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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.

Administrative Coordinator for Collections and Exhibitions

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Administrative Coordinator for Collections and Exhibitions is the administrative lead for the Department of Collections and Exhibitions. S/he provides administrative support for the Gund Family Chief Curator, and the Senior Director of Conservation, and supports the Exhibition Registrar and Manager to deliver projects related to the Foundation’s special exhibition program.

Senior Program Coordinator, Community Engagement and Family Programs

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator for Community Engagement and Family Programs (CEF). The CEF Senior Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement to design and implement a robust portfolio of creative arts programs for multigenerational audiences and diverse communities—to increase and enhance awareness, foster deep engagement, and support inclusive access to the Barnes Foundation

Lead Web Developer

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Lead Web Developer will architect cutting edge technology initiatives for an art museum setting committed to innovative and inclusive learning for in-person and virtual visitors. This role will lead initiatives including web, business intelligence, machine learning and digital engagement. The Lead Web Developer will have a breadth of knowledge across modern platforms and technologies, be self-motivated and continually develop their understanding of emerging technologies, seeking to adhere to best practices in front-end and back-end coding, systems architecture, and deployment. This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer and will work with a variety of teams and partners across multiple disciplines.

Guest and Protection Services Associate

Part-time / Philadelphia

The Guest and Protection Services Associate provides a best-in-class experience to every person who visits our institution. As the first line of interaction between the Barnes Foundation and all guests, the Guest and Protection Services Associate sets the tone for an exceptional guest experience, making the “customer centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges with guests.

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 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: July 1
Spring internships: November 1

Spring 2021 internships will be virtual, not on-site at the Barnes Foundation. Internet access is required.

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

Internship Funding We are pleased to offer a select number of 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.

Community Engagement Volunteers
These volunteers work with the public—especially children and families—at the Barnes and off-site in Philadelphia communities. They help with activities such art making, guided experiences, and conversations about art.

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.

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, email us.