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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

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.

 

Box Office Manager
Full-Time, 37 Hours, Salary £26,000 – £28,000 per annum
18 Month Fixed-Term Contract from April 2017

We are recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic Box Office Manager for a fixed term period as we move towards temporary closure at Colston Hall, the South-West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue.  Bristol Music Trust is currently managing exciting plans for the £45 million transformation of Colston Hall and as we enter Stage 2 of our redevelopment we are looking for an ambitious manager to guide our Box Office team during this period.

You will have significant experience of all aspects of Box Office management, with a creative, pro-active outlook and the ability to think of productive ways to maximise revenue for the Box Office.   As an effective leader you will have an excellent track record of successfully leading and inspiring teams to deliver outstanding customer service.

The successful candidate will have a can do attitude, excellent organisational skills and the ability to develop the Box Office team to successfully deliver its aims.

You will be expected to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the venue.

To apply please read the supporting documents, complete the BMT application form and email to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk. Deadline for applications:  9am on Friday 10 March 2017  

 Box Office Manager JD – February 17 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – January 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016

Bristol Plays Music – Education Programme Assistant (Schools)
Fixed-term for 6 months from March 2017, Salary £15,916 per annum, Full-time 37 hours

Bristol Music Trust manages and looks after the activities of Colston Hall, which includes Bristol Plays Music (BPM) our Education hub based in Southmead.  BPM are looking for an Education Programme Assistant to provide interim administration and finance support whilst working for a dynamic and inspiring arts organisation.

Working with our Finance and Business Manager and providing schools based administration support across the BPM team, the Education Programme Assistant is the first point of contact within the team and the role would suit someone with strong administrative or reception skills and finance acumen with experience of using finance programmes.

The Education Programme Assistant will provide support in managing bookings and enquiries for BPM’s music centre instrumental and ensemble lessons and Colston Hall learning programmes, and they will provide support in ensuring that commercial event bookings are organised and adequately resourced.  They will also take a lead role in administration support for the BPM Register of Music Practitioners.

You will be an excellent communicator and flexible team player, with strong interpersonal skills and experience of providing administration and finance support within a busy team.  You would be joining us at an exciting time for Bristol Music Trust during our major capital campaign to redevelop Colston Hall.

To apply please read the supporting documents, complete the BMT application form and email to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk. Deadline for applications:  9am on Monday 6 March 2017  

 Education Programme Assistant (BPM Schools) JD with T&Cs – Feb 17

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – January 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016

Freelance Archivist, March – December 2017

Bristol Music Trust is planning the Colston Hall Redevelopment Phase 2 which includes a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) capital project known as The Lantern Project.  

As part of our Round Two Heritage Lottery Fund application we are looking for an experienced Freelance Archivist who will be responsible for the appraisal and initial sorting of the records kept at the Colston Hall Archive and other collections located in different parts of Bristol to feed into our interpretation strategy and activities. 

The Archivist will work closely with the Heritage Project Coordinator and Bristol Archives throughout the project, will build on the current plans and ideas set out in our Archives Assessment Report, to develop the partnerships and create a three year archive project.

For further information and an application pack please email  hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  Deadline for tender submissions: 12 noon on Monday 20th February 2017.  You will note that the brief below asks you to email Kate Rowland for an application pack, but please now email HR.

BMT Freelance Archivist advert Jan 17

Colston Hall – The Lantern Project – Freelance Archivist’s Brief 24 January 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016 (1)

Freelance Activity Plan Consultant, March – December 2017

Bristol Music Trust is planning the Colston Hall Redevelopment Phase 2 which includes a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) capital project known as The Lantern Project.  

As part of the HLF development stage we require a Freelance Activity Plan Consultant experienced and enthusiastic in delivering projects with and for the local communities, and working with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

In particular, the Activity Plan Consultant will need to ensure the activity plan comprehensively addresses how the project will make a difference for people and achieves the HLF’s key outcomes. 

For further information and an application pack please email  hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  Deadline for tender submissions: 12 noon on Monday 20th February 2017.  You will note that the brief below asks you to email Kate Rowland for an application pack, but please now email HR.

Colston Hall – The Lantern Project – Brief for Freelance Activity Plan Consultant January 17

BMT Freelance Activity Plan Consultant advert Jan 17

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016 (1)

Freelance Heritage Project Coordinator, March – December 2017

Bristol Music Trust is planning the Colston Hall Redevelopment Phase 2 which includes a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) capital project known as The Lantern Project.  

As part of the HLF development stage we are looking for a Freelance Heritage Project Coordinator to work with the Project Manager and Client Project Adviser to ensure that the design is developed to RIBA Stage 3 and to assist the Head of Development with the recruitment of the consultants appointed to develop the scope of work for the Archives and detailed Activity Plan and to develop and submit the HLF Round 2 application.

For further information and an application pack please email  hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  Deadline for tender submissions: 12 noon on Monday 20th February 2017.  You will note that the brief below asks you to email Kate Rowland for an application pack, but please now email HR. 

BMT Freelance Heritage Project Coordinator advert Jan 17

Colston Hall – Freelance Heritage Project Coordinator – Brief January 2017 (1)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016 (1)

Freelance Interpretation Designer, March – December 2017

Bristol Music Trust is planning the Colston Hall Redevelopment Phase 2 which includes a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) capital project known as The Lantern Project.  

BMT are recruiting a Freelance Interpretation Designer for the purpose of the second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and if successful the delivery of the Interpretation Plan. 

Our outline Activity Plan sets out a number of actions and ideas for events, interpretation and learning. Working in collaboration with the Activity Plan Consultant, the Interpretation Designer will write a Round Two HLF Interpretation Plan with developed themes, strategies and costed interpretation.

We are looking for a Designer whose approach will build on the current plans and ideas for the project, submitted at Round One, and extend and develop these where necessary.

For further information and an application pack please email  hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  Deadline for tender submissions: 12 noon on Monday 20th February 2017.  You will note that the brief below asks you to email Kate Rowland for an application pack, but please now email HR. 

BMT Freelance Interpretation Designer advert Jan 17

Colston Hall – The Lantern Project Brief for Freelance Interpretation Designer

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Recruitment current 2016 (1)