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Launched in May 2011 the Bristol Music Trust (BMT) 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 & Music Education Centre; comprising a major concert hall, a smaller intimate hall, a separate education centre and an inspiring modern foyer. From September 2018, BMT are responsible for the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence, which has been set up to explore and champion the role of music and the arts in civic life and break down barriers preventing people from fulfilling their musical potential.

We are in a period of major change for the Trust since our transformation project began in June 2018 to deliver a £48.8m redevelopment programme.  This will see a complete refurbishment of our two main Halls and the creation of a new Hall and music education centre in the cellars.

The second aim is to drive forward music across Bristol; working in partnership with city wide organisations; leading on music education through Creative Learning & Engagement, 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.

For any questions around opportunities to work with us please see the sections below, or for anything not answered here please contact our People Manager at hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk or call 0117 204 7108

Work experience / Student placements / Internships

To find out more about our work experience opportunities, click here.

We don’t currently offer a graduate placement programme, whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently offering any opportunities.

Volunteering

We offer opportunities to volunteer with us. If you’re passionate about music, education, heritage and your community there’s a range of opportunities on offer.

To find out more about how you can volunteer with us, click here.

Speculative job enquiries

Unfortunately we are often unable to respond to speculative enquiries for roles, but all available opportunities are listed here on our jobs page.  We are also unable to accept CV’s (unless requested) or keep CV’s on file, but you can check our website for opportunities or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Accessibility

If you require our application form in an alternative format i.e. large print, please contact HR on 0117 204 7108.

  • Reasonable adjustments will be made for applicants if required.
  • Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role, will be offered an interview.

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Bristol Music Trust is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as set out in the BMT Data Protection and Security Policy, and is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. This privacy notice sets out, in line with GDPR, the types of data that we collect and hold on you as a job applicant. It also sets out how we use that information, how long we keep it for and other relevant information about your data.

To read the full job applicant privacy notice, click here.

Current Vacancies & Opportunities

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 silver status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we are Disability Confident Committed. 

Finance Officer, Full-Time 37 Hours

£21,000 per annum  

We are recruiting for a finance professional to join our busy Finance Team at Bristol Music Trust.

The role has an Accounts Payable focus and involves working closely with other teams across the organisation to provide high quality financial support whilst supporting the Financial Controller with management reporting and business analysis. You will most likely be in the early stages of your accountancy qualifications, be IT literate with strong MS Excel knowledge, have good written, verbal and presentation skills, be adept at problem solving and have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  You will have the ability to work to deadlines and be able to prioritise your workload.

This year is a time of major change for the Trust, we began our transformation project in June 2018 to deliver a £48.8m redevelopment programme.  This will see a complete refurbishment of our 2 main Halls and the creation of a new Hall and music education centre in the cellars.  This is the largest arts infrastructure investment project undertaken in the South West for many years and will deliver state of the art cultural facilities of international standing.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills whilst working for a vibrant arts organisation.  The successful applicant will bring a sound knowledge of accounting processes, and excellent customer service skills with a desire to learn about our business.  We are looking for a flexible team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative, with excellent communication skills and a positive approach, who will thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment.  Previous experience in the charity/arts sector is desirable, but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills whilst working for a vibrant arts organisation.  The successful applicant will bring a sound knowledge of accounting processes, and excellent customer service skills with a desire to learn about our business.  We are looking for a flexible team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative, with excellent communication skills and a positive approach, who will thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills whilst working for a vibrant arts organisation.  The successful applicant will bring a sound knowledge of accounting processes, and excellent customer service skills with a desire to learn about our business.  We are looking for a flexible team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative, with excellent communication skills and a positive approach, who will thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment.

To apply please read the following documents and email your completed application to: hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk

Finance Officer Accounts Payable – Jan 2020 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – May 18

Application Guidance – September 19

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Nov 19

Closing date for applications: Monday 27 January 2020 at 9am

Finance and Business Administrator

Full-time, 37 hours per week

£21,000 per annum

Bristol Music Trust manages and looks after the activities of Colston Hall, which includes Bristol Plays Music (BPM) our Education hub based in Southmead, Bristol, part of our Creative Learning and Engagement (CLE) team.

We we are looking for an experienced Finance and Business Administrator to provide support to our busy CLE team whilst working for a dynamic and inspiring arts organisation.  An excellent communicator, with strong attention to detail and a focused approach you will be the first point of contact within the team.  The role would suit someone with excellent interpersonal skills, proven experience of providing administration and finance support and of using finance and database systems in a responsive education environment.  Ideally you will have an interest in the arts sector, particularly in music education, but this is not essential.

This is an exciting time to join us as we work to redevelop both halls in our iconic concert hall building and continue to expand our education and community work within CLE.

To apply please read the following documents and email your completed application to: hr@bristolmusictrust.org.uk

Finance and Business Administrator CLE – January 20 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – May 18

Application Guidance – September 19

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Nov 19

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 9am

Bristol Music Trust is Disability Confident Committed

The Disability Confident Government scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.