Regional Recruitment - Join the YPIA Comittee

Regional Recruitment - Join the YPIA Comittee

28th January 2022
Regional Recruitment - Join the YPIA Comittee - YPIA Blog
Written by Angharad Muir-Davies | 28th January 2022

Do you work in the arts/cultural sector? Looking to meet like-minded people and expand your networks? YPIA needs you!

We are looking for enthusiastic regional ambassadors from across the arts and cultural industries who are keen to dedicate some of their time and creative ideas to organising events for YPIA and growing our cultural network, while developing experience and learning new skills. We seek people who are not afraid to use their initiative, and who demonstrate enthusiasm for working in the arts. Having a good knowledge of current issues in the arts sector is desirable, and so is previous experience of organising and marketing events.

Job Description:

Main responsibilities:

  • Event planning
  • Networking within the region
  • Marketing YPIA and it’s events

Further Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the planning and delivery of our season of events for the remainder of the 2021-22 season
  • Submitting event proposals to the Directors
  • Designing event plans by researching and exploring options for venues and themes and speakers if necessary.
  • Liaising with venues (for in-person events), which can be prominent cultural locations and bars in your region.
  • Recruiting and liaising with any speakers, who are often renowned cultural and creative professionals in the UK.
  • For online events, lead on the setup of the event platform (typically Zoom) and work with the Marketing Team to ensure details are communicated to bookers.
  • Creating and utilising networks in your city/region to promote your event.
  • Running the delivery on the night of the event, including registering guests, setting up rooms and audio, organising handouts, and public speaking as required.
  • Write and collate regional specific copy for our regional newsletters.
  • Write or commission copy for the YPIA Blog.

For an informal chat about the role, please email

What we can offer you:

  • Fantastic opportunity to develop new skills and experience outside of your work or area of expertise in a nurturing and friendly environment.
  • Volunteer with like minded professionals and increase personal networks.
  • Opportunity to boost C.V. in an increasingly competitive market.

Practical details:

The amount of time you spend on YPIA depends on how much time you’re willing to give, although to start we would aim for one event in each city base per season. Typically, this means you wouldn’t spend more than two hours per week on YPIA business, and probably much less during periods in which you aren’t helping to run an event. The majority of the committee do this alongside full-time jobs, so if you don’t mind giving up a few hours of your time, it is perfectly doable. Full committee meetings take place approximately three times a year, and are held on Zoom on weekdays after work, typically from 18.30-20.00.

To apply:

Please send us your CV and a short covering letter or video detailing which location you are applying for, what you think you would bring to the team and what you hope to learn from volunteering with us.

The application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 14th March 2022, and interviews are planned remotely via Zoom after working hours the following week. Please submit your application and any queries to Angharad Muir-Davies at