YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Marketing Assistant, Philharmonia

Deadline: 5pm Thursday 13th December

How Long: 35 hours per week, Permanent

Compensation: £19,000 p.a.

The Department:

The Philharmonia's busy Marketing team is responsible for communicating the Orchestra’s programme to a national and international audience. At the core of the Department’s work is the creation and delivery of marketing and communications campaigns for the Orchestra’s UK residencies: over 35 concerts a season at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, and concert series in Leicester, Bedford, Canterbury, Basingstoke and at the Three Choirs Festival. The team also manages the Orchestra’s press and publicity, brand and social media; promotes the Philharmonia’s recording releases on Signum Records; and is closely involved in the Philharmonia’s award-winning audience development projects.

Role Objective:

To provide vital support to the marketing managers in delivering marketing campaigns and audience development projects across the Philharmonia Orchestra’s programme.

Person Specification:

  • An interest in arts marketing and knowledge of classical music
  • A proven ability to write creative targeted sales copy to support both online and offline marketing campaigns
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • An eye for visual design and ability to learn to use design software packages
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently within a highly pressurised environment, involving multi-tasking and multiple deadlines
  • Willingness to travel within the UK as required
  • Flexible approach, and willingness to work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends.

To Apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@philharmonia.co.uk

Please also complete our Equality and Diversity questionnaire and return it with your application. The questionnaire can be found on our website: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/vacancies

Please include details of two referees in your application, stating at what point in the recruitment process each of them may be contacted (we will not contact your referees without your permission).

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 December at the Philharmonia office, 6 Chancel Street, London SE1 0UX.

For a full job descriptionclick here.


Orchestra Librarian, Academy of Ancient Music

Deadline: 10am Tuesday 11th December 2018

How Long: Part-time (0.4), Permanent

Compensation: £19,000 p.a. pro rata

AAM is seeking an orchestra librarian to research, source and prepare material for all AAM activity.

Reporting to the Head of Concerts & Planning and working closely with other key staff including the Chief Executive and Music Director, the librarian plays a key role researching and providing information on repertoire including editions and orchestrations as well as preparation of all material.

This role is part-time and is based in our office which is located in the heart of historic Cambridge.

Application deadline is 10am on Tuesday 11 December 2018

A full job description and application details can be found here


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.