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.
Institute is looking for energetic performers to enhance the
in-building visitor experience. 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 can
improvise with guests.
The Performer will be responsible for engaging guests with scientific
content in an educational, fun, and memorable capacity through demonstrations,
live shows, group and one-on-one facilitation.
We are looking for reliable performers with initiative who can work with
little supervision, customer service skills, and commit to at least 3 days a
week. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays,
weekends, evenings, and holidays.
The Performer will also be responsible for:
Performing shows and acts in assigned area according to show
schedules and assisting in the daily operation aspects of the assigned show.
Leading science experiences for museum guests, including, but not
limited to performing live shows and demonstrations and
interacting/facilitating in exhibits.
dissections of animal organs, not limited to but focusing on mammalian.
Developing skills and knowledge to maintain quality show, appearance,
Assisting in general cleaning of specified areas.
Working as part of a team to increase productivity and while
providing excellent guest service.
Developing an understanding of exhibit content and activities
grounded in STEM.
Handling of chemicals and materials – (ex: liquid nitrogen,
hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide and oxygen gases; dissection scalpels) –
training provided. Ability to handle latex balloons.
Other duties as assigned.
Interest in learning about science and value the importance of
Able to communicate effectively in a professional manner with
co-workers, supervisors, and guests.
Deliver a high energy entertainment experience; experience in
delivering high energy, fun performances.
Excellent customer service experience
Previous experience in education and visitor services in an
attraction setting preferred.
Ability to stand, walk and work for prolonged periods of time.
Fluent in Spanish preferred.
Status: Part-time, 24
hours per week
To apply, please visit
our Career Center. We 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
As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees
must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to
requests for accommodation.