RSL Contemporary Music Examiner (international)

2021, February 8
RSL Contemporary Music Examiner (international) 8th February 2021

RSL Awards is a leading International Music and Performance Arts exams board. We operate in over 40 countries around the world organising, adjudicating and certificating 60,000 music and performing arts exams annually. These are supported by over 100 books in print, both online and in hardcopy.

Based in modern, high street offices in Teddington with excellent public transport links, our employees receive competitive salaries together with a range of benefits including pension and generous holiday allowance. We are committed to providing opportunities to progress and develop within our growing business.

Here at RSL we are committed to providing world-leading, industry-relevant music education – if you would like to join us please see our current vacancies.

We are now open to recruit international examiners who are based outside of the UK and to examine Rockschool candidates in the country where the examiner applicants are currently located.


RSL Examiner for Graded Music Examinations – International

RSL Examiners ensure that our qualifications are assessed professionally, reliably and consistently in accordance with our high standards and external regulatory requirements. As an examiner you will exhibit a broad range of skills, bringing a multifaceted musical background focusing on popular music performance, and a good understanding of assessment.


Required criteria 

  • An accomplished music practitioner, with recent experience of teaching popular music and/or relevant industry experience
  • A qualification in music at Level 4 or above
  • Confidence in assessing performance in a range of instrumental / vocal disciplines using prescribed criteria
  • Articulate and confident in the use of English, with well-developed written literacy skills, and an instinctive verbal fluency at a technical level
  • Ability to represent RSL to customers and clients with professionalism and confidence excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-reliant, flexible, organised, calm under pressure, and able to manage time efficiently
  • Integrity and concern for high academic standards
  • Able to communicate in a timely manner; access to and use of email and mobile phone
  • Availability and willingness to undertake all relevant training
  • Available to work both domestically and internationally (a minimum of 20 days per year is required, preferably including blocks of time)
  • Available to work weekdays, weekends and during school / educational holidays
  • Confident and literate in the use of IT and audio technology; able to learn and use a range of systems and applications, particularly for data capture and file transfer purposes
  • Access to a laptop and basic audio equipment for examining purposes


Desired criteria

  • Formal teaching qualification
  • Experience of assessing music
  • Extensive performance experience, preferably in a professional context


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A covering letter (no more than one side of A4) explaining your suitability for the role
  • Details of two professional referees
  • Applicants must disclose any reasons why:

– They are unable to work with young people

– They are unable to work for any significant period of time in the next 15 months

Please submit your application via email to Laura Hall, Examiner Panel Co-ordinator:


All successful applicants will be required to undergo the equivalent of a DBS check where available in their country of residence. RSL Examiners are self-employed contractors and are permitted to undertake other work while working for RSL; however they will be required to declare any outside role which may cause a conflict of interest.

For more information about RSL, please visit RSL China website:


RSL China Contact:

Lillian Lan, Vice President, RSL China


MP/Wechat: +86 13801385721; +86 13021110571

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