YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Development Co-ordinator, Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

Deadline: Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 12:00PM (noon) BST

How Long: Full time, 0.8 or job-share

Compensation: £26,000 - £28,000 pro rata per annum (depending on experience)

We’re a small but ambitious arts charity on an exciting journey. We are transforming a half-acre industrial heritage site - New River Head Clerkenwell - into the national centre for illustration and a home for Quentin Blake’s archive.

We’re seeking a brilliant person - or people - to join the team as Development Co-ordinator as we begin the next phase of our campaign to establish the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration. The successful applicant will be work closely with our Head of Development and Philanthropy Manager to develop and deepen the relationships which will close out our capital campaign and support us to open in 2025.

Quentin Blake Centre champions art that is dynamic and diverse; we want our team to reflect that. In recognition of underrepresentation in our staff team, we will be offering guaranteed interviews to D/deaf and disabled applicants and applicants of African, Caribbean, Central Asian, East Asian, South Asian, South East Asian, West Asian and Latinx heritage whose applications demonstrate that they meet the shortlisting criteria listed in the Development Co-ordinator Job Pack.

Please see the Job Pack for more details on the role, what we are looking for and how to apply. If you have any queries, please email us jobs@qbcentre.org.uk.

We are registered as a Disability Confident employer. Please let us know if you have any access requirements that need to be met to support you to make an application or participate in the interview process jobs@qbcentre.org.uk.

An online information evening for this role will take place onMonday 25th March from 5:30pm – 6:30pm GMT. This is an opportunity to meet our team, find out more about our work and ask questions about the role. If you would like to attend, please email jobs@qbcentre.org.uk and ask us for joining details

This role

We’re seeking a brilliant person - or people - to join the team as Development Co-ordinator as we establish the Quentin Blake Centre. Working closely with and learning from the Head of Development and Philanthropy Manager, you will support the growing team by:

  • Implementing the plan for the Centre’s public appeal in support of our capital campaign to restore and repurpose an amazing, hidden heritage site as the new national centre for illustration
  • Ahead of opening, helping to deepen relationships with our community of supporters – major donors, grant makers and corporate partners, by delivering compelling events, and drafting reports and regular communications
  • Closer to opening, playing an instrumental role in establishing and growing the Friends programme and supporting the Corporate Membership programme. 

The Development Co-ordinator will be:

  • Committed to growing their understanding of fundraising, philanthropy and supporter programmes
  • organised and detail orientated
  • committed to building sustainable relationships, with strong customer/donor relation skills
  • adept at drafting long and short-form communications to a set brief
  • confident communicating and adapting key messages to different audiences
  • excited to play a key role in the launch and delivery of new funding programmes
  • adaptable to changing circumstances and have a learning focused mindset
  • interested in building a career in fundraising
  • a great team-player, demonstrating collaboration and creativity preparing events, presentations and communications
  • committed to our values of compassion, curiosity, equality, relevance and rigour.

    Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration champions art that is dynamic and diverse; we want our team to reflect that. We’re an inclusive and flexible employer, happy to hear from full-timers, part-timers and job-shares.


Supporter Engagement Manager, National Theatre

Deadline: 08 Apr 2024 10:00

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: £35,000

We are looking for a Supporter Engagement Manager to join the National Theatre Development Team.

The purpose of the role

The Supporter Engagement Manager is a new and exciting role within the National Theatre’s fundraising team. The successful candidate will curate a range of regular and bespoke engagement opportunities to introduce new supporters to the National Theatre. They will also be responsible for developing engaging fundraising proposals that inspire major gifts from businesses, individuals and trusts to the National Theatre’s Stories Start Here campaign.

The role requires effective collaboration with colleagues across the Development team and the National Theatre, as well as strong writing ability and the creativity to develop exciting and engaging cultivation opportunities.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience of working in a successful fundraising environment
  • Brilliant written communication skills
  • An understanding of donor engagement strategies and events
  • Experience of working with a customer relations management system
  • Self-motivated and proactive with ability to manage own times.

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!

Download the Job Description here.

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows and NT Talks and Events, subject to availability and policy.
  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)
  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership
  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST
  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy
  • Generous sick pay
  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies
  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy
  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.
  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support
  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.
  • On-site staff canteen and bar
  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network
  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note

The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Monday 8th April  2024 at 09:00am.

We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.

If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.

People Department 2024


Corporate Relations Manager, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Deadline: Monday 25 March, 10am

How Long: Part-time role (3 days a week)

Compensation: £30k-£40k

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking an experienced Corporate Relations Manager to join its dynamic Development department.

