Youth 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 Franklin Institute’s Youth Programs offerings aim to inspire middle and high school students to explore their curiosity for science and develop a STEM identity and equips students with the tools and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in these areas.

The Youth Programs Coordinator will develop and lead STEM-related workshops; interact with student participants, families, and workshop educators; provide general program support; chaperone off-site field trips; and support any other programmatic offerings and events.

Position Requirements

  • Candidate will develop and oversee implementation of weekly STEM related workshops for middle and high school students.
  • Support weekly meetings for the freshman and sophomore year components of STEM Scholars Program, in collaboration with university and industry partners.
  • Create hands-on lesson plans and labs; facilitate weekly PACTS middle school Science Investigators workshops.
  • Manage relationships with students and families; as well as university, industry, and community partners.
  • Maintain a database of students’ records and contacts.
  • Support additional Youth Programs events.
  • Additional duties may include assisting with entrance essay writing, college applications, and career advising.
  • Candidate’s schedule will require evening and weekend hours.

Mandatory Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, guidance, or science-related field.
  • Classroom management and teaching skills, particularly with middle and/or high school students, either in a formal or informal setting.  

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 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.