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Job Vacancy: Marketing and Digital Officer

Manchester Craft & Design Centre  5 days per week  £22,480 (35 hours per week)  Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022   We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing & Digital Officer to join our busy 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 (MCAD)…

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Job Vacancy: Site Supervisor

Manchester Craft & Design Centre  5 days per week (including weekends)  £9.50 per hour (40 hours per week)  Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2021     Thanks to investment from the Cultural Recovery Fund we have an exciting opportunity for a Site Supervisor to join our busy team. This is a new, temporary, full time role with fixed days to be agreed.  The post holder…

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Meet the Makers this Autumn

Our makers are excited to back at the workbench and open four days a week, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm this October and November.  Our historic fish market building is the perfect place for a relaxed and inspiring shopping trip, where you can meet the makers behind the work and discover fantastic one-off gifts (or treats for yourself). Buying handmade craft and design is also a great way to show your…

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Ella Macintosh using pewter smithing equipment in her studio.

Support our Unique Space for Making

In these tough times, we have been helping the many small craft businesses at the Centre with rent relief and business support to help them through the Covid-19 crisis. As a charity we rely on the kindness of our wonderful supporters who share our passion for craft and design. We work closely with local residents,…

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Amy Wilkinson

Make a Visit. Make it Safe. Make it Local. Make it Count.  

This August, we’d love for you to ‘make a visit’ when we re-open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in August, 11am to 5pm, so you can show your support for independent Makers and small businesses during these challenging times.   If you’re looking for something to brighten up your home office or treat your loved ones, then you can make your purchases count by buying…

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What to expect when you visit

FAQs  What are your opening hours?  We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays in October and November, 10am to 5.30pm. Outside of these hours, you can make appointments with Makers to visit their studios for individual enquiries and commissions.   Are all of the studios open?  The majority of our studios will be open on Fridays…

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Show your Support

Manchester Craft and Design Centre has been at the heart of the North West’s independent community of makers since 1982. As a charity and home to many small businesses, both the centre and our makers rely on your support to carry on making and to provide affordable studio space and a vibrant creative community in Manchester’s…

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Craft at Home Website

Craft at Home Microsite

The last seven weeks have seen a huge amount of change in the wider world and for us at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. We initially closed to the public and then had to take the difficult but necessary decision to close our doors as a place of making. Many of our talented makers are…

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