YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Development Assistant, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Deadline: Monday 25th March 2019

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £20,000 p.a.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has an exciting vacancy for a Development Assistant to join its busy Development team. This role represents an ideal opportunity for a bright and confident team player to take a first step into a fundraising department at a major arts organisation and to learn from working as part of a team of committed fundraising professionals. Working primarily with the Individual Giving Manger, the post holder will support all members of the department as it seeks to raise funds from a wide variety of sources and for a wide variety of purposes.

To apply, or for further details visit: https://www.lpo.org.uk/jobs


Administrator & Marketing Assistant, Music Productions

Deadline: 25 March 2019

How Long: Full-time, Permanent

Compensation: £18,000 - £23,000 DOE

Start date: 1 April 2019 onwards

Music Productions works with a small number of exceptional musicians and artists, delivering an imaginative and personal service. Our goal is to be creative and pro-active with the ‘big picture’ alongside efficient and fast-moving day to day business. While our specialism is in classical music, we also work with other art forms and musical genres, digital/film projects and live events in the UK and North America. Our artists include Grammy-winning composers and performers Eric Whitacre and Christopher Tin, top clarinetist Julian Bliss and his jazz Septet & the record label of the Choir of King’s College Cambridge. The company also manages special projects, live concert/event promotions and productions.

The position of Administrator & Marketing Assistant will appeal to someone who would like to join a close-knit team, with the ability to develop skills and contacts on a broad basis. The role will involve direct liaison with artists, professional colleagues and the public. The candidate needs to be able to deal with large amounts of data accurately for the servicing of the artists’ work and our projects, but also offers the chance to be creative in the world of marketing and digital media.The team works from the company’s office in Uxbridge, West London (Beasley’s Yard, UB8 1JU).

How to apply:

For further information or job description, please write to meg@musicprods.co.uk. Applications should also be sent to Meg and should include a written note detailing current and past employment, relevant experience and a CV.


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


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.