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.
We do 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 one of our roles as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.
Hours: Full time - 12 hour shifts covering days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. Shift Pattern of 168 hours over 3 Days and 4 Nights then 3 rest days, 4 Days and 3 Nights then 4 rest days.
Our Estates Services team are a critical part of the great visitor experience that We The Curious is known for. This role is responsible for the safety, monitoring and smooth running of our 11 acre site as a key part of the wider Estates Team. You will be representing We The Curious and in some cases the first point of contact for our visitors. You will need to demonstrate excellent customer service skills and the ability to provide our visitors with a warm welcome whilst creating a safe and secure environment.
Closing date for applications: 20th November, midnight
To apply and for a full job description, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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