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Apply to become a music examiner or marker

Classical & Jazz Examiners

As a music professional, could your expertise, passion and guidance help to shape the next generation of music makers internationally?

At Trinity College London, we see a musical education as an intensely personal journey. Our Classical & Jazz assessments look to explore identity, interpretation and creativity as much as proficiency and technique, which is why we say the exam room is the performance, the examiner the audience.

This approach gives our examiners extraordinary opportunities to share in the music making of people from around the world. Even more powerfully, your expert feedback can play a profound role in shaping their learning.

Who are our examiners?

We look for experienced classical or jazz music professionals – teachers and performers – flexible enough in their arrangements to travel around and beyond the UK for a minimum of 3 weeks a year, including a full week during each peak UK examining period (June and November). All our examiners are independent, freelance, self-employed individuals.

Why work with us?

By delivering our highly regarded assessments, you’ll be upholding a world-leading learning brand. Meanwhile the experience you gain will be rewarding, personally, professionally and financially.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying please:

  1. Download the Music Examiner Role Description. Please note this role is for examining Grade and Certificate exams only.
  2. Complete the online application form: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/musicappform/

Please note that we are not able to accept applications by post, and we do not accept CVs.

  • The closing date for applications is 11 September 2017.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on either 12, 13 or 19 October 2017.
  • Should your interview be successful you must be available to attend an initial training course from 16-19 November 2017.


Other roles:

Music Theory Marker

To be eligible to apply to become a Music Theory marker for Trinity you need to:

  • be resident in the UK
  • be available to mark for three weeks following the two annual exam dates in May and November
  • attend a one day standardisation event in London prior to each marking session
  • have the relevant qualifications and experience.

To find out more, download the Music Theory Marker role description.

  • Please note that applications for this role are currently closed.


Safeguarding and protection

Trinity College London is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people with whom we work. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the organisation. 

For further details please see Trinity's policies.


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