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Current vacancies

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. As part of this, we're working hard to reimagine our recruitment process and make it more equitable.

We want to work with you to ensure its as equitable and accessible as possible. If you have any questions or ideas, we'd love you to get in touch via

We are a Real Living Wage employer and our hourly rates will increase to match the Real Living Wage increase from April 1st 2024. 


Graphic Designer

Salary: £17,543 per annum (£29,239 full time equivalent)

Contract: Nine months fixed term

Working hours: Part time, 22.5 hours a week (0.6 FTE) Monday to Wednesday

Deadline for applications: Sunday 25th February at midnight

Start date: Monday 25th March

As our Graphic Designer you’ll manage, shape and deliver the graphic design output of the organisation. You will act as a brand guardian ensuring everything produced is in line with the brand toolkit and developed alongside the needs of the organisation.

You’ll work alongside our designer and be part of the Audience Team. You will also work closely with all colleagues across the organisation to problem solve, concept, present and create a variety of design solutions.

More info and to apply click here


Development Account Manager

Salary: £18,000 - £21,000 per annum, (£30,000 - £35,000 pro-rata), dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent

Working hours: Part-time, 22.5 hours a week (0.6 FTE), flexible over 3, 4 or 5 days. This may include attending events outside of normal working hours. 

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6th March at midnight

Start date: Monday 29th April

The Development Team is responsible for fundraising across the whole organisation and the stewardship and development of our donors and supporters. The other members of the team are the Development Manager and the Gifts and Partnerships Manager. We are looking for an Account Manager to join the team to help us maximise and unlock some very exciting opportunities.

The Account Manager will primarily focus on the development and re-engagement of funders and partners.  You will need to be well-organised and enjoy working flexibly to support multiple projects. This position requires the ability to anticipate needs, be proactive and offer solutions to problems. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and enjoy client management including the coordination and delivery of reports and updates. You will be the team’s key contact for stewardship management, including the creation of touch points, communications and events. You will also enjoy networking, developing and researching future opportunities and potential partners and funders. 

More info and to apply click here

Including everyone 

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 lived experiences and particularly those that are not well represented* in the science centre sector. ​​

We want to 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    ​​

*By not well represented we mean people with lived experience including but not limited to:​

_African and African-Caribbean heritage​

_South Asian and East Asian heritage ​

_Other global majority ethnic groups


_Neurodivergent ​

_Visually Impaired ​

_Deaf community

_LGBTQIA+ and/or non-binary   ​

_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 work with our local communities to help us create a future where everyone is included, curious and inspired 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)