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.

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 of African or Caribbean​Heritage, and/or South Asian Heritage​and/or​other Minority​Ethnic backgrounds

•      a Disabled person and/or 

•      a person who identifies as having a working class background and/or 

•      a person who was eligible for free school meals as a 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.

 

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.

 

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Ticketing Assistant

Salary: £22,000 per annum, (£17,600 pro rata)

Hours: Part-time, 30 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

Contract: Permanent

Are systems your sort of thing? Are you friendly and approachable, with bucket loads of enthusiasm?

We’re currently on the lookout for a passionate CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and Ticketing Assistant to join our growing CRM Team. You’d be our first point of contact for CRM throughout We The Curious; working to provide a smooth and accessible ticketing journey for our audiences, as well as ensuring we’re more visitor-focused and data-driven.

Supporting CRM users across the whole organisation, you’ll have a positive and proactive approach to problem-solving, and you’ll be excited by the possibility of collaborating with teams to change the way we do things for the better.

Also, you’d get the chance to be part of one of the UK’s most innovative cultural venues – working in a place with the best teams, a TARDIS, and a 3D Planetarium. What’s not to love?

If you feel like you’re the person to help us achieve our CRM dreams, feel free to give Lisa Smith our Head of People, or James Gallagher our CRM and Ticketing Lead, a shout for an informal chat by emailing people@wethecurious.org.
 

How to Apply

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

Closing date for applications: - 28th October, midnight

 

 

Estates Services Officer

Contract:      Permanent, part-time

Hours: Part-time, rotating 12-hour shifts covering days, weekends and bank holidays, averaging 28 hours per week as one half of a 168-hour shift pattern, with opportunities for overtime.

Salary:           £28,217, pro rata (£14,108 on FTE 0.5) 

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. You’ll be part of an Estates Services Team monitoring and patrolling our 11-acre site providing excellent customer service to visitors of our open spaces and Millennium Square Car Park. 

 

How to Apply

You can find out more about the role and apply by filling in the application online here

Closing date for applications: - 20th October 2021, Midnight

Start Date: ASAP

Interview dates:  TBC but we will give you as much notice as possible

 

 

Hidden Health Young Leader

Contract – Temporary

Hours – 13 days (7.5 hours a day)

Salary - £9.50 per hour

  • What does wellbeing mean to you?
  • Do you feel your voice and other’s voices are excluded from conversations and thinking into health and wellbeing?
  • Are you interested in a paid opportunity to develop your leadership and research skills?

We’re looking for three Young Leaders, aged 16-24 years old, who would like to lead conversations and explore other young people’s stories and voices about health and wellbeing. You will design and lead conversations for other young people, receive support and mentoring and have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, communication and research.

Who do YOU think should be heard?

Want to know more

You can see a full job description for the role here

How to Apply

You can apply by:

  • Filling in the application online here, or 
  • Answering the questions on the application form in a voice recording or video (3-5 min max) and email to people@wethecurious.org   
  • Answering the questions on the application form in a Word Doc and sending it to people@wethecurious.org   

Closing date for applications: - 11th October 2021, Midnight

Interview dates:  Week commencing 18th October 2021

Starts:  Proposed Thursday 28th October for 1 day and then 2 days a week for 6 weeks. 

Finishes:  9th December 2021

 

Head of Sustainable Futures 

Hours: Part-time 33.75 hours per week (0.9 FTE, can be worked over 4 or 5 days)

Salary: £44,000-£50,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: CEO

Direct Reports – 1 x Sustainable Futures Innovator

Our sustainability work began in 2011 and has grown so that we are now recognised as the world leader in the fast-developing field of sustainability in science centres. As part of the Leadership Team, you will lead on We The Curious’ Sustainable Futures work and strategy, embedding sustainability into the culture of the organisation and being a spokesperson for sustainability for the organisation, city and sector.

How to Apply

You can find out more about the role and apply by filling in the application online here

Closing date for applications: - 17th October 2021, Midnight

Interview dates:  TBC but we will give you as much notice as possible

 

Volunteer with us...

As an educational charity, we rely on our communities to help us achieve our aim of creating a future where everyone is included, curious and inspired by science to build a better world together.

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 opportunities including working with our visitors in our exhibition spaces, supporting school workshops, helping with our shop as well as getting out and about with the team at local community venues and events.

You don’t need to have a background in science. Feel free to get in touch to find out more.

 

Interested in our volunteer programme?

Want to know more? Chat to our Volunteering Team on 0117 915 7122 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)