YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


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.