YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Sales & Marketing Intern, Schott Music

Deadline: 12pm on 2nd September 2019

How Long: Full-time and lasts 6 months

Compensation: This is a paid internship at national minimum wage

Schott Music is looking to appoint a Sales & Marketing Intern based in their Central London offices, as part of a small team, marketing and promoting Schott Music’s printed catalogue world-wide.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and highly organised individual with an interest in classical music and the publishing industry.

Interns will have the chance to develop skills while assisting with PR and press, events management, promotional marketing campaigns, social media campaigns and sales and retail.

More information can be found at 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 jobs@schott-music.com

Deadline: 12pm on 2nd September 2019

Starting date: 1st October 2019

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


Charity Administrator and Venue & Events Assistant, Hattori Foundation

Deadline: By midnight Monday 26 August 2019 (bank holiday)

How Long: Full time, permanent, Five working days per week, including regular evening and weekend duties.

Compensation: £18-£21,000 per annum (depending on experience)

The successful candidate will assist the General Manager in the day-to-day business and operations of 1901 Arts Club and act as the administrator of, and primary contact for, the Hattori Foundation.

The post requires excellent customer service and front-of-house skills, solid administrative and computer skills and experience with running events (preferably in the classical music sector). Though working as part of a small team, the role inevitably involves some working alone, requires self-motivation and prioritisation of workload.

Experience in the bar and catering sector is a bonus.

The post-holder will bring a friendly personality, customer focus, flexibility and a hands-on approach to the job.

The position is to start from Monday 9 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Full job description and application process is at http://www.1901artsclub.com/position-available.html


Assistant Artist Manager, Ikon Arts Management Ltd

Deadline: Friday 30th August, 12:00

How Long: Full Time/Permanent

Compensation: Dependent on experience

Ikon Arts-Edition Peters is a forward-thinking music management company representing some of the world’s leading vocal groups and chamber music ensembles, as well as established and emerging soloists, composers and conductors. Our roster includes VOCES8, Stile Antico, Peter Donohoe, Michael Collins, the Sacconi Quartet and Ēriks Ešenvalds. Working alongside the iconic Edition Peters publishing group, we are committed to developing all areas of our artists’ busy careers, and to responding to the changing international classical music landscape. In addition to our artist management portfolio, we work on selected special projects. We are now looking to expand our work in this area, including under the London A Cappella brand.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Ikon Arts-Edition Peters office as an Assistant Artist Manager, to support a number of our artists and projects. There is scope for career development within the role. For a full job description please visit our website (https://ikonarts-editionpeters.com/news/2019/08/job-vacancy-assistant-artist-manager-2/)


Assistant Artist Manager, Hazard Chase

Deadline: 19th August

How Long: Full time

Compensation: Dependent upon experience

Location: Cambridge or London

Hazard Chase Ltd, incorporated in 1990, is a growing international classical music artist management company with offices in Cambridge and London. With just under 30 members of staff across both offices, all with a passion for classical music, we work as a close team in a supportive and friendly environment.

Job description

Hazard Chase is seeking a bright, organised and confident individual responsible for carrying out servicing for instrumentalists and conductors.

The position involves overseeing the preparation period before an engagement to ensure everything runs smoothly. This entails liaising with concert promoters and local agents throughout the world to organise the booking of travel and accommodation, investigating and applying for visas/other documentation on behalf of the artist when needed, requesting and processing contracts, updating biographical and marketing materials, co-ordinating press interviews either directly or through a PR agency, and liaising with publishers regarding sheet music. Assistant Artist Managers are also required to produce detailed schedules/itineraries for artists on a regular basis, ensuring all relevant information is included, such as rehearsal times, dress code, travel information, and contact details. The role also includes assisting the Finance Department, checking invoicing lists and artist statements.

The role involves use of our diary management system, Overture. This requires accurate data entry and amendments, updating company contacts as required, and checking through email correspondence and correctly transferring all required information, including financial data.

We offer many opportunities to attend concerts in the UK and sometimes abroad, therefore some evening and weekend work will be required. Staff members are expected to share general office administration as required.

