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 The Curious Trainees

DURATION:               30 July 2019 – 29 August 2019, 16 days over 5 weeks
HOURS:                      9am - 5pm, with regular breaks
SALARY:                     £6.00 per hour

This is a paid trainee programme for young people currently in Year 11 and studying at City Academy Bristol to gain work experience over the summer holidays.

We are looking for young people to work with us and play a vital a role in what we do. Bring your passions, skills and experiences to inspire our visitors and start some amazing conversations. 

You will join our public facing operations team for 16 days over the summer, develop practical skills and play an important role in providing visitors with an excellent experience. You will receive training to give visitors a great welcome at our information desk, suggest the best tickets for them and talk passionately with them about We The Curious and what we have to offer.

You will also be spending time in our main venue and be trained to enhance the visitors experience by engaging in conversations to explore what interests them, assisting with activities and facilitating our exhibitions. You will also get an opportunity to work with our content researchers, scientists, and artists to contribute your ideas to projects that are happening in We The Curious. 

Closing date for applications: - Monday 27th May 2019, Midday

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

Finance Business Partner

Salary:                   £34,000 - £37,000 per annum

Hours:                   Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract:              Permanent

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 3rd June, Midnight

Interviews: 11th June

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


Executive Assistant

Hours:             Full time, 37.5 hours a week

Salary:            £22,500 pro rata

Contract:        Permanent


In this multi-faceted role, you will support our Chief Operating Officer and Chief Creative Officer with organisational and administrative duties, prioritising appointments, planning and organising meetings and responding to emails on their behalf. You will also act as the lynch pin within the Leadership Team, co-ordinating and maintaining effective communication between teams and be a key point of contact for the Board of Trustees. Therefore, this role requires a dynamic person with proven executive assistant experience, who will proactively seek solutions to problems as they arise.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5th June, Midnight


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



If you have any problems with our online application, please contact us on

If you have any problems with our online application, please contact us on

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)



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:
  • 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