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While we list our current vacancies below, all of our vacancies can also be found on the City of London Careers page, along with details of how to apply.

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The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Guildhall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Current Vacancies

Production Assistant

Permanent, full time
Salary range: £31,740 - £35,540 (including London Weighting) per annum depending on experience/performance.

Situated in the heart of the City of London, Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of Europe's leading conservatoires, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals.

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is looking for an exceptional individual with impeccable administrative skills for the position of Production Assistant within their live events team. You will be working on the growth of an exciting new live events unit. Working as part of the Guildhall Live Events team, the role holder will provide core operational and administrative support for the unit, including practical production support for GLE programming; across events, exhibitions and installations.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, friendly, willing, have a passion for the arts, have a ‘can-do’ attitude and have experience of working in a production role within the arts, events or higher education sectors. The ability to work both in a team and independently, across a number of projects at any one time, is crucial. 

You will be numerate, highly competent in Excel and Word, and able to play a key part in creating productions, exhibitions and installations with one of the most prestigious education establishments. 

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack. 

Job Information Pack GS9019.pdf

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9019. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 20 February 2023 at 12.00pm.

Interviews will be held in week commencing 27 February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Senior Development Manager (Major Gifts)

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary Range: £42,050 – £47,530 per annum depending on experience/performance (inclusive of Inner London Weighting)

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Ranked number one conservatoire for Music in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and number six in the world for Performing Arts in the QS World University Rankings 2022, we produce outstanding graduates whose exceptional talent is witnessed on stage, screen and in community settings around the world.  Enhancing the lives of others is at the heart of our artistic training and research.

We are looking for an experienced, confident and creative Senior Development Manager (Major Gifts) to secure major gifts and implement the institutional strategy for growing philanthropic income from trusts, foundations, companies, liveries and statutory sources. The post-holder will prepare compelling case for support materials and will build relationships with a portfolio of prospects, securing significant one-off and multi-year gifts. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Development on nurturing philanthropic relationships at the highest level and on securing transformational gifts for the School’s 150th anniversary campaign. 

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of major gift fundraising and meeting personal income targets, as well as having excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Line management experience and an interest in performing arts education is essential.   

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack. 

Job Information Pack GS9020.pdf

To apply online, please visit https://careers.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9020. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 27 February 2023 at 12.00pm noon.

First round interviews will be held in the week commencing 6 March 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Harp Teacher (Junior Guildhall)

Hourly Paid: £45.57 per hour (including holiday pay)

Permanent, Part Time (Saturdays)

Junior Guildhall seeks a Harp Teacher to teach on the Music Course from April 2023. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, outstanding musician with a proven track record of working with talented students between the ages of 10 to 18 to be involved in this specialist music school on Saturdays.

Enhanced DBS checks will be required.

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack. 

Job Information Pack - OOGS9024.pdf

Application deadline: Monday 20th February 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews will take place on a Saturday in early March 2023.

To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting OOGS9024. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

All applications must include a completed application form.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

 

Workshop Technician

Permanent, full time (35 hours per week over 5 of 7 days, including weekends)
Salary Range:
£26,180 - £35,540 per annum depending on experience, qualifications and performance

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is situated in the heart of the City of London and is internationally recognised as one of the leading conservatoires for training of musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians.

The Performance Venues Department is now recruiting a suitably qualified Workshop Technician to provide high quality technical support and maintenance for all Guildhall School venue equipment and assets, ensuring the highest levels of service to staff, students and other venue users.

The successful candidate will join a multi-skilled team covering all disciplines and we anticipate interviewing candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Responsibilities include monitoring and maintaining Guildhall School technical stage equipment by undertaking diagnostic testing, planned and preventative maintenance and the supervision of repairs by external contractors as appropriate. The ability to work with and inspire young people whilst maintaining a safe working environment is essential. Applicants must have experience of electrical and electronic assembly and service, specifically related to theatre and audio-visual equipment, preferably gained in a performance or staging environment.  A relevant qualification is essential, along with working knowledge and an understanding of Asset Management Systems, and regular office/communication software packages.

