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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 offer student work experience/a graduate placement programme, but this may change in the future.

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 also regret that we are are unable to keep speculative enquiries on file, but you can follow us on Facebook and twitter where job vacancies are posted.

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

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.  BMT has silver status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility, a Purple Angel from Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, we are Disability Confident Committed, and we continue to hold an Excellence Award from the Institute of Customer Service.  

The Inclusive Practitioner – Certificate for Music Educators

The National Centre for Inclusive Excellence is now accepting applications for a place on its level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME), which will start in September 2018. In addition to six subsidised places, four bursaries for musicians who identify as disabled are also available, thanks to a grant from the National Foundation for Youth Music. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 13th July 2018.

To apply for a place on the course, please fill in the online form here.

For more information you can download a PDF of the course brochure below.

The Inclusive Practitioner (PDF)

Bristol Music Trust, Colston Hall – HLF Lantern Project (Fixed-Term Contracts until 2021)

  • Community, Learning and Volunteering Senior Officer, Full-Time, 37 Hours, £30,000 per annum
  • Volunteering, Work-Placements Officer, Part-Time, 18.5 Hours, £21,000, pro-rata, £10,500 per annum

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

As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded ‘The Lantern Project’ we are looking for an experienced Community, Learning and Volunteer (CLV) Senior Officer to deliver the HLF activity plan for the HLF Lantern Project and to establish Bristol Music Trust and the hall as a place of heritage activity, engagement and volunteering.  We are also looking for an experienced Volunteering and Work-Placements (VWP) Officer to deliver those elements within the activity plan and take responsibility for recruiting, training and giving support and induction to volunteers to meet the aspirations of the project.

The CLV Senior Officer and VWP Officer, embedded in Creative Learning and Engagement will spend the initial part of the contract developing learning programmes and building participation and evaluation into the interpretation, whilst recruiting and training supporting project staff and new volunteers. The balance of the contract will be spent on running the heritage activities with events to attract new audiences and establishing sustainable learning and community programmes.   These are both fixed-term contracts over 3 years, until August 2021.

For further details and to apply, please read the Job Description for the role and additional guidance and send your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to by the closing date:  9am on Monday 23rd July 2018 

The Lantern Project – BMT – CLV Senior Officer JD – July 18

The Lantern Project – BMT – VWP Officer JD Part-time – July 18

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – April 18

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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.

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