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Launched in May 2011 the Bristol Music Trust is an 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 with the creation of Bristol Plays Music, 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– we don’t currently have the capacity for a work experience/student placement programme, whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently taking enquiries around work experience or student placements and there are currently no internship opportunities available.

Speculative job enquiries – we are unable to accept CVs (unless requested) or speculative 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 updates are announced.  For any other enquiries not answered here, please email

Current Vacancies

Bristol Music Trust is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, we recognise, respect and value individual difference and wish to attract applicants from all sections of society. The Trust has bronze status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we continue to hold an Excellence Award from the Institute of Customer Service.

Digital Marketing Officer, Full-time 37 Hours, Salary £22,000 per annum

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Digital Marketing Officer to join the busy Marketing Team at Colston Hall, the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue.

You will be a marketing professional who can design, implement and evaluate digital campaigns, playing the key role in developing and maintaining Colston Hall’s website and social media presence. The role would suit someone who has experience of maintaining websites, is a regular user of social media as a promotional tool and is able to undertake some digital design work.

The successful candidate will be a team player who has good writing skills, a professional, proactive and creative outlook, and a passion for music.

Experience of Adobe Suite (such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and/or Premier) is an advantage.

You will join us at an exciting time for Colston Hall – with ambitious artistic, audience development and education aspirations and at a key time in our major capital campaign, you will play a part in cementing the hall’s position at the heart of Bristol’s musical life.  This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to develop in the role and gain experience whilst working for a vibrant arts organisation.

To apply please complete the Bristol Music Trust application form and email this to  Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Monday 12th December 2016.  Interviews will be held on Monday 19th December.





Bristol Plays Music

Freelance Senior Music Practitioner

£29.29 per hour

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bristol Plays Music (BPM) the Arts Council England’s Music Education Hub for Bristol, managed by Bristol Music Trust and at a key time for the Trust during our major capital campaign.  You will play a part in developing Bristol Plays Music ambitious education aspirations and enjoy being part of a vibrant arts organisation.

You would be joining a pool of Freelance Music Practitioners at Bristol Plays Music who provide inspiring leadership to young people and support the BPM education team in delivering high quality music tuition and music making opportunities to young people across Bristol.

The role of Freelance Senior Music Practitioner requires particular experience of enabling young musicians to achieve their potential and a high level of experience of leading, conducting and inspiring youth orchestras and ensembles.   You will have experience of teaching and playing to a high standard, excellent communication skills, including experience of liaising with a wide range of people, and practical experience of management strategies in teaching. You will also have experience in coordinating a variety of ensembles simultaneously.

You will have a passion and commitment for teaching music to children and young people from all backgrounds. We are an inclusive practice organisation and welcome applications from musicians experienced in working with children in challenging circumstances, including children in care and children with SEND.

All BPM Freelance Music Practitioners receive comprehensive and high quality CPD throughout the year, including training, networking and mentoring and we welcome applications from our existing pool of Freelance Music Practitioners.

To apply please read the supporting documents before complete the application form, and email this to  Closing date for applications:  9am on Thursday 15th December 2016.