Head of Conducting, Royal College of Music

  • 25th October 2019
  • London
  • Part time
  • Paid (£50k+ pro rata)
  • music, Other, Conducting
  • Karoline Josten


Job Ref No: 316-19

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The RCM has a long tradition of conducting teaching, and alumni are found throughout the profession. The newly created position of Head of Conducting will be responsible for developing standards and outcomes and will oversee all teaching of conducting including establishing new conducting courses at the highest level, and leading expansion of conducting options for instrumentalists and composers.

Applicants should be internationally recognised for their musical achievements, sympathies, breadth and leadership with significant international experience at the highest professional levels of conducting in a wide range of genres and repertoire, both concert and opera. Experience of working with leading conservatoire-level students is essential with a rigorous understanding of current teaching methods and techniques and an understanding of the requirements of tertiary level course structure and outcomes.

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time basis (0.2FTE) and is immediately available.

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

Closing date: 9am Friday 25 October 2019