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The Royal Irish Academy of Music seeks candidates to join the RIAM Exams panel of Music examiners. 
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th September, at 5pm.

Exam Information
Exam sessions are held three times per year: generally, these sessions are (Spring) Feb–Mar, (Summer) April–June, and (Winter) Nov–Dec. Examiners are expected to offer availability for each exam session. Syllabi cover all family of instruments and voice. Live exams take place throughout the island of Ireland, online and digital exams are examined from home. Examiners will work closely with senior examiners and the RIAM Exams admin staff.
 
Applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interview (in person on the RIAM Campus, Dublin) on Monday 17th October. Training will take place in November 2022. Subject to successful training, candidates will be invited initially to join the panel of examiners for on-line examining on a probationary contract (Phase 1 Examiner)

Examiner Attributes

Education
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 RIAM Exam syllabi and exam 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. 
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Character
The ideal candidate will have

  • Proficient English (oral and written)
  • Excellent time management 
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (writing reports, conducting exams, meeting with Exam Centre representatives)
  • Ability to present themselves in a professional manner

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

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The Royal Irish Academy of Music seeks candidates to join the RIAM Exams panel of Drama & Communication examiners. 
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th September, at 5pm.

Exam Information
Exam sessions are held three times per year: generally, these sessions are (Spring) Feb–Mar, (Summer) April–June, and (Winter) Nov–Dec. Examiners are expected to offer availability for each exam session. Syllabi cover all Drama & Communication Exams from Syllabus. Live exams take place throughout the island of Ireland, online and digital exams are examined from home. Examiners will work closely with senior examiners and the RIAM Exams admin staff. Applicants will be expected to become familiar with new Drama & Communication Syllabus due to launch in 2022.
 
Applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interview (in person on the RIAM Campus, Dublin) on Monday 17th October. Training will take place in November 2022. Subject to successful training, candidates will be invited initially to join the panel of examiners for on-line examining on a probationary contract (Phase 1 Examiner)

Examiner Attributes

Education
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong Drama education background
  • Qualifications in drama, literature and or a performance based subject
  • Relevant teaching qualification and or equivalent experience of a wide range of  Drama & Communication teaching
  • Knowledge of RIAM Exam syllabus and exam system is recommended
  • Experience as actor, performer, director, playwright or other relevant industry experience is welcome.
  • Competence as a performer

 
*Please note: as part of the interview, you may be expected to perform a specific test piece taken from syllabus. You will be sent this in advance of the interview. 
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Character
The ideal candidate will have

  • Proficient English (oral and written)
  • Excellent time management 
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (writing reports, conducting exams, meeting with Exam Centre representatives)
  • A positive, lively, continuous and discerning interest in drama & communication, literature and the performing arts
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of understanding and appreciation of a wide range of literature, theory and dramatic skills in various genres
  • Ability to carry out examining in an objective and precise manner and to write legible and constructive reports in support of marks awarded
  • Commitment to supporting the progression of skills in Drama & Communication for all ages
  • Ability to present themselves in a professional manner

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

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