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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.

Call for Artistic Proposals

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall seeks an artist or artists to help us devise, create and run a community-based project with an artistic output to explore Bristol’s relationship with the name Colston and Bristol Music Trust’s position within the debate.

Proposals should be received received by Friday 13th October 2017
Interviews will take place week commencing 30th October 2017

Colston Hall Artistic Brief – August 17 (PDF)

Colston Hall Artistic Brief – August 17 (Word)

Commercial Events Coordinator (Corporate Events)

£20,000 per annum, Full-time 37 Hours, Fixed-Term for 12 months

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to provide support to the Head of Commercial Events in building corporate client relationships and promoting and selling our spaces to deliver a range of corporate/non-music based events from conferences and meetings, to parties and weddings at our unique venue, generating commercial income to meet our charitable objectives.

The successful applicant will be proactive and professional, with previous corporate events experience, experience of selling spaces, and an understanding of what makes for excellent customer service to ensure we offer the best service for our corporate clients.

Commercial Events Coordinator JD – September 2017 with T&Cs

Commercial Events Coordinator Background Information September 17

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – January 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form June 17

For an initial phone conversation with the Head of Commercial Events, Naomi Easy, please email

To apply, please read the further information for the role, including the background information on the role and the Job Description, and email your completed application form, along with our equal opportunities monitoring form to 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Friday 22 September 2017