YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Inspire Assistant – Opera Holland Park

Deadline: Friday 15 November at 5pm

How Long: Full-time, permanent

Compensation: £18,000

The Inspire Assistant offers an exciting opportunity to learn about and be involved in the administration and delivery of Inspire projects, schemes and events by assisting and supporting the Inspire Coordinator with the day-to-day running of Inspire. This role is an ideal entry-level position for somebody wishing to gain experience of outreach, education and community work within opera.

More information and a full job description is here.


ABO Conference Assistant, Association of British Orchestras

Deadline: 13 November 2019

How Long: Fixed term, 25 November 2019 – 31 January 2020

Compensation: National Minimum Wage subject to assistant's age

The ABO's primary event each year is its annual conference, the major gathering of the classical music industry in the UK, with over 300 delegates drawn from orchestras both from within the UK and abroad, plus funding agencies, venues, agents, publishers and suppliers. Our Principal Media Partner is Classic FM, Classical Music magazine is our Print Media Partner and Help Musicians UK are our Charity Partner. The 2020 Conference will be held in Manchester from 29-31 January 2020, hosted by The Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic. We are now looking for a conference assistant to join the ABO team for 8 weeks in the run-up to and for the duration of the conference.


- Processing booking forms in collaboration with the Office & Events Administrator

- Answering telephone calls and email enquiries as required

- Producing name badges and other printed materials for delegate packs

- General office administration – filing, photocopying, organising outgoing post

- Attending the Conference, registering delegates, and greeting speakers

- Assisting the Office & Events Administrator in liaising with sponsors and exhibitors and welcoming trade exhibitors to the conference

- Supervising conference sessions to ensure they run smoothly and being on hand to assist with any queries

- Assisting the ABO team with any additional duties as required


- Hands-on experience of working in a dynamic arts organisation and exposure to the UK’s orchestral sector and wider classical music industry

- Opportunity to develop key skills including event administration and management and database management

- Opportunity to make contacts within the industry

Person Specification

We are looking for a responsible and enthusiastic candidate with good organisational skills and a keen interest in classical music and the orchestral sector. You will be a good communicator with a pro-active approach, excellent attention to detail and a quick learner able to work independently as well as part of the team. You should be IT literate with Microsoft Office skills.

To apply

Please send or e-mail a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability and interest in the position to: Jenny Lomas, Membership & Operations Manager, Association of British Orchestras, 32 Rose Street, London WC2E 9ET or to the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 13 November. Interviews will be held on Monday 18 November.

If you require any further details on this role please email Jenny Lomas.


Sales & Marketing Executive at Schott Music

Deadline: 5pm on 4th November 2019

How Long: Full time

Compensation: £20k-£25k depending on previous experience

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

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a graduate level education and a specialist knowledge of classical music to make a significant contribution to Schott Music.

The role would ideally suit someone with a keen interest in sales and marketing. Previous retail sales and/or marketing experience in press, PR or digital marketing would also be an advantage.

Initially under the supervision of the Sales & Marketing Director, the role will involve sales visits to trade customers, beginning with the UK, and with potential to include export sales.

Marketing responsibilities will include press, PR and digital marketing.

You should be familiar with printed and digital sheet music products, and have some knowledge of the music education market. You should have good verbal and written communication skills, and a willingness to travel. A clean driving licence would be an advantage.

Please send your CV and a covering letter marked “Sales & Marketing Executive Appointment” to:

Sales & Marketing Director,
Marketing Department,
Schott Music Ltd,
48 Great Marlborough Street,
London W1F 7BB

Or email: jobs@schott-music.com

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 4th November 2019.

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.

For more information, please see en.schott-music.com/about/jobs


Finance Assistant and Office Manager / Rayfield Allied

Deadline: Wednesday 13th November 2019

How Long: Full time

Compensation: negotiable, dependent on experience

Rayfield Allied is an established artist management company based in London (SW9). It has built up an enviable reputation and an exciting roster of artists including conductors, composers, instrumentalists, singers, stage directors, and instrumental and vocal ensembles.

As part of the ongoing growth of the agency we are now looking for a Finance Assistant to assist the Financial Controller. The role will also include duties as Office Manager to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the office. As part of an expanding business it is expected that the Finance Assistant aspect will develop to a become the primary focus.

To apply for the position please send a CV and covering letter to: Ben Rayfield (ben.rayfield@rayfieldallied.com)

Read more at: http://www.rayfieldallied.com/news/2019/job-vacancy-finance-assistant-and-office-manager


Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator, Intermusica (London Office)

Deadline: Monday 28 October, 5pm

How Long: Full time

Compensation: Competitive

We are seeking a self-assured, highly motivated and imaginative individual with a passion for bringing classical music to a wide audience through creative communication.

The Co-ordinator role is a broad one, and the successful candidate will thrive off the challenge of having multiple areas of responsibility.

These include external & internal communications, content curation & publications, artist projects, and marketing for Southbank Centre's International Chamber Music series (co-promoted by Intermusica).

The ideal candidate will demonstrate impeccable communication skills, creative flair and understanding of ROI; be confident and capable around digital, highly organised and proactive; and act as a champion for Intermusica by being a team player and competent networker.

For a full job description, and to apply, please click through to Hire Locker where you will be guided through our online application process.


Volunteer, YPIA

Deadline: Ongoing

How Long: ongoing


Have you been to a YPIA event? Are you interested in volunteering for us either at an event or on the committee? 

If you would like to be considered (whether for a one off event, or more regularly) please send your CV to info@ypia.co.uk, and outline what you would bring to the team, and what you hope to learn from volunteering with us.

There's no deadline for this opportunity, we accept new applications on a rolling basis.


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.


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.