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Launched in May 2011 the Bristol Music Trust 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.

The second aim is to drive forward music across Bristol; working in partnership with city wide organisations; leading on musical education with the creation of Bristol Plays Music, 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– we do not currently have the capacity for a work experience/student placement programme, whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently taking enquiries around work experience or student placements, there are currently no internship opportunities available and unfortunately we don’t have the capacity to respond to enquiries around work experience and internships.

Speculative job enquiries – we are unable to accept CV’s (unless requested) or speculative 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 or respond to general enquiries around job opportunities, but you can follow us on Facebook and twitter where job vacancies are posted.

Current Vacancies

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 bronze status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we continue to hold an Excellence Award from the Institute of Customer Service.

Box Office Assistant, Casual Shifts until June 2018, £8.45 per hour

Do you have experience of working within a busy Box Office and experience of using Patronbase, our Box Office ticketing system?  Do you have some current availability during the day, evenings and weekends?  If you do we would love to hear from you, we are looking for immediate interim support to our Box Office team as we move towards our transformation period in June.

Box office Assistant JD with T&Cs March 18

As well as relevant Box Office experience, taking payments and selling tickets, you will have a professional manner and the ability to deliver excellent customer service as part of a friendly team.  Interested?  Please contact Lucy Knowles, Box Office Manager on 0117 203 4040 or email your CV to

Creative Producer, National Centre for Inclusive Excellence, £34,000 per annum (Pro-rata for Job Shares, these will be considered)

Bristol Music Trust’s Creative Learning & Engagement team is looking for an inspiring and experienced Creative Producer to work with them on a range of activities within the newly established National Centre for Inclusive Excellence (NCIE);  The NCIE is a national programme, set up by Bristol Music Trust to explore the civic role of music and the arts and will, from September 2018, begin a four-year programme of work as part of Youth Music’s Fund C portfolio, which will focus on enabling talented, young musicians to overcome disabling barriers to their musical progression and develop the artistic and professional skills they need to enter the music industry or higher education.

The Creative Producer will ensure that all activity within the NCIE Fund C programme is well-resourced and achieves its set outcomes.  Working closely with the Head of the NCIE you will develop partnerships with local and national music industry and HE institutions, and implement creative education and community engagement programmes, which support young people’s musical, personal and social development, and inclusive practice within the music education workforce.  You will be experienced in using an outcomes approach to monitor and evaluate impact, and report to funders and stakeholders and will have extensive knowledge and experience working in SEN/D settings.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the range of work being delivered both regionally and nationally for young people with SEN/D and have experience developing high-quality, inclusive programmes of work, which are engaging and which encourage and support inclusive excellence for both young people and for the music education workforce.

To apply please see the Job Description for the role and apply using our application form, please send your completed application form, along with our equal opportunities monitoring form, to applications for this role will close on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 9am.

Creative Producer NCIE JD with T&Cs – Feb 18

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – September 2017

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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