Career Opportunities

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Position Posting:

Instructor, Saxophone

VCM Downtown and/or Westhills

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) offers excellent and innovative programs for students of all ages and levels, delivered by the VCM’s highly experienced faculty of over 120 members, and represented through six program areas, including The George and Ann Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music (CSCM).  Within the CSCM, and its department of Winds and Brass, headed by Emily Nagelbach, a saxophone instructor is sought to teach at the Downtown and/or Westhills locations of the VCM.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished performer with a strong background in solo, chamber, and ensemble saxophone performance, and will have previous experience in teaching studio lessons in saxophone.  As a member of the VCM Winds and Brass Department, the successful candidate must possess a broad and fluent range of knowledge of standard materials for instruction of this discipline, from beginner to advanced, and should be able to demonstrate a level and standard of recognized expertise within this area.

As a member of the VCM Faculty, supported by VCM new student recruitment strategies, instructors are encouraged to promote their teaching for the VCM, as part of managing a successful teaching studio, and which may include organizing studio recitals, and collaborating with VCM faculty on a whole. Successful applicants will have a strong desire to be part of a team of dedicated teachers and will be interested in encouraging their students to participate in relevant VCM program opportunities, such as masterclasses, recitals, and special events.  Winds & Brass faculty are encouraged to work with their Department Head to develop recruitment opportunities and strategies and create programs which meet the artistic and pedagogical goals of faculty and the musical and social development of students.

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.

Location: Downtown (900 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3N4) and/or Westhills (210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford, BC, V9B 0L9)


  • Education:  A recognized music credential, BMus, Master’s Degree preferred, or commensurate with performance, education, and teaching experience
  • Experience:  At least two years as an active performer and teacher of school-age children and adults
  • Start Date:  Immediately


Application deadline: December 2, 2019

To apply:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and relevant supporting materials via email to the attention of:

Micki Stirling, Animateur, Office of the Dean, Victoria Conservatory of Music

The VCM thanks in advance all who apply for this position, however only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

The Alix Goolden Performance Hall is accepting applications for:

Casual: 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.

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.

Please forward resume to:

Martin Borg

Chief Facilities Officer
Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Johnson Street, Victoria  BC V8V 3N4

No phone calls please

Compensation: House Managers $18-19/hr    /    Front of House Coordinators  $15-16/hr

Posted February 25, 2019