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.
Hours: Working 3/4 days in 7 (working an average of 3 weekends out of 4) with the potential of working additional days up to 5 days per week.
Salary: £8.59 per hour, rising to £9.02 on completion of probation
In this role you will be enhancing the We The Curious visitor experience by engaging visitors in conversation, facilitating our exhibitions, delivering science shows, interactive activities, special events and community activities in our building and beyond. This means encouraging visitors to explore what interests them, empowering them to ask questions and explore the world. You will do this by providing amazing experiences and facilitating conversations in our programme spaces such as the Live lab, Kitchen, Studio theatre, Tinkering Space, Planetarium and open spaces, including story-telling, demonstrations and shows.
Closing date for applications – Sunday 25th November, midnight
Interview dates – 7th or 10th December
For more details and to apply, please click here.
Hours: Flexible to include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays
Salary: £7.97 per hour
Contract: Various contracts and work patterns available including full-time and zero hour, available from October 2018 until January 2019 (some opportunities to stay on after the ice rink)
In this role you will ensure that every visitor has the best time possible from suggesting the best tickets for them at the tills to helping them get their skates on for festive fun at the We The Curious ice rink. You’ll be the first and last face our visitors see, meaning you can set the tone of their experience. As a naturally friendly person you will engage visitors passionately with everything there is to know about We The Curious and what we have to offer
Closing date for applications: no closing date
For more details and to apply, please click here.
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.
- 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: email@example.com.
- Artists Residencies - We’re currently looking for artists to use the Box as an R&D space – see details of how to apply here.
- 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
- Anything else? Drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org