Career Development

Career Development

Wherever you are in your career as an organist or choral director, the RCO can support your professional development.

We provide a range of services, support and information to help you from the very earliest stages – such as deciding how best to progress your higher education goals – through to launching, establishing and building your career.

Online Learning

iRCO, our digital content hub, contains hundreds of videos, articles and downloads, helping you tackle everything from organ scholarships to working with orchestras, diversifying your career, or building a new teaching practice. Visit iRCO.


Our annual programme of course and classes, both physical and online, features regular support for career development. Visit Events.


The RCO mentoring programme offers informal and confidential support with career-related matters from fellow professionals. The programme’s focus is on professional life as an organist and/or choral director. Read more.

Musicians' Union

The RCO delivers career development and professional support in partnership with the Musicians’ Union (MU). Through our joint membership offer, RCO members can join the MU at 50% of the usual rate. This ‘2-for-1’ offer provides access to an important package of benefits including insurance, financial advice, and advice on working and performing, health and wellbeing, and career development. Read more.


Our online Find a Teacher service receives more than 3,000 visits every year. RCO Members can apply for RCO Accredited Teacher status or add their name to the free RCO Register of Teachers. Read more.

Jobs Board

The RCO runs two jobs board services for the benefit of our members — Situations Vacant and Positions Sought. Situations Vacant allows any employer to post vacancies to the job boards on the College website. Positions Sought allows any College member to advertise their availability for a new post on a publicly available Positions Sought page. Visit Jobs Boards.