Trainee Recording Engineer

This role provides a 12-month training placement for a sound engineer with a strong interest in classical music.

Founded in 1882, The Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Ther excellence was recognised by the 2023 QS World University Rankings, in which they were ranked as the global top institution for performing arts by Subject.

The Royal College of Music is one of Britain's leading conservatoires. Located adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, it provides specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers and composers. The RCM Studios provides professional recording, audio-visual and music technology services to support College students, research and events. This includes archive recording and filming of concerts, audio and video sessions for auditions and competition entries, scoring sessions for student film composers, web streaming of major concerts, masterclasses and events (featuring some of the world's most famous conductors and performers), and remote masterclasses and performances via videoconferencing.

This placement would be ideally suited to a student wishing to undertake a placement year as part of their studies in music recording. Successful completion of at least 2 years' degree-level study in the fundamentals of sound engineering, or a related subject, or equivalent qualifications and experience is essential.

The chosen trainee will have opportunities to work outside their specialist area and be expected to contribute to the wide range of activities taking place. This will include assisting the videographer with live and post production work.

This post is offered on a fixed-term, full-time basis and is available from 1 August 2024.

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 6 March 2024

Interview date: Monday 18 March 2024

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