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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.

Chief Operating Officer, Salary by negotiation, Full-time, 37 Hours per week  

Bristol Music Trust are looking for a dynamic and experienced Chief Operating Officer to drive our business and commercial activities, up to and beyond the opening of our transformed Colston Hall for Bristol in 2020.

The Chief Operating Officer will provide strong leadership and take a strategic overview of our financial, commercial and operational competitiveness.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact our Chief Executive, Louise Mitchell for an informal discussion about the role by emailing sarah.robertson@colstonhall.org  Interviews will be held in Bristol during August.

Chief Operating Officer JD July 17 with T&Cs

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form June 17

Please see the Job Description for the role for further details, to apply please send a full CV and covering letter (along with our equal opportunities monitoring form) outlining your experience, skills and why you’d like to be part of our team to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications:  5.30pm on Friday 4 August 2017

Senior Finance Officer (Management Accounts), £28,000 per annum, Full-time 37 Hours, Fixed-Term Contract for 12 months

We are looking for an experienced finance professional to join our busy Finance and Commercial Team at Bristol Music Trust.

The successful applicant will have recent experience of managing month end tasks through to management account preparation and experience of managing projects to develop and improve finance processes and systems. 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.

This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant and creative arts organisation. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills, a positive approach and the enthusiasm and resilience to meet the varied demands of a busy concert venue.

JD Senior Finance Officer Management Accounts July 17 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – January 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form June 17

Previous experience in the charity/arts sector is desirable, but not essential.  To apply please read the further information for the role, including the Job Description and email your completed application form, along with our equal opportunities monitoring form to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk 

Closing date for applications:  9.00am on Thursday 27 July 2017 

Sales and Conference Coordinator (Corporate Events), £20,000 per annum, Full-time 37 Hours, Fixed-Term Contract for 12 months

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to provide support to the Sales and Conference Manager in building corporate relationships and delivering a range of 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, and an understanding of what makes for excellent customer service to ensure we offer the best service for our clients.

Sales and Conference Coordinator – July 2017 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – January 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form June 17

To apply please read the further information for the role, including the Job Description and email your completed application form, along with our equal opportunities monitoring form to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Monday 7 August 2017