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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.

This year is a time of major change for the Trust as we start a 2 year 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.

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– we don’t currently offer student work experience or 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.

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.

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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.  

Caretaker, Full-Time 37 Hours, £16,466 per annum, Fixed-Term Contract for 1 year

We are recruiting for a new role of Caretaker to join our Technical Services team, who oversee our spaces at Colston Hall and our Southmead site, Bristol Plays Music.

The successful candidate will be positive and enthusiastic, with proven previous caretaking experience and a good understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times.  You will have an understanding of Health and Safety at work, be able to manage physical work, including lifting safely and carrying furniture, and have some experience of basic maintenance.  You will also be reliable and flexible with the ability to work effectively as part of a team, have a sense for detail and the motivation to make our spaces look their best for our customers.

We are looking for applicants who have full daytime availability (as well as some evenings, weekends and bank holidays) to support our current programme of events and our transformation period to redevelop both halls within our iconic building.   As regular travel between both sites is required (business miles will be reimbursed), you will also need to hold a full driving licence, be a car driver and be able to drive for work.

To apply for this role, please read the additional information for the role complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by the closing date:  9am on Friday 5th October 2018 

Caretaker JD – September 18 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – April 18

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Café Coordinator, Full-Time, 37 Hours, £20,000 per annum, Fixed-Term Contract for 1 year

Working to the Head of Commercial Events, and overseeing the Café Assistant, you will provide operational management of the Colston St Bar & Kitchen (CSBK) café.  We are looking for someone who is proactive and passionate about their role to maintain the café at Colston Hall, ensuring it is clean and ready for service. You will support the Head of Commercial Events in ensuring that high standards of customer service and care are maintained at all times and have the ability to maximise income generated.

You will have previous hospitality experience of serving food and drinks to customers, including some food preparation, in a role at a similar level.  We will also require you to have barista experience, and the ability to demonstrate how you to strive meet customer needs, provide excellent levels of customer service and pass on these skills to staff.

The successful candidate will have experience of motivating staff to do a great job, you will take pride in your role, be positive, reliable and flexible with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

We are looking for applicants who have full daytime availability (as well as some evenings and weekends) to support our current transformation period to redevelop both halls within our iconic building.

To apply for this role, please read the additional information for the role complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by the closing date:  9am on Friday 5th October 2018 

Cafe Coordinator JD – September 18 with T&Cs

BMT Application Form – January 17

Application Guidance – April 18

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Café Assistant, Full-Time 37 Hours, £15,100 per annum, Fixed-Term Contract for 1 year

We are also recruiting for an enthusiastic Café Assistant to join us and work front of house in our Café/Bar & Kitchen.  Providing assistance to the Café Coordinator and occasional supervision of other café staff you will have experience of serving food and drinks to customers, providing excellent levels of customer service and meeting customer needs in similar roles.

The successful candidate will take pride in their role, be positive and proactive, with a good understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times, you will also be reliable and flexible with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

We are looking for applicants who have full daytime availability (as well as some evenings and weekends) to support our current transformation period to redevelop both halls within our iconic building.

To apply for this role, please read the additional information for the role complete and return our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by the closing date:  9am on Friday 5th October 2018 

Cafe Assistant – September 18 with T&Cs

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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