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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 are not currently offering 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.

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.  

Bristol Music Trust Board Members (Trustees)

Part-time – Unsalaried, with reasonable expenses paid

Bristol Music Trust is an independent organisation and charity that runs Colston Hall and Bristol Plays Music. We exist to develop the Hall’s artistic programme and to promote music and music making in Bristol.

We seek to appoint new Trustees to our Board to bring challenge, governance and assurance to our Senior Management Team, to provide expertise to the organisation and to act as ambassadors for Bristol Music Trust.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Trust as we embark upon a £48.8m transformation of the Hall which will see the venue dramatically transformed into a world-class, fully accessible centre of performance and music education, and will see the Hall renamed to reflect the ambitious future direction of the organisation.

Our vision is to connect people through the brilliance of live music. By developing a strong, confident, creative and artistically vibrant musical presence, with a reputation for creative excellence and diversity, we will support young people’s music making and continue to build creative partnerships that will inspire and energise our music and educational programmes.

By developing and sustaining an organisational culture that is creative, flexible, collaborative and professional, we will provide opportunities and inspiration for audiences and participants from all backgrounds with a transformed building that is a welcoming, lively music centre for the city.

We are looking for passionate individuals who have a background in leadership, finance, marketing, fundraising, corporate governance, education or arts management to join our board at this important time.

Knowledge and experience of charities compliance would be an advantage.

Bristol Music Trust encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, but particularly welcomes applications from candidates from BAME backgrounds and people with disabilities as they are under-represented on our board.

BMT Board Member – March 2018

Trustee application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

To apply please complete the BMT Trustee Application form and return this along with a recent copy of your CV, and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, to

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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