Join the team: Office Administrator

We currently have a vacancy for an Office Administrator who can deliver office management and administrative support to the team for the delivery of our events and strategic activities across XTRAX and Without Walls.

We are looking for a reliable and forward-thinking administrative professional to join the XTRAX team. You should be a hands-on person with great attention to detail who is comfortable working at a fast pace.

This role is a great opportunity for someone with excellent administration skills wanting to build experience in the field of festivals and events. The post also offers an insight into the exciting world of outdoor festivals.

XTRAX is one of the UK’s leading development agencies for the outdoor arts sector, supporting artists and festivals to develop, programme and advocate for high-quality, UK-made, outdoor performance. Based in Manchester, we run self-initiated projects, events, and showcases; as well as managing outdoor arts consortium Without Walls.

Key info:

  • Salary: £19,500 – 23,000 p/a pro rata (dependent on experience)
  • Hours: part-time, 24 hours per week / 3 days. We would consider offering a full-time role for an exceptional candidate who brings additional skills and experience to the role, specifically HR or design.
  • Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract to October 2023 with the possibility of extension, subject to funding.
  • Location: Hulme, Manchester
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Deadline: Monday 12 September 2022, 10am.
  • Interviews: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Full Job Specification PDF, also available as a Word Document

Equal Opportunities Monitoring form


If you would like to apply, please send us:

  • Your CV, including two referees who will be approached after interviews and with your permission.
  • A cover letter of no more than 2 A4 pages.  Please also indicate if you are applying for the part-time or full-time role.
  • We will accept a variety of formats for applications, such as audio or video files, that contain the information described above. Audio or video files should not be more than 10 minutes in length.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This will be separated from your application at the shortlisting stage. Completion of the form is voluntary.

Full details on what you need to include in your application documents are available in the Job Specification above.

Please send your application to Adam Cooper at with the subject heading ‘Office Administrator’ and whether you are applying for the part-time or full-time role.

Best of luck with your application!

Image: XTRAX/SIRF 2022 Outdoor Arts Showcase © Jim Parris and XTRAX