Manchester Jazz Festival: General Manager

Alex Noble

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manchester jazz festival is the city’s longest running music festival and is an established part of Manchester’s cultural heritage, staged over ten days in late May with hosting partners across the city. We connect diverse venues and landmark environments, champion northern artists performing new and original music, and commission ground-breaking new works and pioneering collaborations. mjf supports up and coming musicians, breeds new talent and launches careers with year-round artist development programmes. Through all of our work, we celebrate diversity, creativity and boundary-pushing innovation.

The role of General Manager is a permanent part-time post within mjf senior management. It is a key position, working alongside and reporting directly to the CEO/Artistic Director, working together to envision mjf’s primary creative outputs, and servicing the Board of Trustees. The primary responsibilities are assisting the Artistic Director with the visioning and delivery of the programme of work, business and financial planning and reporting, budget setting and management, cashflow management, HR, trust and foundation and public sector fundraising (in collaboration with the AD), grant reporting and general operations.

Key responsibilities in the short-term will be continuing plans for delivering mjf 23 and realising activity 2024-26, to be funded by a successful NPO bid.

Although the role requires a high degree of experience in business planning, financial analysis and reporting, no specific knowledge of jazz is required, and we would still  encourage you to apply if you are interested in the role and believe you can bring the right skills, acumen and passion to mjf.

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