YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world

01

Development & Communications Manager, National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Deadline: 12:00 2nd May 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: c. £34,000 – negotiable, dependent on experience

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is seeking a dynamic and experienced development and communications professional to build on recent success and enhance NYJO’s position as one of the most respected and effective organisations in the arts and music education in the UK.

NYJO has undergone a huge period of change in recent years with the development of artistic policy, appointment as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, expansion of its education work around the country, increase in income from c. £150k to £500k and the development of a new website (due to launch 2 May 2017). We are now looking to appoint an experienced and entrepreneurial development and communications professional to work with the staff, Music Directors and Trustees to build on recent developments and help NYJO further increase its national impact. NYJO has ambitious plans for the future and the successful candidate will take a central role in shaping the organisation’s progress and development over the years ahead.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator and networker; have demonstrable success in planning and raising five-figure sums, a self-motivated approach to work and be confident in managing a small team. A broad understanding of marketing for the arts, a passion for jazz, and substantial experience in a similar role are essential.

The role is full time with a probationary period of three months. We are looking for the new staff member to start during June 2017 or as soon as possible.

For further information about NYJO and the postition, please visit www.nyjo.org.uk

For an informal conversation, please phone Jonathan Carvell on 020 7494 1733.

02

Assistant Artist Manager (Vocal Department), Hazard Chase

Deadline: Monday 1st May

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: Dependent upon experience

Hazard Chase is seeking a bright, organised and confident individual responsible for carrying out servicing for a number of singers within our Vocal Department.

The position, which will report to an Artist Manager, 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 visit the Hazard Chase website

03

Managerial Associate, IMG Artists

Deadline: Thursday 13th April 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: .

IMG Artists are looking to recruit a Managerial Associate to work within our Conductors & Instrumentalists and Attractions divisions in London. This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week.

The role of the Managerial Associate is to assist in the management of Artists and manage the day-to-day administration to enable the Artist Manager to develop the careers of Artists ensuring their success in a commercial world.

Key Accountabilities include:

Updating and maintaining an accurate diary for each Artist on the IMGA database, providing a back-up for managers in case of double bookings or similar.

Liaising with orchestras and other promoters to ensure that all the details (times, venues etc.) are correct, arranging all artistic support (page turners, piano tuners, score delivery and similar), and maintaining positive day-to-day contact with the Artists.

Liaise with Artists and travel agents to arrange all transportation and accommodations logistics.

Essential skills include:

  • Intelligent and quick learner with a strong interest in performing arts.
  • Typing skills and computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and internet.)
  • The ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a heavy workload.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and to complete projects within specified deadlines without supervision.
  • Enthusiastic, positive approach to work.

For a full job description please visit https://imgartists.com/work-for-us/

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@imgartists.com quoting ‘Managerial Associate, London’ in the subject field.

In order to concentrate resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

The Company welcomes and values the benefits of diversity in its workforce and aims to ensure that its staff achieve, as far as is possible, their full potential and that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria.

04

Digital Contents & Licensing Coordinator, R&H Theatricals Europe, London

Deadline: Thursday 27 April 2017

How Long: Full-time, permanent

Compensation: £22,000 - £25,000 p/a

R&H Theatricals Europe are seeking a Digital Contents & Licensing coordinator to join the team in their central London office. Working closely with and supporting the Managing Director of R&H Theatricals Europe and Head of Licensing & Promotion, the Digital Contents & Licensing Coordinator will maximize the theatricals licensing revenue throughout Europe through varied marketing activities. Supporting the entire licensing and hire procedure, the Digital Contents & Licensing Coordinator will also provide excellent client services and enable a seamless licensing process. The role also includes musical materials preparation and the successful candidate will be the go to person in the team on all hire material issues. In addition, they will cover general administration responsibilities for R&H Theatricals Europe and coordinate the team’s presence at industry events.

