Royal College of Music Junior Department Choral Conductor


Closing date: 9am Friday 4 May 2018

Interview date: Saturday 12 May 2018

Salary: £52.23 per hour

Job ref no: 110-18

Saturdays during term-time only. This post is available from September 2018.

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 a choral conductor to join our vibrant and thriving department. The post holder will be responsible for conducting two choirs that rehearse for 60 minutes per week: Treble Choir (for students in Years 7 & 8) and Concert Choir (for students in Years 9 – 11)

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • You should be a widely recognised and highly respected practitioner
  • You will be used to working with gifted and talented students
  • You should understand the particular demands of the music profession

We expect to be able to offer a minimum of 2 hours work per week, plus one hour preparation time, for 30 weeks per year. The successful applicant will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD on Saturdays during term-time.

To apply:

Please submit your 1) Cover Letter and 2) CV along with a completed 3)Equal Opportunities form (available to download below) in PDF or Wordformat before the closing deadline for the post.

In your Cover Letter, please outline how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description and Person Specification for the role.

Please also 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.

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

For full details of this position please read the Job Description and Further Particulars documents:

Job Description

Further Particulars


Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

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

020 7591 4784

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 Isabella Enstrom 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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