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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

 Current Vacancies

Finance Officer, Full-Time 37 Hours, Salary circa £18,450 per annum

We have an opportunity for a finance professional to join our busy Finance and Commercial Team based at Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue.

The role requires the individual to work closely with other teams across the venue to provide high quality financial and administrative support to the organisation. The role has a strong focus on accounts payable and effective procurement, whilst supporting the Financial Controller with management reporting and business analysis.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop key skills whilst working for a vibrant arts organisation. We are looking for a flexible team player who will thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment and the successful applicant will bring a sound knowledge of accounting processes, and excellent customer service skills with a desire to learn.

To apply for this role please complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form by Midday on Wednesday 2nd December 2015.

Finance Officer with T&Cs – November 15

Application Guidance – October 15

BMT Application Form – October 15

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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.