YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

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Servicing Associate, Enticott Music Management

Deadline: 28th November 2018

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: £23,000

Overall Purpose

In association with Enticott Music Management, IMG Artists are looking for a Servicing Associate to assist in the management of an illustrious list of Artists (see www.enticottmusicmanagement.com) primarily managing the day-to-day administration, enabling the Artist Managers in the team to develop and build the careers of the Artists. This role will entail the procurement of work visas, organising transportation and accommodation, preparing itineraries and handling other miscellaneous requirements.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Management of Artists’ diaries and maintaining an accurate and detailed database of engagements.
  • Liaising with orchestras to arrange all artistic support and maintaining positive day-to-day contact with the Artists.
  • Liaise with Artists to arrange all transportation and accommodations logistics, providing detailed itineraries for each engagement.
  • Keep reliable financial records of Artists’ fees, commissions, and rebilling of expenses.
  • Working with PR agencies and/or record companies to schedule and facilitate interviews and media appearances.
  • Manage the approval of Presenters’ programme pages.
  • Assess, edit and process all contracts and other legal/tax documents pertaining to each engagement in conjunction with the Artist Manager.
  • Assisting the Artist Manager in their daily work, providing administrative support and deputising for them when necessary.
  • Producing and updating press materials for each Artist.
  • Updating and maintaining certain areas of the IMG Artists website as relates to the Artist list.
  • Occasional weekend or evening work and attendance at concerts as required.


Essential skills:

  • Intelligent and quick learner with a strong interest in classical music and performing arts.
  • Typing skills and computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and internet.)
  • The ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a heavy workload.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and to complete projects within specified deadlines without supervision.
  • Practical experience of keeping methodical systems and orderly records and files and looking for opportunities to improve processes.
  • Enthusiastic, positive approach to work.
  • The ability to express yourself clearly both in person and in writing.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and ability to demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Ongoing commitment to providing a high quality service to each artist.
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels and with an array of personalities, showing a high degree of empathy.
  • Ability to work successfully and efficiently in close collaboration with others and as part of a team.
  • A sense of humour!
  • Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Qualifications in music (or related subject).
  • Ideally a year’s experience working in a similar organisation.
  • Experience in booking travel and dealing with visas and work permits and/ or experience in a similar PA/administrative role.
  • Languages, written and verbal, in addition to English are highly desirable.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@imgartists.com quoting ‘Servicing Associate, EMM’ in the subject field.

Closing date for applications: 28th November 2018

In order to concentrate resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Company welcomes and values the benefits of diversity in its workforce and aims to ensure that its staff achieve, as far as is possible, their full potential and that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria.


Office Assistant, The Sixteen

Deadline: Thursday 29th November, 2pm

How Long: Full Time, Permanent

Compensation: Dependent on Experience

The Office Assistant will be responsible for ensuring the smooth-running of The Sixteen’s London office, from co-ordinating stationery, post, IT and phone systems, to providing support to the team in areas such as marketing, education, development and concerts. The successful candidate will also help organise development events and receptions. The post-holder will have opportunities to work with other members of the office on key projects such as Genesis Sixteen and the Choral Pilgrimage. Some professional arts administration experience is desirable; this is an ideal position for someone looking to begin a career in Arts Administration.


For a job description, and to apply for this role, please email or post a CV and covering letter (no longer than two pages), to Marion Bettsworth by 2pm, Thursday 29 November. Interviews will be held during the week of 3 December. marion@thesixteen.com, tel 0207 936 3420 for further info.


Communications Officer, St John's Smith Square

Deadline: Wednesday 21st November 2018 1.00pm

How Long: Full Time, Permanent

Compensation: £23,500

Communications Officer, responsible, in collaboration with the Director, for devising and implementing the marketing and communications strategy for this busy central London classical concert hall. The role includes management of all print (season brochures, special leaflets and concert programmes); updating and maintaining the venue website; managing social media; management and development of the Friends organisations; liaising with artists and sponsors; and liaising with the PR consultant.

For full details and to download an application form visit: https://www.sjss.org.uk/vacancies


Development Manager, The Sixteen

Deadline: 1pm, Tuesday 20th November

How Long: Full time

Compensation: Dependent on Experience

The Sixteen

After many years of critically acclaimed performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s finest ensembles. An outstanding reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, and a diversity of 20th- and 21st- century music, is drawn from the passions of conductor and founder Harry Christophers CBE. The Sixteen is at an exciting time in its development as it approaches its 40th anniversary in 2019. It is renowned for its ambitious programme of around 70 concerts a year, including the annual UK Choral Pilgrimage, a major tour with the Orchestra of The Sixteen, overseas touring, up to five new recordings per year and a vibrant Education Programme. It is also famed for its Young Artist Programme, Genesis Sixteen. 
Development Manager 
The Sixteen is seeking a Development Manager and administrator with a successful track record in writing grant applications, forging strong relationships with current and new supporters and outlining a compelling case for support to those are considering being a part of The Sixteen family. This is an exciting opportunity for a fundraiser who can demonstrate success in helping an organisation to increase revenue and who is keen to join the talented team that supports this exceptional professional choir and orchestra.
For a job description, and to apply for this role, please email or post a CV and covering letter, to Marion Bettsworth by 1pm, Tuesday 20th November 2018. Interviews will be held w/c 26th November 2018 with second interviews on 3rd /4th December 2018. Contact details: marion@thesixteen.com or send to Marion Bettsworth, The Sixteen, Quadrant Chambers, 10 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AU.


Promotions Intern, Schott Music London

Deadline: Noon on Friday 16th November

How Long: Full-time, for 6 Months

Compensation: National Minimum Wage

Schott Music is an international music publisher, and this internship is with the London office’s Contemporary Music department, which is responsible for promoting the composers and works in the Schott catalogue. Interns have the chance to develop a wide range of skills and gain an understanding of music publishing through daily support for the department, as well as individual projects.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and highly organised individual with an interest in contemporary classical music and strong written English.

A full job description can be found here: https://en.schott-music.com/about/jobs/

To apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position to francesca.mcgeorge@schott-music.com

Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held from 22 November.

Starting Date: Monday 7 January 2019. 

Please note you must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for this internship.


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.