University of York Music Press (UYMP) Assistantship

UYMP publish and promote new and established composers with a range of aesthetic backgrounds. The UYMP Assistant will assist with all processes involved in music publishing.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research and Postgraduate taught
Applications for 2024/25 are open until Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59am BST

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You'll be required to work an average of eight hours a week during semester time.

Duties may include:

  • putting the occasional finishing touch to scores saved on the Sibelius music programme
  • helping with work on contracts between UYMP and composers and on individual musical work assignment
  • helping with the ‘digitisation’ of the collection of master scores by working with both computer-processed scores and manuscripts
  • printing from computer to copier, from Sibelius and PDF files
  • registering music works for copyright
  • helping to update the catalogue and website
  • liaising with composers, music ensembles, orchestras and customers
  • responding to general enquiries
  • creating/writing the occasional news item for the UYMP website
  • helping to consolidate information, using Excel files, for composers' end of year accounts
  • creating and sending to customers watermarked electronic scores for use as 'perusal' copies

Open to EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students.

Open to students in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.

You must be a student at the University of York to be eligible.

How to apply

Application deadline: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11.59am BST

Please apply by filling out our application form. You'll be asked to provide any relevant experience you have, what you would bring to the role and why you would be suited to the assistantship.

Contact details

Catherine Duncan
+44 (0)1904 32 2445