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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 hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk

 Current Vacancies

Bristol Plays Music, Freelance Music Practitioners – Senior Music Leader £25 & Music Leader £20 (delivery) 

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) are looking for inspiring and experienced Music Practitioners to support our busy education team in delivering high quality music tuition and music making opportunities to young people across Bristol. Bristol Plays Music is the Arts Council England’s Music Education Hub for the city of Bristol and part of the Bristol Music Trust based at Colston Hall.

We are currently recruiting educators, with experience in delivering both individual and ensemble tuition, for Senior Music Leader and Music Leader roles in our Remix Academy programme working with 11-18 yr olds.  In particular we are looking for music providers specialising in vocal, digital or instrumental disciplines who have recent experience as a professional musician and knowledge of current popular music trends.

Successful applicants will have an engaging and motivating teaching style, with a passion for young people’s music learning and progression, an understanding of working within a non-formal music education setting and a wider appreciation of formal music education in schools.

To apply for this role please complete and return the BPM Freelance Music Practitioner Application form (quoting Remix Academy and either vocal, digital or instrumental) with your CV and an example lesson plan by 5.00pm on Friday 28th August 2015. 

See the Application Procedure for further information and submit your application to

  • E-mail: hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk (use ‘Freelance Music Practitioner’ as the subject)
  • Post: HR Coordinator, Bristol Music Trust, Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Form

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Procedure

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Project Brief

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – Operations Assistant
£7.86 per hour – Zero Hours Contract, Approx. 10 hours per week

We are currently recruiting for an Operations Assistant to join our Operations team at Colston Hall (the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue). You will play a key role in setting up and maintaining the hall and other spaces around the building, and help to ensure that our events run efficiently and smoothly for all our clients and customers, maintaining the highest levels of health & safety at all times. Our ideal candidate will be flexible, proactive and self motivated, with an understanding of how to deliver outstanding customer service. Previous experience of working in a similar, large scale multi purpose venue would be desirable, but is not essential. This position is offered on a zero hours contract basis to provide additional support to the Operations Team as and when required, 10 hours is approximate, more hours may be offered during our busy periods.

To apply for this role please read the supporting documents before completing and returning the application form by 5.00pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015.

Operations Assistant JD with T&Cs – August 15

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – Casual Staff Retail (Bar) Assistants
£6.77 per hour

We are recruiting for casual staff to join us and work front of house as retail (bar & event) assistants in our diverse and vibrant venue, Colston Hall (the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue) as part of our customer service team. The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, with an understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times. Previous bar experience and waiting/serving of food and drinks at events such as private receptions and conferences is desirable, but not essential.

To apply for this role please read the supporting documents before completing and returning the application form by 5.00pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015.

Casual Staff FOH Retail JD – with TCs Aug 15

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – Sales and Conference Assistant
Part-Time, 22.5 Hours, Salary £16,500.00 pro-rata, per annum
Fixed-Term for one year

Bristol Music Trust are looking for an enthusiastic team player to provide support to the Sales and Conference Manager in building relationships and delivering a range of corporate events from conferences and meetings, to parties and weddings at our unique venue, generating commercial income to meet our charitable objectives. The successful applicant will be proactive and professional, with corporate events experience, and an understanding of what makes for excellent customer service to ensure we offer the best service for our clients.

To apply for this role please read the supporting documents before completing and returning the application form by 5.00pm on Friday 28th August 2015.

Sales and Conference Assistant Aug 15 with TCs

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – Casual Staff Stewards
£6.77 per hour

We are recruiting for casual staff to join us and work front of house as stewards in our diverse and vibrant venue, Colston Hall (the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue) as part of our customer service team. The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, with an understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times.

To apply for this role please read the supporting documents before completing and returning the application form by 5pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Casual Staff FOH Steward JD – with TCs August 15

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form