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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 (BMT), who look after the activities of Colston Hall.  As part of Creative Learning and Engagement (CLE) at BMT, 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

Voluntary Opportunities

We currently have no voluntary opportunities.

Work Experience

For the first time Bristol Music Trust is inviting 10 young people in Year 10 from across Bristol to come behind the scenes and join us for a week of work experience from 1st-5th July 2019.

This will include:

  • Finding out about the work of Bristol Music Trust and how we run our world class music venue.
  • Learning about the different roles and opportunities for working within music and the arts, through masterclasses from across our departments including Education, Marketing, Technical and Programming
  • Completing an independent project and skill sharing activity
  • Attending and reviewing a live performance
  • Completing a Bronze Arts Award

How to Apply:
Please complete an application form or video application and send it to before the deadline. You may then be invited to an interview.

Applications will close Monday 28th January 2019.

Interviews will then be held in between the 11th and 22nd February 2019.

We will prioritise applicants who are completing their education in Bristol and those who would otherwise not have access to the arts.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience outside of this week for young people aged 16 and under. If you are over 16 please keep a look out for future opportunities.

For any questions or further information please email

BMT Work Experience Application Form

BMT Work Experience Video Application Form

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