Royal College of Music

Library Assistant


Job reference number: 106-23

Closing date: 9am Friday 23 June 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

Salary: Grade 5, £28,904 – £31,546 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

Founded in 1882, The Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our excellence was recognised by the 2023 QS World University Rankings, in which we were ranked as the global top institution for performing arts by Subject.

The RCM is recruiting a part-time (0.6FTE) Library Assistant. This is a part-time permanent post in the RCM Library. The library is open Mondays to Saturdays and all staff work on a shift basis determined by the Librarian across those days.

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities include administering copyright and synchronization rights for College recordings, dealing with user requests (including work on the circulation and enquiry desk) and stock work. The post holder is expected to deliver a high-quality customer service as part of the wider library team.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of music (including repertoire and music history) and copyright. An understanding of the needs of the staff and students in a busy conservatoire is important, as is flexibility in organising varying strands of work, often under pressure.

This post is offered on a permanent/ part-time basis and is immediately available.

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

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting 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.