YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Marketing Assistant (Classical), Sony Music UK

Deadline: 10am on Thursday 16th November

How Long: Regular, Full Time

Compensation: Information on Application


To provide administrative support to the Masterworks team (includes classical, crossover, jazz, soundtracks, musical theatre).


  • Administrative tasks: answering general enquiries, ordering stationery and tickets, arranging meeting logistics, taking minutes, ordering couriers and bikes, boking travel arrangements and hotels
  • Promotion tasks: provide support for the PR person by creating and sharing watermarked audio downloads, downloading and sending photos/ covers with appropriate credits
  • Be an ‘ambassador’ for the department: meeting & greeting visitors, attending concerts, liaising with artists and managers
  • Finance tasks: creating Purchase Orders and ensuring these are assigned to the correct project and budget
  • Product admin tasks: gathering and formatting label copy, ensuring third party designers receive assets on time, proof reading and meeting deadlines
  • Sales & release tasks: updating & distributing release schedule, preparing sales notes and supplying sales team with information, populating production information on retail websites
  • Digital marketing tasks: updating social media, newsletters and playlists with relevant and engaging material
  • Keep abreast of market developments, new technologies, market conditions

Person Specifications


  • Detailed knowledge of classical and jazz
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation
  • Office administration
  • Time management
  • Quick learner
  • Balancing priorities and deadlines

For more information and to apply, follow this link: https://jobs-sonymusicuk.icims.com/jobs/1393/marketing-assistant%2c-classical/job


Promotion Manager (Maternity cover)

Deadline: 10am, Monday 27 November

How Long: Full time, maternity cover

Compensation: Dependent upon experience

Promotion Manager (Maternity Cover) - Schott Music

Schott Music is seeking a Promotion Manager to join the Contemporary Music department within its London office, on a fixed-term contract for up to 12 months.

Working closely with the Managing Director and Head of Contemporary Music, the role focuses on promotion of Schott's international catalogue and involves regular contact with its composers and with the wider classical music industry. The role is also responsible for the line management of the department's intern.

The successful candidate will have specialised knowledge of classical music and the classical music industry, experience of promotion, excellent communication skills and a passion for contemporary work.

Full details can be found at: https://en.schott-music.com/about/jobs/#London

Please send your CV and a covering letter to: louisa.hungate@schott-music.com


System Administrator, Wigmore Hall

Deadline: 6pm, November 17th, 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: £30,000 - £35,000

Wigmore Hall is a world-leading concert hall. We present over 450 concerts each year,
comprising chamber music and song, early music, jazz, 20th century, contemporary and
world music. We have an extremely busy Learning department who work to bring music and
music making to people of all ages, in a variety of settings, through the provision of projects
and programmes of work, presenting over 400 events each year. We run our own
independent live recording label, Wigmore Hall Live, producing CD releases, live and on
demand video streaming, high quality digital downloads and AV podcasts that give a deep
insight into this precious repertoire and the artists who create and interpret it for our

We are currently engaged in an exciting round of technology projects to replace our
technology estate and procure asset management and planning software to support
reviewed business processes.
We are looking for a diligent, patient and creative System Administrator to join a friendly
and relaxed IT department and take ownership of our IT estate as we separate
infrastructure management from business applications support and development, creating
two new roles. The ideal candidate will hit the ground running, taking an analytical view of
our network, services, hosting partners and user needs and helping with the tender process
for server infrastructure, switching, backup and associated professional services.
Good writing and communication skills, a patient, kind and professional attitude to user
support, familiarity with the systems we use (detailed in job description) and excellent
problem solving, research and troubleshooting skills are all essential qualities for this role.

For full details see: https://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/about- us/jobs/.

For an informal conversation about this post, contact Richie Warburton, itjobs@wigmore-
hall.org.uk, 020 7258 8258.


Executive Assistant to the Senior Management Team and Concerts Assistant, Philharmonia Orchestra

Deadline:   Tuesday 14th November, 12pm

How Long: See job description

Compensation: c. £20,000 per annum, depending upon experience

This is a key role within the Orchestra’s administration. The Executive Assistant supports the Managing Director and Heads of Departments, who together make up the 8-strong Senior Management Team.

In the dual role of Concerts Assistant, the postholder provides assistance to the Tours and Projects Manager in the organisation of the Orchestra’s busy international touring schedule, and to the Concerts and Projects Coordinator in the administration of the Royal Festival Hall Own Promotion Season.

The Executive Assistant to the Senior Management Team and Concerts Assistant is a member of the Orchestra’s Concerts Department, which has responsibility for managing the Orchestra’s programme of concerts at London’s Southbank Centre, residencies and engagements across the UK, overseas touring, and recordings and films.

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


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.