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

Employment

At the Barnes Foundation, 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 Foundation 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.

Digital Asset Management Project Assistant

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Digital Asset Management Project Assistant will provide assistance with Dear Dr. Barnes: Digitizing, Interpreting, and Disseminating the Albert C. Barnes Correspondence, the digitization of the Albert C. Barnes Correspondence project. The project utilizes technology in order to share the incredible correspondence of the Barnes Foundation’s founder with scholars and the general public.

Development Data and Gift Management Analyst

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Development Data and Gift Management Analyst supports the fundraising efforts of the Barnes Foundation by providing data management, reporting and analytic support in the areas of gift and data entry, constituency data collection and knowledge management.

Advancement Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Advancement Coordinator provides administrative and project management support to the Senior Vice President, Deputy Director for Advancement, and members of the Advancement team as assigned.

Corporate Programs Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Deputy Director for Advancement, the Corporate Programs Manager is responsible for meeting or exceeding financial and programmatic goals for the Corporate Council Program and corporate sponsorships.

Accounting Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Accounting Manager supervises the Accounting and Payroll Coordinator positions, acts as GL Administrator, and provides balance sheet, bank reconciliation and financial analysis support to the Director of Finance.

Conservation Assistant

Part-time / Temporary / Philadelphia

The Conservation Assistant assists the Conservation Department with preventive conservation tasks including collections housekeeping, completing tracking reports for preventive conservation activities, clerical tasks such as ordering supplies, assistance with compiling data for annual and grant reports, and data entry in TMS. The one-year temporary part-time position is within the Collections and Exhibitions Department and will be based on-site at the Parkway campus.

Art Director

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Art Director is an accomplished designer with vision, initiative, and autonomy who can act as creative partner, internal critic, and sounding board. The Art Director executes the Barnes Foundation’s brand strategy and ensures consistency across all media by managing the design of all print and online advertising, marketing, education, social media, and membership communications.

Pre-K–12 Program Specialist (5th and 6th Grade)

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Pre-K–12 Program Specialist provides Barnes collection and special exhibition programs for pre-K–12 students and teachers in-person and online. The School Programs team creates interactive lessons grounded in the Barnes Foundation’s objective method and incorporates inquiry-based learning, Universal Design for Learning, trauma-aware, and anti-racist teaching strategies.

Pre-K–12 Program Specialist (7th–12th Grade)

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Pre-K–12 Program Specialist provides Barnes collection and special exhibition programs for pre-K–12 students and teachers in-person and online. The School Programs team creates interactive lessons grounded in the Barnes Foundation’s objective method and incorporates inquiry-based learning, Universal Design for Learning, trauma-aware, and anti-racist teaching strategies.

Facility Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Facility Manager operates and maintains the Barnes Foundation building and grounds in a first-class manner at all times. The responsibilities of this position include the maintenance, improvement, daily care, and operation of the Foundation’s buildings, structure, architecture, mechanical and electrical systems, and grounds along with management of the building loading dock services, cleaning, trash and recycling programs, building furnishings, changing exhibit space fit out, and event set ups. A key component of this position includes planning for the maintenance and improvement of the Foundation’s building and grounds.

Internships

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 Foundation are paid. Undergraduate students receive $12 per hour. Graduate students receive $15 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

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 are currently accepting applications for our new 2022 docent training class

Docents The Barnes is looking for docent applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. No formal art experience is necessary—a passion for art and a desire to learn are required. The next docent class is tentatively scheduled for late 2022. Find out more about the program and apply here.

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