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 value the positive impact greater representation will have on our organisation, programmes and culture. It’s our goal to become an inclusive place to work and for our teams to better reflect our city and the people who visit us.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly if you are from a background that is not well represented* in the science centre sector.

We will work with you to ensure the recruitment process is accessible for you, please contact us if you have questions about, We The Curious, our accessibility or recruitment process at people@wethecurious.org

 

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.

 

Maintenance Engineer

Salary: £29,988 per annum, (pro-rata)

Hours: this role can be worked on a full-time basis (40 hours p.w) or 4 days per week (32 hours p.w)

Contract: Permanent

Are you looking for a new multiskilled maintenance role?

Would you like to work on a diverse 11 acre estate in central Bristol on the harbourside?

A rare opportunity awaits due to retirement, to join our small, friendly and proactive Estates team here at We The Curious.

In this role you will play a key part in delivering our planned and reactive maintenance programme, in our Grade 2 listed main building, our big silver ball, our open public spaces, our water features, a subterranean car park, and more.

You'll get the chance to be part of an educational charity, and one of the UK's most innovative cultural venues - working in a place with the best teams, a Tardis, our iconic 3D Planetarium, and innovative building systems. What's not to love? In the forthcoming years our Estates team have some exciting projects in the planning pipeline!

If you've got great maintenance skills along with strong M&E experience and would like to find out more, feel free to get in touch for an informal chat via People@wethecurious.org

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

Closing date for applications – 2nd December, midnight

 

Visitor Experience Assistant

CONTRACT:  Permanent full-time, part-time and 0-hour contracts available. All will require regular weekend availability. 

SALARY:  £9.80 p/h (rising to £10.00 and then £10.23 once key development points are met)

HOURS:  Full -time, part-time & flexible hours/work patterns available, including weekends and Bank Holidays

As a Visitor Experience Assistant you’ll be the first and last face our visitors see, meaning you can set the tone of their experience and will be the one ensuring that their welcome is friendly, inviting and inclusive; and that they leave bristling with a newfound curiosity for the world around them!

You will be adaptable and flexible working in different areas like the foyer and the shop, ensuring that every visitor has the best time possible.

TO APPLY:

You can see a full job description and details of how to apply here.

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  

Closing Date for Applications:- Midnight on 29th November

 

Visitor Experience Team Leader

CONTRACT            Zero Hour, Permanent 

SALARY                  £11.23 per hour

HOURS                  Flexible hours, with regular weekend availability

As Visitor Experience Team Leader, you’ll be a key player in the operational management team and have visitor experience, team development and safety at the centre of everything you do. You will use your people centred skills to ensure we exceed visitor expectations, and that teams feel supported and inspired.

Leading the team on a daily basis, you’ll show how to give the best experience whilst ensuring the team have what they need to do the same. You’ll have the ability to enthuse, inspire and motivate staff and have experience working in audience facing cultural or leisure venues.

To Apply:-

You can find a full job description and details of how to apply here.

Closing Date for Applications:- Midnight on 29th November

 

Programme Developer

Salary                   £23,000-25,000 per annum, dependent on experience 

Hours                   Full time 37.5 hrs p/w, to include occasional evening and weekend working.

Contract              Fixed Term - 6 months

Ideal start            Mid-January 2022

Are you interested in finding new access points to ideas? Do you want to help different groups of people to engage with creative, playful, innovative and inspiring content? 

We The Curious is currently looking for a Programme Developer to join our Programming team. In this role, you will play a key part in the development and delivery of our wide-ranging public events programme. 

You’ll also get the chance to be part of an educational charity, and 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've got great experience in developing events, activities and experiences for the public and would like to find out more, feel free to get in touch for an informal chat via People@wethecurious.org

How to Apply:-

You can see a full job description and apply by filling in the application form online here

Closing date for applications: - 24th November 2021, Midnight

 

 

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly if you are from a background that is not well represented* in the science centre sector.

*By not well represented we mean people from backgrounds including but not limited to:

-African and African-Caribbean heritage

-South Asian and East Asian heritage

-Other Minority Ethnic Backgrounds

- Disabled

Neurodivergent

- Visually Impaired

Deaf community

- Working class background

-Didn’t go to university or first in your immediate family to attend University

 

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)