YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Development Assistant, Philharmonia Orchestra

Deadline: 10AM, Monday 22 January 2018

How Long: Not specified

Compensation: £18,000

The Philharmonia Orchestra wishes to appoint a Development Assistant to join its busy Development team. This position is a great opportunity for a confident and hard-working individual looking to take their first step into a career in arts fundraising. The Development Assistant will work closely with the Development Director and Head of Individual Giving on a major Gala event in May 2018, and will also provide crucial support to the Development and Events Coordinator in the delivery of the Development Department’s busy events programme. The post-holder will play a crucial role in supporting all team members to achieve the ambitious fundraising targets that support the Orchestra’s busy artistic and education programmes.

Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 22 January 2018 

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview on Thursday 25 or Friday 26 January 2018.

For more information and the full job description, please visit: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/vacancies


Event and Operations Manager, Fitzrovia Chapel

Deadline: 12.00, Wednesday 31 January 2018

How Long: Part-Time - 20 hours per week TBD (likely 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Friday, including one hour for lunch)

Compensation: Pro-rata salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per annum

We’re looking for an Event and Operations Manager who will care for, promote and cherish the unique Fitzrovia Chapel as much as our dedicated team of staff, volunteers and supporters.

Who we are

The phrase most used to describe us is ‘hidden gem’. That’s because the chapel is a beautifully restored Grade II* listed building, one that has the capacity to amaze and enthral. Part of the former Middlesex Hospital (but never consecrated), the chapel includes ornate mosaics, stained glass windows and 150 memorial plaques. A recent Telegraph article called us the most beautiful room in London you probably didn’t know about’.But that’s just the physical side. We try to translate the beauty of our surroundings into our ethos and values.The fact that we are a secular space is an important beginning to this conversation. Also, we are grand but not ostentatious. We encourage visitors to discover the chapel for themselves without overwhelming them with information. We are open for quiet contemplation each Wednesday and that demonstrates our remit and our place in the community.

Our work

From London Fashion Week catwalks to bespoke weddings, and from audio shows to gallery pop-ups, the chapel has been the focus for both our own programme of events and those hiring the chapel during 2017, our first year. UK labels Phoebe English and Alistair James chose the chapel for their Vogue-featured collections. Named as the number one wedding venue in Westminster, we’ve hosted stunning, intimate ceremonies, including this September celebration. Rapidly gaining a reputation as a quality exhibition space, we have welcomed Ingleby Gallery, Horiuchi Foundation and TJ Boulting, as well as running our own first major exhibition, The Ward. You may recognise some names from this selection associated with the chapel: Katie Melua, Humanists UK, Artangel, the Haunting Podcast and BBC’s Apple Tree Yard. 2018 looks sets to also be a year packed with events and bookings in all spheres of public and cultural life.

For details about the scale of the role, duties,terms and a person specification, please see here.

To apply, send a CV and covering letter describing how your experience and skills meet the needs of the role to our Director, Faye Hughes, at faye.hughes@fitzroviachapel.org by Wednesday 31 January. You can also download this job description as a pdf here: Fitzrovia Chapel Event and Operations Manager


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.