Musicianship teachers (Two roles)

SW7 2BS, South Kensington

Job summary

Royal College of Music
£41.45 per hour
Job Role:
Classroom teaching
Education, Professional
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

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 6 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 two musicianship teachers to join our vibrant and expanding RCMJD musicianship faculty. 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 6 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 5 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 applicants will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD on Saturdays during term-time.

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time basis and is available from September 2024, during term-time only. 

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website:

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

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.

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