Jobs and Opportunities

Work With Us

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

Bristol Plays Music, Freelance 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 looking for educators with experience in delivering small group and/or whole class instrumental and vocal music tuition.  In particular we are looking for music providers specialising in brass, strings, piano/keyboard, voice, woodwind and ukulele, delivering to both small groups and to whole classes.

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 complete and return the BPM Freelance Music Practitioner Application form with your CV and an example lesson plan by 5.00pm on Friday 7th November 2014.  Apply online at

Invitation to Tender – Event Catering Services at Colston Hall

Bristol Music Trust has run Colston Hall since 2011, and in that time has developed the venue’s various unique spaces for corporate and private event hire in order to offer a top quality experience to all of its visitors.

Catering for events can range from a hot buffet service for a meeting to a full blown wedding breakfast, catering for a corporate conference, or an after-show party. Bristol Music Trust is looking for dynamic, innovative and versatile caterers with a passion for quality produce and delivering a great customer experience, to add to the list of preferred caterers provided to clients.

Businesses interested in becoming one of BMT’s preferred caterers should read the information document below, and write an application following the application procedure outlined in the document. Applications should be submitted by email to the Sales & Conference Manager, Naomi Easy, at by Friday 14th November 2014  at 5.00pm. 

Event Catering Tender – October 2014

Bristol Music trust – 2 x Finance Administrators, Full-Time 37 Hours, Salary £18,450 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for two finance professionals to join our busy Finance and Commercial Team based at Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue.

Both roles require the individual to work closely with other teams across the venue to provide high quality financial and administrative support to the organisation. The first role has a strong focus on accounts payable and effective procurement, and the second on accounting for our shows and cash management, whilst both will support the Financial Controller with management reporting and business analysis.

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

To apply for these roles please complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form by email to by 12.00pm, Midday on Wednesday 12th November 2014.

Finance Administrator – Accounts Payable – Oct 14 JD & TCs

Finance Administrator – Shows – Oct 2014 JD & TCs

BMT Application Form

Application Guidance

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form