Education Programs Coordinator

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 Education Programs Coordinator will support the Education Programs team in the coordination and administration of education programs and will be responsive to the needs of the projects and programs. Programs will include a range of models including local and national networks, a variety of audiences including community partners and summer camp attendees, and short-term and ongoing programs.

This position will report to the Assistant Director of National and Network Education Programs, primarily coordinating the national and network programs, but will also support other education programs. As such, this individual will also work closely with the Assistant Director of Informal Education Programs and the Director of Education Programs.  The Education Programs Coordinator will also be responsible for the following: 

  • Coordinate expense reports and tracking program budgets
  • Facilitate the execution of contracts, POs, and check requests for program participants
  • Liaise with ticketing, finance, marketing, media, and other relevant Franklin Institute departments on program execution details
  • Coordinate virtual and in-person program trainings and events including reserving rooms and scheduling zoom meetings, provide day-of technical support, order event supplies and food, and support day-of logistics 
  • Set up and maintain project management software in alignment with existing structures, helping to streamline internal systems
  • Create and maintain project timelines 
  • Website maintenance, including updating public facing copy and creating accounts for program participants
  • Set up and maintain program applications in online systems including JotForm, Google Form, Microsoft SharePoint
  • Implement program logistics to scale including facilitating bulk ordering and drop-shipment of supplies from fulfillment companies
  • Maintain program schedules including scheduling external meetings in Teams and Zoom

Position Requirements

  • Two (2) years’ experience performing administrative duties in a professional setting
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills 
  • Ability to adhere to rigorous deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Must be detail-oriented and proactive
  • Experience in grant-funded program administration is preferred
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite and Google Forms preferred 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Status:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday (8:45 AM – 5:15 PM)

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 submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio to  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.