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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



Financial Controller, Full-time, immediate start – 9 months Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover), Salary circa £35,000 per annum

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join Bristol Music Trust, a charity responsible for managing the activities of Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue, and delivering music education programmes across the city. This is an interesting and challenging role, which has responsibility for ensuring high standards of financial management across a varied organisation at a time of change and expansion. The successful applicant will be a creative thinker who enjoys working with other teams to ensure business effectiveness, with a confident and analytical approach to financial systems and management reporting, and able to meet the demands of a varied workload in a vibrant arts organisation.  The role is for an initial 9 month period, but this may be extended.

We are looking for interested applicants to send us their CV and a covering letter (please refer to the person specification when writing this) ASAP as we require an immediate start.  Please email your CV and covering letter to

Financial Controller JD TCs – July 2014 – FTC maternity cover

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall – 2 x Duty Managers – £9.0318 per hour / zero hours

Bristol Music Trust is recruiting for two Duty Managers on a zero hours contract to join our busy Customer Service team at Colston Hall. As the main contact for users of the building on the day, these are key roles in ensuring the smooth running of our exciting and varied programme of events and activities, providing high standards of customer care at all times.  The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, and well-organised, ideally with previous experience of working in a public building, and an intuitive understanding of what makes for great customer service.  They will also be expected to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the venue.

To apply for this role please complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form to by 5.00pm Friday 15th August 2014.

Duty Managers JD & TCs – July 2014

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