Head of Brass

Birmingham City University - Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media

School: The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Location: The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Interview Date: 27 April 2018

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to lead its thriving Brass Department. This is a pivotal moment in the history of the Conservatoire following its move to its new, £56 million, state-of-the-art accommodation in September 2017. The new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire building houses five performance venues and a dedicated suite of rooms for the Brass Department’s day to day activities. Links with other venues in the city are strong and include Symphony Hall and Town Hall, the Crescent Theatre, and St Philips and St Chad’s Cathedrals; it is envisaged that these venues will remain important to the Brass Department in the future. Applicant numbers are strong and this results in a department of c.80 students drawn primarily from the UK.

The successful applicant will have a national or international reputation as an orchestral player and/or teacher and be able to articulate a strong vision for the future of the department. They will possess a deep and passionate commitment to the education of young artists and have a detailed, up-to-date understanding of the demands of today’s employment landscape. It is likely that they will have an extensive network of industry contacts with whom the department can engage. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the needs and aspirations of undergraduate and postgraduate students and be able demonstrate how these can be accommodated. They will need to possess the necessary creative flair to manage programmes of study and also to collaborate with industry professionals (both internal and external) in the provision of exciting, high quality performance projects. Some experience of managing a team would be an advantage.

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is seeking a talented, ambitious individual who is committed to providing outstanding support and guidance to aspiring young musicians. The successful candidate will join an ambitious but friendly team and can be assured of the support of colleagues in realising their ambitions for the department.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website: jobs.bcu.ac.uk.

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at hrrecruitment@bcu.ac.uk or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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