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Musicianship Teacher

Closing date: 9am Friday 4 June 2021

Interview date: Saturday 3 July 2021

Salary: £36.35 per hour

Job ref. no: 701-21

The Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) is a specialist term-time only Saturday school offering advanced training to musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. Students combine studying at RCMJD with their general education at their chosen week-day school. Students come together at the RCM London each Saturday for a tailor-made programme of individual instrument/voice/composition lessons, chamber music, orchestral and choral training, and general musicianship. Our staff are professional performers/composers as well as teachers and offer the highest standards of tuition and coaching. Most RCMJD students continue their musical studies at the RCM or other major conservatoires/universities.

The RCMJD is seeking to engage an experienced and accomplished Musicianship teacher to join our vibrant and thriving department. The post holder will be responsible for teaching group classes as part of the core RCMJD programme. Aural and analysis are central components in our Musicianship curriculum, which all students follow on entering the Junior Department. At each level, we also offer elective classes, in areas such as music theory, composition and keyboard harmony. These classes are often developed around individual teacher specialisms.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • You should be a widely recognised and highly respected teacher.
  • You will be teaching, to an exceptionally high level of technical and musical proficiency, gifted and talented students aged between 8 and 18, so relevant teaching experience at this level is required.
  • You should have the relevant understanding and experience of teaching aural and advanced music theory in a class setting.
  • You should understand the particular demands of the music profession whilst striving to help each student reach the fullness of their own potential.

We expect to be able to offer a minimum of 3 hours teaching per week, for approximately 30 weeks per year. Up to 7 hours of teaching per week may be available, depending on scheduling and timetable considerations for next academic year.

The successful applicant will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD on Saturdays during term-time. The vacancy is available from September 2021 (hourly paid, Saturdays during term-time only).

We particularly encourage applications from Black and ethnically diverse candidates, as these groups are currently underrepresented within teaching roles the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

To apply: 

Please submit your 1) Cover Letter and 2) CV along with a completed 3) Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (available to download from the RCM Website) in PDF or Word format to the HR Department by email to recruitment@rcm.ac.uk.

In your Cover Letter, please state clearly your musical discipline and outline how you meet the criteria set out in the role description and person specification for the role. On the top of your cover letter, 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.

For full details of this position please click the below "Job Description" to read the full Applicant Information Pack:

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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