Job Opportunity: General Manager

We’re looking for a General Manager to join our team. This is a new role, and will be instrumental in MAYK’s growth over the coming years, managing the day-to-day operations and finance, and ensuring we have the resources and capacity we need to deliver on our vision and mission.

 This is a role for someone who gets a kick out of setting up and running the administrative and financial systems that help arts organisations function. You’ll be ridiculously well organised, be an absolute whizz with a spreadsheet and have strong financial skills. You’ll have a background in administration and finance. You’ll have a hawk-eye for detail, be imaginative and resourceful and be a strong lateral thinker. We’re looking for someone who understands that great art needs consistent, detailed and innovative management.

Salary: £28,000 pro rata

Contract: Permanent, part-time (21 hours per week)

Deadline: Tuesday 10 September, 5pm

Opportunities for Young People (Aged 16-21)

Young Programmers Group and Young Board Members. 

We want young people to have a role in all parts of our work, from helping us make big decisions about the company to deciding what we put in Mayfest. 

We’d like to hear from young people across Bristol, whatever your qualifications, background or work experience. 


We’re always looking to expand our team of casual volunteers who assist with everything from flyering and stewarding, to helping out in the office and even sometimes appearing as extras in our shows! If you’re interested in giving us some of your time to help make Mayfest happen, email with your name, contact details and how you think you can help us out.

Work Experience

As we are such a small team, we are unfortunately not able to respond to requests for work experience. We occasionally advertise internships and placements through specific schemes. Any future placements will be advertised on this page.

Image: Illustrator Laurie Stansfield at a Breakfast Talk (Mayfest 2016). Photo by Paul Blakemore.