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)

Join the team...

This page is regularly updated with new opportunities to join our passionate can-do team.

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Current vacancies

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.

 

 

Exhibit Commissions: Open Call for Creatives

We the Curious is inviting Bristol and South West based artists, filmmakers and creative practitioners to submit expressions of interest for exhibit commissions to be part of our new permanent exhibition launching in Nov 2020.

We are looking for individuals or collectives to create film, audio, photography and interactive art installation content that respond to and explore big questions asked by the people of Bristol and beyond.

This is part of Project What If, placing people’s questions at the heart of the science centre, exploring ideas from all angles, bringing art, science and culture together in a space where everyone is not just welcome but valued participants in a connected curious adventure. 

 

For full background, budget, exhibit briefs and details of how to apply, please visit:

Audio: http://developers.wethecurious.io/docs/audio/audio-introduction/

Film: http://developers.wethecurious.io/docs/films/films-introduction/

Art:  http://developers.wethecurious.io/docs/art/art-introduction/

Photography:  http://developers.wethecurious.io/docs/photography/photography-introduction/

 

Closing date for questions and enquiries:          Monday 23rd December 2019
Closing date for applications:                               Wednesday 8th January 2020

 

Programme Developer

Salary                         £23,000-£26,000, dependent on experience

Hours                          Full time 37.5 hrs p/w, to include occasional evening and weekend working

Contract                     Permanent

This is a chance to join an amazing creative organisation at an exciting time, in a stimulating and challenging environment, as part of a friendly and supportive team. Sitting within the Programmes team, you will provide comprehensive administrative and logistical support to our busy team. You will therefore have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly organised, with the ability to prioritise a varied workload and work accurately and calmly under pressure to deadline. You will be experienced at developing high-quality events, activities and experiences from scratch, contributing to a wide-ranging programme aimed to appeal to both new and existing audiences at our venue and in community settings across the city.  You are interested in finding new access points to ideas, opening up both artistic and scientific processes to different groups of people through creative, playful, innovative and inspiring content.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 15th March, midnight

For a full job description and to apply, please click here.

 

 

HR Administrator

Contract:   Permanent

Hours:       30 hours per week, ideally over 5 days

Salary:       £20,000-£22,000, pro rata, dependent on experience

We The Curious is looking for an experienced HR Administrator to support the team with admin and coordination. In this fast-paced role the successful candidate will provide support to the People Team, working collaboratively on projects across the organisation. This role is a key member of the People team and will be responsible for keeping accurate records and undertaking all admin duties in a timely manner. Team work is important to us and we are looking for an HR Administrator who can support and add value to our small team.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st March, midnight. (Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close the role early if we receive a suitable number of applications)

To Apply: - For a full job description and details on how to apply, pls click here.

 

 

Graphic Designer and Artworker

Salary: £20,000-£22,000, pro rata, per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours (3 days p/w)

Contract: 8 month Fixed Term Contract

 

This is an exciting time to join our team as We The Curious is undergoing a period of transformation and constant development. We are looking for an in-house Graphic Designer to join our small creative team. The successful candidate will work under the direction of our Senior Designer across a broad and varied range of projects following brand guidelines and implementing We The Curious’ visual identity across a wide range of briefs. You will be supporting our Graphic Design team on daily tasks and art working our marketing material based on existing designs. You will communicate with suppliers and have a good understanding of print production. The position will suit a designer with a genuine passion for a creative culture, looking to build their experience within the in-house studio in a diverse, innovate cultural organisation.

 

Closing date for applications: -  Thursday 20th February, midnight

To Apply:  For a full job description and details on how to apply, please click here. You will need to submit a CV, portfolio and application form (link below).

 

Education Bookings Coordinator

 

Hours:  Part-time, 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, ideally 9.00-2.00pm, however work pattern is negotiable

Salary: £17,648, pro rata, per annum, rising to £18,038  on complication of probation

Contract: Maternity Cover Contract until end of June 2020

With around 70,000 students visiting each year, our education bookings team play a crucial role in guiding schools and groups through the bookings process, tailoring our offer to meet their needs and ensuring they have the best visit possible.  You will understand the schools offer inside out and be able to explain it succinctly to teachers over the telephone, confidently using computer systems, to offer them the best package for their needs. Using your in-depth knowledge and excellent organisational skills, you will ensure you have the right spaces, equipment and staff in place to deliver booked activities

Closing date for applications: Sunday 23rd February, midnight

To Apply: For a full job description and details on how to apply, please click here.

 

Estates Services Supervisor

Reports to:     Estates Services Manager

Contract:        Rotating 12 hour shifts covering days, nights, week-ends and bank holidays on a 168 shift pattern.

Hours:            Flexible 12 hour shifts to include days, nights and weekends

Salary:            £27,664 per annum (£9.50 per hour)      

 

The Estates Services team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year covering the entire We the Curious site providing a secure, safe, and friendly environment for all visitors, staff and users of the open spaces. 

The We The Curious site consists of the main building along with our open spaces and a 500 place 2-level subsurface car park, and tenanted buildings.

Our open spaces are private land but have no physical barriers, allowing full public access. We The Curious has the right to remove undesirable elements from the site. The open spaces have several artworks, statues and sculptures, together with large accessible water features.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 5th March, midnight

To Apply: For a full job description and details on how to apply, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with us...

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)