Working at the Royal College of Music

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. The RCM is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians, with over 800 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level in the Senior College throughout the week and 300 students on a Saturday in the Junior Department. Former students of the RCM hold key roles in music and the arts in all parts of the world – as performers, teachers, composers, conductors and animateurs. The RCM was named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fourth consecutive year in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

The RCM has over two hundred members of professorial (teaching) staff and over one hundred teachers in the Junior Department – the majority of whom are busy professionals with worldwide reputations, who include teaching among the various musical activities that they regularly undertake. Their work, and the work of the College as a whole, is supported by a team of over one hundred administrative staff.

The RCM benefits from its particular location in South Kensington – one of the most attractive and interesting parts of central London. The area is well-served by public transport: South Kensington tube station is within ten minutes’ walk; several bus routes pass the Royal Albert Hall. Kensington Gardens and the renowned museums of Exhibition Road, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, are only a short walk away; Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine is next door; the Royal College of Art and the Royal Albert Hall.

For more detailed information about the Royal College of Music, please visit their website or explore the latest vacancies below.