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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

Head of Development

Full-Time, 37 Hours, salary on application

Fixed-Term Maternity Cover, from August 2016, for nine months

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Head of Development to provide maternity cover to oversee all aspects of fundraising. The post holder will have significant and proven fundraising experience and ideally experience of both revenue and capital fundraising.

The Head of Development provides leadership for the Development team in the fundraising and development function of the trust, and has a key responsibility for the capital fundraising campaign for the £45million transformation of Colston Hall.

You will have an excellent track record as an ambitious and creative fundraiser, and will have the ability to inspire our Development team successfully to deliver our fundraising plans, and to continue to develop income generating programmes across the whole of our current portfolio.

Head of Development JD – May 2016
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form March 16

To apply for this job please submit your current CV together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk deadline for applications is 9.00am on Tuesday 31st May 2016, for an informal discussion around this role, please email Louise Mitchell, CEO louise.mitchell@colstonhall.org

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.

Vocal and Instrumental Strategy Manager, Bristol Plays Music  

Part-Time, 26.25 Hours, £35,000 pro-rata, per annum

Fixed-Term Maternity Cover, from July 2016, for ten months

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the Arts Council England’s Music Education Hub for the city of Bristol, part of Bristol Music Trust, which looks after the activities of Colston Hall, the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue.

The Vocal and Instrumental Strategy Manager is responsible for developing a cohesive strategy for the education programme at BPM, they will work with and support schools to make an assessment of their schools music provision, manage relationships with external strategic partners, and promote and raise awareness of Bristol Sings/Plays Music throughout the city.

The successful candidate will inspire and show leadership to the core BPM team to successfully deliver our educational activity to meet agreed outcomes.

Vocal and Instrumental Strategy Manager JD with T&C’s – May 16
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form March 16

To apply for this role please submit your current CV together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk. Deadline for applications: 9.00am on Tuesday 31st May 2016

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.