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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.


Lecturer in Modern Ballet

Permanent, full-time


Salary Scale: £31,809 – £41,499

We are: looking to recruit a Lecturer in Modern Ballet to deliver specialist teaching within the Conservatoire’s BA Modern Ballet programme (which is delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet) in the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Screen

You will: be required to carry out the duties of the Modern Ballet department in teaching a range of subjects on the School’s Modern Ballet degree programme and pre-HE provision (Junior Conservatoire of Dance). You will participate in the related planning, assessment and curriculum development processes. In addition, you will prepare students for performances and contribute to the recruitment and audition processes.

You will: have experience of teaching at Conservatoire (or equivalent) level and experience as a practicing professional in the dance industry.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Arts Education (PGCERT) in line with Conservatoire policy unless evidence of accredited prior learning is submitted at the time of application.

Lecturer in Modern Ballet – Job Decsription

Lecturer in Modern Ballet – Terms and Conditions

Closing date: 31 July 2014

Interview date: 7 August 2014



Music Centre Tutors

£21.61 per hour

West Lothian Livingston

Upper Strings

West Lothian Armadale

Upper Strings

North Ayrshire

Lower String Tutor


We are: looking to appoint a number of experienced and passionate instrumental music tutors to join and enhance the existing Saturday music centre provision. Music Centres operates 10 music centres throughout Scotland providing music education to 700 children across a wide geographical spread of venues and communities.

We are: really quite unique: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Music Centre department is committed to widening access and opportunities for children and young people across Scotland, implementing successful initiatives aimed at increasing music participation by young people from under-represented groups. You will be key to the work we do in Scottish communities, working alongside Local Authorities, schools and community organisations at a grass roots level.

You are: highly motivated, dynamic and someone who thrives in a demanding, intense yet passionate educational environment.

You must have:relevant instrumental music teaching experience, good communication skills and an interest in the development of young people’s potential, along with knowledge and experience of music education.

These posts will involve up to 30 weeks of teaching in each academic session. Teaching days will take place on a Saturday and last between 3 and 6 hours depending on specific Centre’s timetable.

Music Centres operates in high-energy environments, run by staff who are dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate about the development and provision of opportunities for young people. Music making can transform and here at Music Centres, we aim to change lives and have fun, ultimately paving the way for each individual to realise their potential.

West Lothian Livingston – Upper Strings – Job Description

West Lothian Armadale – Upper Strings – Job Description

North Ayrshire – Lower Strings – Job Description

Music Centres post – Terms and conditions

Closing date: 5 August 2014

Interview dates: TBC




Short Courses Apprentice (Business Administration)

Short Courses

2 year fixed term, full time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £7,644 per annum

We are: delighted to announce we are now recruiting for two brand new training apprenticeships (Business Administration), the first ever of their kind at RCS. If you would enjoy learning while working in a fast-paced administration based role in a creative arts environment, then we would love to hear from you.

You will: be committed, reliable and fast learners and who have a keen interest in the area of performance arts. You should be confident with technology and computers, and ideally have had some experience of working with people or a previous element of customer service. Ultimately, we want to work with those who have a strong desire create a career for themselves in administration while working as part of a busy team in the areas of Dance, Drama, Music, Production and Screen. You should be able to work flexibly and include evening and weekend working in your weekly schedule.

We will: provide you with a 2 year apprenticeship, including a formal induction and a host of on the job training. As part of the role you will also receive training and be entered for your SVQ Level 2 in Business Administration. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to apply for any relevant permanent positions within the Conservatoire that arise, to enable you to put all your new Apprenticeship skills to good use in the dynamic environment that is Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Please apply by sending your CV along with a Cover letter expressing your interest in the role to or Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Human Resources Department, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

Apprentice Business Administration – Job Description

Apprentice Business Administration – Terms and Conditions

Closing date: 8 August 2014

Interview date: TBC



Communications Assistant

Full-Time, Temporary (until December 2014)

Salary scale: £16,260 – £18,210 per annum

We are: looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide assistance to the Communications department to implement marketing and communications strategies to maximise student recruitment and raise the profile of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

We are really quite unique: We are Scotland’s International Conservatoire, offering high quality specialist training in drama, dance, music, production and screen. With more than 500 public events each year, reaching around 50,000 audience members, we are one of Scotland’s busiest performance venues. From lunchtime concerts, opera tours, Shakespearean festivals to world premieres and new works of all kinds, we cover a panorama of cultural genres.

