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.

 

Trustee (Buildings and Estates Projects)

We The Curious are seeking a new Trustee to join our Board. This person will have specific expertise in buildings and estates projects or could equally be someone with a background in architecture. We need an individual who can bring energy, creativity and a positively questioning mind to help us in the planning of exciting developments over the next 5 years, across the We The Curious 11 acre site. These include some large scale projects and would benefit from someone with experience in planning and delivering large architectural or civil engineering projects. Board members will have the opportunity to contribute to the future of this educational charity and the strategic delivery of our Manifesto for a Culture of Curiosity. You will be energised by our vision of repositioning science as part of an inclusive, multi-disciplinary culture. 

Closing dates for applications: 15th December, midnight

To apply and for a full job description, please click here

 

Visitor Services Assistant

Contract:    Various contracts and work patterns available, including fixed hours and zero-hour contracts. All will require regular weekend availability.   

Hours:         Flexible to include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays   

Salary:        Starting rate £8.60 p/h, rising to £9.05 p/h once key development points are met   

As a Visitor Services Assistants you will ensure that every visitor has the best time possible from suggesting the best tickets for them at the tills to recommending the most suitable gift for someone in the shop.  You’ll be the first and last face our visitors see, meaning you can set the tone of their experience. As a naturally friendly person you will engage visitors passionately with everything there is to know about We The Curious and what we have to offer.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st December, Midnight

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

 

Administrator (Estates Team) 

Job Title: Administrator

Contract: 3 months

Salary: £17,500 per annum pro rata

We The Curious are looking to recruit an Administrator to support the Head of Estates with a range of administrative tasks. You’ll work closely with the Estates team with a focus on data entry and document management. This role suits someone with great organisational skills who can hit the ground running.

Closing dates for applications: 6th December, midnight

To apply and for a full job description, please click here

 

Finance Business Partner

Salary:                   £34,000 - £37,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours:                   Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract:              1 year fixed term maternity cover contract

As a senior point of contact and key member of the Finance team, you will assist non-finance managers with their budgeting and financial management, producing monthly management accounts, periodic project reports and grant claims. You’ll use your knowledge and understanding to provide support from a financial perspective to help the organisation’s budget holders successfully manage their work. ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified, you’ll have proven experience in a related position and be passionate about all things finance with a high standard of numeracy and literacy and formidable knowledge of Excel.

Closing date for applications: -  Monday 9th December, midnight

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

 

Project Coordinator 

Salary:                  £22,500

Hours:                  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract:              Permanent 

In this exciting role you’ll contribute to the delivery of the Projects Team, by supporting the Head of department in the successful delivery of all We The Curious projects. 

Closing date for applications: -  Sunday 22nd December, 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)

 

Collaborate

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.

Here are some of the ways we can work together:

  • 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: creativeproducer@wethecurious.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