The Craft Centre in Manchester

Manchester Craft and Design Centre employs a small but dedicated staff team alongside a board of trustees.


Job Vacancies and Opportunities


Marketing and Digital Officer (Maternity Cover)
12-month fixed-term position

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing & Digital Officer to join our team. We are looking for candidates with significant experience of arts and/or retail marketing, excellent communication and project management skills, and a resourceful and entrepreneurial approach.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre is located in a glorious former fish and poultry market in the city’s thriving Northern Quarter.  A registered charity and Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), for over 40 years we’ve been home to some of the region’s most talented independent designers and makers. Selling textiles, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, glass, prints and homeware, each of the 20 studios offers so much more than just a shopping experience – it’s a place to be inspired and to connect with the world through making. We play a significant role for craft in the Northwest and nationally.

Our exhibitions and curated events programme promote local, UK and International craft and design. The building is open to the public six days a week and provides unprecedented access to incredible practitioners and their processes. It’s a safe creative space for our neighbours to meet and participate and allows creative businesses to thrive within a supportive community.

The Marketing & Digital Officer will be responsible for leading on marketing, audience development and communications for Manchester Craft and Design Centre. This is a key role and offers an opportunity to plan and implement campaigns aimed at growing MCAD’s customer base and profile as a unique arts and retail venue in the city. Delivering projects which continue to diversify our audiences, engage a wider community in craft and design activities and events, strengthen our identity and widen our reach creating further opportunities.

If this sounds like the role for you, please download the job pack below and send an expression of interest which captures your skills and experiences (no longer than 2 sides of A4 paper or 5 minutes video/audio format), aligning them to the person specification and a current copy of your CV to [email protected]

If you require more information or have any queries please email [email protected] or/and come to our Marketing & Digital Officer Open session on the 18th of June between 2pm and 4pm, just pop us a message to let us know you are attending.

Closing date for applications: 24th June 2024 at midday
Interviews: Week commencing 1st July 2024
Job role to commence: Mid-September 2024


We also run a volunteering programme. If you are interested in volunteering at MCDC, head to our Volunteer page to find out more. 

If you are a Maker looking for a studio space or are interested in sharing a studio with one of our Resident Makers, please visit our Apply for a Studio page. 

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