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Museum Research Assistant

Closing date: 12pm Thursday 29 June 2017

Interview date: Monday 17 July 2017

Salary: £32,206 - £35,758 per annum

Job ref no: 115-17

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

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.

For further details of this position please download the Job Description and Further Particulars documents below. 

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

With some roles at the RCM second interviews may take place.

Job Description

Further Particulars


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying. If you are submitting your application by post, please enclose two copies of your completed form.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.

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