 1113902