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Launched in May 2011 the Bristol Music Trust is a new and 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, 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  - please note that we don’t currently have the capacity for a work experience/student placement programme, and whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently taking enquiries around work experience or student placements.

For any enquiries around opportunities for working with us, please email

 Current Vacancies

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall - Development Assistant, Part-Time 22.5 Hours, Salary £16,900 (pro-rata) per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Assistant to join our innovative Development Team based at Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue.  The Development Team is responsible for the fundraising strategy and activity for Bristol Music Trust, which manages the Colston Hall.

The role requires the successful candidate to have strong administration skills and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive working relationships and give excellent customer service.   Working closely with the rest of the team the main focus of this role will be management of our membership scheme and you will also provide support for ad-hoc projects and bring a professional, adaptable and proactive attitude.

You will have research experience and the ability to provide support with corporate/sponsor event management, including the flexibility to attend regular evening events.   This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to develop in the role and gain experience whilst working for a vibrant arts organisation.

To apply for this role please complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form by email to by 5.00pm on Wednesday 17th December 2014.

Development Assistant JD & TCs – December 2014

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