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Launched in May 2011 the Bristol Music Trust is a new and exciting independent charity with two distinct aims.

The first is to manage the operations of Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue, where people have been enjoying music since 1867; developing a diverse musical programme, leading a major capital refurbishment programme and securing its commercial success.The Hall presents a wonderful opportunity to build a diverse Music & Arts Centre; comprising a traditional concert hall, a smaller intimate hall and an inspiring newly built foyer.

The second aim is to drive forward music across Bristol; working in partnership with city wide organisations; leading on musical education, commissioning new works, supporting local musicians, and promoting music across all communities to build on the vibrant talent already in the city.

Much more, we want the Bristol music scene to stand out with its own unique culture and internationally renowned reputation.

Bristol Music Trust’s vision is to put music at the heart of Bristol life, and to lead a strategic, holistic, citywide approach to promoting music so that it flourishes through performance, composition, participation and education.

Work experience/student placements/Internships  – please note that we don’t currently have the capacity for a work experience/student placement programme, and whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently taking enquiries around work experience or student placements.  We also don’t currently have any internship opportunities available.

Speculative job enquiries – unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs or speculative applications/enquiries for roles, all available opportunities are listed here on our jobs page, we regret that we are also unable to keep enquiries on file, but you can follow us on Facebook and twitter where such updates are announced .  For any other enquiries not answered here, please email

 Current Vacancies

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – Education Marketing and Publicity Officer, Bristol Plays Music
Full-Time, 37 Hours, Salary £22,000 per annum
Fixed-Term Contract (Maternity Cover) until July 2016

Bristol Music Trust is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Marketing Officer to join our busy Marketing and Communications Team, working within our Bristol Plays Music Education Team for a fixed-term period to provide maternity cover at Colston Hall, the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue.

The role would suit an experienced marketer who is used who is used to managing a role with changing and conflicting priorities and who has some experience of arts and/or education marketing.

The successful candidate will work with us to manage our diverse music and event marketing programme and will assist our marketing team in launching the new Bristol Plays Music website. You will have excellent writing skills, a good understanding of social media and ideally a passion for music. Experience of Adobe Suite (such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and/or Premier), WordPress are essential.

The successful candidate will join us at an exciting period for Colston Hall – with ambitious artistic, audience development and education aspirations and a major capital campaign, you will play a key role in cementing the Hall’s position at the heart of Bristol’s musical life.

To apply for this role please please read the attached documents and complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form to by 5.00pm on Monday 6th July 2015.

Education Marketing and Publicity Officer JD with T&Cs June 15

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