Local Centre Music Examiner


The Royal Irish Academy of Music seeks candidates to join the Local Centre panel of music examiners. Deadline for applications is Friday 12 October 2018.

Exam sessions are held three times per year: generally, these sessions are Feb–Mar, April–June, and Nov–Dec. Examiners are expected to offer a minimum of 150 hours (divided over the three exam sessions) and to travel to different centres. Syllabuses cover all family of instruments and exams take place throughout the island of Ireland. Examiners will work closely with senior examiners and the Local Centre Administration Staff.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview 26 October 2018 in the Royal Irish Academy of Music 36–38 Westland Row. There will be a further shortlist for training in 2019 (approx. March tbc). Subject to successful training, candidates will be invited to join the panel of examiners on a probationary contract.

The ideal candidate
– Will be a competent musician
– Have a strong music education background
– Broad knowledge of instruments outside of their own area of expertise
– Instrumentalists and vocalists must have a strong basic command of piano (minimum
standard grade V) as aural tests are played by the examiner during exams*
– Teaching experience is necessary
– Knowledge of local centre syllabuses and examination system is recommended

*Please note: as part of the interview, you will be expected to perform a specific aural test piece. You will be sent this in advance of the interview.

The ideal candidate will have
– Proficient English (oral and written)
– Excellent time management
– Excellent organisation skills
– Excellent communication (writing reports, conducting exams, greeting and meeting candidates and Local Centre representatives).

In addition, the successful applicant will be able to adapt to specific situations as they arise in the context of the examination, while adhering to RIAM confidentiality policy.

LC Music Examiner Job Application Form (MS Word)
LC Music Examiner Job Application Form (pdf)

Please submit your application by hand or post to:
Local Centre Senior Examiners
Royal Irish Academy of Music
36–38 Westland Row
Dublin 2
D02 WY89

By email, please submit your application to:
Lorna Horan, Chairperson, Senior Examiners

Please note: incomplete application forms will not be considered.



The Royal Irish Academy of Music is an equal opportunities employer