Assistant Director of Ticket Sales Operations

The iconic front steps of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Assistant Director of Ticket Sales Operations oversees the daily operation of the Contact Center and is a critical leadership role at The Franklin Institute that will transform our customer experience by creating a culture of best-in-class pre and post-visit service. This role will oversee strategy, planning, and execution of The Franklin Institute’s Contact Center, with a focus on the Group Sales process as well as managing and reporting of the Admission Department’s funds.  

The Assistant Director of Ticket Sales Operations will report to the Director of Business Operations to further the Admission Department's goals and will fill in as a support when needed. This position will also be responsible for: 

  • Oversee the daily management and operation of the contact center with a focus on exceptional customer service.  
  • Deliver a seamless customer service experience across all touchpoints
  • Create a fun, positive, inclusive team environment for all staff members
  • Responsible for maintaining and growing a highly effective team in the contact center, focused on providing a best-in-class experience for our customers.
  • Responsible for overseeing the Group Sales initiatives and operations, including the proper execution of all pre-visit communications. 
  • Generate ideas to provide continuous exceptional customer service and customer experience
  • Complete the Box Office revenue reconciling procedures, including, but not limited to, the daily deposits, closing shift reports, billing and refund submissions, and partner revenue reports.
  • Work with HR on workforce planning to ensure appropriate staffing needs can be measured; training and development goals can be established, and contingent workforce options can be used to create an optimally staffed and trained workforce able to respond to the needs of the business. 
  • Assist the Director of Business Operations with achieving departmental goals within the Admission department and fill in as support for ticketing and customer service initiatives when needed.
  • Determine contact center performance targets for speed, accuracy, quality, sales and efficiency, and ensuring these goals are met on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Develop and maintain effective organization of responsibility, including efficient recruiting, training, coaching, recognition, workflow patterns, performance standards, delineation of duties and responsibilities, staffing levels, and supervision.
  • Responsible for the timely completion of Payroll and schedules for the front line staff, managers, and assistant managers
  • Manage department spending according to budget
  • Develop departmental standards with a focus on delivering a World Class Visitor Experience

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of Call Center/Contact Center management experience; strong preference to venue or attractions experience.
  • Proven leadership roles with a strong background in managing a team in a visitor-facing organization.
  • Experience with fulfillment or ticket delivery for programs larger than 150,000 attendees annually.
  • Availability to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule is required.

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and disability coverage. We also offer generous Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Please visit our Careers page or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). We look forward to hearing from you!

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.