Person specification


  • Good computer skills and experience working with the Microsoft Suite.
  • Attention to detail/proofreading skills are extremely important in this role, because artists and promoters rely on your accuracy in order for an event to run smoothly.
  • The ability to input data correctly and have a keen eye for inaccuracies and anomalies is essential.
  • Communication is key within artist management, therefore candidates must be able to converse confidently via email, on the phone, and in person with their managers, artists, and promoters around the world.
  • Candidates need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and need to be prepared to take on responsibility and manage their own workload through the use of good time management when receiving requests from numerous sources. This includes being able to look far ahead and work on engagements which may not be taking place for some time, as well as those in the near future.
  • The ability to think of other people and their needs, and being able to put yourself in the artist’s situation and predict what will be important to them and therefore prepare for it.
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and understanding are necessary when working with a wide variety of people, and a good sense of humour!


  • A background or degree in classical music is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in classical music management would be an advantage, as well as experience in the office environment.
  • Knowledge/fluency in foreign languages would also be extremely desirable as we work with promoters/venues worldwide.

Salary: Dependent upon experience
Application deadline: Monday 19th August 2019
Start date: Monday 30th September 2019

Please send an application letter and CV to:

Emma Dowsett, Hazard Chase Ltd, 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP

Tel: 01223 312400 – emma.dowsett@hazardchase.co.uk


Marketing and Development Coordinator, London Chamber Orchestra

Deadline: 9am, Monday 26 August 2019

How Long: Full time

Compensation: £19,500 pa

We’re looking for a Marketing and Development Coordinator to help run LCO’s marketing campaigns, look after general communications and branding and assist with all areas of the Orchestra’s fundraising. If you’re coming from an internship or administrative role in an arts organisation, or you’re a recent graduate with some relevant student experience and a thirst to learn more, then this is the job for you. For more details please visit our website: http://www.lco.co.uk/jobs/

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter to hr@lco.co.uk. Interviews will be held from 2 September.


Production Assistant, Wigmore Hall

Deadline: Friday 9 August 2019 at 6:00pm

How Long: Full time

Compensation: £23,800

Wigmore Hall are hiring a full time graduate Production Assistant with experience in audio and video recording and live production.

The successful applicant will be required to provide technical support for internal and external productions, whether it be live streaming, audio and video recording of concerts, public address, lighting, projector operation and interviews and assist in the creation and post-production of content for promotional use.

Your completed application form should be sent to recruitment@wigmore-hall.org.uk

Interviews will be held on or after 20 August 2019. Only applicants required for interview will be notified.

Wigmore Hall will process (audit, store, use, transfer, keep update and destroy) applicant’s personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. Our privacy policy: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/help/privacypolicy

The Wigmore Hall Trust recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented throughout our workforce


Associate Artist and Projects Manager, Music Productions

Deadline: Saturday 24 August 2019

How Long: Full time

Compensation: 25,000 pa dependent on experience

Role: We are creating a new position – Associate Artist and Projects Manager – which will appeal to someone who wishes to take on more responsibility and develop their skills and contacts on a broad basis. The successful candidate will join a close-knit team whose goal is to develop, create and deliver excellent, fulfilling and fun work; the role will involve direct liaison with artists, professional colleagues and the public. The candidate requires the ability to deal with large amounts of data accurately for the servicing of the artists’ activity and our productions, but also offers the chance to take the lead in marketing and digital media, head-up projects and take a role in sales. Much of our work takes place in the United States. The team is based out of the company’s office in Uxbridge, West London (Beasley’s Yard, UB8 1JU). We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds.

Company: We work 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’ and efficient and fast-moving in day to day business. Specialising in choral and orchestral music, our artists include Grammy winning composers and performers, Eric Whitacre and Christopher Tin, top clarinettist Julian Bliss and his jazz septet and the record label of the Choir of King’s College Cambridge. The company also creates audio-visual productions, promote live concerts and events, workshop days and residential summer schools. Current special projects include collaborations with NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute, devising and producing a new series of podcasts, events with The King’s Singers and pianist/composer Alexander Chapman Campbell.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send a covering letter/message with your CV to Meg Davies – meg@musicprods.co.uk.



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.