Job offer in london Museum Research Assistant at Royal College of Music



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. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors, and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

The College is currently in the midst of a campaign to develop new state-of-the-art facilities within the main campus at Prince Consort Road, complementing our existing spaces and opening up the entrance to the building to facilitate access to our events and collections.

The Museum aspect of this development was recently awarded a £3.6 million pound Heritage Lottery Grant, which will fund the construction of a new state-of-the-art museum gallery as well as a number of activities during the closure period.

The RCM is seeking a reliable and focused Research Assistant to join the RCM Museum team during this exciting time. The post holder will:

  • Contribute to the research output of the RCM Museum, through the publication of original research that is at least of international significance according to REF criteria, both individually and in collaboration with the Curator.
  • Support the curator in the development of texts, bibliographies, synopses, and sourcing of images for Museum display and resources, including gallery interpretation, digital and online interpretation, publications (visitors’ guides and leaflets).
  • Assist in producing content for marketing and dissemination purposes.

A strong personal interest and track record of successful work in these areas, as well as a curiosity for other fields of musical research, and a strong commitment to sharing and dissemination within and outside academia, are fundamental qualities for the position.

This is a full-time (1FTE) role offered on a three-year fixed term contract, available from 1 September 2017.

For further details of this position please visit the RCM website at www.rcm.ac.uk/jobs.

To apply, please complete our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms available to download from the website. CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Thursday 29 June 2017.

Interviews will be held on Monday 17 July 2017. With some roles at the RCM second interviews may take place.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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