Job Openings

Advance your career by working at The Franklin Institute! Applications from candidates at all levels of training, experience, and education are accepted for positions in administrative, curatorial, security, trade, and professional areas.

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted to our Human Resources Department in a variety of ways:

Email: employment@fi.edu (Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.)

Postal Mail:
The Franklin Institute
ATTN: Human Resources Department
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 215.448.1121

Delivery: 20th Street Business Entrance or Bartol Atrium Security Desk

If you are interested in a position but don't have a resume, you may fill out and submit our Employment Inquiry Form.

  • Business Development Director

    The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic museum professional to both service and grow its licensing and exhibit services lines of business.  The Business Development Director will be responsible for growing existing revenue streams, building concepts and models to grow these areas, and developing new products.

    This position is responsible for maximizing leasing revenue from The Franklin Institute’s owned traveling exhibitions in order to meet revenue goals.  The individual will also review and present RFP opportunities for exhibit services including development, design,  and exhibition touring services.  This position will also assist in managing The Institute’s ownership interest in exhibition and film product, explore and develop licensing opportunities for Institute intellectual property and seek to grow The Franklin Institute’s catalog of museum and science center products and services available to third parties.  Must be highly proactive to market and sell both existing and new museum products and services.  Must be a skilled generalist and be able to manage processes with finance, marketing and operations.  Will research and negotiate with potential host venues and attend appropriate conferences and expos.  Negotiates and prepares contracts for project fulfillment and fulfills the role of project manager.

    Requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience including a minimum 4-8years in the museum, zoo, aquarium or attraction industry.  Science-based museums preferred.  Should have proven relationships with other science institutions and the demonstrated ability to sell such institutions’ products and services.  Experience in museum product and service sales both domestically and internationally a plus, along with an understanding of intellectual property licenses.  Must have experience with multi-disciplinary project management and the ability to create business plans and implement them cross-departmentally in a team oriented structure. Must be a self -starter with demonstrated success in driving new business by cultivating internal consensus and forging new external relationships.

    We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA  19103, email: employment@fi.edu or fax 215-448-1121.  EOE. 

  • Director of Institutional Giving and Government Relations

    The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeks a senior level professional as its Director of Institutional Giving and Government Relations.  The Director of Institutional Giving and Government Relations is responsible for the strategic management of organizational fundraising from corporate, foundation, and government sources.  This position reports to the Vice President of External Affairs and works closely and independently with other institutional leadership, including Trustees and key volunteers.  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum 7 years related development experience with a specific focus on institutional giving programs and major government grants and a proven track record of closing significant financial partnerships.  Superior oral and written communications skills essential, with careful attention to detail.  High computer proficiency necessary, including experience with Raiser’s Edge database, and Microsoft Office Suite.

    We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Dept. D, 222  N. 20th St., Phila, PA  19103, email employement@fi.edu or fax 215-448-1121.  EOE. 

  • Greeter I (Temporary)

    Unscheduled part time, 19 hours per week, including weekends and holidays. TEMPORARY THROUGH JANUARY 2016


    Minimum Qualifications:  Excellent interpersonal skills; outgoing and friendly demeanor; one to two years of customer service experience. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Check tickets for appropriate date and time, scan tickets and control queue, provide information concerning directions, show times, and activities in or around the museum. Greet school buses and assist with coat and lunch storage, check visitors for proper admission, challenge inappropriate behavior, assist with lost children and log lost and found items. Greeters will also brief school groups and summer camps on the rules and regulations of the museum.

  • Rental Event Staff

    Unscheduled part-time, 5-15 hours per week.  Work schedule includes evenings, weekends and holidays.

    Minimum Qualifications: High school education; superior customer service and communication skills.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for greeting guests, and facilitating guest flow during special events at The Franklin Institute. Provide guests with directional assistance, answer general guest questions.  Monitor event areas. Provide support for Event Host.

  • Sales and Service Representative I (Temporary)

    Unscheduled Part-Time. 5-19 hours per week. Schedule will vary, but mostly weekends, some evening, holidays a must.  TEMPORARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2015. 

    Minimum Qualifications: High school education; Computer proficiency and willingness to learn new systems.  History of customer service experience in an attraction venue preferred.  Excellent cash handling skills/experience a must.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Provide excellent customer service, process guests through ticketing, membership, will-call, and coat check.  Clean workstations and ticketing booth.  Stock the ticketing desk. Become knowledgeable about theater shows, special events, and exhibits.