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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.

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


Short Courses Apprentice (Business Administration)

Short Courses

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

Salary: £7,644 per annum

We are: excited to be able to build on the success of our first ever Apprenticeship in Business Administration, and now be in a position to recruit a second Apprentice. If you are a recent school leaver from Glasgow and are looking for that entry role in to the workplace, then this could be for you and we would love to hear from you.

You will: enjoy learning while working in a fast-paced administration role, be committed, reliable and a fast learner and who has 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. You don’t need any qualifications to apply, but 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 regular 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 or 3 in Business Administration, depending on your previous experience. 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.

If you wish to apply please send a cover letter along with your CV to

Job Description – Apprentice Business Administration

Terms and Conditions – Apprentice Business Administration

Closing date: Monday 13th October 2014

Interview date: Thursday 30th October 2014


Client Services Assistant

Department of Finance, Estates and CPU

Permanent, Full Time/Part Time (21 hours)

Salary scale: £16,584 – £18,573

We are: looking for three Client Services Assistant to work on a permanent basis within our busy Estates Department. The hours of work for each post are as follows:

Post 1 (Full Time): The shifts will be working across Monday – Sunday: 7am – 10pm

Post 2 (Part Time: The shifts will be working across Friday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm

We are really quite unique: we are the only conservatoire in the UK that offers 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.

You are: someone who won’t be fazed by a demanding, intense and passionate environment. The Client Services function plays a vital role in supporting the day-to-day operation of the Conservatoire – you will be the first person people see when they enter the building and we need you to be bright and bubbly and ready to help because there is always something going on here and you’ll need to be able to juggle several things happening at once. You will need to deal with enquiries – in person and on the phone, liaise with staff, accept delivery items, help set up rooms for classes and performances, operate room-booking systems and assist outside agencies with performance set-ups whilst providing security for our busy premises throughout the day.

You must have: great customer services skills and be able to present a good professional public image. You must be able to communicate with all levels of clients and staff. Possession of a full and clean driving license would be desirable. The building is open on evenings and weekends and so shift work will be required.

Job Description – Client Services Assistant (Full Time-Part Time)

Terms and Conditions – Client Services Assistant

Closing date: 7 October at 5pm

Interviews will be held: TBC




External Engagements Coordinator

Full Time, Permanent

Salary scale: £19,113 – £22,092 per annum


We are: looking for an individual to coordinate all aspects of the engagement of our students from booking, coordination and client aftercare to facilitating employment opportunities for students and generating income for the Conservatoire. You will maintain and develop relationships with a wide range of external agencies with a view to enhancing employment opportunities and engagements which will raise the profile of the Conservatoire and its students.

Specifically, you will be responsible for registering student performers, paying particular attention to international student visa restrictions, and preparing contracts relating to each engagement. You will ensure that an accurate record system is maintained relating to all external engagements including payroll, purchase order systems and invoice processing.

You are: someone who won’t be fazed by a demanding, intense and passionate environment. This is a busy role – you will be required to work accurately and effectively to strict deadlines and maintain a confident and calm attitude under pressure whilst working with minimum supervision. Dealing with confidential information is a key aspect of this role and you will be required to maintain confidentiality.

You must have: demonstrable event and project management experience as well as the ability to communicate articulately at all levels. You will have a good working knowledge of Office IT packages as well as previous experience of financial tracking and monitoring. If you’ve worked in a Higher Education or performing arts environment before then this would also be an advantage but equally we value new thinking, fresh approaches and innovative ways of doing things.

There may be a requirement for occasional external working and out of hours and weekends to fulfil this post.

Job Description – External Engagements Coordinator

Terms and Conditions – External Engagements Coordinator

Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

Interview Date: TBC



Senior Tutor/Producer – Short Courses

Maternity Cover (1 year, Fixed Term)

Salary Scale: £23,460 – £28,821 per annum


We are: looking for a Senior Tutor/Producer to work in the busy Short Courses department on a one year, fixed term, maternity cover contract.

You are: someone who won’t be fazed by a demanding, intense and passionate environment. We offer a broad range of short courses across a wide range of art-forms, ages and stages including weekly classes, specialist study, summer schools, professional development, learning events and special projects and the post-holder is required to facilitate students and tutors across our provision.

You must have: excellent project management skills. Our subject areas include dance, drama, music, production, screen and teaching skills, and you will be required to provide support, guidance and leadership to the students and to the part-time hourly paid tutors during their work in a curriculum, production, workshop and project-based context. You must be able to organise and prioritise your own work, co-ordinate and monitor the budget and liaise and communicate effectively with Short Courses administration and production staff in the delivery of the programme.

Previous teaching experience and project management skills are essential, as is knowledge of the performing arts.

Job Description – Short Courses Senior Tutor and Producer

Terms and Conditions – Short Courses Senior Tutor and Producer

Closing Date: 8th October 2014

Interview Date: 22nd October 2014



Short Courses Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

0.6FTE / 21 hours per week

9 Months, Fixed Term

Salary Scale: £14,076 – £17,293 per annum


We are: seeking an enthusiastic individual to work within a small team of co-ordinators, administrators and apprentices.

You will: undertake a central role within the Short Courses team, co-ordinating the relationships and communications between the administrative team, the Programme Development team, Widening Access and Participation colleagues and Marketing, Finance, Academic and other support departments.

Your role will focus upon evolution and support for credit-rated short courses, the Junior Conservatoire of Dance, Drama, Production and Screen, RCS summer schools, blended learning and placements, apprenticeships and internships.

You will co-ordinate a high volume of tasks relating to key aspects of the Short Courses programme and communications including customer care, promotional activities, operational policies and procedures, budgeting, finance, reporting, contracting staff and booking venues.

You must have: a good standard of education, ideally to degree level, or have equivalent practical experience. Experience in co-ordination and customer care role is vital as is experience of project management and reporting. Experience of line managing, supervising and staff performance will be required. A key element of the role is co-ordinating traditional and digital marketing activities and producing promotional materials therefore some exposure to this area of work will be essential.

The ability to prioritise and handle heavy workloads through efficient use of organisational skills and team-working is essential.

Regular evening and weekend working are a prerequisite of this post.

Job Description -Short Courses Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Terms and Conditions – Short Courses Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: 9th October 2014

Interview Date: 27th October 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.