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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.

Music Centre Instrumental Tutors

£22.04 per hour

West Lothian Livingston – Upper Strings

West Lothian Armadale – Upper Strings

Dumfries and Galloway – Upper Strings

North Ayrshire – Upper Strings

Glasgow East (Scottish Traditional Music Centre) – Guitar


We are: looking to appoint a number of experienced and passionate instrumental music tutors to join and enhance the Tuesday (North Ayrshire), Thursday (Glasgow East) and Saturday music centre provision. We operate 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, excellent 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 Tuesday evenings (North Ayrshire), Thursday evenings (Glasgow East Music Centre) and Saturdays during the day (all other centres) and last between 2.5 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.

Job Description – West Lothian Livingston – Upper Strings

Job Description – West Lothian Armadale – Upper Strings

Job Description- Dumfries and Galloway – Upper Strings

Job Description – North Ayrshire – Upper Strings

Job Description – Glasgow East – Guitar

Musicworks Tutor – Terms and Conditions

Closing date: Monday 12 January 2015 at 12 noon

Interview dates: TBC


Payroll Administrator

Finance, Estates and CPU

Permanent, Full-time

£23,460 – £28,821 per annum


We are: looking for a Payroll Administrator to join our busy Finance Department. You will work closely with the Payroll Manager to administer a smooth and efficient payroll process to ensure that all Conservatoire employees and visiting staff are paid accurately and on time. You will be expected to fully administer the payroll autonomously in the Payroll Managers absence.

We are a small and incredibly busy department: The Royal Conservatoire is the only institution in the UK that offers training in all of the performance disciplines and, as well as our permanent staff, we work with a number of visiting industry specialists. The number of payments we have to process is sizable – we pay up to 150 people per month through the Visiting Lecturer Ledger in addition to approximately 800 other people in the monthly payroll.

You are: someone who won’t be fazed by the volume of work you have to get through whilst dealing with the flow of varied email, telephone and drop-in enquiries. The key to this role is organisation, prioritisation and communication as well as managing competing demands under pressure whilst still maintaining accuracy.

You must have: extensive experience of payroll administration. You must have experience of operating and maintaining a computerised payroll and accounting system as well as processing general accounting transactions. You will be aware of accounting principles and legislation relating to payroll, salary, pensions and employment law. As well as this, you will be able to accept responsibility, make decisions and work autonomously, using your initiative. You must be capable of dealing with sensitive and confidential information and have the ability to deal confidently with a wide variety of people within and external to the institution.

An added bonus: A payroll or finance-related qualification would be an advantage as would payroll systems implementation. Also, if you’ve worked in a Higher Education or performing arts environment before or have previous experience of dealing with fee-paid or visiting lecturers then this would also be beneficial.

Job Description – Payroll Administrator

Terms and Conditions – Payroll Administrator

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7 January 2015

Interview date: Thursday 15 January 2015



Head of the BA Performance in BSL and English

Full-time, Permanent

Salary Scale: £42,327 – £47,643

We are: launching the new BA Performance in BSL and English programme in 2015/16.

You will: be responsible for the strategic development of the study of Performance in BSL and English across a range of conservatoire programmes including pre and post H.E provision.

You will be required to recruit and maintain home and overseas students and/or actively contribute to research and/or other modes of income generation in line with RCS policies. You will manage all FT and PTHP staff on the BA Performance in BSL and English Programme, including BSL interpreters

You will be required to manage a devolved budget ensuring economies of scale and appropriate resource allocation.

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.

You will: hold a degree level qualification in an appropriate and relevant subject, along with international/national recognition as a practitioner/teacher at the highest level. You will have teaching experience in a HE or conservatoire setting. Established connections with the Deaf Community within the UK and the ability to communicate fluently and effectively in both BSL and English will be essential for this post.

Job Description – Head of BA Performance in BSL and English

Terms and Conditions – Head of BA Performance in BSL and English

Closing date: Friday 16th January 2015

Interview date: TBC

Administrator (Secretariat)

Academic Administration and Support Department

Full time, permanent

Salary scale: £23,461 – £28,822 per annum


We are: seeking an enthusiastic individual to work within the Academic, Administration and Support Department.

You are: someone who won’t be fazed by a demanding, intense and fast paced environment. You are someone who can deal with complex processes and produce written work to a high standard.

You will: provide administrative assistance in support of governance and quality assurance/enhancement processes and contribute towards the effective and efficient implementation and monitoring of the New Curriculum. In addition, you will assist in the preparation of a range of documentation as requested by external agencies and with the organisation of Conservatoire engagements with external agencies. You will also provide administrative support to a number of standing and ad hoc committees including acting as minute secretary.

You must have: a good standard of education and the ability to demonstrate excellent minute taking and report writing skills with experience of working to tight deadlines and multiple priorities. Excellent communication skills are essential, and you will be able to draw on your previous experience to show your ability to multi-task and work with minimum supervision.

Job description – Administrator (Secretariat)

Terms and Conditions – Administrator (Secretariat)

Closing date: Friday 9th January 2015 at 12pm

Date of interviews: TBC


Box Office Assistant

Part-time, Annualised hours (0.482FTE – 750 hours per annum)

Salary Scale: £14,924 – £16,585 pro rata

We are: looking to recruit a Box Office Assistant on an annualised hours contract basis. The Box Office at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a busy and varied operation, ticketing over 500 shows per year, across our 5 performance venues.

You are: someone with outstanding customer service skills, who will present a warm, welcoming and professional public image to customers, students and other staff alike. You will work as part of the Conservatoire’s Box Office Department providing ticketing and related services in person, and over the phone.

You must have: excellent customer service skills and experience, as well as the ability to work in a busy customer facing environment. At least one year’s previous sales and operations experience in a busy Box Office environment is essential, preferably using the ‘Patron Edge’ ticketing system, although a working knowledge of other ticketing systems will be considered. A sound knowledge and proven track record of customer care excellence will also be essential, along with the ability to problem solve, multi -task and occasionally work unsupervised.

You must be available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Job Description – Box Office Assistant

Terms and Conditions – Box Office Assistant

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd January 2015 at 5.00pm

Interview date: TBC


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.