Association of British Orchestras

RCMJD Bassoon Teacher

Royal College of Music Junior Department £39.48 per hour Closing date 28 October 2022
The Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) is a specialist term-time only Saturday school offering advanced training to musicians between the ages of 5 and 18. Students combine studying at RCMJD with their general education at their chosen week-day school. Students come together at the RCM London each Saturday for a tailor-made programme of individual instrument/voice/composition lessons, chamber music, orchestral and choral training, and general musicianship. Our staff are professional performers/composers as well as teachers and offer the highest standards of tuition and coaching. Most RCMJD students continue their musical studies at the RCM or other major conservatoires/universities.

The RCMJD is seeking to engage an accomplished bassoon teacher to join our vibrant and thriving department to cover maternity leave from November 12 2022 to 25 March 2023.

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.
· Relevant experience of teaching gifted and talented students aged 5 -18.
· Experience of teaching in a specialist music school or nationally recognised musical organisation (e.g. NYCGB, NCO etc)
· Experience teaching bassoon to young people from Grades 5 – 8
· Relevant experience teaching online on either MS Teams, Zoom or other platforms.

We expect to be able to offer a minimum of 3 hours teaching per week between 12.00 - 3.00 for the duration of the maternity cover. The successful applicant will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD on Saturdays during term-time.

The successful applicants will need to make a regular commitment to the RCMJD on Saturdays during term-time.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

In your Cover Letter, please outline how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description and Person Specification for the role (available to view on the RCM website, linked above). Please also confirm that you are eligible to work in the UK and hold an appropriate work permit where relevant, as without this information we are unable to process your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Friday 28 October 2022.

Interviews will be held on Saturday 5 November 2022. Please note - We intend to run the interviews face to face on campus and will adhere to all social distancing and covid secure measures that are applicable to this activity.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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