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

Employment

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.

Visitor Experience Associate

Full-time or 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.

Internships

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

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. 

Arboretum Volunteers Are you interested in gardening? Get your hands dirty while weeding, mulching, and pruning, or help with our annual plant sale. 

Garden Guides Garden Guides give tours of the living collections for visitors to the Barnes Arboretum. 

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.