YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Senior Co-Ordinator or Co-Ordinator (dependent on experience), International Touring (Full Time), Intermusica

Deadline: Friday 21st June

How Long: Permanent

Compensation: Competitive, dependent on experience

Intermusica is an award-winning international classical music management agency. We offer imaginative, personalised management for over 140 world-class and emerging artists; have more than 30 years’ expertise in international touring; tailor bespoke communications and marketing campaigns; and are an industry leader in film and multimedia in performance. Our roster includes some of the most famous and respected artists performing today.
This is an exciting opportunity for a first-class co-ordinator to join Intermusica’s International Touring department, which operates at the forefront of this fast-changing area of the music industry, touring internationally renowned orchestras and projects worldwide. As a member of this extremely busy department, the role will provide administrative and sales support for tours and projects in the UK and abroad.

To find out more and to apply please click here.


London Programme Officer, Arts Emergency

Deadline: Midday Monday 24 June 2019

How Long: Ongoing, 5 days a week

Compensation: £24,000 plus pension

Arts Emergency are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable person to work as part of a small team on their flagship London mentoring project. This role focuses on supporting young people from marginalised backgrounds with hand-picked mentors and further professional and academic opportunities. As London Programme Officer you will be the main contact for young people, schools and mentors in London, and responsible for recruiting, matching and supporting mentor pairs throughout their year.

It’s a very rewarding and busy post, in which you’ll meet lots of interesting people, and play a huge role in transforming young people’s life chances.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, visit:



Tours & Concerts Trainee, The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras

Deadline: Monday 17th June

How Long: 6 Months

Compensation: Unpaid/voluntary traineeship

The Monteverdi Arts Management Training Programme offers a bridge between university and the professional world for graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in arts administration. Placements are currently voluntary and unpaid, but we offer a contribution towards travel and lunch costs. Previous trainees have gone on to secure positions with major organisations such as The Royal Opera House, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen, The Electoral Reform Society, Dance UK, Sage Gateshead, Albion Media, The Agency Group and most recently, the Monteverdi team.

The Tours & Concerts team is responsible for planning, organising and ensuring the smooth-running of national and international tours for the organisation’s three ensembles. By the end of the placement you will have acquired a good understanding of tours and concerts administration within the performing arts, and the practical skills to help you move confidently towards your first job.

For more information on this Traineeship and details of how to apply, visit our website.


Head of Development, AAM

Deadline: 9am, Monday 24 June 2019

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £30,000 – £38,000 per annum depending on experience

The AAM is seeking a motivated and capable Head of Development to continue the development of its fundraising programme at a pivotal period in the organisation's journey.

Full details of the position and how to apply can be downloaded at:



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.


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


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.