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack. 

Workshop Technician Job Information Pack GS9022.pdf

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9022. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is Thursday, 16th February 2023 at 12.00pm.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 27th February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Vice-Principal and Director of Music

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary range: £78,160 to £89,490 per annum inclusive of London Weighting depending on skills and experience

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Ranked as number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2023, one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022), as well as the number one higher education institution in the Guardian University Guide music league table, we deliver world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies and ensembles.

A global leader in creative and professional practice, we promote innovation, experimentation and research, and are also one of the UK’s leading providers of lifelong learning in the performing arts, offering inspiring training for children, young people, adult learners, and creative and business professionals.

The Vice Principal & Director of Music’s primary responsibility is to oversee the delivery of performing arts training across the Music Department for our world-leading Bachelor and Masters-level degree-bearing programmes. The role is responsible for 12 departments within the Music faculty, sharing line management with the Deputy Director of Music: Strings; Wind Brass & Percussion; Keyboard; Vocal Studies; Jazz; Opera Studies; Electronic & Produced Music; Historical Performance; Music Therapy; Composition; Academic Studies; and Music Administration. The Vice Principal & Director of Music is responsible for maintaining the department’s prestigious industry partnerships, including those with the Barbican Centre, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera House, as well as its recruitment of talented students from across the world, joining audition tours in North America, China, Hong Kong and Japan each year. The role also has oversight of our public concert series, including major events in Milton Court Concert Hall, a state-of-the-art 600 seat venue, in collaboration with the Barbican.

In addition, as a member of both the Executive Team and the Senior Management Team, the Vice Principal & Director of Music will play a major strategic role in delivering the School’s new and ambitious strategic and business plan, under the leadership of new Principal, Professor Jonathan Vaughan.

We are seeking an inspiring, energetic and highly motivated professional with a track record of success as a performing artist. They will also need to have significant higher education experience at a senior level, with a full understanding of the UK regulatory and quality frameworks for degree-bearing programmes. They should be a creative problem solver with a collegiate style of management and the ability to provide advice and guidance to all those supporting the higher education student journey. An active listener who considers a wide range of views, they will be capable of assimilating complex situations to produce objective, well informed and effective decision making.

The role requires impeccable diplomacy skills, as well as the highest level of artistic leadership and a firm adherence to policy and process within the management of higher education programmes. The successful candidate must be committed to the values and vision of the School, including sharing our commitment of making our institution inclusive for everyone, and will be expected to actively support our Access & Participation and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies.

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack.

Vice-Principal and Director of Music Job Information Pack - OOGS9023.pdf

 

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting OOGS9023. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is 17th February 2023, 12 noon.

Interviews will take place w/c commencing 27th February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Alumni Relations Manager

Permanent, Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary Range: £37,360 - £42,050 per annum depending on experience/performance (inclusive of Inner London Weighting)

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is seeking an experienced, creative and confident Alumni Relations Manager to devise and implement the strategy for building and strengthening relationships with the School’s 17,000 alumni community, as well as with its Fellows, Honorary Fellows, staff, students and parents.

The School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London, ranked in the top ten higher education institutions for performing arts in university world rankings. We produce outstanding graduates whose talents light up stages and concert platforms throughout the world and who share their artistry in social and community setting to transform the lives of others.

This is an exceptionally exciting time to join the Guildhall School as we prepare for a comprehensive campaign to mark a significant anniversary, in which alumni will play a key ambassadorial role.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of alumni relations activity including alumni communications, events, volunteering and institution-wide liaison with senior colleagues. Candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, be adept at planning and managing alumni activity and measuring its impact, plus the ability to manage multiple projects to deadline.  Line management experience is helpful but not essential.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Caroline Hawley, Head of Development at caroline.hawley@gsmd.ac.uk

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack.

