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.
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.
Lantern Project Archives Volunteers, June – September 2017
We are planning to transform Colston Hall to become an internationally recognised, world-class, fully accessible and sustainable centre of music and learning within our iconic historic building in the heart of the city, and as part of that project we will seek to offer people increased opportunities to learn about and engage with our unique musical heritage.
The Lantern Project is a discrete but crucial part of the Colston Hall redevelopment. The 1873 Lantern building is grade II listed and built in the Victorian Byzantine style unique to Bristol. We now have the opportunity of restoring this building, reinventing its use and celebrating its history.
As part of our Round Two Heritage Lottery Fund application we are looking for volunteers to assist the archivist, who will be responsible for the appraisal and initial sorting of the records kept at the Colston Hall and other collections located in different parts of Bristol.
Under the guidance of the archivist, you will conduct searches of archival material connected with Colston Hall at institutions around Bristol and examine and record the condition of materials for future conservation purposes from June to September, with a possible extension to December.
The successful candidates will be reliable, with excellent communications skills, IT competent and have a keen interest in modern social history, arts and culture.
For further details and to apply, please read the Project Brief and Volunteer Guidance below, complete the Bristol Music Trust Volunteer Application form and our equal opportunities form, and email to email@example.com Deadline for applications is 9.00am on Friday 2 June 2017.