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  • Posted 21 October 2021


    LIFT, London’s biennial festival of international theatre, is seeking a General Manager. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable being at the centre of other people’s resourcing needs.

    The General Manager is a key position within the LIFT team. Working closely with the Head of Finance and Operations and Executive team they have responsibility for day-to-day administration and maintenance of information and communication systems.

    The post holder will have ambition and enthusiasm to drive change and meet the needs of an evolving organisation. A good communicator, with the ability to work with a range of staff across all LIFT functions, you will have excellent analytical and spreadsheet skills, hands on financial experience as well as an ability to be comfortable brokering, recording, and updating various types of non-financial and financial information.

    Every two years, LIFT presents a festival full of daring and relevant culture, international perspectives and unforgettable theatre. Whether it’s a much-loved venue, iconic landmark or unsung corner of London, LIFT gathers Londoners around incredible art. We want our audiences to feel more London and more global every time they encounter LIFT. We’d love for you to join us…

    Role: General Manager

    Hours: Full-time assuming a minimum of 35 hours per week, with occasional evenings and weekends

    Contract: Fixed term ending December 2022 (with possibility of extension)

    Salary: £30,000 per annum

    Application deadline (extended): 11.59pm, Sunday 14 November 2021

    Flexible working requests and reasonable adjustments will be considered.


    RECRUITMENT PACK – General Manager

    Equal Opportunities Form 2021


    LIFT is committed to be a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants. Currently 50% of our staff team are Black, 50% are LGBTQIA+ and 33% identify as disabled. 71% of the artists we paid in 2020 identified as Black, Asian or ethnically diverse.
    We are actively engaged in inclusion, diversity, intersectionality, and anti-racism planning. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, attracting the diverse pool of talent and experience we want to see in our organisation, on our Board, in our work and across the cultural and creative sector.

    We strive to treat all job applications equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexuality, or any other equality characteristic.

    Details of how to apply – along with a role description, person specification and further information about LIFT – can be found in the recruitment pack.

    For any general enquiries about the role, please email recruitment@liftfestival.com.