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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 Plays Music/Bristol Music Trust – Access Manager
Part-Time, 22.5 Hours, Salary £31,000 (pro rata £18,851 per annum)

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is leading the programme for the West of England, to ensure that music education reaches into all communities and we are currently recruiting for an Access Manager for the service. This role will lead on increasing access to BPM programmes and activities, visiting schools and music centres to develop and increase access to our core provision for children and young people. You will be committed to Continuing Professional Development, have strong musical skills and substantial teaching experience. You will have an excellent understanding of good practice in music education, experience of directing musical ensembles and groups and the ability to inspire young people. This is an exciting time to join us, BPM has a vision to become the UK capital of Young People’s Music and last September the Trust launched its campaign to transform Colston Hall into an international standard concert facility and a National Centre for Entertainment, Education and Enterprise across the arts.

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging and inspiring role then please read the attached documents and send the relevant information to by 5.00pm on Tuesday 30th June 2015.

Bristol Plays Music Access Manager – June 15 with T&Cs

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – Duty Managers – £9.21 per hour / zero hours

Bristol Music Trust is recruiting for Duty Managers on a zero hours contract to join our busy Customer Service team at Colston Hall, the South-West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue. As the main contact for users of the building on the day, these are key roles in ensuring the smooth running of our exciting and varied programme of events and activities, providing high standards of customer care at all times. The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, and well-organised, ideally with previous experience of working in a public building, and an intuitive understanding of what makes for great customer service. They will also be expected to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the venue.

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 Tuesday 30th June 2015.

Duty Manager JD with TCs – June 15

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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 Friday 3rd July 2015.

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

Application Guidance

BMT Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form