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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 & Arts Centre; comprising a traditional concert hall, a smaller intimate hall and an inspiring newly built foyer. From September 2018, BMT will be 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.

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.

Speculative job enquiries

We are 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 Facebook or twitter.

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. 

Creative Learning Volunteers

Our Creative Learning and Engagement (CLE) activity invites all members of Bristol’s communities to share, celebrate and participate in creative projects, performances, workshops, networks and social meet-ups. Through our activity we hope to enrich lives, empower participants to fulfil their creative potential and build confidence to access Bristol’s cultural offering, and build healthy and happy communities.  Creative Learning Volunteers will support the CLE staff in ensuring the smooth running of activities and events, delivering inspiring experiences with a wide range of participants.

To apply for this role, please read the additional information for the role complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to volunteering@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  by the closing date:  9am on Friday 19th July 2019

Creative Learning Volunteer Role Description

BMT Volunteer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Preventative Conservation Volunteers

Colston Hall’s fascinating archive has been moved to Bristol Archives, where it will take its place among other collections which help us understand the history of the city. Under the guidance of the Project Archivist, Preventative Conservation Volunteers will help to make sure the Colston Hall archive is clean and packaged properly, so the material won’t degrade and can be used in the future.

To apply for this role, please read the additional information for the role complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to volunteering@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  by the closing date:  9am on Friday 19th July 2019

Preventative Conservation Volunteer Role Description

BMT Volunteer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Welcome Volunteer

Welcome Volunteers will help us ensure that our visitors enjoy and learn more about Colston Hall whilst they are visiting. Each year we present an eclectic programme of rock and pop, classical, comedy, world, folk and electronic music alongside our nationally recognised education programme, Bristol Plays Music. Welcome Volunteers will support our exciting and diverse events program, assisting visitors to access the venue and responding to questions.  This is a key role in making visits to our venue inspiring experiences and offering a warm welcome.

To apply for this role, please read the additional information for the role complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to volunteering@bristolmusictrust.org.uk  by the closing date:  9am on Friday 19th July 2019

Welcome Volunteer Role Description

BMT Volunteer Application Form

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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