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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.

Gallery Educator

Part-Time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Part-Time Gallery Educator to develop and facilitate gallery lessons 15-20 hours per week during the academic year for pre-K–12 students in the art collection at the Barnes Foundation.

Barnes Shop Sales Associate

Temporary / Part-Time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a temporary part-time Barnes Shop Sales Associate to assist during the Fall/Holiday season in delivering consistently superior customer service in the Barnes Shop to increase sales

Junior Accountant

Full-Time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Junior Accountant. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Junior Accountant processes accounts payable and accounts receivable, reconciles general ledger accounts, proposes transaction entries as necessary for payables and receivables, and provides other analysis and support as directed. 

Director of Human Resources

Full-Time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Director of Human Resources to work cohesively and to align HR strategies and practices with the institution’s mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.

Part-Time Gallery Guide

Part-Time / Philadelphia

Gallery Guides engage guests with the Barnes Foundation collections through conversation in the galleries during special events.

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 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.


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 volunteer and gallery guide manager. Note: We will not be accepting new applications until winter 2019.  

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, call 215.278.7216.

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.