YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world


Deputy Manager (Retail), Schott Music London

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 27th March 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: .

Schott Music London - Deputy Manager (Retail)

Schott Music London are looking to appoint a Deputy Manager (Retail) based in their Central London music shop, as part of a small team selling music products to teachers, musicians and customers worldwide.

Under supervision of the General Manager (Retail), the role involves responsibility for ensuring high levels of customer service, face-to-face selling, and engaging with customers to ensure customers have a positive in-store experience.

The candidate will require the following experience:
• Tertiary level education or equivalent in music is essential
• A high level of computer literacy
• Experience in retail, and / or a commercial sales / marketing environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A good knowledge/keen interest in classical music and music education.

Please send your CV and a covering letter marked: “Deputy Manager (Retail)”
General Manager — Retail
Schott Music Ltd,
48 Great Marlborough Street,
London W1F 7BB

Or email: manager@schottmusiclondon.com

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.

A full job description can be found on: https://uk.schott-music.com/jobs/


Managerial Associate, Vocal, IMG Artists

Deadline: Friday 24th March 2017

How Long: 25 hours per week over 4-5 days of the week.

Compensation: .

IMG Artists are looking to recruit a Managerial Associate to work within our Vocal Division in London. This is a part-time role working 25 hours per week over 4-5 days of the week.

The Managerial Associates role is to assist in the management of Artists within the Vocal division, managing the day-to-day administration to enable the Artist Manager to develop the careers of Artists ensuring their success in a commercial world.

For a full job description please visit https://imgartists.com/work-for-us/

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@imgartists.comquoting ‘Managerial Associate Vocal London’ in the subject field

In order to concentrate resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

The Company welcomes and values the benefits of diversity in its workforce and aims to ensure that its staff achieve, as far as is possible, their full potential and that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria.


Concerts Co-ordinator, Academy of Ancient Music

Deadline: Monday 03 April 2017

How Long: Full-time, permanent

Compensation: £19,000 per annum

The Academy of Ancient Music is one of the world’s great ensembles with an illustrious heritage stretching back over 40 years. We specialise in performing the music of composers such as Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and their contemporaries on instruments of the period.

The AAM is managed by a small team of staff at its beautiful offices overlooking King’s College Chapel in the heart of Cambridge.

The AAM is seeking a Concerts Co-ordinator to ensure excellent support for the AAM’s busy performance schedule by providing high-quality administration and co-ordination within the concerts department and support in the efficient running of the AAM office as a whole.

The Concerts Co-ordinator works with the Head of Concerts & Planning to deliver the AAM’s performance activities including managing rehearsals and concerts at our concert series in Cambridge and London, and at engagements across the UK. Working with the General Manager, the Concerts Co-ordinator will take the lead on day-to-day administration of the AAM office, responsible, amongst other things, for the AAM record label administration and managing payments to all creditors.

To download the full information pack, please visit the AAM website.


Cultural Institute at King's College London, Innovation Administrator

Deadline: 20 March 2017

How Long: Permanent and full-time

Compensation: £23,879 - £26,829 pa (+ £2,623 London Weighting)

King’s College London is seeking an Innovation Administrator to support the work of the Culture Team across the Culture & Engagement Directorate with specific responsibilities across the Cultural Institute’s Innovation programme.

The purpose of this role is to provide high level administrative support across a broad range of programme activity. This will involve project administration including issuing contracts, financial monitoring, data collection and evaluation; and communications support, including writing project copy, updating the website and preparing and distributing reports. You will also be responsible for event administration which may include arranging meetings, speakers, room bookings, technical specifications and catering.

The selection process will include competency-based questions, an assessment, and a panel interview.

Closing date: 20 March 2017

More info and job pack are available here: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=75225

If you have questions about this role, please contact Sophie Branscombe: sophie.branscombe@kcl.ac.uk.


Assistant Artist Manager, Hazard Chase (Cambridge)

Deadline: Monday 3rd April 2017

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: Minimum £18,000 p.a.

Hazard Chase Ltd, incorporated in 1990 by Managing Director James Brown, 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 a group of artists.

The position, which will report to at least two Artist Managers, 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 on a regular basis.

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.

