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Education is at the heart of everything we do at the Barnes Foundation.


The Barnes employs individuals in a variety of full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions in an inclusive and creative environment. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible spending; and commuter transit and parking benefits.

Part-Time Assistant Coordinator, Community, Youth and Family Programs

Part-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes is seeking a part-time Assistant Coordinator, Community, Youth and Family Programs. The Assistant Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement as part of a small engagement team that designs and implements a portfolio of creative arts programs that increase and enhance awareness and foster deeper engagement and access to the Barnes Foundation. The Assistant Coordinator will help to coordinate and manage project logistics, communication, and operations to develop high quality community, youth, and family program activities on-site at the Barnes Foundation and within communities of Philadelphia in partnership with community groups, public/private agencies, and corps of volunteers.

Grants Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Grants Manager. The Manager oversees the identification of and applications to new prospective grantors, as well as the application and reporting process of existing unrestricted and restricted corporate, foundation, and government grantors to the Barnes Foundation. Working from an approved set of institutional priorities and gift opportunities with the Director of Foundation Relations, this position tracks programmatic development in assigned areas and matches appropriate funding sources to those initiatives. The Manager is responsible for timely research and writing for the production and submission of successful proposals to meet annual financial goals for contributed revenue and endowment.  Additionally, the Manager is responsible for stewardship of foundation relationships and the production and timely submission of required reporting on grants received by the Barnes Foundation.

Director of Information Technology Operations

Full-Time / Philadelphia

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Director of Information Technology Operations will be responsible for planning and executing the IT functions at the Foundation. The responsibilities of the department include: network infrastructure, a hybrid server and services environment, backup and disaster recovery, data organization and processing, security, and end-user support while maintaining a body of knowledge on all of the above.

Senior Program Coordinator

Full-Time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator. The Community, Youth & Families Senior Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement to design and implement a portfolio of creative arts programs that increases and enhances awareness, and fosters deeper engagement and access to the Barnes Foundation. 

Visitor Experience Associate

Part-Time / Philadelphia

The Visitor Experience Associate will serve as a customer-relations representative for all visitors, addressing unexpected changes, requests, and unusual circumstances as they arise. Visitor Experience Associates are part of a team that is truly the face of the Barnes Foundation.

For questions about employment opportunities, call 215.278.7040 or email us. 

The Barnes is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a policy to recruit, retain, and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any other legally protected status.


We offer a summer, spring, and fall internships, in a variety of departments, for undergraduate and graduate students. Our interns work with experts in their fields, gain valuable job experience, and engage in meaningful work.

Application deadlines:

Summer internships: February 1
Fall internships: June 1
Spring internships: October 1

Apply online. Applicants will be notified of their status about six weeks after the application deadline. 

Second Century Internship Funding We are pleased to offer two stipends of $2,500 each for undergraduate summer interns, with the goal of making internship opportunities more accessible to students. We encourage students of color, those who are underrepresented in the cultural sector, and students from low-income backgrounds to apply. See application for more details. 

Other paid internship opportunities are available through Studio Institute’s Arts Intern program. 


Volunteering at the Barnes provides unique access to our collections, programs, and staff, as well as opportunities to work with other art and horticulture enthusiasts. We accept general volunteers in a variety of departments in our Philadelphia campus, from archives to conservation to visitor services.

School Group Guides Our School Group Guides give gallery lessons to students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Docents Docents serve the needs and interests of our visitors, creating welcoming and informative educational experiences in our galleries. Because they are on the front line of our visitor experience, docents must complete a rigorous training program. For more information, email our director of volunteers, gallery guides, and art team. Note: We will not be accepting new applications until spring 2019.  

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, email us.

Campus Outreach Council

The Barnes Foundation’s Campus Outreach Council brings together rising sophomore, junior, and senior college and university students from the Philadelphia area. Council members serve as a liaison on their respective college campuses while helping the Barnes better communicate with a college-age demographic. At monthly meetings, members get a behind-the-scenes look at the Barnes as well as the chance to build relationships with students from neighboring schools.

Apply online. Applications for the 2018–19 Campus Outreach Council are due April 13, 2018.

Applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline as to their status.