YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Learning and Production Coordinator, Tomorrow's Warriors

Deadline: Friday 30th March

How Long: 4 days per week

Compensation: £22,000 - £25,000 (pro rata)

Learning and Production Coordinator

Based in Harrow, though travel throughout London and the UK will be required

Role reference TW0318-2

This is an important role that will play a key role in supporting the smooth running of our learning and development programme as well as providing production support across the organisation. Candidates should have first class, organisational skills, knowledge of music education and be excellent team players. You will report to the Head of Learning and carry out production work for the development programme and for our special projects. Full details of the role are available in the application pack.

How to apply

Please request an application pack through this email address quoting the role and reference number - jointheteam@tomorrowswarriors.org


30 March Closing date

5 April Shortlist

9 April 1st interview

16 April 2nd interview for shortlisted candidates


Assistant Orchestra Librarian & Auditions Administrator, Philharmonia Orchestra

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 23 March

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £19, 000 per annum

The Philharmonia is seeking an Assistant Orchestra Librarian and Auditions Administrator. It is anticipated that library work will absorb approximately 80% of the post-holder’s time, and that auditions administration and related duties will absorb the remaining 20%. The postholder will be based in the Music Library at the Orchestra’s administrative offices in London SE1, although travelling to rehearsal venues and out-of-London venues and attending auditions will form a regular part of the role. The postholder may also be required to travel overseas with the Orchestra on an occasional basis.

The Assistant Orchestra Librarian and Auditions Administrator is a member of the Concerts Department, whose Head is the Deputy Managing Director.

For further details of this exciting opportunity and for the full Job Description, please visit: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/vacancies.


Education Manager, The Sixteen

Deadline: 12pm on Friday 16 March

How Long: Full-time or Part-time

Compensation: tbc

We are seeking an individual (we are open to full-time or part-time applicants) with creative flair and a passion for music education who will lead and manage The Sixteen’s educational activity and strategy. 

The Education Manager will also have finely tuned organisational skills and will have at least three years’ relevant experience. Key responsibilities currently include managing and administrating: The Sixteen’s young artist programme, Genesis Sixteen; the Choral Pilgrimage annual workshop and chorister masterclass series; a series of Schools’ Matinee Concerts; and general outreach activities. 

The Education Manager will help shape the future direction of The Sixteen’s education work and will have the opportunity to devise future education projects around The Sixteen’s core artistic plans as well as developing community engagement through the arts.

For a job description, and to apply for this role, please email or post a CV and covering letter (no longer than two pages), to Amy Donaldson (Amy@thesixteen.com) by 12pm, Friday 16 March. Interviews will be held during the week of 19 March.


Common Vision (CoVi)

Deadline: Multiple Roles

How Long: Freelance/Short Term

Compensation: Information on Application

Common Vision (CoVi) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank. We curate and develop research and discussion which aligns the behaviours, expectations and values of the millennials with long-term intergenerational goals around the common good.

Since launching in 2014 we've built up a strong reputation for fresh ideas and innovative ways of engaging people. We have a small staff team and work with expert freelancers and associates when on specific pieces of work relating to public outreach, digital engagement, design and communications.

We are currently looking for creative associates with expertise in relation to one of more of the following:

Video production
Digital communications
Curating events or exhibitions

You will have a strong interest in current affairs and social policy issues, and be able to promote and synthesise complex topics and ideas.

Available roles are freelance or contracted on a short-term basis. We recruit on a rolling basis.



£5 tickets for Under 35s to selected concerts at Wigmore Hall

Deadline: Don't wait, tickets might sell out

How Long: Happening now

Compensation: Tickets cost £5 only

£5 tickets are available for younger audience members to selected concerts at Wigmore Hall – book now: http://bit.ly/29yavDo.

Artists featured in the programme include Igor Levit, Joanna MacGregor, Tasmin Little, Alison Balsom, Martin Roscoe and many more.


British Arts Festivals Association

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The British Arts Festivals Association is a vibrant membership organisation covering the widest span of arts festivals in the UK. Our members include a huge range of genres such as performing arts, literature, music, visual arts and outdoor arts. Members have access to a wide network of their peers as well as the wealth of knowledge, advice and contacts that BAFA has built up over its long history. We organise a number of events throughout the year for festival professionals and students including regional road shows which are unique active learning forums across the country and the annual Conference for Festivals. A two day conference with a programme designed for everyone involved in the festival sector, the Conference for Festivals includes a series of talks, discussions, round tables and of course opportunities to socialise with your festival peers. BAFA also runs a similar annual event for students and recent graduates interested in arts festivals and events – ‘A Festival Career’.


Guest Writer, YPIA Blog

Deadline: Ongoing

How Long: For a one-off piece or a series of contributions, up to you.

Compensation: We're all volunteers at YPIA.

Have you seen the YPIA Blog? We want to make our posts as relevant to you as possible and how could we do that better than by asking you to contribute? So, if you would be interested in becoming a guest writer for YPIA (whether for a one-off article or a whole series), just get in touch with Stella Toonen on stella@ypia.co.uk.

The blog generally covers topics such as the challenges young people face when starting out in the arts, tips for how to improve your career, summaries of our events, reviews of other relevant events, resources or websites, and stories of fellow arts professionals who've shown initiative to improve access into the arts sector for young people. We're very open to other suggestions though, so do feel free to get in touch with Stella and pitch your idea.

There's no deadline for this opportunity, we accept new contributions on a rolling basis.