Job Opportunities

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

We are committed to diversity and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled applicants as BAME and disabled people are under-represented within Bristol Music Trust.

Bristol Beacon, Freelance Music Practitioners, £25.25 per hour

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the award-winning music education hub for the city of Bristol and part of Bristol Beacon. We are looking for inspiring and experienced Freelance Music Practitioners from different musical disciplines to teach in a range of settings including in primary and secondary schools and at our busy music centres in Bristol.

We are looking for freelance instrumental tutors to teach the following instruments:

Double Bass / French Horn / Violin / Keyboard / Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)

We are also looking for freelance music practitioners with youth work and mentoring experience to teach Music Production / DJing / Vocals – Singing (and or Rapping) / Multi-Instrumental Bands within our popular music centre.  Applicants for this area of work must have professional recording and performance experience and an excellent knowledge of modern, popular, and underground music genres.

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 from all sections of the community with proven teaching excellence, good communication skills and a passion and commitment for teaching music to children and young people from all backgrounds.  We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnically diverse backgrounds as these groups are currently underrepresented within the arts and culture sectors.  All of our Freelance Practitioners receive comprehensive and high quality CPD throughout the year, including training, networking, and mentoring.

To apply for this role please read the additional information below for the role and complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by: 9am on Monday 9th August 2021.

Please send your completed application to 

Freelance Music Practitioner – Project Brief

Bristol Beacon Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Form

Bristol Beacon Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Procedure

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Bristol Beacon – Bristol Plays Music, Music Centre Assistants, £10.10 per hour

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the award-winning music education hub for the city of Bristol. We are looking for committed and reliable Music Centre Assistants to support our busy education team in delivering high quality music tuition and music making opportunities to young people across Bristol.

We are looking for 3 part-time freelancers Music Centre Assistants to support our Music Centre teams. As a Music Centre Assistant, you would be required to carry out administrative tasks such as registration, first aid (training provided) and liaising with the music centre tutors, parents and young people to ensure safe learning environments.  Music centre activities take place on weekdays after school between 4-7pm and on Saturday mornings. Hours are flexible and generally during term-time. Our music centres are located around the city.

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.

We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority (BAME), and/or disabilities as these groups are currently underrepresented in the arts.  All BPM Freelance Practitioners receive comprehensive and high quality CPD throughout the year, including training, networking and mentoring.

To apply for this role please read the additional information below for the role and complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form with a copy of your CV by: 9am on Monday 9th August 2021.

Please send your completed application to 

Bristol Beacon Freelance Music Centre Assistant – Application Form

Freelance Music Administration Assistant – Project Brief

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Voluntary Opportunities

We currently have no voluntary opportunities within Bristol Music Trust.

Work Experience

In 2019 Bristol Music Trust developed a pilot programme with ten young people ages 14-15 from across Bristol to come behind the scenes and join us for a week of work experience. These young people learnt about the different roles in our organisation, attended a live performance and completed a Bronze Arts Award.

Building on this pilot in 2020 we are working directly with targeted schools across the city to recruit participants who would otherwise not have access to the arts. While this may change in the future, for the 2019/2020 academic year we will not be opening applications to the public.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept any other work experience enquiries. We are able to offer whole class career insight days and activity on a case by case basis upon request directly from school teachers.

For any questions or further information please email 

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Bristol Music Trust is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as set out in the BMT Data Protection and Security Policy, and is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. This privacy notice sets out, in line with GDPR, the types of data that we collect and hold on you as a job applicant. It also sets out how we use that information, how long we keep it for and other relevant information about your data.

To read the full job applicant privacy notice, click here.

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.

More from Bristol Plays Music

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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