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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 please read on for more information about our current vacancies.

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.


Fair Access Manager

Lifelong Learning and Widening Access

(Permanent, Full-time)

Salary Scale: £36,201 – £43,221 per annum

We are: seeking an exceptional individual to drive the Conservatoire’s commitment to fair and equal access, building on our award-winning access and inclusion work.

You will: be responsible for leading cohesive and Conservatoire-wide efforts to drive fair and equal access; acting as an advocate for access for marginalised learners.

You will have: strong track record in Higher and/or Further Education of managing and successfully delivering initiatives that impact positively on widening access to Higher Education for those most marginalised. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have the ability to advocate for access for marginalised learners and engage others to take action that advances fair and equal access. Current knowledge and understanding of national policies and priorities influencing widening access and fair and equal access in an educational context is essential as is knowledge and experience of the Scottish education system and qualification frameworks.

Job Description – Fair Access Manager

Terms & Conditions – Fair Access Manager

Closing date: Friday 3 February 2017 at 5pm

Interview date: Wednesday 15 February 2017


Head of Opera

School of Music

Permanent, Part time 0.8FTE

Salary Scale: £48,648 – £53,160 per annum pro rata

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is looking for a visionary artistic leader to build upon a strong foundation and ensure that the Alexander Gibson Opera School innovates within the institution and through outside partnerships and maintains its status as a destination of choice for the finest singers in the world.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a national and international centre of excellence for the performing arts. Building on our roots in 1847 as the national academy of music, we are now one of Europe’s most multi-disciplinary centres of performing arts education. Through our innovative curriculum, we offer highly- specialised education in and across the art forms of music, drama, dance, film and production. Our innovative undergraduate and postgraduate curricula combine intense specialist study of the highest quality with opportunities for student choice and artistic collaboration across artistic disciplines, thereby educating our graduates as versatile, employable professionals.

The Conservatoire is one of the busiest arts venues in Scotland, with around 500 public performances each year, including a wide range in external venues and in collaboration with Scotland’s national companies and the BBC. The Conservatoire’s School of Music has around 650 Higher Education students across undergraduate (BMus, BEd Music) and postgraduate (MA, MMus, PhD, DPerf) programmes.

Prof. Timothy Dean, current Head of Opera, will step down at the end of academic session 2016/17 to take up a new role as Visiting Professor in Vocal Performance. The School of Music therefore seeks a versatile and respected individual to lead the Alexander Gibson Opera School. The School has approximately 25 MMus opera students and MMus repetiteur students, 5 permanent staff members and a number of part-time staff shared with the Vocal Performance department.

The Head of Opera will be responsible for the artistic and strategic leadership and operational management of the Alexander Gibson Opera School, including the recruitment of students and staff; the development and delivery of study programmes; the artistic planning and management of opera productions and other performances; and the development of partnerships with Scottish Opera and other artistic and educational organisations, nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will have extensive professional experience as an opera conductor/coach or director as well as experience of leadership and higher music education, excellent communication skills, and a compelling folio of connections to industry. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a professional career beyond the Conservatoire, facilitated by the 0.8 FTE nature of the post and negotiated within the requirements of the Conservatoire’s academic calendar.



Closing date for Applications: Friday 27th January 2017 at 5pm

Interview date: Friday 17th February 2017




Widening Access to the Creative Industries – Coordinator, Technology Enhanced Learning

Fixed Term, Part-time, 7 hours per week

Directorate of Academic Innovation

Fixed Term appointment to 31 July 2017

£23,955– £29,429 per annum, pro-rata

We are: seeking to appoint a Coordinator – Technology Enhanced Learning on a fixed term basis for the Widening Access to the Creative Industries project. You will support the Conservatoire’s widening access and participation programme in the performing and production arts for 37 schools in the west of Scotland supported via FOCUS West.

You will: lead on the introduction, support and coordination of appropriate technology-enhanced learning through an evolving online, distance and blended learning portfolio, with the aim of meeting or exceeding agreed annual digital and social media goals for WACI.

You will: have day-to-day responsibility for social media content related to this project, ensuring information is up to date and consistent, proactively written, edited and approved in a timely manner. You will ensure links with other key sites such as FOCUS Point, networks and social media platforms benefit the digital engagement of the project and the pupils, families/carers, teachers and schools it is designed to serve.

This is a part-time, fixed term position until July 2017, supported by funding from FOCUS West and the Scottish Funding Council.



Closing date for Applications: Friday 20th January 2017 at 5pm

Interview date: TBC


Download the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Application Form here.