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.

We are currently have two vacancies within our Creative Learning and Engagement Team, that we aim to have start with us in the autumn:

Primary Music Lead

Full-time, 37 hours per week


The Primary Music Lead is responsible for leading and developing music education in primary schools across Bristol. You will lead on training and supporting teachers in schools and other settings with best practice pedagogy and through the development of inspiring teaching resources and curriculum.

Through the Bristol Musical Schools initiative, you will establish strategic partnerships with schools, multi academy trusts and cultural organisations to increase opportunities for all children to experience live music, play an instrument, sing, perform and compose. At the heart of this role is a commitment to inclusion and an ability to support schools in diverse communities traditionally less well served than others.

To be successful, 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.

We welcome applications from teachers who may need Term Two start and those with larger notice periods will also be given serious consideration.

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging and inspiring role, please visit the Colston Hall website and follow our application process

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 1 September 2020

Admissions Administrator

Full-time, 37 hours per week


As Admissions Administrator, you will be responsible for ensuring that admissions processes, across all programmes and activities, are administered efficiently and in a timely manner. The Admissions Administrator will play a key part in communicating with parents, schools, tutors, and colleagues in the planning, preparation and implementation of pupil enrolment and admissions-related duties for education and cultural activities.

You will have strong administration skills, preferably some experience of administration within an education setting, but this is not essential, good planning and organisational skills, and an interest in contributing to our aim of inspiring generations of young people.

If you would like to join our vibrant education team, please please visit the Colston Hall website and follow our application process

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 1 September 2020

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 

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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.

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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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