You are: someone who won’t be fazed by a demanding, intense and fast paced environment. You are someone who can publicise our range of performances, multi-task, think outside the box.

You will: review, update and maintain the website, produce print and eflyers, maintain listings; update social media; review and benchmark competitor information; maintain the Conservatoire’s database of networks; work with the Conservatoire photographer to source images and manage the photography database and assist with the running of marketing and recruitment events including Open Days.

You must have: have a marketing (or relevant) degree or appropriate level of education; knowledge of CMS, preferably WordPress; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge; knowledge and experience of student recruitment communications. In addition to this, you should have a flexible approach to your workload, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with changing work priorities, working accurately to strict deadlines.

Communications Assistant – Job Description

Communications Assistant – Terms and Conditions

Closing date: 4 August 2014

Interviews will be held: 13 August 2014


Administrative Assistant (17.5 hours)

Short Courses

Permanent, Part – time (0.5FTE)

Salary Scale: £ 16,260 – 18,210 pro rata per annum


We are: looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide administrative and promotional assistance for the widening access and participation programme at the Conservatoire.

You will: be responsible for assisting the Short Courses team with the organising and general running of learning events, courses and projects, including customer care and clerical work, and basic promotional activities. Other duties will include data inputting, creating and updating information, forward planning, handling financial transactions and assisting in the enrolment of weekly classes, specialist study projects, CPD events and summer schools.

You must have: a good standard of education, excellent numeracy skills evidenced by Higher or HNC Qualifications, experience of data input/clerical experience, excellent knowledge of IT packages. Furthermore, the ability to work with children, families, students and young people. In addition to this you should have a flexible approach to your workload, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with changing work priorities, working accurately to strict deadlines.

Administrative Assistant – Job Description

Administrative Assistant – Terms and Conditions

Closing date: Friday 1 August 2014

Interview date: TBC





Lecturer in Piano (Junior and Senior)

Part-time Hourly Paid / Annualised Hours

School of Music

£32.89 per hour


We are: looking to appoint a part time hourly paid Lecturer in Piano to teach Junior and Senior students within the School of Music on a 1 year fixed term contract.

You will: be an accomplished musician with an international profile and have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the expectations of a Conservatoire education together with teaching experience in a Conservatoire (or possibly another HE) context. A higher education teaching qualification is also desirable.

You will have: Excellent interpersonal skills, along with a strong team-working ethic. Flexibility and adaptability are also vital to this role. You will be required to recruit and maintain home/EU and international students and/or actively contribute to research and/or other modes of income generation in line with School of Music policies.

We introduced a new curriculum in 2012/13. Our new 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 now felt by professional companies in every discipline around the world for confident, reflective, adaptable artists. In academic terms, the new 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.

Terms and Conditions – PTHP Lecturer in Piano

Job Description – PTHP Lecturer in Piano

Closing Date: 1st August 2014

Interview Date: W/C 11th August 2014


Research Studentship Opportunity

An innovative programme for deaf performers – BA Performance in British Sign Language/English

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is offering a PhD research studentship to an applicant of outstanding ability. The studentship will be part-time for six years, to the total value of £10,000 per annum (c.£3,600 to cover fees, the remainder for subsistence costs).

The purpose of the successful applicant’s programme of research will be to analyse and assess the impact of a ground-breaking new undergraduate programme designed around the learning and teaching needs of the deaf performer, which has been developed in partnership with Solar Bear Theatre company.

The successful applicant will possess at least a good first degree, and preferably also a Masters qualification with a suitable research training element. You will be able to demonstrate excellent research skills, including expertise in appropriate research methods, the ability to manage a research project, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for a variety of readerships. Knowledge of deaf communities is essential, and British Sign Language will be an advantage.

Methodological decisions and the theoretical framing of the research will be determined by the candidate in conjunction with the supervisor. In preparing an application, particular thought should be given to the proposed research questions and approach.

The deadline for application is 11 August 2014 and interviews will take place in the week beginning 19 August 2014. The studentship will begin in late September 2014, and will be held for 72 months.

Informal enquiries about the studentship may be directed by email to Dr Stephen Broad, Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange (

Application forms can be obtained from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s website:

The Royal Conservatoire’s research programmes are validated by the University of St Andrews.




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.