Curriculum and Training Specialist

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:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Professional Development, the Curriculum and Training Specialist will support The Franklin Institute Education Programs team in the development, implementation, and administration of a diverse range of learning experiences and educational STEM resources to a variety of audiences.  Learning experiences and educational STEM resources include in-person, virtual, and asynchronous programs, written curricula, and training videos. 

The Curriculum and Training Specialist will also be responsible for: 

  • Support, from ideation to evaluation, the professional development offerings for formal K-12 educators and informal and OST educators
  • Lead in-person and virtual professional development workshops for formal and informal educators and corporate audiences
  • Maintain the professional development calendar, liaising with educators and administrators, and coordinating with TFI’s internal events team on the scheduling and logistic needs of professional development workshops
  • Develop, prototype, and evaluate STEM educational resources for educators, K-12 students, adult learners, and families, including lesson plans, activity guides, training videos, and tools for scaffolding learning
  • Work with the Senior Manager of Learning Experiences and Assistant Director of Professional Development to ensure all products are engaging, research-backed, and culturally sustaining for learners
  • Support the implementation of career development programs for adult learners

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field preferred 
  • 2-3 years implementing successful adult professional learning experiences both in-person and remotely 
  • 2-3 years of successfully developing and implementing curriculum and activities for students in the formal or informal classroom
  • Knowledge of learning standards (NGSS, PA State Standards, CommonCore)
  • Inclusive and culturally responsive facilitation skills
  • Ability to work on multiple project timelines at once
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Exceptional communication skills, written, in-person, and online, and the ability to work inter-departmentally
  • Excellent skills in creating and delivering dynamic and effective presentations
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred

Status:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

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

To apply, please visit our Career CenterWe look forward to hearing from you!

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role. 

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.