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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 don’t 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 and there are currently no internship opportunities available.

Speculative job enquiries – we are unable to accept CVs (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, but you can follow us on Facebook and twitter where updates are announced.  For any other enquiries not answered here, please email hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk

Current Vacancies

Financial Controller, Full-time, Fixed-Term Contract (interim cover 9 months from September 16) – £40k per annum

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join Bristol Music Trust for an interim period. This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant and creative arts organisation, with responsibility for ensuring high standards of financial management and developing strong financial controls across the organisation.

The successful applicant must be fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), they will be a creative thinker, with excellent communication skills and a positive approach, and with the enthusiasm and resilience to meet the varied demands of a busy concert venue, and to lead and inspire a team of finance professionals. They will have a proven track record in working with budget holders to support business effectiveness, and a confident and analytical approach to financial reporting.

The role is a fixed-term contract for 9 months from mid-September; previous experience in the charity/arts sector is desirable, but not essential.

Please email a current CV with a covering letter and the completed Equal Opportunities monitoring form to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk. Closing date for applications 9.00am on Monday 8th August 2016

Financial Controller JD TCs – July 2016 – FTC
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment June 16

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Casual Staff, Retail (Bar) & Event Assistants – £7.20 per hour

We are recruiting for casual staff to join us and work front of house as Retail (Bar) and Event Assistants in our diverse and vibrant venue, as part of our customer service team. The successful candidates will be proactive and enthusiastic, with a good understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times.

Previous bar experience and waiting/serving of food and drinks at events such as private receptions and conferences is ideal, but not essential, however you will need the confidence to provide a high standard of service and have a desire to learn.   We are particularly looking for applicants who have daytime as well as evening availability to support our full range of shows and events.

Please apply by completing the application form and returning to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk (quoting “Casual Staff FOH – Retail” in the subject line) by:  9.00am on Friday 12th August 2016

Application Guidance – October 15
BMT Application Form – October 15
Casual Staff FOH Retail JD – with TCs July 16
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment June 16

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Casual Front of House Stewards – £7.20 per hour

We are recruiting casual staff to work front of house as stewards as part of our customer service team. The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, with an understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times.

Previous FOH/stewarding experience is ideal, but not essential, however you will need the confidence to provide a high standard of service and have a desire to learn.   We are particularly looking for applicants who have daytime as well as evening availability to support our full range of shows and events.

Please apply by completing the application form and returning to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk (quoting “Casual Staff FOH – Steward” in the subject line) by: 9.00am on Friday 12th August 2016

Application Guidance – October 15
BMT Application Form – October 15
Casual Staff FOH STEWARD JD – with TCs July 16
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment June 16