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)

Join the team...

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.

Trustee – Open call

We the Curious is looking for forward-thinking individuals to join our board at a time of exciting and challenging cultural change as an organisation.

Board members will have the opportunity to contribute to the future of this educational charity and the strategic delivery of our Manifesto for a Culture of Curiosity. We need individuals who can bring energy and a positively questioning mind to help us realise the vision of We The Curious. You will be energised by our vision of repositioning science as part of an inclusive, multi-disciplinary culture.


If you would like to apply please click here.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat with the Chair of Trustees or our Leadership Team, please contact



Finance Director (Ref: FD0319)

Salary:  £55,000-£60,000, dependent on experience

Contract:  Permanent

Hours:  Full time, 37.5 hours a week

We require a creative, engaged Finance Director, with the imagination and expertise to help us make our vision a reality, providing visible financial leadership across our charity.   Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Creative Officer (CCO) and the Leadership Team, you will oversee our financial strategy and our financial planning arrangements, exploring new opportunities for development and embedding the best professional financial practice.  You will lead all financial aspects of We The Curious’s business strategy, ensure the timely flow of financial information to the COO, CCO, Board of Trustees and colleagues and ensure that our financial systems and practices enable us to maintain financial integrity and ongoing financial resilience.

Closing date for applications:- Tuesday 26th March, Midnight

For more details and to apply, please click here.


Fundraising / Development Manager

Salary:                   £28,000 per annum
Hours:                   37.5 per week
Contract               Full time, Permanent

We The Curious is a fantastic place to bring your fundraising skills. We are an educational charity that delivers its mission through our interactive Science Centre, outreach work and volunteer programme. The organisation is continually developing and uses fundraising to improve and grow. We are in the final phase of a successful capital campaign to undertake a major transformation of our exhibition floor and learning programme, alongside planning our 2020 fundraising strategy. We are now looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager to join our fundraising team. This is a new role reflecting an increasing investment in the organisation’s fundraising function. We The Curious is a truly collaborative and supportive place to work – if you are interested in raising funds for the arts, science and education and you are a good match for the job description we look forward to meeting you!

Closing date for applications: -  Wednesday 10th of April, Midnight

Interviews: Week beginning 22nd of April 

For a full job description and details of how to apply, please click here.



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Volunteer with us...

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.

Here are some of the ways we can work together:

  • 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:
  • 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: