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)

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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 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.


Operations Manager

Contract: Permanent 

Hours: 30 hours / 4 days per week

Salary: £30,000 pro rata 

Overview of Role

We are due to open our doors for the first time since March 2020 with a brand-new exhibition! This is an exciting time to come on board to manage operations so that we can be as efficient, effective, challenging, and inspiring as we can. 

As Operations Manager you will help teams to focus their skills and passions. Working with other Managers across a network of teams, you will help to ensure we deliver our manifesto aims whilst maintaining financial sustainability.  

Visitor experience and safety will be at the heart of everything you do, and your team development pathways and communication approach will ensure teams have all of the knowledge and support they need.  

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.

Closing date for applications:- 26th April 2021, midnight

Date of interviews: Week commencing 4th May 2021

For a full job description and details of 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)