Philadelphia, PA

The Franklin Institute, founded in 1824 and housed in its current building since 1934, has a rich and storied history.  Today, the Institute is a premier science education institution and destination attraction, a spark to ignite curiosity in science and technology and a guide to science-related issues affecting the quality of our lives as we move forward into the new millennium.  In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.

Reporting to the Vice President, Exhibit & Program Development, the Director of Exhibition & Curatorial is responsible for all aspects of an innovative exhibition and curatorial team that develops exhibition solutions, design support and curatorial care for museum needs. These needs include all in-house graphic design, exhibit development, design and implementation, as well as collections care and interpretation. The Director of Exhibition & Curatorial is to oversee and manage a staff that includes exhibit designers, graphic designers, exhibit developers, curatorial staff and technical designers as well as a large number of outside vendors, consultants and
sub-contracts.  A key function of this position is to direct large exhibit projects from development through to fabrication.

We seek an accomplished individual with a track record of demonstrated execution of creativity, interpretation and associated project development processes.  The successful candidate will bring a passion for science, technology and innovation, as well as an appreciation for and/or experience with the work of a museum coupled with a business-like and strategic approach.  This position requires an undergraduate degree in design or a related field and a minimum of 8 years experience in professional exhibit design management responsibility, preferably in such venues as science centers, themed entertainment venues, children’s museums, zoological parks, or other visitor-driven, public cultural institutions.  Proven skill in managing creative teams and large projects including interface with construction and operations is highly desirable.

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at  For more information, please visit The Franklin Institute’s website at