Ivor Guest Trainee Pianist, The Royal Ballet


Fixed Term Contract - 9 months

Salary £21,944 pro rata p.a. for the fixed term

The Royal Ballet is pleased to launch this Traineeship, named in memory of Ivor Guest, and with the generous support of the Radcliffe Trust. Applications for The Ivor Guest Trainee Pianist role are invited from pianists aspiring to gain experience of the particular skills required to play for professional ballet class and rehearsals. Reporting to the Head of Music, the Trainee Pianist will be required to play for class and rehearsal, as scheduled. The post is offered as a fixed term contract for 9 months during the main ballet season, from September 2019 - May 2020.

The Traineeship is a tailor-made programme which offers a blend of work, study and coaching, reporting to the Head of Music. In this role, you will have directed study and preparation to gain experience of The Royal Ballet repertoire and of playing for scheduled class and rehearsals, as well as other events with The Royal Ballet. The programme includes coaching and guidance on building networks relevant to the role and the profession.

The ideal candidate will be a professional team player with these qualities

  • A high level of pianism and general musicianship, and a good understanding of the dance-music relationship
  • Some experience of playing for professional ballet class and rehearsal or ability to demonstrate in audition the skills required to achieve this in a short space of time
  • Ability to develop a broad knowledge of the classical ballet repertoire
  • Ability to respond in a positive way to feedback and direction, and to demonstrate effective teamwork and harmonious working relationships
  • The flexibility to be available for scheduled classes and rehearsals
  • Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.The successful candidate will be chosen following an audition process and interview.

A full job description and information on how to apply for this position is available below by logging in or creating an account. If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process please contact the HR Department via e-mail tohr.recruitment@roh.org.ukor by telephone on +44 (0)20 7212 9303.

Closing Date for applications:8.00am, Friday 31 May 2019

Auditions will be held on:Friday, 14 June 2019

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.




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