Job Opportunity: Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at RIAM

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a national conservatoire for music in Ireland. RIAM is an associate college of Trinity College, the University of Dublin. RIAM is undergoing a period of expansion and transformation, led by a campus re-development and curriculum reform project.

The position of Faculty Head is designed to facilitate the management of each RIAM Faculty to achieve and maintain the highest possible academic, musical and professional standards. The candidate will therefore be key in facilitating an excellent Wind, Brass and Percussion student and stakeholder experience across the RIAM’s four educational areas: Junior RIAM, Tertiary RIAM, RIAM Adult Division, and RIAM Exams. Learn more about the role here.

Applications should contain a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae and should be submitted to Attachment should be one file only and saved in PDF format.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday, 1 March 2024.

First interviews to take place towards the end of March.

For general enquiries relating to this post, please contact

You will be required to recruit and maintain home and international students as a top priority. To achieve this, working closely with the Director, you will create and facilitate a quality-focused learning environment where students can fulfill their potential by gaining relevant and adaptable knowledge and skills for both non-professional and professional music training.

You will lead and develop the RIAM Wind, Brass and Percussion Faculty strategically and manage all assigned staff in line with RIAM policy. You will also make a significant contribution to the continuous enhancement of the faculty through staff recruitment, retention and continuing professional development, thereby ensuring its continued academic, artistic and professional relevance.