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 who experiences racism and/or 

•      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.

 

Live Science Team Member

Contract - Fixed Term Contract from 12th July – 5th September 2021, to increase our staff during the summer holidays.

Hours - working 3/4 days (22.5/30hrs) per week, working 3 out of 4 weekends.  

Salary - £9.50 per hour 

In this role you will be enhancing the We The Curious visitor experience by engaging visitors in conversation, with our science shows, interactive activities, special events and facilitating our exhibitions and community activities in our venue and beyond. You will provide amazing experiences and interactions. You will bring to life our culture of curiosity, presenting in our programme spaces such as the Open City Lab, Kitchen, Studio theatre, Tinkering Space, and open spaces, including story-telling, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

You’ll have excellent communication skills, including the ability to confidently engage audiences of varying sizes and you’ll have strong customer service and listening skills with an appreciation of customer needs and expectations. 

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

You can see a full job description for the role here.

Closing Date for Applications:- Sunday 6th June at midnight

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 and email to people@wethecurious.org  

 

Maintenance Engineer

Contract - Permanent contract 

Hours - working 4 days (32hrs per week)  

Salary - £24,624 (£30,780 FTE)

Our estate is a mix of new and old with two Grade II listed buildings, modern outside public spaces, tenanted spaces, a busy visitor attraction, an underground car park, water features, numerous plant rooms, and roadways, all spread across 11 acres of the bustling Harbourside, and maintained and managed by the in-house Estates team.

As a member of the Maintenance team within the wider Estates function, you'll be responsible for everything from scheduled planned maintenance through to reactive emergency response and everything in-between, the role is varied and critical in ensuring the delivery of an operational and safe environment for all staff, visitors and users of our spaces.

We will be interviewing for this role week commencing 21st June. 

Closing Date for Applications:- Thursday 17th June at midnight 

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please click here for the job description and to apply.

 

Visitor Experience Team Manager

Contract - Permanent contract 

Hours - Full time, 37.5 hours a week

Salary -  £23,500 per annum

Based in the foyer,  the Visitor experience Manager will lead the Visitor Experience team in ensuring a safe and welcoming  experience for all visitors.  Using training and development skills to prepare teams to support all visitor needs. 

Responsible for the efficient coordination of teams including rota management and the implementation of risk management procedures including Safeguarding, first aid and Covid Secure mitigations. 

HOW TO APPLY

Closing Date for Applications:- Thursday 17th June at midnight 

We will be interviewing for this role week commencing 21st June. 

Please click here for the job description and to apply.

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)