Event Manager (Part-Time)

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 Event Manager is a key member of the Catering and Events department, responsible for overseeing the operations for special events. This customer-focused position must ensure that all clients have a memorable experience, free of operational and customer service issues, that delivers on the brand promise to welcome and inspire guests and experience genuine hospitality. This position will also work with vendors and contractors to ensure their needs are met and resolve any issues that may arise.

Position Requirements

  • Proven success working at a sophisticated event venue that has a focus on delivering a world-class visitor experience
  • Experience coaching, motivating, and monitoring staff members in a fun, energetic environment
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented, able to think on their feet, and provide excellent customer service to guests that are expecting a one-of-a-kind, memorable event
  • 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:  Part-time

Schedule:  Must be available to work evening events, including weekends. This position is ideal for someone looking to earn additional income!

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to employment@fi.edu (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.