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Bristol Plays Music, Freelance Music Practitioners, £25.25 per hour and Music Centre Assistants, £10.10 per hour

Bristol Plays Music (BPM), our music education hub, part of our Creative Learning and Engagement Team, are looking for inspiring and experienced Freelance Music Practitioners and Freelance Music Centre Assistants to support its busy education team in delivering high quality music tuition and music making opportunities to young people across Bristol.  BPM is the Arts Council England’s Music Education Hub for Bristol, managed by Bristol Music Trust and based at Colston Hall.

We are looking for the following freelance practitioners to teach in schools and Music Centres and provide Music Centre support from April 2019:

  • Instrumental Guitar Tutors with experience in delivering small group, individual and whole class tuition to children and young people. Experience in delivering guitar ensemble work would    be advantageous.
  • Music Centre Assistants to carry out administrative and tasks within our Saturday morning music centres

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 real passion and commitment for teaching music to children and young people from all backgrounds.  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 please read the additional information for the role and complete the Bristol Plays Music Freelance Music Practitioner or Freelance Music Centre Assistant Application form and return this along with the additional documents required for the role and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to 

Closing date for applications:  9am on Monday 18th March 2019

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Project Brief March 2019

BPM Freelance Music Centre Assistant – Project Brief

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Form

BPM Freelance Music Centre Assistant – Application Form

BPM Freelance Music Practitioner – Application Procedure

BPM Freelance Music Centre Assistant – Application Procedure

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

For other opportunities available at Bristol Music Trust please see here

Voluntary Opportunities

We currently have no vacancies

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

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