Career Opportunities

The VCM is so much more than just a music school; it is a creative hub where music, technology, and vision converge, fostering an environment where students can stretch their musical imaginations. In addition, the VCM’s beautiful heritage Alix Goolden Performance Hall is a premier concert space for the Greater Victoria region.  The VCM is also a place where people come for the health and wellness benefits that music brings through our renowned Music Therapy program. We are a community that inspires, nurtures, and enriches through excellence in music education, performance, and wellness.

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

The VCM is a great place to work and we thank all applicants for their interest.  Please note, 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.

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

Thank you for your interest in the career opportunities at the Victoria Conservatory of Music!

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JOB POSTING

Instructor for Infant/Toddler & Preschool Group Music Classes

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

The VCM is currently accepting applications for a part-time independently contracted teaching position within the VCM’s Department of Early Childhood Music, to teach Infant/Toddler & Preschool music classes at VCM community sites around Greater Victoria including the Westshore.

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Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least two years’ experience working with young children in daycare and/or preschool setting and/or experience teaching music to younger grades (K-3) in Elementary school;
  • Musical proficiency in vocal, instrumental, and musicianship areas relevant to leading music activities for young children (infants to 5 years);
  • Experience teaching music classes in small and large groups (4 to 20 children per group); and
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to own transportation to travel to VCM community sites with portable Early Childhood instrument sets for use in classes (similar to medium-sized suitcase).

Strengths and skills:

  • Familiarity with age-appropriate music repertoire and musical activities.
  • Creative and innovative approaches to teaching music to young children.
  • Able to design structured music classes on specific themes with sequential musical activities using a wide range of instruments appropriate for this age group.
  • Able to sing in a pitch range and volume appropriate for young children, in small to large groups.
  • Effectively interact and communicate with children, parents, and staff at each community site.
  • A well organized, punctual, and professional individual, with an enthusiastic, energetic, as well as sensitive and respectful disposition.

We invite those interested in exploring this opportunity further to submit via email a cover letter and resume, relevant supporting materials, and contact information for two references to:

Office of the Dean:  [email protected]  

Attn: Dr. Johanne Brodeur Ph.D., MTA, Dept Head for Early Childhood Music

 Starting Date: Immediate

Compensation: Paid monthly according to hours submitted, using the VCM’s established pay rates for in-community teaching ($44.90 as of Sept 1), plus mileage as per VCM rates for program delivery at community sites.

Closing Date: ongoing until position is filled.

JOB POSTING

Building Custodian

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is seeking to hire a Custodian as a key part of the team that helps deliver a clean and vibrant space for the community to gather, study, enrich, and enjoy.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music – A great place to work

The VCM is so much more than just a music school; it is also a creative hub where music, technology, and vision converge, fostering an environment where students can stretch their musical imaginations.  In addition, the VCM’s beautiful heritage Alix Goolden Performance Hall is a premier concert space for the Greater Victoria region. The VCM is also a place where people come for the health and wellness benefits that music brings through our renowned Music Therapy program. We are a community that inspires, nurtures, and enriches through excellence in music education, performance, and wellness.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping building and property in clean and orderly condition
  • Performing routine cleaning activities
  • Performing heavy cleaning duties
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, or vacuums floors
  • Gathers and empties trash
  • Scrubbing, sanitizes, and supplies restroom facilities
  • Dusting furniture, walls, and equipment
  • Cleaning windows, mirrors, and partitions
  • Mixing cleaning solutions and chemicals in containers in preparation for cleaning, according to instructions

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Knowledge of standard cleaning methods and procedures
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for many hours
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion for long periods of time
  • Experience with using cleaning equipment, including vacuum cleaners, floor buffers, and cleaning solutions
  • Background in handling, mixing, and using cleaning chemicals
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards safety rules
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, climb ladders and work at heights
  • Building Service Worker Level 1 / WHIMIS

Hours: Permanent Full-time position, generally 37.5 hours/week with 7.5 hour days.

Compensation: $18.25/hr plus a competitive benefit package.

A Criminal Record Review is required for all positions at the VCM.

Please submit a resume by email to Martin, Chief Facilities Officer at:  [email protected]

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their applications.  Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue through the selection process will be contacted.

JOB POSTING

House Managers / Front of House Staff

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is seeking to hire House Managers and Front of House staff to play a key role in running concerts and shows in our renowned performance halls.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music – A great place to work

The VCM is so much more than just a music school; it is also one of the premier music venues of the Greater Victoria region hosting its own productions as well as many local and touring musicians and acts.  It is also a creative hub where music, technology, and vision converge, fostering an environment where students can stretch their musical imaginations.  We are a community that inspires, nurtures, and enriches through excellence in music education, performance, and wellness.

Key Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Requirements

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: Casual Part-time – On-call
Salary: $21.00 / $19.00 per hour

Schedule:

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

 

A Criminal Record Review is required for all positions at the VCM.

Please submit a resume by email to Melody Benbow, Venues & Bookings Manager at:  [email protected]

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their applications.  Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue through the selection process will be contacted.