Alumni Relations Manager Job Information Pack GS9017.pdf

To apply online, please visit https://careers.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9017. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Monday, 6 February 2023.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday, 13 February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Prospect Researcher

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Permanent, Full time: 35 hours per week
Salary Range - £31,740 to £35,540 per annum depending on experience/performance (inclusive of Inner London Weighting)

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Ranked as the top conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide music league table, we deliver world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies, and ensembles. A global leader in creative and professional practice, we promote innovation, experiment, and research, and are also one of the UK’s leading providers of lifelong learning in the performing arts, offering inspiring training for children, young people, adult learners, and creative and business professionals.

We are looking for a Prospect Researcher to join the Development & Alumni Relations Office. The post holder for this role will work across the team and the wider School to undertake research on our existing prospect pool as well as identifying new prospects and key influencers to support the School’s strategic aims.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce clear and concise reports and briefings, providing accurate and relevant information.

Experience of Raiser’s Edge/Raiser’s Edge NXT or a similar CRM is desirable but not essential. Candidates will also be highly organised and efficient, with excellent communication skills and an attention to detail. Knowledge of music, theatre and/or higher education is also desirable.

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack.

Prospect Researcher Job Information Pack GS9013.pdf

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9013. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 3 February 2023.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 20 February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

Assistant Registrar (Admissions)

Full-time, permanent
Salary range: £42,050 - £52,283 (including Inner London Weighting and Market Forces Supplement)

We are a prestigious, specialist higher education institution with taught degree awarding powers, looking for an experienced Higher Education admissions professional to provide leadership and management in admission and enrolment processes.

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is beginning a new phase of strategic development in January 2023 following the appointment of our new Principal in June 2022. Within Registry, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to align with this new vision by recruiting to vacancies we’ve carried for much of the pandemic. This is a very exciting time to join our team!

As a small institution, the role holder’s duties will be wide ranging and the role offers an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of activities within a busy, hardworking, and friendly Registry team. The role holder will work closely with the Academic Registrar and with staff in the Music, Drama and Research Offices.

The successful role holder will need to have significant admissions experience in a higher education institution, with direct experience in offer making, student fee assessment, qualification checking, and Student Visa advice and compliance.  The successful role holder will have strong IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Office 365), a high level of numeracy, and be a confident student record system user (preferably SITS) and have a commitment to excellent customer service. 

This role is eligible for hybrid working.

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack.

Assistant Registrar (Admissions) Job Information Pack - OOGS9008.pdf

To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting OOGS9008. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday, 13 February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Design Realisation Assistant (Scenic Art, Scenic Construction and Prop Making)

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary Range: £31,740 - £35,540 per annum depending on experience/performance

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and theatre technicians in the heart of the City of London. We produce outstanding graduates whose talents light up stages and concert platforms throughout the world. As well as providing professional training at junior, undergraduate and postgraduate level, the School has a substantial programme of regular performances, encompassing concerts, recitals, plays, operas and musicals open to the general public.

The successful candidate will work closely with the lecturers in Scenic Art, Construction and Props, providing high quality technical support and maintenance for Guildhall productions and teaching, ensuring the highest levels of service to staff, students and other venue users, and using safe working procedures at all times. You will assist in the preparation of workshop spaces and materials and supervise their use for teaching exercises and production activity as well as assisting in the construction and painting of props and scenery.

Working with and inspiring the students, acting as a role model for professional behaviour, you will supervise student activity and provide practical assistance including demonstrating techniques. You will also be responsible for maintaining a stock of consumables and supplies, ensuring that the workshops are tidy and that equipment is maintained in good working order. A good knowledge of all three Design Realisation disciplines is desirable with experience of Scenic Art and Props essential.

For more details, please download the Job Information Pack. 

Design Realisation Assistant Job Information Pack GS9003.pdf

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9003. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 1 February 2023 at 12.00 noon.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in week commencing 13 February 2023.

All applications must include a completed application form. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.