Start date: TBC

Please send an application letter and CV to:

Emma Brown, Hazard Chase Ltd, 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP
Tel: 01223 312400 – emma.brown@hazardchase.co.uk


Personal Assistant and Office Administrator, Konzertdirektion Schmid

Deadline: 6pm Friday 10th March

How Long: Full time, permanent

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Konzertdirektion Schmid UK is seeking a full-time Personal Assistant and Office Administrator to start in late March 2017. You will be based in the UK office, in the heart of Covent Garden.

The company is one of the world’s leading classical music management agencies, with offices in Hannover, London and Berlin. Established in 1959, the company provides a versatile service for artists, orchestras, promoters and the wider audience by developing artists' careers, tours, concert series and integrated PR campaigns internationally. 
The candidate will be the PA to the Managing Director whilst supporting the functions of Finance and Office Administration. We are keen to find a dynamic and well-organised individual, with an interest in classical music, who has proven skills in in a comparable role.
For a full job description, please visit http://www.kdschmid.de/jobs-146.html
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Kirill Ryabchuk (kirill.ryabchuk@kdschmid.co.uk)


Freelance Event Organiser, Heritage Crafts Association

Deadline: No fixed deadline

How Long: Fixed-term until 06 May

Compensation: Hourly/negotiable

The Heritage Crafts Association supports and promotes heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage. We are looking for someone who wants to enter the world of events management and has the personality, diligence and commitment to deliver two events in May.

Much of the work can be done from home in the evenings and weekends with access to a computer. The successful applicant will need to be present on the two event days themselves, 3rd and 6th May. 

Application is by CV and covering letter to Sally Morgan. There will be an informal telephone conversation followed by an interview in London on a date to be advised.

The successful applicant will start at the earliest agreed date.

Contact Sally with questions via email.

Pay is calculated per hour and is negotiable.

More information on the Heritage Crafts Association can be found at: http://heritagecrafts.org.uk/

Person Specification

Essential/ Desirable
Literate, numerate with a good general knowledge *
Working with other people in formal and informal settings *
Planning and implementing events alongside others *
Effective Oral and Written skills *
Effective telephone communication skills *
Writing simple reports *
Organisational and Planning skills *
IT including Microsoft Word and Excel *
Working in the Voluntary, Community and or Charity Sector *
Building partnerships with organisations in the private, public and third sectors *
Meticulous attention to detail *
Enthusiastic approach *
Strong client relationship skills *
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal *
Ability to work alone on own initiative as part of a small team *
Enjoys travelling *

Job Description

A person able to contribute to the production of events from conception through to completion.

Duties can include:

  • Organising 2 events in early May 2017
  • Attending and co-ordinating the events
  • Managing contents for all event material including
  • Event invitations (on/offline)
  • Event website updates
  • Leaflets/Collateral etc
  • Working with others to deliver events
  • A key contact within the event team
  • Acting as the responsible person on-site at the events


£5 tickets for Under 35s to selected concerts at Wigmore Hall

Deadline: Don't wait, tickets might sell out

How Long: Happening now

Compensation: Tickets cost £5 only

£5 tickets for Under 35s to selected concerts at Wigmore Hall

£5 tickets for our younger audience members to selected concerts! January – March 2017 on sale now: http://bit.ly/29yavDo

Book now for Elizabeth Watts, Sir András Schiff Masterclass, Tim Mead, Chris Thile, Steven Osborne, Ilker Arcayürek and many more.

Tickets for selected concerts and events from April – July 2017 will go on sale at 10:30AM on Friday 10 February.


British Arts Festivals Association

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Compensation: .

The British Arts Festivals Association is a vibrant membership organisation covering the widest span of arts festivals in the UK. Our members include a huge range of genres such as performing arts, literature, music, visual arts and outdoor arts. Members have access to a wide network of their peers as well as the wealth of knowledge, advice and contacts that BAFA has built up over its long history. We organise a number of events throughout the year for festival professionals and students including regional road shows which are unique active learning forums across the country and the annual Conference for Festivals. A two day conference with a programme designed for everyone involved in the festival sector, the Conference for Festivals includes a series of talks, discussions, round tables and of course opportunities to socialise with your festival peers. BAFA also runs a similar annual event for students and recent graduates interested in arts festivals and events – ‘A Festival Career’.


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.

YPIA is launching a new website in July and one of its new features will be an exciting 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 Stella Toonen on stella@ypia.co.uk.

The blog will generally cover 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 Stella and pitch your idea.

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