YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Digital Creative, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Deadline: 10AM, Friday 2 June 2017

How Long: Full-time

Compensation: TBC

Digital Creative

This exciting new role is responsible for producing engaging and creative digital content, helping to drive the Orchestra’s online strategy in line with its overall brand aims and objectives. We are looking for a digital creative professional with a proven track record of creating and delivering engaging and compelling digital content in the creative sector.

For more information, or to apply visit www.lpo.org.uk/jobs.

The closing date for applications is 10AM on Friday 2 June 2017, with interviews due to take place in the week beginning Monday 12 June. To apply with your CV and a cover letter, please fill out the below form and upload your documents. Interview candidates will be asked to bring relevant portfolios and showreels to their interview.


Concerts and Administration Assistant, Wigmore Hall

Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: c.£18,000 - £20,000 including benefits (subject to experience)

There is a vacancy for a Concerts and Administration Assistant to work in one of the world’s leading recital venues. Duties include the organisation of the Hall's busy schedule of rehearsals and concerts, handling general enquiries, liaison with artists and agents, and providing administrative support for the Director’s Office. Attention to detail, good IT and organisational skills and knowledge of classical music are essential. A minimum of one year’s experience in a similar environment is required.

Applications with cover letter, CV and names and addresses of two referees to: John Gilhooly, Director, The Wigmore Hall Trust, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP or jduer@wigmore-hall.org.uk



Competitor Coordinator, Menuhin Competition Trust

Deadline: 11 June 2017

How Long: Full time from September 2017, 9 months fixed term

Compensation: £22,000-£25,000 p.a. pro rata, negotiable according to experience

The Menuhin Competition Trust is seeking a full-time Competitor Coordinator to be responsible for the competitors of the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018, from coordinating the application and pre-selection process to administration and welfare in the lead-up to and during the Competition, including the jury process during the event itself.

The successful candidate will join the London-based team from September 2017 and will predominantly work from our Waterloo office until being based in Geneva March-April 2018 for the Competition. We are looking for a proactive individual with a strong understanding of the music scene, including experience of successfully administering events and building and upholding relationships with artists. In particular the successful candidate will need the ability to correspond clearly yet warmly with young people and their families, many of whom are internationally based with English not being their first language.

For full details please visit the Application Brief here. Applications including a covering letter in English, CV and the names of two referees must be received by 11th June 2017 by email to application@menuhincompetition.org and candidates must be available for interview in London on 19th June 2017.


Marketing Co-ordinator, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Deadline: 10AM, 22 May 2017

How Long: Full-time

Compensation: £21,000-£24,000

The Marketing Co-ordinator will support the work of the Orchestra’s busy Marketing Department playing an active role in building audiences for the Orchestra’s Residency concerts in Brighton and Eastbourne, and other regional projects, supervising its successful student scheme, leading on education and community marketing, producing artwork for the recording label CD and digital releases and associated marketing, and where necessary assisting in the marketing of the Royal Festival Hall season. Would suit a strong team player with experience in putting together detailed, creative marketing campaigns, experience of direct marketing, digital marketing, advertising, print production and distribution, and imaginative copywriting skills.

For further information visit www.lpo.org.uk/jobs.


Development Assistant, Artichoke Trust

Deadline: 9AM, 22 May 2017

How Long: Full-time, 12 months fixed term

Compensation: £20,000

Artichoke is seeking a bright, highly motivated Development Assistant to join our busy, London-based team.

The Development Assistant supports the Development Director, Deputy Development Director and wider team in all areas of fundraising, including trusts and foundations, corporate sponsorship and individual giving. The role offers a valuable opportunity to work with one of the country's leading arts organisations and gain an excellent foundation in charity fundraising.

Please find the job description and person specification here

Please send your completed application by email to: recruitment@artichoke.uk.com, addressed to Ma-ayan Plane, Deputy Development Director, with ‘Development Assistant’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications: 9AM on Monday 22 May 2017.


Residencies and Projects Assistant, Philharmonia Orchestra

Deadline: 5PM, Monday 22 May

How Long: Full-time, permanent

Compensation: c. £18,000 per annum

The Residencies and Projects Assistant works closely with the Head of Recordings and Projects and Director, Residencies and Regional Programme to deliver the Orchestra’s extensive programme of UK residency concerts, Music of Today series, commercial engagements, external recordings and film sessions, and special projects (including gala fundraising events, concerts featuring non-classical artists and events taking place outside the traditional concert hall setting).

For more information, please visit: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/vacancies


£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.