Association of British Orchestras

RCMJD Deputy Teacher – Percussion

Royal College of Music Rate of pay: £40.27 per hour Closing date 28 June 2023
JRN: 708-23

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 8 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.

Many of our permanent, highly skilled RCM Junior Department teachers are ‘in demand’ performing musicians and they occasionally need to accept external work on RCMJD Saturdays. Therefore, the RCMJD is seeking to engage an accomplished Deputy Percussion Teacher, to join our vibrant and thriving department.

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, gifted and talented students aged between 8 and 18, so relevant teaching experience at this level is required.
• You should understand the particular demands of the music profession whilst striving to help each student reach the fullness of their potential.

Successful applicants will be invited to join the RCMJD deputy teacher list and will be called to deputise for JD teachers as and when the need arises. We expect to be able to offer a minimum of 2 to 8 hours of teaching each deputising Saturday, depending on scheduling and the timetable of the JD teacher being covered.

Available from September 2023, hourly paid, Saturdays during term-time only.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack (including the role description and person specification) available to download from the RCM website:

To apply please send a Cover Letter and full CV along with our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to the HR team by email to:

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). 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.

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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