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Workshop Leaders (all musical disciplines)

Closing date: 9am Friday 4 September 2020

Interview date: Thursday 17 September 2020

Salary: Per session

Job ref. no: 701-20

Available from October 2020 as required

The Royal College of Music's learning and participation programme, RCM Sparks, provides inspiring opportunities for families, schools and young people to engage with music education. This specialist programme is carefully designed to engage those from underrepresented groups.

RCM Sparks run a series of public events and activities for schools at the Royal College of Music, as well as a special programme in our local area, partnering with other institutions to provide the benefits of music education where they are most needed in the community. All of our work is based around clear learning pathways, which cater for children's changing needs as they develop, so we can continue to foster musicianship and learning skills year-on-year throughout their educational journey. The programme is designed by experienced RCM staff and led by outstanding leaders who are experts in their fields. The leaders are supported by teams of RCM students who are trained and supported in the area of learning and participation work in turn developing a vibrant new generation of educators with relevant and meaningful practical experience.

We engage highly skilled workshop leaders to deliver our varied programme on a casual-worker basis and would like to extend our current pool of professionals to join our vibrant and thriving department.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:
  • You should be a highly respected and experienced leader
  • You should be committed to offering an accessible musical experience for all

Successful applicants will be invited to join the RCM Sparks Workshop Leader list and will be called to lead projects as and when the need arises. We expect to be able to offer a minimum of half a day’s work at any one time.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to improving representation within Learning and Participation and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, please send your Cover Letter and full CV along with an Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website)  recruitment@rcm.ac.uk or by post to Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS.

In your Cover Letter, please outline how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification for the role (available to view on the RCM website, linked above). Please also confirm that you have the right to work in the UK and hold an appropriate work permit where relevant, as without this information we are unable to process your application.

Job Description


Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Karoline Josten, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS



If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Karoline Josten to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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