Association of British Orchestras

Cello professor

Royal College of Music £52.15 per hour Closing date 30 June 2022
JRN: 311-22

Opened in 1883 by the then Prince of Wales, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. The RCM is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians, with over 900 students from more than 50 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level in the Senior College throughout the week and 300 students on a Saturday in the Junior Department. Former students of the RCM hold key roles in music and the arts in all parts of the world - as performers, teachers, composers, conductors and animateurs. The RCM was ranked as the global top institution for Performing Arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject.

The RCM is seeking to engage a distinguished cello professor to join its international team. We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

• You should be a widely recognised and highly respected practitioner, either as a performer or teacher.
• You will be teaching to an exceptionally high level of technical and musical proficiency students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, so relevant teaching experience is required and a proven track record of teaching conservatoire-level students (whether privately or within an institution).
• You should have a global perspective and good international contacts.
• You should understand the particular demands of the music profession whilst striving to help each student reach the fullness of their own potential.

The College is committed to advancing equality and inclusive practice in all areas including staff and student recruitment, our teaching and artistic programme, research activity, and our working environment. We especially welcome applicants from Black and ethnically diverse backgrounds who are currently underrepresented at this level within the College.

This post is offered on a permanent, hourly paid basis and is available from September 2022, though it is recognised that developing a class is a longer-term endeavour

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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