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Manager of Youth Programs

The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 2, 2023

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Focus Areas
Education, Youth Development
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

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’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll 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 Manager of Youth Programs will: develop and lead STEM related workshops; support program logistics that includes engagement with student participants, families, community-based organizations, and workshop educators; provide general program support; and support any other programmatic offerings and events.  This position will also be responsible for:

  • Oversee PACTS workshop staff (Science in the City, Robotics, R&D)
  • Develop and oversee implementation of weekly STEM related workshops for middle and high school students.
  • Create hands-on lesson plans that may include lab-based experiences; facilitate bi-weekly PACTS middle school workshops.
  • Oversee Lab curriculum and management.
  • Support weekly meetings for the freshman and sophomore year components of STEM Scholars Program, in collaboration with university and industry partners.
  • Plan and manage yearly budget.
  • Support director in defining yearly program scope, goals, and deliverables for Youth Programs offerings.
  • Oversee alumni outreach and support, as well as coordinate alumni engagement events.
  • Support additional Youth Programs events, as needed.
  • Additional duties may include assisting with entrance essay writing, college applications, and career advising.
  • Support museum floor operations on an occasional basis

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science-related field, or youth development required. Three - five years of experience with program implementation, project management, and community outreach is essential. Familiarity with and passion for science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics is a plus. Strong collaborative, communication and writing skills are essential.

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.

  • Typical work hours are Tues-Sat, with some evening hours, during the Academic Year (September- May/June) and Mon-Friday during Summer (July, August). Position may include occasional weekend community engagement events.

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.

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 veteran status.

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