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About this vacancy

Jazz History teacher

Job description

The Jazz Department of the Conservatorium Maastricht is looking to appoint an inspiring Jazz history teacher.
Essential is a proven track record of having taught highly motivated students as they prepare to enter the music profession and international competitions. The ideal candidate will possess teaching experience in higher music education.
Aside from a broad background in various styles of Jazz and popular music, we are looking for a skilled communicator across cultures and a driven personality who takes initiative, ownership and thinks creatively and solution-oriented.

Excellent English skills in listening/comprehension, speaking and writing are a must as the Conservatorium is a fully international institution.

This is part of your work

  • Teach Jazz History in group lessons and associated subject specific courses such as Critical Listening
  • Involvement in the further development of the educational program
  • If it fits your profile, there is the option to take over several Jazz theory subjects in the future


  • Experienced (international) teacher on a high professional level
  • Deep knowledge of the history of Jazz from the beginnings until today
  • A clear vision on Jazz History education
  • Fluency in English
  • Open minded to innovation, research and entrepreneurship
  • Proactive, cooperative and willing to collaborate

Company profile

Conservatorium Maastricht, very international in its composition and mindset, is a close-knit community. We believe in collectivity, in the will to challenge each other and excel ourselves. To add value, in and with music.

We enable and inspire students and lecturers to develop by learning, teaching, creating and performing. We prepare our students for a career in music beyond borders and believe in lifelong learning.

Conservatorium Maastricht is an international conservatory which connect the local to the national and international. Students and lecturers of Conservatorium Maastricht are innovators and offer a valuable contribution to the international world of music and to society, either as performers/creators, teachers, researchers and/or entrepreneurs.
Our educational programme is based on links across disciplines as well as with the music industry, other art disciplines, educational and cultural organizations and businesses.


  • An appointment of 0,1-0,2 fte (depending of the number of students) for a duration of 1 year with the Stichting Zuyd Hogeschool, with the prospect of a permanent appointment.
  • a salary depending on academic background and professional experience, of maximum scale 11 according to the CAO-HBO, the collective agreement for universities of applied sciences (maximum € 5,127.39 before taxes, per month, under fulltime employment).
  • For internal candidates, the current period of employment is respected.

Are you interested?

If so, you can request further information from Irja Zeper, Head of Programme Jazz at Conservatorium Maastricht, under irja.zeper@zuyd.nl or telephone number +31 6 28343636

You can apply before 31-05-2022 by uploading your motivation letter, CV and video link(s) of most recent performances (optional) on this website.

Applications sent directly to the contact person or in any other way will not be processed. A trial lesson is part of the procedure.

Conservatorium Maastricht

Franciscus Romanusweg 90
6221 AH
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