YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Assistant Artist Manager, Hazard Chase

Deadline: Monday 11th June 2018

How Long: Full-time, permanent

Compensation: minimum £19,000 p.a.

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

The position, which will report to two Artist Managers, 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.

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 a full job description please visit http://www.hazardchase.co.uk/category/job-vacancie...


Event Manager - Virtual Orchestra project, Philharmonia Orchestra

Deadline: 12pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018

How Long: Approx. 12 weeks in total: June-August & October-November 2018

Compensation: Weekly fee of £550 (6 days a week)

The Virtual Orchestra combines digital and virtual reality installations; schools, community and family workshops; a fringe programme and live performances; all outside traditional concert hall venues. The Project is being delivered across the Philharmonia’s four year-round residencies. In year 1 delivery is in Bedford (July & August, 2018) and Leicester (October & November, 2018). We are happy to consider candidates who might only be able to undertake the role for one of the two project locations in year 1. We are also interested in candidates who would also be open to undertaking this role in one or more of the locations across both years of the project (Canterbury: March & April 2019 / Basingstoke: June & July 2019).

This role involves acting as the first point of contact for people entering The Virtual Orchestra, ensuring that it is adequately resourced and supervised, and is safe and technically operational. A professional, welcoming and informative approach is vital to ensuring high quality engagement for audiences and participants. The principal aim of the project is to attract a new and more diverse audience for our programme in these locations. This role is central to shaping audiences' first orchestral experiences.

The role requires someone with strong organisational and communication skills and the ability to foster excellent customer relations.

For a full job description, please see https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/vacancies.


Administrator, Cambridge Early Music

Deadline: Monday 4 June

How Long: Permanent, Part-time

Compensation: Up to £15,000 p.a., dependent on experience

Cambridge Early Music provides high-quality concerts, education projects, festivals and summer schools of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music for all ages in Cambridge. We are looking for a new Administrator to start 1 September 2018 and provide day-to-day management of the Charity, reporting to the Board of Trustees. 

The employment status of the post-holder (employed or self-employed) will depend on their circumstances. Well-appointed office space is available to CEM in north Cambridge, but working from home is also acceptable. The job is by its nature flexible, and amounts to approximately 20 hours per week, with periods of more intensive work during festivals (usually one long weekend a year) and summer schools (two weeks, usually in early August).

For more see information including how to apply visit www.cambridgeearlymusic.org


Theatrical Licensing Coordinator, Boosey & Hawkes

Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £24,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience, with additional annual discretionary bonus

CONCORD MUSIC is looking to employ a full time Theatrical Licensing Coordinator working for the Boosey & Hawkes Business Affairs team. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join us in this diverse and dynamic area of work. The post will be full time and based in our London office. 

Please see the full job description for further details: https://www.boosey.com/pages/aboutus/JobDetails.cs...


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.