Salary: GBP £30,000-£35,000 per annum

Application Deadline: September 29, 2019 11:59 pm

Company: We The Curious

Job Details

Hours                          Full time (37.5), to include occasional evening and weekend working.

Contract                     Permanent

Responsible for       Programme Developer, Programme Assistants

Reports to                  Head of Programming

Who we are:

We The Curious is 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.

You are a creative producer who thrives in a multi-disciplinary environment, bringing together ideas and collaborators across the arts and sciences with a combination of creativity, solid project management skills, and a flair for community collaboration.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead on the planning and management of We The Curious’ public programming – arts projects, open source science research experiences, workshops, co-design collaborations, commercial events, and other programming across a range of disciplines.

Working closely with the Head of Programming, and alongside the other Producers and Programme Developers, you will lead project teams from across We The Curious in developing seasonal programmes from scratch, including the creation of coherent, relevant and appealing themes; management of timelines, deadlines and project budgets, and managing individual partnerships and commissions. You will also lead on participatory projects including Co-design programming with our community partners.


Programme Producing

Lead the development of seasonal programmes, bringing together project teams from across the organisation and working closely with the rest of the programming team as well as the audience and marketing teams to create attractive experiences and events that drive visits to We The Curious and add value for our audiences.

Feed in curatorial oversight to create coherent, balanced programmes, including researching and working collaboratively to generate ideas for themes, and identifying areas for further development.

Responsibility for creating and managing timelines and deadlines to keep teams on track, organizing project meetings and keeping track of progress.

Managing seasonal programme budgets and reporting to Head of Programming and finance team

Liaising with the Marketing team on strategic planning and ensuring full marketing and promotion of seasons.

Support the strategic development of the programme including honing programming process and contributing to ongoing team responsibilities such as responding to programming enquiries.


Ensuring programme activities and external collaborators comply with policies including Child protection, health and safety, risk assessment processes.

Working with the fundraising team to secure funding for new projects

Direct line management of the Programme Developer and Curious Facilitator(s)

Contributing to creative development sessions, supporting the Head of Programming, including assistance with team communications, training and activity and impact reporting.

Occasional Live Science holiday support

Liaising across the organisation to ensure good interdepartmental communication

Participation in any other reasonable task as determined by the Head of Programming and Chief Creative Officer.


Substantial producing experience, ideally in an arts, museums or science context

Experience of team and people management with outstanding communication and negotiation skills

Experience in project management, including setting and managing budgets and exceptional organisational skills

Experience of working across a diverse range of communities and working on participatory/ engagement projects

Experience in producing a varied scale of projects, from small transient workshops to large complex creative projects/events, from planning through to delivery

Experienced in engaging with sensitive cultural issues and stakeholders requiring a high level of skill in relationship management.

Experience in identifying, negotiating with, commissioning and managing external consultants, contractors and creative practitioners.

Culturally literate, with an up to date understanding of the arts and broader cultural sector in the UK, and engages with a wide range of programming at other venues

The ability to take responsibility for decision making when required.

The ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.



Experience of programming within a cultural or science venue

Experience of coordinating young people’s programmes including youth led/co-design activities

Experience in integrating diversity, inclusion and access in programme development.

Experience of creating and using evaluation and quality assurance frameworks

Knowledge and understanding of national and regional science communication and public engagement activities and initiatives

Experience in communicating with audiences

A degree or professional experience in a STEM subject and/or science communication OR a background in arts management/ producing.


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Contact Details

People Team
[email protected]

Job Posting title: Producer
Closing Date: 2019-09-29T23:59:00+01:00