YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Project Manager (Creative Learning), King's College London

Deadline: Sunday 30th July 2017

How Long: Temporary/Fixed term

Compensation: Grade 5, £27,629 to £32,004 per annum

This post will be for three years and may be extended or made permanent at the end of the initial three year period

The purpose of the role is to plan and deliver a programme of work which engages students from across all faculties at King’s in an exciting range of extra-curricular education activities delivered in partnership with London’s arts and cultural sector. The post involves both project and events management and administration – including contracting and payments, financial monitoring, data collection, evaluation, co-ordination of part-time facilitators and tutors, and liaison with cultural partners. Although the post-holder’s portfolio of projects will primarily be delivered under the auspices of the Cultural Institute, s/he will also undertake projects on behalf of other Strand based culture teams, with whom the Institute works closely, on the development and delivery of activities relating to public facing exhibitions and events at King’s.

The selection process will include competency based questions, an assessment and a panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

Should you have any specific questions that are not answered in the role profile, contact Dr Kate Dunton: kate.dunton@kcl.ac.uk

Closing date: 30 July 2017



Publications Administrator, Wigmore Hall

Deadline: Monday 31st July 2017

How Long: See job description

Compensation: c.22,000 p.a.

Designation: Publications Administrator

Responsible to: Director, Wigmore Hall

Directly responsible to: Head of Publications

Working with: Wigmore Hall Administration Front of House

Background: As Britain’s leading chamber music and recital venue Wigmore Hall presents almost 500 concerts each season featuring the world’s leading performers, with a small number of ‘Hall Hire’ concerts presented by external concert promoters. Wigmore Hall also promotes more than 400 Learning events every year, giving schools, families, community groups, hospitals and other organisations the opportunity to take part in workshops, concerts and creative projects both at the Hall itself, across London and further afield. In 2005 Wigmore Hall launched its own record label, Wigmore Hall Live, which has now released over 80 recordings to great critical acclaim.

Job Purpose: As the Hall’s main proofreader, to provide support to the Head of Publications in the production of all communication material for Wigmore Hall (including programmes and brochures).

Duties and Responsibilities: • To proofread all communications materials, with special emphasis on printed concert programmes and CD booklets • To assist in the production of printed materials for the Hall’s Learning and Development departments • To source materials necessary for the preparation of Wigmore Hall’s concert programmes, including liaison with the Hall’s designers, artists’ agents and programme note writers • To produce printed song texts for relevant Wigmore Hall promotions 

Skills and Experience: • A working knowledge of relevant computer software particularly: Microsoft Office (essential), Quark (desirable), and a willingness to undertake training when required • Close attention to detail • Ability to work to multiple and tight deadlines • Strong knowledge of classical music, especially chamber music and song • Understanding of the UK classical music industry • At least one year’s experience of working in an arts administration environment (desirable)  

Salary and Benefits: • Salary c.£22,000, negotiable according to experience • Private healthcare cover (after qualifying period) • Contributory pension scheme • Annual interest free Travelcard loan (after qualifying period) • 22 days annual holiday leave (pro rata)

Applications: Closing date: Monday 31 July 2017 at 11:00am Only applicants required for interview will be notified by Friday 4 August 2017. Interviews to be held shortly afterwards. Applications should include a covering letter and CV detailing relevant experience, and the name and address of two referees. Applications should be sent by post to: John Gilhooly Director Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street London W1U 2BP or by email to: sdonat@wigmore-hall.org.uk with the above documents as PDF or Word attachments to arrive by 11:00am on Monday 31 July 2017.


Press Assistant (London), Orchid Media

Deadline: Monday 14th August 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: 20,000 p.a.

Introduction: We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic graduate with excellent communication and project management skills to join our team.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to assist the team in implementing public relations campaigns to promote individual artists, choirs, orchestras, festivals and other organisations in the press and wider media. The key tasks include, but are not limited to, writing press releases and pitches to journalists, researching press and media contact details, speaking to journalists, arranging interviews, liaising with artists, managing social media platforms, designing digital marketing assets (such as websites, advertisements, emails and e-flyers) and attending evening concerts and events. The role will also involve some general assistance in the running of the office, such as answering telephones, attending meetings, managing the post and other administrative tasks.

About the Company

Orchid Media is a UK-based marketing agency, providing specialist services to the arts industry. We offer bespoke PR and marketing campaigns to help individual artists, choirs, orchestras, festivals and other arts organisations build their media profile. A small, experienced team of industry professionals, we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality, personalised service. We originally launched Orchid Media in 2014 as the PR division of the record label Orchid Classics. We have since grown to become an independent company with our own clients and projects and continue to support Orchid Classics with all of its latest releases.