Working at the heart of one of the UK’s leading orchestras, the Corporate Relations Manager will develop the LPO’s corporate portfolio at all levels with the opportunity to make a significant impact in this area. This is a lively and varied role encompassing exceptional account management to service and maximise existing partnerships at the highest level and a strong focus on new business to build on the Orchestra’s successful track record in effectively delivering bespoke and strategic corporate partnerships with a wide cross-section of business. The role has significant scope for creativity and an entrepreneurial approach to best utilise the exceptional assets a world-class orchestra offers in curating impactful and innovative corporate partnerships. Known for its adventurous and pioneering spirit, the LPO is agile in responding to the evolving world and this is an exciting time for an experienced corporate fundraiser to develop new corporate partnerships which strategically align Orchestra and funder objectives.

For a full description of the role, person specification and how to apply, please visit: https://lpo.org.uk/jobs/


Associate Artist Manager and Marketing Manager, Ikon Arts Management

Deadline: 12:00 on Monday 18th March 2024

How Long: Preferably one hybrid full time role or two part time positions

Compensation: £28,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience

Join the Ikon Arts Management team!

We are looking for an Associate Artist Manager and Marketing Manager (preferably one hybrid full time role or two part time positions) to join the Ikon Arts Management office, working closely with the Director, Artist Managers, and Assistant Artist Managers. This is a dual role, comprising a mixture of artist management – working with a select number of artists on our roster – and management of the company’s marketing and social media accounts.

At least two years’ experience within the classical music industry is essential, preferably within a similar agency role, and preferably with some prior experience managing artists and dealing directly with promoters and industry contacts. The role will include the selling and management of a number of artists on our roster.

Another key part of the role will be to run the company’s social media channels, and also create interesting content for our artists’ platforms and websites. Candidates must have a clear interest in using social media (mainly Instagram, X and Facebook) and writing interesting and compelling content to boost engagement.

This job would suit a candidate with experience at an Assistant level who is looking for the chance to take the next step in their career.

Download the full job description here: AAM Job Description 2024

Closing date: 12:00 on Monday 18th March 2024

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Ellie Shouls, Senior Artist Manager, Ikon Arts Management: eloise@ikonarts.com


Youth Trustee, Stile Antico Foundation

Deadline: 6 March 2024

How Long: One year from May 2024

Compensation: Voluntary role

The Stile Antico Foundation is seeking a Youth Trustee for a year’s term intended to commence in May 2024. 

About the role: 

The Stile Antico Foundation is committed to providing young people with engaging opportunities to enhance and broaden their skills. This is an excellent opportunity for a young professional or student to offer their own contributions and perspectives to the Foundation’s operations, whilst also gaining invaluable experience of charity governance within the music sector.

As a Youth Trustee of the Stile Antico Foundation, you must have: 

● a commitment to the mission of the Stile Antico Foundation as defined in its charitable aims, integrity and ability to exercise independent judgement in order to scrutinise and assess the impact of the charity, ensuring that all activities are appropriate and aligned with its aims 

● an ability to think creatively 

● a willingness to speak your mind and contribute to strategic vision in line with good practice 

● an acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship 

● good communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work effectively as a member of a team 

● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement 

Prior trustee experience isn’t a prerequisite. If you feel that you have the experience and commitment to contribute to the work of the Stile Antico Foundation then we would very much like to hear from you. You will report to the Chair of the Stile Antico Foundation. 

Age requirement: 

Applicants for this Youth Trustee position should be aged between 20 and 28 years old as of May 2024. Exceptional candidates outside of this age range may be considered. 

Location and voluntary time commitment: 

● Quarterly board meetings are held virtually and/or in-person in London (with a hybrid option available) for approximately two hours. These meetings take place out of office hours. 

● In addition to the quarterly meetings, Trustees contribute their time towards activities of the Foundation (eg. fundraising/finances/administrative duties/ minute taking/information management/governance etc) on an ad hoc basis as appropriate. Please note, we are able to offer coverage for reasonable travel expenses to and from meetings, provided they are approved in advance.

Full details here: https://www.stileantico.co.uk/latest/saf-seeks-youth-trustee


Senior Marketing Officer, Science Museum

Deadline: by 23.59 Thursday 22 February

How Long: Full time

Compensation: £32,550 per annum

A new role working with the Communications teams of the Science Museum Group, the world’s leading group of science museums. The Senior Marketing Officer will plan, implement, and evaluate compelling, audience-focused communications campaigns to increase reach and deepen engagement for the group’s exciting new programme of digital content and online events.

Contract: Full-time, Fixed term (until October 2025) with hybrid working

Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

Salary: £32,550 per annum

Closing date: by 23.59 Thursday 22 February

Details: see Science Museum Group website here


Assistant Operations Manager, Avex Classics International (London office)

Deadline: 8 March

How Long: Full time

Compensation: £28,000-£30,000


The Assistant Operations Manager (AOM)’s purpose is to assist the HoEA and Operations Manager (OM) in coordinating and and administrating the delivery of ACI’s productions internationally, to the very highest of standards in line with the company’s aims and ambitions. 


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

Delivery of ACI London’s existing productions and engagements 

• Supporting the OM with administration of all ACI’s artist and promoter contracts in liaison with the OM and the legal department in Tokyo. 

