Franklin Fright Cast Member

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 Franklin Institute is looking for energetic character performers to enhance the in-building visitor experience during the Franklin Fright Season Event. We are looking for performers with high-energy, big personalities, and the ability to captivate an audience. 

This role would benefit from having someone with comedic skills who can read an audience and has the ability to improvise with guests. This role will be a costumed character working the Trick or Treat doors during the events.

Position Requirements

  • Excellent customer service experience 
  • Experience in theatrical performance and “improv” preferred 
  • Previous experience in education and visitor services in an attraction setting preferred
  • Ability to stand, walk and work for prolonged periods of time 
  • Previous work with diverse populations as guests – communicative and able to work with diverse people 

Seasonal, Part-time

Work Schedule:
Saturdays and Sundays in October. Shifts are from 9:30 am – 5:15 pm. Additional evening events provide additional opportunities for hours.  

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.