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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  – 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.

For any enquiries around opportunities for working with us, please email

 Current Vacancies

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall

Bristol Plays Music, Freelance woodwind and string Music Practitioners, Term-Time Only, £25 per hour

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 whole class and/or small group woodwind and string instrumental music tuition. In particular we are looking for music providers specialising in violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone and flute.

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 with schools and a wider appreciation of music education in Bristol.

To apply for this role please follow this link to the Bristol Plays Music Website.

Bristol Music Trust/ Colston Hall – Finance Administrator (Assistant), Full-Time 37 Hours, Salary £18,450 per annum

We are looking for a finance professional to join our busy Finance and Commercial Team based at Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue.

The role will require the individual to work closely with other teams across the venue to provide high quality financial and administrative support to the organisation. The role has a strong focus on accounts payable and effective procurement, whilst supporting the Financial Controller with management reporting and business analysis.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop key skills while working for a vibrant arts organisation. We are looking for a flexible team player who will thrive in a busy, fast-paced office environment and the successful applicant will bring a sound knowledge of accounting processes, and excellent customer service skills with a desire to learn.

To apply for this role please complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form to by 5pm on Wednesday 18th March 2015.

Finance Administrator with T&Cs – February 15

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