YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Sales Marketing Executive, Sing Up

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 1st February 2019

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £23,000 - £27,000

Sing Up places singing at the heart of education by providing a complete singing package through subscription to our digital music platform.

We are looking for a collaborative team player to join us. In this role you will be implementing the sales marketing strategy as part of a vibrant, creative team who specialise in marketing, online communications and sharing engaging content for Sing Up site users worldwide.

You will have a key role in creating emails, website copy, user journeys, PR, and advertising to drive the sales pipeline. With excellent communications skills combined with a passion for analysing data to gain insights and inform strategy, you will also be great at creating and carrying out detailed plans and schedules for marketing campaigns. The role will require a highly motivated and creative self-starter with strong attention to detail.

If you want to be a part of a respected organisation with a proven track record of implementing transformative change through music education, go to our jobs page for more details and to apply. https://www.singup.org/about-sing-up/jobs/


Marketing Officer, Mountview

Deadline: Wednesday 30th January at 9am

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: Circa £23-24K per annum, depending on experience

Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools. We offer professional vocational training at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level in performance and production arts, alongside evening, weekend and holiday classes for all.

We present around 28 productions across the year including classic plays, new writing and musicals, and our studios, meeting rooms, theatres and workspace are available to hire.

Mountview in Peckham is a home for everyone – vocational students, young people and life-long learners, industry professionals and visitors alike – and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.


The Marketing Officer is a key member of Mountview’s communications team. Reporting to the Head of Press and Marketing, the post holder will support the strategic and campaign needs of the Marketing Department, helping to meet audience development and financial targets, to build Mountview’s brand, and to secure its local, national and international reputation as a leading provider of expert arts education.

FIND OUT MORE: www.mountview.org.uk/jobs

Mountview is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunities employer


Assistant Artist Manager, Askonas Holt

Deadline: Friday 25th January 5pm

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: Dependent on Experience

We are seeking an Assistant Artist Manager to be part of a team responsible for several internationally respected artists alongside Artist Managers within the Singers team. The more established artists have specialised and detailed needs while our clients beginning their careers require development, planning and nurturing.

You will be required to write biographies, schedules, letters and emails. You will have regular contact with artists and promoters and the individual in this role needs to be extremely well-organised with excellent administrative skills and remain calm under pressure to meet our clients’ expectations.

There are regular opportunities to attend evening concerts in London and some element of outside hours and travel is expected in this role occasionally outside of the UK.

Full job description and details of how to apply are available here.


Promotional Manager for Reiko Fujisawa

Deadline: 31st January 2019

How Long: Freelance engagement. One day per week. Ongoing – no fixed term.

Compensation: In the range of £25,000 - £30,000 pro rata, according to experience

Reiko Fujisawa is a London based concert pianist, performing throughout the U.K. with increasing activity in Europe and Japan. Recitals and chamber music concerts are the mainstay of her work, with recent examples including the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, the first solo recital at the newly refurbished Purcell Room and a new collaboration with the Carducci String Quartet at Kings Place in May 2018. The autumn season has been devoted to the start of Reiko's new project "Clara 2019", a celebration in words and music to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Clara Wieck Schumann. Reiko has recorded two CDs for Quartz Music.

Role objectives:
To secure future professional engagements at classical music festivals, recital and chamber music venues.
In order to achieve the primary objective, the role will involve:
• making proposals to, and communicating directly with the programming planners at classical music festivals, venues and music societies
• maximising Reiko's profile and awareness of her performing activities within the music business generally
The role does not involve marketing to the general public, although some general concert administration work is required.
Personal requirements:
• Experience in promotional work in the classical music / general arts sectors
• Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organisational skills
• Working knowledge of classical music repertoire
• Understanding of classical music venues' planning methods and policies
• IT skills (email and contact database management)


Principally working from home. Regular meetings at Reiko's studio in north London, where a secondary office space is available.

Application procedure: 

Please email your CV and covering letter to admin@reikofujisawa.com, including details of two referees. Referees will not be contacted at this stage.



Marketing Intern / Production Intern, Opera Holland Park

Deadline: Ongoing

How Long: Flexible (part-time/full-time)

Compensation: Unpaid, with expenses

Opera Holland Park are looking for Production and Marketing Interns. Interested in gaining more experience in world of arts administration and/or marketing at a leading UK opera company? Opera Holland Park offer internships in marketing, communications, social media and artistic administration. Build up your CV and build a foundation on which to grow.

