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.

Find out more about:

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.

 

Events Coordinator 

Salary:               £18,000, pro rata

Contract:         Permanent

Hours:              3 days a week/22.5 hours

In this busy fast paced role, the Events Coordinator will be a core administrator and support the venue hire team, assisting with the coordination and running of smaller scale events. With a wide range of venues and spaces including the Rosalind Franklin Room on the top floor with terraces overlooking the city, a Planetarium, two floors of exhibition spaces and Millennium Square, we can host a huge variety of events including conferences, drinks receptions, parties, weddings, festivals, educational talks, private shows and awards ceremonies. As the Event Coordinator you are the main point of contact for enquiries for the event spaces. 

Closing date for applications:- Sunday 22nd September, midnight

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


Planetarium Assistant Producer

Contract:        Permanent 

Hours:             4 days a week (30 hours), to include regular evening shifts

Salary:             £21,000. pro rata

We are looking for an Assistant Producer to join our talented Planetarium Team. You will present and lead on Planetarium evening events, including our Planetarium Nights and Planetarium Sounds shows. You will help to create new shows, and develop the skills to programme new shows using our core software, Digistar. You will also investigate the possibility of new technology in the planetarium, especially with regards to diverse participation and accessibility and support on external partnerships in the Dome and be a key support with troubleshooting technical issues arising in the dome.

Closing date for applications:- Sunday 22nd September, midnight

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

 

Producer

Salary:           £30,000 - £35,000

Hours:            Full time (37.5), to include occasional evening and weekend working.

Contract:      Permanent

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead on the planning and management of We The Curious’ public programming – arts projects, open source science research experiences, workshops, co-design collaborations, commercial events, and other programming across a range of disciplines. You are a creative producer who thrives in a multi-disciplinary environment, bringing together ideas and collaborators across the arts and sciences with a combination of creativity, solid project management skills, and a flair for community collaboration.

Closing date for applications:- Sunday 29th September, midnight

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

 

Programme Developer (Co-Design)

Salary:         £23,000-26,000, pro rata

Hours:         Part time (30 hours per week), to include some evening and weekend working.

Contract:    Fixed term contract to March 2021

The Programme Developer (Co-Design) will provide practical and producing support to community partners co-designing new activities and events within the core We The Curious Programme. You will also be a key contact from the programming team for ‘Out and About’ activity - inspirational participatory experiences delivered across Bristol. You will have experience of working with diverse communities, creating a safe collaborative space and solid organisational skills.

Closing date for applications:- Sunday 29th September, midnight

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

 

If you have any problems with our online application, please contact us on hr@wethecurious.org

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