YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world



Deadline: 12 midday on Friday 14 May

How Long: .

Compensation: Volunteer role

Roles available: Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Assistant Marketing Managers, Regional Ambassadors & Administrative Manager

About the positionsYPIA is run by a committee of c.30 friendly volunteers who are all involved in organising events as part of the season, encompassing planning, marketing, administration and relationship building. We are currently looking to take on some new volunteers to join our committee to help us with the planning and delivery of our season of events from September 2021 to July 2022.

We are recruiting for five different roles which are outlined below: Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Assistant Marketing Managers, Regional Ambassadors and an Administrative Manager. 

Please see more information on our blog here https://www.ypia.co.uk/posts/committee-recruitment... 

To apply please send us your CV and a short covering letter or video detailing which position you are applying for, what you think you would bring to the team and what you hope to learn from volunteering with us.

The application deadline is 12 midday on Friday 14 May, and interviews will be planned remotely via Zoom after working hours from 18 May.

Please submit your application to Rebecca Johns at rebeccaj@ypia.co.uk


Assistant Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera, Intermusica Artists Management Ltd

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 21 May 2021

How Long: Permanent, full time

Compensation: £24000 - £26000 Dependant on experience


Intermusica is an award-winning international classical music management agency. We seek not just to represent the world’s greatest artists, but to inspire them to new creative heights. We are constantly exploring what it means to bring classical music to life in the 21st century, driven by our key values: integrity, support, dynamism and innovation.

We offer imaginative, personalised management for over 140 world-class and emerging artists, have more than 30 years’ expertise in international touring, and are an industry leader in film and multimedia in performance. Our first-class roster includes some of the most famous and respected artists performing today including Lise Lindstrom, Kostas Smoriginas & Natalya Romaniw.

Founded in 1981 by current Chief Executive Stephen Lumsden, Intermusica has a highly experienced workforce of over 25 staff based remotely (predominantly around London, UK).

Intermusica is seeking a highly-organised, self-assured, motivated and efficient individual to work in our thriving Vocal and Opera department. This role involves providing administrative support to Artist Managers for a roster of international singers; helping organise schedules (travel, accommodation, and VISA’s) for a roster of artists, as well as additional general office tasks to enable the Vocal & Opera department to run smoothly. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the workings of one of the most highly respected classical music artists’ management agencies as well as gaining direct and relevant experience to embark on a career in arts management.



  • Researching and booking travel and accommodation at the best possible rates, whilst taking into account the artists’ specific needs and requests
  • Responsibility for making visa and work permit arrangements


  • Thorough knowledge of artists’ servicing arrangements and overall diary.
  • Responsibility of keeping artists’ diary (via online database) up-to-date, clear and correct – keeping in constant contact with managers to ensure all the necessary information is included.
  • Producing detailed schedules for artists, showing a careful eye for detail, and ensuring that the artists have all the required information to fulfil their commitments
  • Producing and updating schedules for interested parties that work closely with the artists (e.g. recording companies, local agents, PR agents)
  • Arranging all artists’ rehearsal and practice requirements, coordinating with orchestras, venues, other artists, and agents


  • Initial checking and prompt processing of contracts
  • Producing financial paperwork promptly (financial summaries, invoices, etc.) with full tax details and other relevant information such as commission rates
  • Checking of artists’ financial statements, working closely with finance department to ensure prompt payments to artists and to Intermusica
  • Initiating and/or assisting with tax applications when necessary


  • Drafting news stories for artist’s/Intermusica website; working with Managers on biographical material; assisting in mailings and other sales tools; securing copies of audio/video recordings
  • Provision of publicity materials to promoters and press; collection and distribution of reviews; checking that website biographies, press quote sheets and other marketing materials are up-to-date
  • Preparing and disseminating publicity materials; working with the Marketing Department on promotional materials and website; writing news stories for Intermusica website; working with artists’ managers on biographical material; assisting in mailings and other sales tools; securing copies of audio/video recordings
  • Skilled in knowledge and application of social media platforms (e.g Instagram & Twitter) in the classical music industry.


  • Providing general administrative support for the department
  • Organising internal meetings as required
  • Supporting Artist Managers including organising external and internal meetings; organising trips including travel, hotel, meetings and concerts, creating a schedule for the trip; completing and submitting Visa statements and expenses claims on their behalf


  • Keeping abreast of developments in areas that affect your work: tax, immigration, travel, accommodation, etc.
  • Miscellaneous errands – visa centres, etc.
  • Hospitality for department, guests, or large internal meetings
  • Answering switchboard phone calls
  • Liaising with promoters for agent comps


The successful candidate will possess/be:

Educated to degree level

Excellent organisational skills, an analytical mind, a strong eye for detail, as well as having the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work quickly and effectively under pressure.

A working knowledge of classical music and knowledge of the opera and vocal concert repertoire is desirable. A minimum of one year’s experience in the classical music industry is preferred.

  • Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of computer literacy.
  • They will have a flair for forming good relationships with a wide range of people and building trust.
  • Foreign languages are desirable, and the applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English

Please visit this website to apply: https://www.intermusica.co.uk/jobs


Sales and Marketing Executive at Schott Music Ltd

Deadline: 23rd April 2021

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: £22-24k dependent on experience

The Schott Music Group today ranks among the leading classical music publishers in the world, over 250 years old the company has branches in major international markets in 10 countries.

We are looking to appoint a Sales and Marketing Executive to work from our central London office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with graduate level education and a broad knowledge of classical music to become part of our small and dynamic team selling, marketing, and promoting Schott Music’s printed catalogue world-wide. The role will involve some foreign and domestic travel.

We are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is familiar with printed and digital music products and has knowledge of the music education market. Any previous sales and/or marketing experience would be an advantage.

Please email your CV and a covering letter marked“Sales & Marketing Executive Appointment”toRoberto Garcia,Sales & Marketing Directorat:jobs@schott-music.com

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

Please note that because of the high demand we will not be able to reply to all applications. If you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date unfortunately your application will not have been successful.

Schott Music is an equal opportunities employer. We are striving to address equality, diversity and inclusion, and wish to minimise barriers to the widest possible range of applicants. We warmly welcome applications from all backgrounds, particularly under-represented demographics such as those who are Black, Asian or ethnically diverse, and those who are disabled.

The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2021.


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