Educator Applications NOW CLOSED


All positions have been filled. Further applications will not be considered.  


GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free, summer education program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists by providing opportunities for children to embody science careers, think scientifically, practice authentic science techniques, and have fun! The goal of the program is to increase children’s value of and confidence in doing science and pursuing STEM careers, especially for populations underrepresented in STEM.  

This year, GSK Science in the Summer™ will take place from July 5 – August 12 in libraries throughout the following greater Philadelphia area counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia County. GSK Science in the Summer™ is for students in grades 2nd – 6th.  



Educators are applying to lead programs in one of the counties listed above and will travel to libraries to deliver this program to participants in person. If hired, Educators will receive a kit of materials in early June and be trained in program content by The Franklin Institute. Programs may be scheduled during the weekday, evenings, or weekends. All programs will be scheduled as either one, four-hour event or two, two-hour events. Class sizes may be limited due to library capacity but will not exceed a 20:1 student-teacher ratio. Educators will be scheduled to lead programs or be an on-call substitute in accordance with availability provided in the application. 

A detailed description of position duties & responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation can be reviewed in the job description. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW. 


Please click the “APPLY NOW” button below to apply. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We have a limited number of positions, so educators are encouraged to apply early. Applications will close when all positions are filled. Any questions may be sent to the program team at  

The Franklin Institute provides equal opportunity employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, perception of sexual orientation, gender, genetic information, veteran status, familiar status, or age (except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification). We are committed to diversity and welcome all qualified applicants of all backgrounds to apply for employment.