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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. Download the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Application Form here.

Music Centre Tutor (Upper Strings)

Part-time, Permanent

£22.50 per hour

Dumfries and Galloway Centre

We are: looking to appoint an experienced and passionate tutor who specialises in Upper Strings tuition within our Dumfries and Galloway Music Centre.

The tutor will teach students as part of the RCS Music Centre provision. This programme is for highly motivated and driven young people, aged 5 – 18 years, keen to further their skills in music making.

This particular centre runs on Saturdays, from 9am – 3pm.

This post will involve 30 weekends of teaching in each academic session.

We are really quite unique: the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Music Centre programme 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 are: highly motivated, dynamic and someone who thrives in a demanding, intense yet passionate educational environment.

You must have: relevant professional experience in music as a performer and teacher, excellent communication skills and an interest in the development of young people’s potential, along with knowledge and experience of arts education.



Closing date: Tuesday, 27th September 2016 at 5pm.

Interview dates: W/C 3rd October 2016.

This role will ideally commence from Saturday, 8th October 2016.




Music Centre Coordinator

Dumfries and Galloway

(Permanent, part time 0.2 FTE)

Salary Scale: £23,955 – £29,430 per annum, pro rata

You will: co-ordinate the operation and delivery of the RCS Music Centre in Dumfries and Galloway, including the co-ordination of the music centre activities on a Saturday.

Your role will include the planning and co-ordination of performances, operational procedures, line management of teachers and customer care. You will also assist with development of musical activities, one off education projects and timetabled events both internally and externally as directed by the Head of Junior Conservatoire

You will have: a music or education degree and/or relevant administration experience and arts education experience. Experience of co-ordinating musical education activities, ideally in a youth or educational setting along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills is essential for this role.



Closing date: 4th October at 5pm.

Interviews to be held: TBC


Venue Technician

Finance, Central Production Unit and Estates Department

Full Time, Permanent

Salary Scale: £19,518 – £22,560 per annum

We are: looking for an experienced Venue Technician to join our Finance, Central Production and Estates Department.

We are 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 will: be required to provide technical support for the Royal Conservatoire’s venues as well as required to mentor Conservatoire students whilst they are engaged in productions within the venues.

You must have: have a relevant professional or craft qualification with the appropriate Health & Safety qualifications. You will have relevant venue experience and experience of managing small teams. Knowledge of the professional production process is essential to the role.



Closing Date: 23rd September 2016 at 5pm

Interview Date: TBC




Fellowships in Research (2 posts)

Research and Knowledge Exchange

(Fixed Term, 4 years, 0.8 FTE)

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

We are ranked 6th in the QS World Rankings for Performing Arts, and will award two Fellowships in Research to outstanding researchers who will contribute strongly to the Conservatoire’s research environment.

You will undertake high quality research in dance, drama, music, production or screen, pursue external research funding, and contribute to further raising the Conservatoire’s international research profile.

You will have: a doctoral qualification, and a track record of research in one of our disciplines. We are especially interested in researchers with expertise in:

  • Practice-based research
  • Education
  • Ethnography
  • New instruments and technologies for performance

But will consider applications from any suitably experienced researcher in dance, drama, music, production or screen.



Closing date: Wednesday 28th September at 5pm

Interview date: TBC




Knowledge Exchange Manager

Research and Knowledge Exchange

(Permanent, part time 0.8 FTE)

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

We are: ranked 6th in the QS World Rankings for Performing Arts and looking to appoint an experienced Knowledge Exchange Manager within the Conservatoire’s department of Research and Knowledge Exchange.

You will: be expected to drive forward the Conservatoire’s knowledge exchange ambitions and to work with colleagues within and beyond to the Conservatoire to ensure the greatest possible impact from our work.

You will have: experience of developing entrepreneurial or public engagement activity in the creative and cultural sectors, developing commercial or income generating initiatives from research in the arts and humanities, or developing entrepreneurial training for staff and students in the arts and humanities. You’ll have experience of partnership working and knowledge of the processes and issues associated with effective knowledge exchange, such as contracts and intellectual property. You’ll enjoy the challenge of working with different kinds of people – academics, artists and creative professionals – and will share our ambition to make a difference in the world.



Closing date: Wednesday 28th September at 5pm

Interview date: TBC




Domestic Services Assistant (19 hours)

Domestic Services

Permanent, Part-time, Annualised (0.54 FTE)

Salary Scale: £15,015 – £15,480 pro rata per annum

We are: looking to recruit a Domestic Services Assistant on a part-time, permanent contract.

You will: carry out daily cleaning duties to required standards and needs, with the support of the Domestic Services Supervisor.

You will have: experience of working with cleaning equipment and materials. Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload are essential, as well as the ability to operate in a clean and safe working environment. Communicating and working effectively with a variety of departments and staff is also a vital requirement for this role.



Closing date: Monday 26th September 2016 at 5pm

Interviews to be held: TBC




Box Office Assistant

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

Salary Scale: £15,480 – £16,932 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 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: at least one year’s previous sales and operations experience in a busy Box Office environment, preferably using the ‘Spektrix’ ticketing system, although a working knowledge of other ticketing systems will be considered. A sound knowledge and proven track record of customer care excellence in a busy customer facing environment will also be essential, along with the ability to problem solve, multi -task and occasionally work unsupervised.

This role has a variable working pattern. You must be available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends.



Closing date for applications: Friday 30th September 2016 at 5pm

Interview date: TBC