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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

Student Ambassadors – Colston Hall/Bristol Music Trust – voluntary, unpaid

Colston Hall/Bristol Music Trust are looking for Student Ambassadors to assist in promoting the 2015/16 Bristol International Classical Season.

Benefits would include gaining marketing experience with a large concert venue, and at the end of the season, being able to demonstrate success through measurable outcomes in the form of increased student ticket sales; receiving free tickets to world-class classical concerts and other events at the discretion of the Head of Marketing; and more.

This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in a career in arts marketing to make a valuable contribution to Bristol’s music scene as well as gain real-world experience in an international concert venue.

The basic commitment to the role of Student Ambassador would involve attending a minimum of 8 informal meetings on a monthly basis where you will plan marketing activity to promote the concerts, spending at least 2 hours a week implementing this activity, and attending the majority of International Classical Season concerts. Specific activities may include helping us to distribute print, making contact with student media outlets, assisting us with proofing promotional materials, promoting concerts on social media and live blogging from events, assisting with promotional events on an ad hoc basis, and research.

To apply, please read the role description and person specification before completing the application form, and returning it to by 12 noon on Thursday 7th May. Informal interviews will take place between Monday 11th and Friday 15th May 2015.

Student Ambassador role description – Apr 15

Student Ambassador application form 2015

Application Guidance