Essentials Skills

  • Written and verbal communication
  • People skills
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Administration
  • Competency with Apple and Microsoft software and a variety of social media platforms

Desirable Skills

  • Competency with basic design and video editing software
  • Languages, particularly German, French, Spanish or Italian

Desirable Experience

  • Prior work experience in the media
  • Prior work experience in the classical music industry

Reporting To: Damaris Brown, Director

Salary: 20,000.00 per annum.

How to Apply: please send a CV and covering letter to damaris@orchidmedia.co.uk

Application Deadline: 14 August 2017


Development Coordinator, British Film Institute

Deadline: Sunday 23 July 2017

How Long: 6 months fixed term

Compensation: £23,199-£27,141

The British Film Institute are seeking a Development Coordinator to join the Development team on a 6 month fixed term contract. The focus of the BFI Development Team is raising funds for a wide range of BFI activities through corporate sponsorship, individuals, trusts, foundations and statutory grants.

The post holder will prioritise comprehensive administrative and organisational support for the Director of Development and will also support the wider team across a number of projects. It is a busy role so you will need to have excellent written communication and presentation skills with the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels. As a Development Coordinator we require you to have good organisational skills with a keen eye for detail. You will need excellent IT skills including experience of database management.

Based in Central London, you will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events, plus many others. 

For more information and to apply online, click here

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 July 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 31 July 2017. 

If you have any questions or want to discuss the post please contact Krystal Francis on 0207 957 4821 or krystal.francis@bfi.org.uk


Assistant Artist Manager, Rayfield Allied

Deadline: 10am, Wednesday 12 July

How Long: Full-time, permanent

Compensation: Negotiable, dependent on experience

Rayfield Allied is an established artist management company based in central London (SE1). Rayfield Allied was formed in 2011 when Allied Artists Agency and Rayfield Artists, two of the most respected independent agencies, merged. It has built up an enviable reputation and an exciting roster of artists which is mainly focused on conductors and concert and opera singers, but also includes select composers, stage directors, instrumentalists and instrumental and vocal ensembles. All members of our office are actively involved in the selling and management of our artists.

As part of the ongoing growth of the agency we are now looking for an Assistant Artist Manager to work with a range of our artists. As part of an expanding business, there are strong opportunities for the right person for quick career progression.

Duties will include:

- day to day liaising with artists and promoters;
- servicing, including making travel and hotel arrangements for artists, obtaining work visas and producing itineraries;
- diary and database management and contract processing;
- maintaining press and PR materials and website updating;
- providing PA support to artist managers, including general office administration;
- attending performances.

The successful candidate will:

- be passionate and knowledgeable about classical music;
- have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- have good computer skills, preferably with previous experience of using Overture software package;
- be self-motivated;
- be able to work efficiently and to prioritise a sometimes heavy workload;
- have a keen eye for detail;
- be able to remain calm under pressure.

Fluency in foreign languages will be a definite advantage, as will experience of working in an artist management department.

To apply for the position please send a CV and covering letter to Nicholas Maw at nicholas.maw@rayfieldallied.com.


Assistant Artist Manager (London or Cambridge), Hazard Chase

Deadline: Friday 23rd June 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: Minimum £18,000 p.a.

Hazard Chase Ltd, incorporated in 1990, is a growing international classical music artist management company with offices in Cambridge and London. With just under 30 members of staff across both offices, all with a passion for classical music, we work as a close team in a supportive and friendly environment.

Job description

Hazard Chase is seeking a bright, organised and confident individual responsible for carrying out servicing for a group of artists.

The position involves overseeing the preparation period before an engagement to ensure everything runs smoothly. This entails liaising with concert promoters and local agents throughout the world to organise the booking of travel and accommodation, investigating and applying for visas/other documentation on behalf of the artist when needed, requesting and processing contracts, updating biographical and marketing materials, co-ordinating press interviews either directly or through a PR agency, and liaising with publishers regarding sheet music. Assistant Artist Managers are also required to produce detailed schedules/itineraries for artists on a regular basis, ensuring all relevant information is included, such as rehearsal times, dress code, travel information, and contact details. The role also includes assisting the Finance Department, checking invoicing lists and artist statements on a regular basis.

The role involves use of our diary management system, Overture. This requires accurate data entry and amendments, updating company contacts as required, and checking through email correspondence and correctly transferring all required information, including financial data.

We offer many opportunities to attend concerts in the UK and sometimes abroad, therefore some evening and weekend work will be required. Staff members are expected to share general office administration as required.

For more information please visit the Hazard Chase website.


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.


£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.