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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.

Lantern Project Archives Volunteers, June – September 2017

We are planning to transform Colston Hall to become an internationally recognised, world-class, fully accessible and sustainable centre of music and learning within our iconic historic building in the heart of the city, and as part of that project we will seek to offer people increased opportunities to learn about and engage with our unique musical heritage.

The Lantern Project is a discrete but crucial part of the Colston Hall redevelopment. The 1873 Lantern building is grade II listed and built in the Victorian Byzantine style unique to Bristol. We now have the opportunity of restoring this building, reinventing its use and celebrating its history.

As part of our Round Two Heritage Lottery Fund application we are looking for volunteers to assist the archivist, who will be responsible for the appraisal and initial sorting of the records kept at the Colston Hall and other collections located in different parts of Bristol.

Under the guidance of the archivist, you will conduct searches of archival material connected with Colston Hall at institutions around Bristol and examine and record the condition of materials for future conservation purposes from June to September, with a possible extension to December.

The successful candidates will be reliable, with excellent communications skills, IT competent and have a keen interest in modern social history, arts and culture.

For further details and to apply please read the Project Brief and Volunteer Guidance below, please complete the Bristol Music Trust Volunteer Application form and our equal opportunities form and email to Deadline for applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

HLF Lantern Project Archives Volunteer Project Brief May 17

BMT Volunteer Application Form

Application Guidance (volunteer) – August 16

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016

Bristol Music Trust, Bristol Plays Music – Finance and Business Assistant

Fixed-term for 12 months from June 2017

Full-time 37 hours, £20,000 per annum

Bristol Music Trust manages and looks after the activities of Colston Hall, which includes Bristol Plays Music (BPM) our Education hub based in Southmead, Bristol.

While BPM is growing its portfolio of work and developing our IT systems, we are looking for an experienced Finance and Business Assistant to provide support to our busy BPM team whilst working for a dynamic and inspiring arts organisation.  An excellent communicator, with a great attention to detail and a focused approach you will be the first point of contact within the team.  The role would suit someone with strong interpersonal skills with proven experience of providing administration and finance support and of using finance and database systems in a rapidly changing environment.  Ideally you will have a strong interest in the arts sector, particularly in music education, but this is not essential.

For further details and to apply please read the Job Description and supporting documents for the role and apply using the BMT Application Form.  Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to Deadline for applications is 9.00am on Friday 16 June 2017.

Finance and Business Assistant JD – May 2017 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016

Application Guidance – January 2017

Bristol Plays Music, Freelance Music Practitioners

£25.25 per hour

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is looking for inspiring and experienced Freelance Music Practitioners to support its busy education team in delivering high quality music tuition and music making opportunities to young people across Bristol from September 2017.  BPM is the Arts Council England’s Music Education Hub for Bristol, managed by the Bristol Music Trust based at Colston Hall.

We are looking for the following instrumental tutors to teach from September:

  • Instrumental Tutors delivering small group or individual tuition to children and young people: in particular those offering expertise in guitar, violin and cello, although we welcome applications from all music practitioners.
  • Whole-Class Ensemble Tutors across the primary age range: Brass, Woodwind, Ukulele and Percussion (e.g. Samba, Steel Pans)
  • String Tutors to work within our music centre ensembles

We are an inclusive practice organisation and as such welcome applications from musicians experienced in working with children in challenging circumstances, including children in care and children with SEND.

Applications are invited from creative musicians with proven teaching excellence, good communication skills and a real passion and commitment for teaching music to children and young people from all backgrounds. All BPM Freelance Music Practitioners receive comprehensive and high quality CPD throughout the year, including training, networking and mentoring.

To apply please review the documents below and complete and return the required information along with the BPM Freelance Music Practitioner Application Form and equal opportunities monitoring form to by the deadline of 9am on Monday 26 June 2017.

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Form

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Project Brief Dec 2015

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Procedure

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form June 17