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 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 our roles as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.
Salary: £18,525, per annum, pro rata / £9.50 p/h
Hours: Part-time, 18.75 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be providing key operational administrative support across our Membership, Bookings and Education Bookings teams. You'll be managing enquiries and processes with optimum efficiency whilst offering a high level of customer service.
It’s our goal to become an inclusive place to work and for our teams to better represent our city and the people who visit us.
If you are from a background that is not well represented in the science centre & art sector, we want to hear from you. This includes if you are:
a person who experiences racism, or
a Disabled person or
identify as working class and/or had free school meals as child.
We value the positive impact greater representation will have on our organisation, programme and culture. If have you any questions about our organisation, our accessibility or recruitment process we want to hear from you.
Please click here to see a full job description and details on how to apply.
Applications close on the Sunday 9th May 2021 at midnight.
Contract - 11 week contract, starting 24th May
Hours - 2.5 days per week, increasing to 3-4 days during July / August, exact hours to be agreed
Salary - £9.50 per hour
Interested in creating digital content for We The Curious? Concerned about climate change? Keen to learn new skills, meet scientists and researchers, get creative digitally, and be paid?
We The Curious are looking for three Digital Content Creators, aged 16-24 years, to work with us on a paid part time placement for 11 weeks, starting on 24th May ; researching the climate crisis and creating brand new digital content for our venue, our website and the Big Screen in Millennium Square. You should be passionate and motivated to create new work (with support) and excited about partnering with We The Curious.
These roles are open to people who are aged 16-24 and from a background not well presented in the cultural sector which includes people who experience racism, disabled people, people who identify as having a disadvantaged socio-economic background and/or people who were eligible for free school meals as a child.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you're interested and want to know more about the role and We The Curious, we would like to invite you to a 1 hour Curious About Us informal group session (non-assessed) run by our digital content team. This event will be online via Zoom and will take place on Tuesday 4th May at 6pm. If you would like to come along, please get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invite.
If would you like an informal chat (non-assessed) or have questions about the role then please get in touch by email at email@example.com and we will respond to your questions, or we can arrange a conversation (15 minutes maximum) with a member of our team by phone.
The Curious About Us session and chats are NOT part of the selection process, and your attendance/non-attendance will NOT affect your application.
You can see a full job description for the role here.
Closing Date for Applications:- Monday 10th May at 9.00am
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply by:
· Filling in the application online here, or
· Downloading the application form below, completing it and then emailing it back to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Answering the questions on the application form in a voice recording or video and email to email@example.com
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)