 As a marketing intern, you could be helping us draft tweets, writing newsletters, organising photo shoots, coordinating interviews with cast and creatives and helping out at press events. 

As a production intern, you may be researching productions, liaising with artists and agents, attending rehearsals and collating casting information. 

To apply for the marketing role, send a cover letter and CV, with your availability, to marketing@operahollandpark.com. To apply for the production role, email production@operahollandpark.com and request an application form.


Communications Intern, Flint

Deadline: ASAP

How Long: Full-time, 3 Month Placement

Compensation: National Minimum Wage

Flint is an award-winning, international communications consultancy for the arts, culture and heritage sectors, specialising in profile-raising, audience development, brand management and revenue generation. Flint prides itself on nurturing and developing talent and runs a quarterly internship scheme for budding communications professionals to join our London office. The scheme provides a platform for those who are passionate about arts, culture and heritage to gain a wide-range of experience and insight into the workings of an integrated communications consultancy.

Flint’s internship is primarily a training ground, with interns learning the key skills required to go into a communications role. Interns gain basic understanding in media relations, client liaison, business development, digital and social media campaigns as well as a clear working knowledge of a busy comms agency. As well as a number of daily and weekly tasks, interns will work closely alongside account executives and account managers to deliver against a number of campaign objectives for approximately three campaigns across the three months, as well as ad hoc admin and research to support the agency as a whole. Flint endeavour to ensure the intern’s personal interests are met wherever possible, and we encourage regular review meetings to ensure that all aspects of training are delivered. 

Applications - Please send CVs to Lizzie Rowles: Lizzie.Rowles@flint-culture.com with a short cover letter explaining your interest in working at Flint and availability. Click here for a full job description.


Account Manager, Flint

Deadline: ASAP

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: Dependent on Experience

Flint seeks an experienced Account Manager / Senior Account Manager to join the internationally expanding company, working across the arts, culture and luxury sectors. The role requires a highly organised and motivated individual with proven experience of managing multiple client and media relationships, as well as delivering first-class campaign results. The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for arts and culture, and excellent team leadership.

For a full job specification please follow this link: Account Manager / Senior Manager – Job Specification, and to apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to Chantal Lane: chantal.lane@flint-culture.com


Account Manager, Orchid Media

Deadline: Open for Applications

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £24,000 to £27,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Location: Cambridge, UK

Introduction: We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic Account Manager with excellent communication and project management skills to join our team.

About the Role
The purpose of this role is to manage a portfolio of clients and promote them to the media. Clients will include individual artists, choirs, orchestras, festivals, record labels and other organisations. Key tasks include, but are not limited to: winning new business; overseeing PR campaigns from design to delivery; writing press releases and pitches to journalists; acting as a senior contact for clients; arranging and attending interviews; and attending evening concerts and events. The role may also involve some general assistance in the running of the office, such as answering telephones, attending meetings and other administrative tasks.

About the Company
Orchid Media is an international PR agency, providing specialist services to the arts industry. We offer bespoke PR and marketing campaigns to help our clients build their profile and promote their creative projects. A small, experienced team of industry professionals, we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality, personalised service. Orchid Media originally launched in 2014 as the PR division of the record label Orchid Classics. We have since grown to become an independent company with our own clients and projects, and continue to support Orchid Classics with all of its latest releases.
Essential Skills
- Experienced at winning new clients and pitching for business
- Keen networker and adept at building relationships with industry spokespeople
- Expertise at handling a range of media
- Excellent project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
- Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Competency with Apple and Microsoft software and a variety of social media platforms
- Driven, ambitious and willing to contribute to the business

Desirable Skills
- Competency with basic design and video editing software
- Languages, particularly German, French, Spanish or Italian

Desirable Experience
- 2 to 3 years prior experience in public relations
- Prior work experience in the media
- Prior work experience in the classical music industry

Reporting To: Damaris Brown, Director

Typical Working Hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm. As an Account Manager and the key contact for clients, you may be required to work irregular hours and attend events.

How to Apply: please send a CV and covering letter to damaris@orchidmedia.co.uk


Orchestra Librarian, Academy of Ancient Music

Deadline: 10am Monday 4th February 2019

How Long: Part-time (0.4), Permanent

Compensation: £20,000 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 Monday 4th February 2019.

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.