Association of British Orchestras

RCMJD Senior Orchestral Violin Tutor

Royal College of Music £36.90 per hour Closing date 30 May 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 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.

The RCMJD is seeking to engage an accomplished and experienced orchestral violin tutor to join our vibrant and thriving department. The post holder will be responsible for coaching the violin section of our RCMJD Sinfonia and RCMJD Symphony Orchestras in preparation for RCMJD performances and regular prestigious external projects. The successful applicant would join a team of eight highly experienced orchestral tutors who are all active professional musicians.

Responsibility allowance: tutors will be paid to attend every Saturday during term time (up to 10 rehearsals of Sinfonia and Symphony Orchestra) during the hours of 11am – 2.30 pm. Some additional chamber coaching may also be available.

Principal Responsibilities:

• To attend rehearsals and assist RCMJD students and the conductor as needed
• To conduct occasional whole section rehearsals as required
• To be an advocate for the needs of students/other orchestral tutors as part of the RCMJD core curriculum
• To liaise with other orchestral tutors in order to disseminate information as required

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

For further details of this position and to download our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form please visit our website at

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, 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 on Monday 30 May 2022.
Interviews, for which candidates are asked to be available, will be held on Saturday 11 June 2022.

The Royal College of Music is an equal opportunities employer.

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