• Coordination of marketing and promotional materials, analysing weekly ticket reports, approving draft concert programmes, and providing promotional advice or support to promoters as required. 

• Collaborating with ACI’s Technical Director (TD) and OM in updating current existing production riders with updates or improvements. 

• Supporting the OM with the booking and contracting of all artists and production staff. 

• Arranging complex travel requirements and logistics for each of ACI’s engagements, including: o Booking flights and hotel accommodation either directly, or in collaboration with travel agents and/or promoter representatives. 

o Arranging visas / work permits and organising tax forms / certificates for artists and production staff, either independently or in collaboration with promoter representatives, and with support from the OM / HoEA if required. 

o Creating and distributing detailed tour itineraries to artists and production staff. 

• Performing the role of ACI’s Production Supervisor / Tour Manager in the UK and abroad, including: 

o Artist liaison and welfare. 

o Coordinating international and ground travel arrangements and the distribution of per diems. o Managing rehearsals and ensuring all technical elements are delivered as per the advance (if the TD is not in attendance). 

o Overseeing guest tickets and merchandise / programmes (if applicable). 

o Overseeing the performance(s) and problem solving as required. NB. International tours will be split between the Operations Manager and AOM. 

• Assisting the OM with project budget management. 

• Arranging for all product parts to be supplied to the relevant parties in the correct formats.


• Supporting ACI’s Accounts Manager and the OM with the administration of invoices, expenses, payment processing and the reconciliation of engagement-specific accounts, as required.

General Administration 

• Updating records on ACI’s booking software, Overture. 

• Managing ACI’s music library and shipping of scores to / from orchestras and artists. • Updating ACI’s social media feeds. 

• Supporting the HoEA and OM in the management and updating of ACI’s website. 

• Assist in the building of mailing lists and creation of marketing information as required. The 

Assistant Operations Manager is also expected to undertake any other duties at the request of their line manager or ACI Tokyo which are commensurate with the role. 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to kate-caro@av.avex.co.jp



Deadline: Friday 16th Feb

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: £46,000

he Royal Albert Hall is one of the world’s most iconic entertainment venues, with an unrivalled history of events and performances from world-class artists. We pride ourselves on being the home of breathtaking moments and lasting memories, for everyone.

The Programming Department is responsible for securing and programming the diverse range of over 400 events held at the Hall each year in both the main auditorium and Beyond the Main Stage. Within that department the Royal Albert Hall Hires team is responsible for programming all external hires of the Main Auditorium and maintaining the relationships with all external promoters. In a normal year that accounts for more than 300 shows in the 5,000 capacity auditorium.

We are seeking an experienced, highly organised and motivated Programming Manager to join the team to manage the programming of the Royal Albert Hall’s diary as well as helping to maintain relationships with external promoters. The successful candidate will work across the entire of spectrum of events promoted at the Royal Albert Hall working alongside the Head of Programming and line-managing the Programming Executive in the booking, contracting and settlement of all external shows, as well as helping to introduce a new and diverse range of ideas to the Hall’s calendar.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within the live entertainment industry with line management experience. Clear, effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to build and maintain key relationships.

Candidates will need a highly professional manner and excellent attention to detail, with strong communication and administrative skills. The role would suit a confident team player, who thrives in a fun and fast-paced environment.

Experience within the events industry, especially the arts, as well as a good knowledge across musical genres is highly desirable.



Deadline: Friday 16th Feb

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: £32,500

The Royal Albert Hall is recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced Engagement Executive to join our Programming & Engagement department.

The Engagement team at the Royal Albert Hall aims to enrich people’s lives and offer fairer access to the arts, enabling specific groups to access the Hall in a way that suits them through a programme of subsidised or free arts activity which is informed by inclusive practice. We work collaboratively with specialist partner organisations and take inspiration from the Hall’s architecture, history and events.

The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience working within an Arts organisation with a proven track record of overseeing participatory arts projects, and with a passion for cultural inclusion and widening access. They will have a person-centred approach to planning and delivering projects which is informed by inclusive practice, and will relish the challenge of joining a small team within a fast-paced venue.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals wishing to further their career in the Engagement / Cultural Participation sector at a world-class venue.


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.

Are you keen to contribute to the YPIA Blog? We want to make our posts as relevant to you as possible, and what better way to do that than by asking you to contribute? So, if you would be interested in becoming a Guest Writer for YPIA (whether you'd like to write a one-off article, or a whole series), just get in touch with Grace Green, Director, Strategy & Communications at grace@ypia.co.uk

The blog covers topics including the challenges young people face when starting out in the arts, career tips, YPIA event summaries, event reviews, useful resources, and stories of fellow arts professionals who are doing their bit to improve access into the arts sector for young people.

We want to hear your ideas, so please feel free to get in touch with Grace to pitch your idea. 

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

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