Job vacancy: Arias corrector

DIDONE ( is an ERC-funded project jointly participated by the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU), the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). The project is led by Prof. Dr. Álvaro Torrente Sánchez-Guisande and involves 10 researchers, 4 music engravers, 3 correctors, and a project manager. DIDONE’s main aims are (1) to determine the compositional techniques whereby emotions were expressed in 18th-century opera seria, (2) to develop a set of quantitative tools applicable to our and other repertoires, and (3) to create a digital corpus of ca. 3.000 arias.

We are looking for a graduate (or MPhil) in Musicology or Music with a special interest in 18th-century opera.

What we offer:

– Contract from October 2023 to September 2024
– Schedule: to be negotiated. Day shift with flexibility from 8am to 6pm
– Weekly hours: 37.5
– Monthly gross salary: €1,770 (it includes the share of a salary bonus)
– Contract start date: 2 October, 2023
– To work with a young, ambitious and interdisciplinary team with experience in musicology, statistics and computer science
– Access to an unpublished database of ca. 2.500 newly digitized arias (in expansion)

Number of positions: 1

The workplace is situated at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Donoso Cortés Street, Madrid. The selected candidate will be hired by ICCMU and will work in a hybrid format, both in person and remotely.    

Specific tasks:

– Correction and edition of 18th-century opera arias copied by the project’s team.
– Introduction of the critical notes for the editions in the app Trello.

Other merits:

– Required University degree. BA in Music or equivalent
– Excellent and very complete musical training: desirably, conducting, string instrument, composition or equivalent
– Scientific rigor: musicology or equivalent knowledge
– Experience in critical edition: preferably of 18th– and 19th-century music
– Knowledge of other European languages, especially Italian
– Teamworking skills
– Systematic work method
– Command of the music engraving software Finale

Submission of applications:

– Interested persons should send their CV, motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) and at least one reference to:
– Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18th September 2023 (23:59 Spanish time)
– Interviews: Between Thursday 21st and Wednesday 27th September 2023

Job vacancy: Music manager

The Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU) is seeking to hire a Music Manager for the organization of concerts and other transfer activities with the aim of publicizing the results of the DIDONE project, funded by an ERC Advanced Grant (European Research Council). DIDONE focuses on how emotions were expressed in the arias of 18th-century opera, based on librettos of Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782). One of its main outputs has been the compilation of a massive corpus of digitized arias in score format (currently 2,200 and growing), corresponding to some 200 operas. The responsibility of this Music Manager would be to promote the study and performance of this corpus beyond academia.

The Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales is the main academic center in Spain specialized in music, and is part of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. With more than 30 years of experience, ICCMU’s aims include scientific research, the recovery and dissemination of musical heritage, and specialized teaching, promoting all activities related to the creation, performance, and dissemination of music. It is currently partner in several research projects, including two ERC Advanced Grants, one Horizon 2030 project, and two Next Generation projects.

We are looking for a person with:

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
– Proven experience in cultural management
– Bilingual Spanish-English level (spoken and written)

We value

– Master’s degree in Cultural Management
– Intermediate or higher degree in music
– Language: High level of German (spoken and written)
– Language: Knowledge of Italian and French (spoken and written)
– Experience in management work between European countries
– Interest in the objectives of ICCMU (musical heritage, research, education)

We offer:

– Contract: 1-year duration
– Salary: €27,000 gross per year in 12 payments with prorated bonus payments (salary negotiable in cases of ample experience)
– Unique opportunity to participate in the dissemination of a European ERC project focused on Baroque opera within an institution specialized in musical heritage
– Supervision by the Principal Investigator of the DIDONE Project, also director of ICCMU and of the Master in Cultural Management


– Design of musical projects: work plan, budget, program
– Search for institutional partners at European level
– Production and distribution of concerts and other events
– Coordination for the different media: audio recording, sound, publications, web, press
– Contribution to “DIDONE-ERC” project reports.

Job characteristics:

– Start date: 1 October 2023
– Working hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
– Modality: Compatibility of in-person and online work
– The place of work is UCM, Calle de Donoso Cortés 63, Madrid

Submission of applications:

– Interested persons should send their CV, motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) and at least one reference to:
– Deadline for submissions: Thursday, 8 September 2023 (23:59 Spanish time)
– Interviews: Between Monday 11 and Friday 15 September


The Didone Project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC)
under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme,
Grant agreement No. 788986.