Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) Orchestra conductor part time

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 20 June 2014

Interview date: Saturday 28 June 2014

Salary: Hourly paid, 2 hours-per-week. Saturdays during term-time only


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.

To cope with growing demand, the RCMJD is seeking to engage a talented and enthusiastic orchestral conductor to join our vibrant and thriving department. The post holder will work with Sinfonia, a full symphony orchestra for students aged 14-17, towards Junior RCM performances and regular prestigious external projects.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • You should be a widely recognised and highly respected practitioner.
  • 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 conducting/teaching experience at this level is required.
  • You should understand the particular demands of the music profession whilst striving to help each student reach the fullness of their own potential.

The successful applicant will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD of Saturdays during term-time.

For further details of this position and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form please visit our website at

To apply please send a covering letter and full CV along with our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to Tim Rounding, HR Advisor, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS or by e-mail to: 

In your covering letter, please confirm that you are eligible 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

Further Particulars


Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Tim Rounding, HR Advisor:

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

020 7591 4846

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying. If you are submitting your application by post, please enclose two copies of your completed form.

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 Tim Rounding 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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