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Launched in May 2011 the Bristol Music Trust (BMT) 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. From September 2018, BMT will be responsible for the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence, which has been set up to explore and champion the role of music and the arts in civic life and break down barriers preventing people from fulfilling their musical potential.

This year is a time of major change for the Trust as we start a 2 year transformation project in June 2018 to deliver a £48.8m redevelopment programme.  This will see a complete refurbishment of our 2 main Halls and the creation of a new Hall and music education centre in the cellars.

The second aim is to drive forward music across Bristol; working in partnership with city wide organisations; leading on music education through Creative Learning & Engagement, 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

To find out more about our work experience opportunities, click here.

We don’t currently offer a graduate placement programme, whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently offering any opportunities.

Speculative job enquiries

We are unable to respond to speculative enquiries for roles, but all available opportunities are listed here on our jobs page.  We are also unable to accept CV’s (unless requested) or keep CV’s on file, but you can check our website for opportunities or follow us on Facebook or twitter.


If you require our application form in an alternative format i.e. large print, please contact HR on 0117 204 7108.

  • Reasonable adjustments will be made for applicants if required.
  • Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role, will be offered an interview.

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Current Vacancies & Opportunities

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 silver status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we are Disability Confident Committed. 

Access and Music Centre Manager, Bristol Plays Music

Full-Time, 37 Hours, Salary £32,000

Now in its seventh academic year Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the award winning music education hub for the city of Bristol, part of Bristol Music Trust.  As part of Creative Learning and Engagement (CLE), BPM ensures that all children, whether in schools or community settings, can access and take part in high-quality musical activities.

This role will lead on increasing access to BPM music education 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 best practice in music education, experience of directing musical ensembles and groups across all genres of music, and the ability to inspire young people.  This is an exciting time to join us, BPM has a vision to make Bristol the UK capital of Young People’s Music and last September BMT started work on its £48M programme to transform Colston Hall into an international standard concert facility and a National Centre for Inclusive Excellence.

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging and inspiring role then please read the additional documents for the role, and complete and return our application form, with our equal opportunities monitoring form, to

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Thursday 16th May 2019 (closing date has been extended)

Bristol Plays Music Access and Music Centre Manager May 19 with T&Cs

Application Guidance – April 18

BMT Application Form – May 18

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Bristol Music Trust is Disability Confident Committed

The Disability Confident Government scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.

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