RIAM Facade

Vacancies & Appointments

Head of Programmes and Research

The Head of Programmes and Research is a new role that will lead the revision of our tertiary curriculum and the development of a research culture that permeates the whole institution. We aim to bring scholarship and practice closer together, to train performers and composers who can draw on research to develop their unique artistic voice in a practice-driven research culture that is connected to the core activities of the RIAM. The role carries some key governance and line management tasks, and offers the successful candidate the opportunity to make a significant contribution to third and fourth level music performance education in Ireland.

The ideal candidate will have an international professional profile as a performing artist or composer. They will have a track record of teaching and research in the conservatoire setting, or in a university setting where practice-based research is prioritised. They will have experience in line management, a commitment to the development of the musical performing arts by providing high potential graduates, and a curiosity about understanding the artist’s place in society. They will have a doctorate (DMus/PDH/DMA or similar) in music or the performing arts. 

Applications should contain a letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae and should be submitted to careers@riam.ie by Friday 20th November.

First interviews will take place on Monday 30th November and Tuesday 1st December, with second interviews taking place on Wednesday 2nd December. In the first interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to present a five-year strategy for developing a research culture in the RIAM. The time limit is ten minutes for the presentation. Additionally, shortlisted candidates will be sent two student profiles on Wednesday 25th November. They will be asked to give feedback (one verbal and one written) on how the students might connect their stated performance goals to scholarship.

The second interview will involve a more open-ended discussion on the five-year strategy.

For further particulars of this exciting new position please refer to the job description below.


Senior Staff Officer Grade VI

The Senior Staff Officer would be working in Tertiary RIAM (NFQ programmes at levels 6-10). Reporting to the Director, and supported by an administrative assistant, this person would connect with other departments and enhance the student experience in key areas relating to governance, policy development/maintenance and student educational supports outlined below.

This role provides the post holder with a level of autonomy and creativity that stems naturally from working in a small institution which nonetheless maintains international standards in terms of its faculty and students. We seek a motivated individual who will enable those standards to thrive by supporting them in an efficient and collegial division.

Applications should contain a cover letter and curriculum vitae and should be submitted to careers@riam.ie by Monday 16th November at 4:00 pm. Only applications sent to this email address will be accepted. Subject line should read ‘Senior Staff Officer’. First interviews will take place on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th November and second interviews will take place on Friday 27th November.

Please refer to the job description below for further particulars.