The Franklin Fountain is hiring FOH/BOH staff. Seasonal and Permanent positions are available!

Are you interested in working for Philadelphia’s premier ice cream parlour and soda fountain? If you have experience in culinary/pastry arts, food service, management or looking to add valuable experience to your resume, we want to meet you!

Email with questions (No Phone Calls Please!). You can apply online, pick up an application in our shop, or click here to download an application.

The following is a list of positions and descriptions.


The soda jerk creates the Franklin Fountain experience for our guests by providing prompt service, quality drinks and desserts all while maintaining a clean and comfortable shop.


The Pastry Assistant assists in the production of all Franklin Fountain products including ice cream bases, ice cream, toppings, soda syrups, baked goods, etc. while maintaining a clean and organized workspace.


Don’t mind hauling, moving, lifting (at least 50lbs), cleaning, or organizing? The ideal candidate must be confident with interfacing with deliveries, flexible, positive attitude, and willing to perform a multitude of tasks.  Responsible for janitorial duties, restocking, receiving and making deliveries, etc.


Assist in the production of confections on authentic turn-of-the-century equipment. At Shane Confectionery, candies continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties and old-fashioned quality. Duties may include: decorative piping, buttercream production, chocolate dipping, pouring hard candies, and the production and inventory of all house-made chocolates, centers and sugar confections.

Chocolate Maker

The Chocolate Maker assists the Head Chocolate Maker in all facets of the bean-to-bar chocolate production process in the Shane Confectionery Chocolate Works department, including processing cacao into finished chocolate, preparing finished bars and confectionery pieces, and packaging.  Chocolate Makers will also be cross-trained to prepare drinking chocolates for customers in the Chocolate Cafe.

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