Manchester Literature Festival is seeking a consultant(s) to develop a strategic plan that builds on the organisation’s achievements and aspirations to guide the Festival’s development over the next 5 years.
MLF provides unique and imaginative opportunities for audiences to experience high quality live literature through an annual Festival in October, as well as a Spring programme, special Bookend events, and a year-round programme of activities for children and young people.
A firm believer in the transformative power of words and stories, MLF’s annual Festival platforms some of the most interesting voices in fiction, poetry, literature in translation, song-writing, activism and culture.
Following a period of review, the Festival now wishes to work collaboratively with a consultant(s) to develop a strategic plan that builds on the organisation’s achievements and aspirations.
The Festival requires a consultant(s) with solid, demonstrable experience of developing business and strategic plans. Experience of working with/in the arts coupled with a strong understanding of the cultural sector and festivals is vital.
It is envisaged that the plan will be developed through a combination of desk research, information review, data and financial analysis, and consultation. Excellent communications skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.
The consultant(s) and MLF will agree the detailed delivery timeline, though it is envisaged that a draft plan would be presented to MLF in early March, with sign off by 31 March 2021.
A fee of £6000 is available.
A full brief can be downloaded from the Festival: https://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/pages/consultant-opportunity-39458
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 7 January 2021