YPIA are recruiting for a new team of Regional Ambassadors based in Cardiff, Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol.
About the positions
YPIA is run by a team of friendly volunteers, who are all involved in organising monthly events as part of the season, and often get involved in aspects of planning, marketing, administration and relationship building. With four new Directors taking the reins, we are looking to take on some new volunteers to join our committee to establish and expand a season of events outside of London. This role includes the normal liaison in making events happen, and is an exciting opportunity to create a YPIA base outside of London in your chosen city/region and grow the programme.
Reports to: Director of Finance and Regional Partnerships
Planning and delivery of events in your region in 2018-2019:
We are looking for enthusiastic regional ambassadors from across the arts 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.
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 four 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 in central London on weekdays after work, typically from 18.30-20.00.
If you require financial assistance with travel expenses to attend any meetings or events in London, YPIA can cover expenses, subject to advance agreement from Directors. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this.
What we can offer you:
Please send us your CV and a short covering letter or video (YouTube link is preferable). Think about what you would bring to the team and what you hope to learn from volunteering with us, along with any ideas of what you would do with an event outside of London. The application deadline is Friday 26th October, and interviews are planned over Skype during the evenings of 31st October and 2nd November. Please submit your application and any queries to Esther Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org