Career Opportunities

The VCM is a great place to work and we thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All successful applicants for positions at the Victoria Conservatory of Music must undertake a current Criminal Record review.

All current opportunities are listed in the tabs on this page.

Please Note:  While we happily accept open applications, we reserve the right to only contact applicants who may be of interest to the VCM.  

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JOB POSTING

VCM Faculty Position: Classical Violin Instructor

Position Title: Violin Instructor, Dept. of Strings, Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music, Victoria Conservatory of Music

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm PDT, Tuesday August 3, 2021

Download a PDF copy of this posting.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music identifies Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation among its Core Values and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Email letter of application and one page curriculum vitae, with two references, to: [email protected]

Teaching start date:  September 2021

As a member of the VCM Faculty, Strings Department, this position will include teaching at the VCM’s main Victoria downtown location, and satellite location in Westhills, Langford,. VCM Faculty positions are contracted under standard teaching agreement, as service provider to the VCM.


The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is located on the lək̓ʷəŋən traditional territory, known today as the Songhees, Esquimalt, WSÁNEĆ (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout) and Scia’new (Beecher Bay) Nations.

As a place of learning for the whole community, the VCM welcomes students of all ages and musical abilities, and offers instruction in all musical genres including classical, folk, jazz, rock, and other popular/ contemporary genres. Each year, over 3,000 music students and over 1800 music therapy participants experience the extensive array of programs the VCM has to offer year-round.

The Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music (CSCM) is home to training in traditional Western European Classical Music, and is comprised of the Departments of Keyboard, Voice, Winds & Brass, and Strings, as well as courses in Classical Theory, and the high-level Young Artists Collegium, Opera Studio, and Advanced Voice Workshop programs.  The Strings Department encompasses a faculty of currently 31 members, offering Studio Instruction, Instrumental Group Classes, and Ensembles for all levels from beginner to postsecondary, in the disciplines of violin, viola, Violin, contrabass, guitar, lute, and harp.

Classical Violin Instructor

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum Bachelor of Music / Music Education degree from a recognized postsecondary institution and two years of teaching experience, or combination of commensurate education and experience;
  2. Demonstrable skills in building, managing, and maintaining a strong teaching studio in Classical Violin;
  3. Experience teaching all levels and ages; and
  4. Classical performance experience

Duties:

  1. Build and maintain an active teaching studio in Classical Violin
  2. Support the VCM’s recruitment efforts for new Violin students
  3. Develop Classical Violin students to support and participate in the CSCM and its ensembles (Introductory, Intermediate String Orchestras, VCM Chamber Orchestra), the Young Artists Collegium, and any other relevant departments or groups at the VCM
  4. Regular communication with String Department Head

To apply: Email letter of application and one page curriculum vitae to: [email protected]

Application Deadline for resume and support materials: 12:00 pm PDT, Tuesday August 3, 2021

Teaching to commence September of 2021

JOB POSTING

House Managers / Front of House Coordinators

Working with the Venues Manager, the Venues Staff are key positions within the Venues Department responsible for the supervision and operation of events at our Venues (Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Wood Recital Hall)

Duties Include:

  • Artist / Production Company Liaison
  • Box Office / Concession Sales
  • Event Reconciliation / Cash Handling
  • Coordination of Volunteer Ushers
  • Stage Management

A background in music event coordination / stage management an asset. Candidates must be well organized with an attention to detail. Applicants must be physically fit, have strong computer skills, and work well under pressure.

Flexibility of schedule, and a willingness to work as part of a team is essential. First Aid training an asset.


Compensation:

House Managers / Front of House Coordinators
Job Types: Part-time, Casual
Salary: $16.00-$19.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekends

NO phone calls please – Please apply by email to [email protected]

Only candidates being considered for position will be contacted


The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is located on the lək̓ʷəŋən traditional territory, known today as the Songhees, Esquimalt, WSÁNEĆ (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout) and Scia’new (Beecher Bay) Nations.

JOB POSTING

VCM Faculty Position: Piano

Position Title: Keyboard (piano) Instructor, Dept. of Keyboard, Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music (CSCM), Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM)

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm PDT, Tuesday September 21, 2021 or until position(s) filled.

Start date:  September 2021

 

Download a PDF copy of this posting

The Victoria Conservatory of Music identifies Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation among its Core Values and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Email letter of application and one page curriculum vitae, with two references, to: [email protected]

As a member of the VCM Faculty, CSCM Keyboard Department, this position will include teaching at the VCM’s main Victoria downtown location, and satellite location in Westhills, Langford,. VCM Faculty positions are contracted under standard teaching agreement, as service provider to the VCM.


The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is located on the lək̓ʷəŋən traditional territory, known today as the Songhees, Esquimalt, WSÁNEĆ (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout) and Scia’new (Beecher Bay) Nations.

As a place of learning for the whole community, the VCM welcomes students of all ages and musical abilities, and offers instruction in all musical genres including classical, folk, jazz, rock, and other popular/ contemporary genres. Each year, over 3,000 music students and over 1800 music therapy participants experience the extensive array of programs the VCM has to offer year-round.

The Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music (CSCM) is home to training in traditional Western European Classical Music, and is comprised of the Departments of Keyboard, Voice, Winds & Brass, and Strings, as well as courses in Classical Theory, and the high-level Young Artists Collegium, Opera Studio, and Advanced Voice Workshop programs.

The Keyboard Department, headed up by Robert Holliston, currently has 27 instructors on faculty, and offers a robust curriculum that includes individual studio instruction for ages 5 through to older adults, all levels from beginner to advanced, preparation for RCM Exams, Festivals, Postsecondary Auditions, and much more.  Beginner keyboard classes are offered in addition to weekly Masterclasses, and a Summer Intensive Program.

The ideal candidate will be trained and experienced teaching in the Western European Classical tradition.  In addition, experience preparing students for RCM Examinations, and familiarity with popular-contemporary repertoire will be an asset.

Terms of Employment:  Independently Contracted Service Provider on annual renewable part-time contract

Compensation:  Based on pay grid system associated with corresponding Tuition Fee levels, mutually set by the instructor and the Department Head.

Locations: VCM Victoria (downtown at 900 Johnson St. Victoria); and VCM Westhills/Langford (210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford – in the YM/YWCA Complex)

Requirements:

  • Education: Recognized music credential, i.e. BMus, DipMus, ARCT, AVCM, or equivalent
  • Experience: At least two years performing and teaching school age children, as well as adults
  • Area of Teaching Specialization: Piano, Classical and familiarity with Popular-Contemporary; RCM Exam preparation
  • Other Skills: Ability to organize and maintain an active teaching schedule, communicate well with students and parents (when applicable), be reliable, and have a desire to be involved with the VCM community.
  • Start Date: Immediate

To apply:

Email letter of application with current CV and two references to the attention of:

Micki Stirling, Animateur, Office of the Dean

[email protected]