For a more detailed job description please email theatricals@rnh.com

Candidate specification:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills (including the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Sibelius) & comfort learning new programs quickly.
  • The ability to multi-task to balance a heavy and varied workload.
  • A motivated self-starter.
  • A clear interest in musical theatre.
  • Experience in a similar environment, this role would suit a candidate with around 2-3 years previous relevant work experience.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to theatricals@rnh.com

Please note that because of the high demand we will not be able to reply to all applications. If you do not hear back from us within four weeks of applying, unfortunately your application will not have been successful.

05

Assistant Artist Manager, Hazard Chase (Cambridge)

Deadline: Monday 3rd April 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: Minimum £18,000 p.a.

Hazard Chase Ltd, incorporated in 1990 by Managing Director James Brown, 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, which will report to at least 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.

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.

Person specification

Essential

  • Good computer skills and experience working with the Microsoft Suite.
  • Attention to detail/proofreading skills are extremely important in this role, because artists and promoters rely on your accuracy in order for an event to run smoothly.
  • The ability to input data correctly and have a keen eye for inaccuracies and anomalies is essential.
  • Communication is key within artist management, therefore candidates must be able to converse confidently via email, on the phone, and in person with their managers, artists, and promoters around the world.
  • Candidates need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and need to be prepared to take on responsibility and manage their own workload through the use of good time management when receiving requests from numerous sources. This includes being able to look far ahead and work on engagements which may not be taking place for some time, as well as those in the near future.
  • The ability to think of other people and their needs and, being able to put yourself in the artist’s situation and predict what will be important to them and therefore prepare for it.
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and understanding are necessary when working with a wide variety of people, and a good sense of humour!

Desirable

  • A background or degree in classical music is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in classical music management would be an advantage, as well as experience in the office environment.
  • Knowledge/fluency in foreign languages would also be extremely desirable as we work with promoters/venues worldwide.


Start date: TBC

Please send an application letter and CV to:

Emma Brown, Hazard Chase Ltd, 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP
Tel: 01223 312400 – emma.brown@hazardchase.co.uk

06

Freelance Event Organiser, Heritage Crafts Association

Deadline: No fixed deadline

How Long: Fixed-term until 06 May

Compensation: Hourly/negotiable

The Heritage Crafts Association supports and promotes heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage. We are looking for someone who wants to enter the world of events management and has the personality, diligence and commitment to deliver two events in May.

Much of the work can be done from home in the evenings and weekends with access to a computer. The successful applicant will need to be present on the two event days themselves, 3rd and 6th May. 

Application is by CV and covering letter to Sally Morgan. There will be an informal telephone conversation followed by an interview in London on a date to be advised.

The successful applicant will start at the earliest agreed date.

Contact Sally with questions via email.

Pay is calculated per hour and is negotiable.

More information on the Heritage Crafts Association can be found at: http://heritagecrafts.org.uk/


Person Specification

Essential/ Desirable
Education
Literate, numerate with a good general knowledge *
Experience
Working with other people in formal and informal settings *
Planning and implementing events alongside others *
Effective Oral and Written skills *
Effective telephone communication skills *
Writing simple reports *
Organisational and Planning skills *
IT including Microsoft Word and Excel *
Working in the Voluntary, Community and or Charity Sector *
Building partnerships with organisations in the private, public and third sectors *
Qualities
Meticulous attention to detail *
Enthusiastic approach *
Strong client relationship skills *
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal *
Ability to work alone on own initiative as part of a small team *
Enjoys travelling *


Job Description

A person able to contribute to the production of events from conception through to completion.

Duties can include:

  • Organising 2 events in early May 2017
  • Attending and co-ordinating the events
  • Managing contents for all event material including
  • Event invitations (on/offline)
  • Event website updates
  • Leaflets/Collateral etc
  • Working with others to deliver events
  • A key contact within the event team
  • Acting as the responsible person on-site at the events

07

£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.

08

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’.

09

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.

YPIA is launching a new website in July and one of its new features will be an exciting 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 will generally cover 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.