YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Creative Venue Technician (apprentice) at WhiteLight LTD

Deadline: midnight on Monday 3rd August 2021

How Long: The apprenticeship lasts for two years, but the minimum time to complete is 18 months.

Compensation: Dependent on age, please see below

The apprenticeship

This Level 3 “Creative Venue Technician” apprenticeship is a mixture of 80% work and hands on training at White Light, and 20% course and college work. You will be given study time however you must have a commitment to complete the college work and online portfolio, which will be written, visual and digital. Together with the college we deliver training courses and support to give you the skills and certification that is recognised in our industry. The apprenticeship lasts for two years, but the minimum time to complete is 18 months. You would be employed on an apprentice agreement, paid and it is classed as a “proper job” but with “off the job” learning and training.

What work will I do?

  • You will get detailed new starter training in your first few weeks. You will learn about the history of the business and our brand, practical information about the systems we use, and initial Health and Safety information to keep you safe.
  • In the first year you will be working in all the warehouse departments on rotation to gain an understanding of the equipment, its maintenance and use. You will learn how to repair and maintain lighting, sound, and video equipment. This is the basic knowledge that supports you in becoming a good Technician.
  • You will be loading and unloading of trucks, and will receive lots of Health and Safety training, we need you work safely to protect yourself and others. The work will be physical and will include loading and unloading trucks and manoeuvring equipment, there are mechanisms and safe operating procedures to ensure this is completed safely. You will receive full Health and Safety Training to enable you to work safely and protect yourself and others.
  • In the second year, you will gradually work and attend onsite events with our Events and Servicing departments, or work in a specific technical department. We aim to develop your interests and strengths whilst making sure you still gain the necessary abilities and skills to complete your apprenticeship.

Applications are made via our standard form via the link below, please answer the questions as fully as you can.



PA to the Chief Executive, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Deadline: 10am on 2 August 2021

How Long: This is a full time post

Compensation: £21,000-£24,000

This is a key role in ensuring the smooth running of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The post holder is responsible for managing the Chief Executive’s and Artistic Director’s offices, whilst also providing administrative assistance to the Education and Community Department. The role will liaise with a wide range of people from within the classical music industry as well as the Orchestra and its Board, offering a fantastic insight into the working life of this world-class orchestra.

To apply or for further information visit www.lpo.org.uk/jobs


Education and Community Project Manager, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Deadline: 10am 2nd August 2021

How Long: This is a full time pos

Compensation: £24,000-£27,000

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for an inspiring education project manager to join its team. This role has a particular focus on the development and administration of the LPO’s three flagship artist development initiatives, and contributes more broadly to the work of the highly respected Education and Community team and the Orchestra’s work in general. It would suit someone with interest and experience in supporting emerging professional artists, and a drive to support young artists from under-represented communities.

To apply or for further information visit www.lpo.org.uk/jobs


Assistant‌ ‌Artist‌ ‌Manager‌, Rayfield Allied

Deadline: Friday 30th July 2021

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: £22,000 (negotiable, dependent on experience)

Rayfield Allied is an established classical music artist management company 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 including conductors, composers, instrumentalists, singers, stage directors, and instrumental and vocal ensembles.

As part of the ongoing growth of the agency we are now looking for an Assistant Artist Manager to work with a wide range of artists. As part of an expanding business, there are strong opportunities for the right person for quick career progression, and all members of our office are actively involved in the selling and management of our artists.

If you have an interest in classical music and a curiosity to learn more we hope you will apply for the position.

Duties will include:

  • day to day liaising with artists and promoters;
  • working closely with artist managers in the selling and promotion of specific artists;
  • 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 updating the agency website and social media channels;
  • providing PA support to artist managers, including general office administration;
  • attending performances.

We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the artist management sector.

Salary: Minimum of £22,000 (negotiable, dependent on experience)

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th July 2021.

To apply for the position please send a CV and covering letter (preferably in .doc or .docx format) to Ben Rayfield (ben.rayfield@rayfieldallied.com


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 Rebecca Johns at rebeccaj@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 Rebecca and pitch your idea. 

There's no deadline for this opportunity, we accept new contributions on a rolling basis.

To advertise your job here please email us at info@ypia.co.uk