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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.


Fixed term until June 2018, 37 Hours, Salary £23,000 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Technician at Colston Hall, the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue.  Our plans for the exciting £48.8 million transformation of Colston Hall are well under way and we are looking for a Technician to join our Technical team until June next year when the redevelopment will begin.  We are specifically looking for an experienced all-round technician, with a strong lighting bias.

You will have experience of meeting the technical and operational requirements for performance spaces, ensuring technical excellence and the smooth operation and set-up of events, alongside keeping the building well maintained.  You will be an excellent all-rounder, but importantly you will have notable knowledge and experience of lighting events. As a Technician at Colston Hall you will be expected to work closely with other members of the team and deliver high standards of customer care and service to all users of the hall.

To apply for this role please read the additional information including the Job Description for the role and apply using the BMT Application form.  Closing date for applications is:  9am on Thursday 16th November 2017 

Technician JD – Oct 2017 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – September 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form June 17

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