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We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Conservatoire. We are unique in the UK as we offer training in all of the performance disciplines and, as you’d maybe expect, we demand the same high standard from our staff as we do of our students. If you are someone who isn’t fazed by a demanding, intense and passionate environment.

How to apply: All applications should be completed on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Application Form which can be downloaded here.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs for any of our vacancies.

Completed applications can be emailed to or posted to the HR department, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB.

Head of Strings

Full time, permanent

Salary Scale: circa £50,000

We are: Seeking a Head of Strings to join our Music team within the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

You will: Work closely with the Director and Heads of Department to ensure the quality of String provision and will be responsible for the recruitment of the best students in addition to the effective and efficient coordination and management of the Strings Department. You will build and maintain a strong department through staff recruitment, retention and key master classes.

You will: Initiate and maintain higher level contacts with the professions and our partner orchestras in Glasgow, RSNO, BBCSSO, etc and will develop and nurture links with the specialist music schools in the UK and our key potential feeder organisations (NYOS, NYO of GB, key music local authorities, our own juniors etc.)

We are: A Conservatoire where our curriculum offers our emerging artists greater choice within their own specialism, creating space for greater co-creation with students from different disciplines. It is relevant to the contemporary international scene and meets the need felt by professional companies’ in every discipline around the world for confident, reflective, adaptable artists. In academic terms, the curriculum creates the space for disciplinary excellence, choice and trans-disciplinary collaboration.

Our facilities are amongst the best in Europe and are being enhanced through additional investment. We are distinctive in the volume and quality of public performances and our wide range of partnerships with professional companies across the UK gives our students wonderful opportunities to perform and work alongside the best.

You will: be an accomplished musician with an international profile and have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, together with distinguished teaching experience in a Conservatoire (or possibly another HE) context, and some experience of programme design, coordination and management. A higher education teaching qualification is also desirable.

Job Description – Head of Strings

Terms and Conditions – Head of Strings

Closing date: Friday 7th November at 5pm.



Director of Music

Full-time Permanent

Circa £62,000 per annum


We are: seeking an experienced artistic leader to make a strategic contribution to the Conservatoire and to lead the Conservatoire’s Music provision.

You will: be a member of the Conservatoire Senior Management Team and responsible to the Principal for the direction and management of all aspects of the School of Music’s activity. Guided by the Conservatoire’s strategic plan and vision you will ensure that existing and new programmes align with the Conservatoire’s strategic aims.

You will: have a background of Conservatoire level leadership and experience of operating successfully at a senior management level.

You will: have extensive experience of Music education, Conservatoires and Higher Education in Music, Music performance and a detailed knowledge of the professional Music world and of the evolving Music industry.

Job Description – Director of Music

Terms and Conditions – Director of Music

Closing date: Friday 7th November 2014




Download the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Application Form here.

Completed applications can be emailed to or posted to the HR department, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB.