Our Commitment

IRCAM is an association officially recognized as serving the public interest that reports to the French Ministry of Culture, the CNRS, and Sorbonne Université. We have longstanding social values that are the pillar of our human resources policies. We are committed to:

Promoting gender equality by:

  •  Providing equal opportunities for recruitment, remuneration, and promotion.
  • Raising awareness among our employees about gender equality and diversity.
  • Implementing programs for female science and technology students.
  •  Ensuring female representation in our artistic and scientific events and communication materials.





Maintaining a good quality of life in the workplace by:

  • Facilitating a work-life balance by respecting working hours, a disconnection clause, and innovative programs for parents.
  • Establishing a good practices charter for the use of digital tools.
  • Providing a safe workplace through the prevention of professional and psychosocial risks and discrimination.


Providing personalized accompaniment for career paths by:

  • Assisting in the implementation of individual and group training programs.
  • Promoting internal mobility via a career development tool established by IRCAM based on skills and jobs.
  • Hiring students in work-study programs and maintaining the employment of older employees.
  • Carrying out regularly-scheduled interviews with individualized follow-up by the Director of Human Resources.
  • 16 hours of training per year per employee.

Our actions have led to excellent results.

  • 91% of our employees say they are satisfied, or very satisfied, with the quality of life at work*
  • 99% of our employees say the workplace relationships in their team are good*
  • Score of 77/100 for gender equality based on a system devised by the French Ministry of Labor**

* Results from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey conducted in June-September 2019

**Details of 77/100 score we received for gender equality based on a system devised by the French Ministry of Labor:

  • Pay gap between women and men: 9.4% higher for men than women (score 27/40)
  • Gap between the rate of promotions between men and women: 0.8% higher for women (score 35/35)
  • Number of employees who received a pay raise within a year of their maternity leave: 100% (score 15/15)
  • Number of employees of the under-represented sex among the 10 highest paid employees: 1 woman (score 0/10)