Conservatorium van Amsterdam: Teachers Early Music Department

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Amsterdam is looking for Teachers for the Early Music Department for 0.2 FTE | Vacancy for a Paid position, Part-time | Deadline: 06-12-2021

At the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA), we train musicians for the national and international field of work at the highest level. We offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in Classical Music, Jazz and Pop Music, the Music in Education degree programme, the Dutch National Opera Academy, an associate degree in Electronic Music and the Sweelinck Academy, the national academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians. With this complete range of courses, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam not only fully reflects the current musical landscape, but also plays an active role in shaping the national and international music scene, now and in the future. The Conservatorium van Amsterdam holds an enormous attraction worldwide for many young musical talents, and our Classical Music and Jazz departments are among the largest in Europe. We are part of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam is looking for:

Teachers Early Music Department

0.2 fte

The Early Music Department of the CvA plays an important role in the international world of the historically informed performance practice. Excellent musicianship in the study programme is fuelled by historical research and the latest insights into the use of historical sources. Our conservatory-wide orientation is important; the Early Music Department is not only part of the Classical Department, but collaborates with other departments within the CvA. Right from the first year, the chamber music programme forms a substantial part of the study.

There are vacancies for:

  • Baroque Violin (0.2 FTE);
  • Baroque Cello (0.2 FTE);
  • Traverso/Baroque Flute (0.2 FTE)
  • Historical Trombone (0.2 FTE)
  • Cornetto (0.2 FTE)

Job description
The teacher will carry out teaching duties and provide guidance to both principal subject and subsidiary subject students in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. The teacher will play a leading role in the development of the student into a (future) musician performing at a high professional level within the field of Early Music. The teacher will work together closely with the other colleagues from the Early Music Department and maintain good contact with colleagues of the classical departments.

The teacher:

  • has completed a conservatory degree with teaching credentials. A degree programme or endorsement in the instrument concerned would be a strong advantage;
  • has a considerable (preferably international) reputation as a performing musician, both as a soloist and in ensembles, and occupies a prominent position within the professional field of early music;
  • has a broad vision on the career prospects of performers of early music and the changing professional practice and is open to innovation;
  • possesses good educational and teaching skills;
  • is active in the (preferably international) field of work as a teacher/coach at summer courses, masterclasses and workshops;
  • has demonstrable thorough knowledge of the construction and history of the instrument;
  • has good organisational skills and a flexible mentality, with an open attitude towards and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and the organisation;
  • has knowledge of the Dutch and English language. Command of German, French and/or Italian would be an advantage.

Terms of employment
The position is assigned to salary scale 12 (minimum € 4,445.52 and maximum € 5,717.25 gross per month in the case of full-time employment). Appointment and remuneration occur in accordance with the Collective Agreement for Universities of Applied Sciences (cao-hbo). Assignment to the salary scale is partly dependent on education, experience and last salary received. There is a good fringe benefits package. It concerns an appointment for one year, with the intention to continue the temporary employment contract after that date.

An initial selection will take place on the basis of the documents submitted. Depending on the vacancy in question, the procedure may consist of giving trial lessons, leading the committee and an interview.

Enquiries and applications
For more information, please contact Kees Koelmans, Head of Early Music, via Applications, including a CV and letter of motivation, can be sent by email to The deadline for applications is 6 December 2021.

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam strives towards a balanced and diverse workforce. This will be taken into account during the selection process.


Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

More information about the organisation: see our website.