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Museum Visitor and Learning Officer
Full Time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary in the Range: £22,367 - £25,592 per annum inclusive
Reference: 18/040

The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz and musical theatre.

We are currently looking for a Museum Visitor and Learning Officer to provide imaginative access to the Academy Museum’s prestigious collections, to students, staff and the visiting public. You will be the first point of contact for a wide variety of visitors; you will work closely with our Academic staff to facilitate events and studies using the collections; and collaborate with the Open Academy department to provide learning activities and family events.

To be successful in this role, you will need proven administrative skills and experience, knowledge of and interest in the museum or heritage sector, along with experience of working with children and successfully organising events. A highly motivated and effective team-player, with a good level of self-sufficiency, you will need to plan and organise your work effectively and be able to act on your own initiative. You will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable with delivering talks and tours to the public. Experience, knowledge and interest in music would be an advantage together with the ability to play the piano and read music.

Covering letter, which outlines the recruitment process
Job Description and Person Specification
‘About us’ – information about the Academy
‘About working at the Academy’ – information about what we offer our employees
Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form (in PDF or Word)
Privacy Statement for Employees, Workers and Job Applicants

Completed applications must be received by 10am Tuesday 27 November. 

Interviews are expected to be held on 6 or 7 December.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application

Head of Orchestral and Ensemble Operations 
Full Time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £37,377 per annum inclusive
Reference: 18/042

The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz and musical theatre.

The Academy has a busy and thriving orchestral life, providing comprehensive orchestral and ensemble training and exciting performance opportunities with the many eminent conductors and instrumentalists who regularly work with our students. The Concerts Department is at the heart of performance activities at the Academy. Amongst an intensive schedule of performance activity, it co-ordinates an annual schedule of around 100 orchestral/ensemble projects both within the Academy and further afield, as well as collaborating with professional partners in side by side training schemes and major international festivals.

The Head of Orchestral and Ensemble Operations oversees the delivery of the Academy’s orchestral and ensemble programme of activity, to ensure that a first-class experience of performance activity is offered to our students as part of their training for professional life. 

Reporting to the Director of Artistic Planning, this role manages three members of staff to ensure the smooth running of all practical aspects of rehearsals and performances within and outside the Academy.

Educated with a degree in music, applicants will have significant previous experience of professional orchestral and concert management working with a wide range of repertoire as well as experience managing a small team. Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience and confidence in artist liaison with high profile musicians as well as an established network of contacts within the orchestral sector are essential.

Covering letter, which outlines the recruitment process
Job Description and Person Specification
‘About us’ – information about the Academy
‘About working at the Academy’ – information about what we offer our employees
Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form (in PDF or Word)
Privacy Statement for Employees, Workers and Job Applicants

Completed applications must be received by 10am Friday 7 December. 

Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 13 December.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application

Concert and Orchestra Assistant
Full Time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £22,367
Reference: 18/043

The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz and musical theatre.

The Academy has a busy and thriving orchestral life, providing comprehensive orchestral and ensemble training and exciting performance opportunities with the many eminent conductors and instrumentalists who regularly work with our students. The Concerts Department is at the heart of performance activities at the Academy. Amongst an intensive schedule of performance activity, it co-ordinates an annual schedule of around 100 orchestral/ensemble projects and 250 concerts both within the Academy and further afield, as well as collaborating with professional partners in side by side training schemes and major international festivals.

We are seeking a Concert and Orchestra Assistant to assist with the delivery of the Academy’s orchestral and ensemble programme of activity as well as the running of chamber music concerts and prizes, to ensure that a first-class experience of performance activity is offered to our students as part of their training for professional life.  

Educated with a degree in music, applicants will have previous experience of working within arts administration and managing musical events. You will have practical experience of orchestras and ensembles and knowledge of a wide range of repertoire.  You will also be enthusiastic and highly motivated with confidence to use your initiative and problem solve as well as being a good team player.

Covering letter, which outlines the recruitment process
Job Description and Person Specification
‘About us’ – information about the Academy
‘About working at the Academy’ – information about what we offer our employees
Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form (in PDF or Word)
Privacy Statement for Employees, Workers and Job Applicants

Completed applications must be received by 10am Monday 3 December. 

Interviews are expected to be held on 10 December.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application

Bars and Functions Manager
Full Time: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary in the range: £27,889 - £32,440 per annum inclusive
Reference: 18/044

The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz and musical theatre.

As the Royal Academy of Music enters a new phase of increased performance facilities on site, we are looking for an experienced Bars and Functions Manager. This new role will provide increased services for concert-goers, as well as co-ordinating an increasing number of receptions and events while developing a commercial aspect to refreshment and drinks services.  You will be responsible for providing a first-class visitor experience for customers whilst creating a vibrant space for the Academy’s students, making the Bar an inclusive and attractive social area.

You will have previous experience of running a bar, managing staff and of working in a commercial environment. You will have knowledge of stock control, experience of increasing sales and profit margins and will be a Personal Licence Holder. You will have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to use your initiative and be a hands-on team player. An understanding of a Higher Education setting and an arts environment would be advantageous.

Anticipated start date is the first week of January 2019.

Covering letter, which outlines the recruitment process
Job Description and Person Specification
‘About us’ – information about the Academy
‘About working at the Academy’ – information about what we offer our employees
Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form (in PDF or Word)
Privacy Statement for Employees, Workers and Job Applicants

Completed applications must be received by 10am Monday 3 December. 

Interviews are expected to be held on 6 December.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application

disability confident employer

We encourage applications from disabled candidates. You will be invited to interview if you have declared a disability on your equality monitoring form and you can demonstrate you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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