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


At the Barnes, we are a mission-driven team working to offer art education, interpretation, and enjoyment to many audiences. Our diverse and passionate staff, volunteers, and interns collaborate with colleagues, visitors, and community partners who are united by a love of learning, discourse, and the arts.

The Barnes offers full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions in an inclusive and creative environment. Along with competitive pay, we offer comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; retirement plans with a generous employer match and immediate vesting; and flexible spending plans that can lower the cost of child care, public transit, and parking. Staff enjoy discounts on dining and shopping at the Barnes and may enroll in adult education courses at no cost.

The Barnes is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The Barnes is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact our HR department.

The Barnes is committed to being a safe, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Candidates for open positions can contact our HR department to review policies that keep our staff safe and our workplace positive and productive, including our anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and anti-retaliation policies and our anonymous reporting system, EthicsPoint.

The Barnes values ongoing learning and offers a broad and supportive training program that helps our staff meet everyday challenges of the workplace and grow professionally. Opportunities for staff include employee-led committees—Core Values, Employee Appreciation, Wellness, Safety, Sustainability, and Learning Culture—and the Barnes Pathways Program, which supports internal promotion, career advancement, and networking for our frontline staff.

Event Assistant

On-call / Philadelphia

The Event Assistant provides on-site event coordination and management from set-up to break down.

Box Office & Call Center Specialist

Part-time / Philadelphia

As the first point of contact with guests to the Barnes, the Box Office & Call Center Specialist is responsible for providing consistent and superior customer service to guests, selling tickets, tours, memberships, classes, and other Barnes programs. Box Office and Call Center Specialists ensure an efficient and welcoming entry through our ticketing process and a best-in-class experience to every person who interacts with our institution. Box Office and Call Center Specialists work both on the phone and in-person and are stationed in a call center or at the Box Office, Member Desk, or other required locations depending on the needs of the day.

Barnes Shop Sales Specialist

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Shop Sales Specialist to deliver consistent and superior customer service in the Barnes Shop and to sell products that support the educational and revenue goals of the Barnes. Our Shop Sales Specialists work with a digital point of sale system on the sales floor.

Director of In-Person School Programs, Pre-K–12

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Director of In-Person School Programs, Pre-K–12, oversees a range of dynamic educational programs occurring on-site and in classrooms around the city. In addition to overseeing curriculum development, instructor training, and program evaluation, this individual is responsible for improving internal workflows and for developing a strategy to significantly expand the Barnes’s educational service in Philadelphia. Special emphasis will be placed on proactively building new partnerships with underserved public schools, based on an analysis of the distribution of the city’s cultural resources across the School District of Philadelphia.

Public Programs Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Public Programs Coordinator helps support, conceptualize, implement, and evaluate public programs with special focus on administrative support and program planning. These programs aim to increase audience engagement, feature racial, ethnic, and generational diversity, and encourage engagement with the Barnes, while creatively illuminating the collection, Barnes Foundation history, and special exhibitions. Reporting to the Curator of Public Programs, this individual supports the current suite of programs while participating in conceptualizing and introducing new initiatives through the Public Programs department. The Public Programs Coordinator is also vital for maintaining relationships with internal departments and stakeholders, and with our core artistic and community partners.

Curator of Public Programs

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Curator of Public Programs is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing a wide variety of time-based public programs aligned with the Barnes’s progressive artistic, educational, and social missions, as well as earned and contributed revenue goals. The Curator contributes to a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive cultural environment for all by devising programs in partnership with colleagues from across the institution, the Philadelphia region, and beyond to support the growth and retention of diverse new audiences for the Foundation. The Curator mentors and manages a small team of junior public programming staff members, and fosters an open and collaborative environment that welcomes colleagues’ diverse experiences and creativity.

Corporate Programs Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Corporate Programs Manager is responsible for meeting or exceeding financial and programmatic goals for the Corporate Council program and corporate sponsorships. Responsibilities of this position include prospect research, acquisition of new members, donor retention (renewals), program reporting and analysis, stewardship and benefit distribution, and event planning. The Corporate Programs Manager coordinates the meetings of the Corporate Leadership Board, Professional Advisors Council, and the Young Professionals Leadership Board. Along with the SVP, the Corporate Programs Manager seeks to form long-term partnerships with corporations that can offer public relations visibility and revenue to support the Barnes.

Early Childhood Programs Specialist

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

Under the shared supervision of the Director of Pre-K–12 and Educator Programs and Director of Community Engagement and Family Programs, the Early Childhood Programs Specialist leads the development and implementation of early childhood programs. The Specialist designs curricula and programming for pre-K through first grade, with the goals of preparing young learners for school-readiness and supporting caregivers to participate in early childhood learning. The Specialist develops curriculum for online and in-person learning inside the Barnes art galleries and in community settings. The Specialist maintains partnerships with early childhood and public, charter, and private schools in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ, facilitating professional development and family events. The Specialist is a resource to Barnes colleagues, coaching teaching artists on early learning standards and contributing to summer camp program activities for students.


We offer summer 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 deadline: February 1

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

All internships at the Barnes are paid. Undergraduate students receive $12.75 per hour. Graduate students receive $15.75 per hour.

The summer internship program runs from the first week in June through the second week of August. Interns work 2–3 days per week and are required to work on Fridays, when all interns participate in mandatory enrichment activities.


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.

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