Jobs & Volunteering
We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. We’re all about asking questions, being playful and testing things out.
Previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre, we’re an educational charity that removes boundaries around science - connecting art, people, everything, in a united culture of curiosity. We rely on people, from our skilled staff and volunteers, to the industry specialists we collaborate with and our visitors who inspire us everyday. Our day to day work is all inspired by our Manifesto for a Culture of Curiosity. Download it below to get an idea of what we're about.
(Image credit above: Paul Blakemore)
This page is regularly updated with new opportunities to join our passionate can-do team.
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We believe in celebrating people's differences. So regardless of your background or personal characteristics, if you are great at what you do, we want to hear from you.
We do reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of any of our job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of high-quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for one of our roles as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.
Visitor Services Assistant
We have now closed this role due to a high level of applications.
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours a week
Salary: £22,500 pro rata
In this multi-faceted role, you will support our Chief Operating Officer and Chief Creative Officer with organisational and administrative duties, prioritising appointments, planning and organising meetings and responding to emails on their behalf. You will also act as the lynch pin within the Leadership Team, co-ordinating and maintaining effective communication between teams and be a key point of contact for the Board of Trustees. Therefore, this role requires a dynamic person with proven executive assistant experience, who will proactively seek solutions to problems as they arise.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5th June, Midnight
For a full job description and info on how to apply, please click here.
Pay Rate: £10 per hour
Contract: 0-Hour contract
Hours: This role requires the ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, late evenings and weekends on an ad-hoc basis, as well as regular Sunday evening availability for a regular event.
The Event Manager is a key operational role within the venue hire team, managing and delivering events across the We The Curious spaces, outside of usual operating hours. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of allocated events with the flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends and will have an in-depth knowledge of the We The Curious site. You have experience in a client facing role and are passionate about customer service and ideally have experience of working in a conference or events environment.
Application Closing date: - Sunday 9th June, Midnight
For more details and to apply, please click here.
Salary: £21,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 2 x 1 Year Fixed Term Contracts
If you love science and education and want to share your ability, enthusiasm and experience, this exciting opportunity to join our Education team may be for you. We The Curious welcomes over 70,000 school visitors a year - offering two floors of hands-on science experience along with our broad Education program of Workshops, Shows and Theme Days.
As Education Communicator you will be part of the team responsible for delivering the Education programme of We The Curious, focusing mainly on a school audience but including other audience groups too.
Closing date for applications: - Tuesday 18th June, Midnight
For a full job description and details of how to apply, please click here.
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Salary: up to £34,000 dependent on experience
Working closely with the Head of Digital, Back End Developer and Graphic Designers and alongside the Exhibitions and Audience teams, the Front End Developer is responsible for developing and delivering user interfaces and interface components to support accessible and inclusive experiences. As a senior member of the Digital team they will work across departments, liaising with the Design team, Exhibitions team, Production team as well as external contractors to establish best practice and ensure smooth delivery of consistent and high quality experiences.
Closing date for applications: Ongoing, so please apply as soon as possible.
For more details and to apply, please click here
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract
Salary: £30,000 pro rata, per annum
Hours: 3 days per week (22.5hrs)
The Planetarium is an immersive 3D dome theatre space and a key part of the We The Curious offer. The main Planetarium programme comprises astronomy and space shows for a variety of audiences, and the Planetarium is also used for special events, external collaborations and venue hire. The Planetarium also operates as a “data dome” for immersive data visualisation projects created in conjunction with external partners from the cultural sector and industry. As a Planetarium Producer you oversee Planetarium content creation and presenter training, ensuring the very highest quality visitor experiences. You hold a key role in the programming team, contributing to strategy and planning for future programme seasons, coming up with new ideas for themes and content and ensuring the Planetarium is connected with programming across the venue.
Closing date for applications:- 24th June, Midnight
To apply, please click here
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As a charity, we rely on our supporters to help us achieve our aim of creating a culture of curiosity. Volunteers are a hugely important part of the work we do and help us bring science to life in a variety of ways. By joining our volunteer programme you will meet new people, share and gain new skills as well as have fun! Our volunteer opportunities are flexible and varied. You can choose from a wide range of experiences from working with our visitors in Live Lab to supporting school workshops as well as getting out and about with the team at local community venues and events.
Interested in our volunteer programme?
Want to know more? Chat to our Volunteering Team on 0117 915 7122 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Our connected, creative human ecosystem of collaborators, researchers, inventors and dreamers needs you! Whether your working hours or spare time are spent as a beekeeper, a Lego builder, a bike mechanic, a postdoctoral researcher in ultrasound, a snooker player, a ballerina, a sculptor, a singer, a clinical neuroscientist, a materials technician, or a dog breeder – we would love to hear from you.
Equally, if you are interested in meeting a bike repairer, dog breeder or clinical neuroscientist, perhaps we can link you up!
There are a variety of ways we collaborate within our programmes, events and exhibitions – in paid and unpaid capacities. Our programming team meets fortnightly to discuss proposals for content and partnerships. We consider these within the context of our manifesto, our development audiences, and our themes for the year.
Before getting in touch, please read our manifesto and consider how its four elements relate to your work: cultivating curiosity, opening up science, diverse participation and sustainable futures. We’re interested in what you personally would like to get out of working with us, so please do give that some thought also. Our partnerships need to benefit you and our visitors!
Our theme March 2018- Feb 2019 is Change. Are you an agent for change? What are the big changes we face in the future and how do we make ourselves resilient?
Our development audiences are people who live in Bristol postcodes 1-16, those who describe themselves as disabled, young people 11-18, Black and minority ethnic people, and those who live in the areas in the bottom 10% in the Indicies of Deprivation.
- Volunteering. This is a great way to see the breadth of experiences we offer and work with a variety of audiences. It’s a great way to develop skills and experience in working with the general public. Please contact volunteering
- Open City Lab residencies. If you are a researcher and are interested in a medium term partnership with us, please click here. Please take a moment to read about the aims of our Open City Lab programme below before getting in touch.
- If you are an artist who would like to make links with us the best thing is to invite us to see your work: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in being part of one of our After Hours evening events for adults, please click here
- If you work with one of our development audiences and are interested in us working as part of your community, please click here