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


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.

Prospect Research Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Prospect Research Coordinator supports the Foundation’s fundraising goals through comprehensive and proactive prospect and donor research.

IT Student Help Desk Technician

Part-time / Remote

The Student Help Desk Technician will serve as the primary liaison between the IT department and students enrolled in virtual education classes at the Barnes Foundation. The individual should have a mix of technical and customer service skills. The individual should be passionate about technology and helping people. The individual will be responsible for managing support calls on the helpdesk telephone line and tickets in the ticket helpdesk system, escalating system-wide issues to the appropriate individuals.

Gallery Collections Maintenance Technician

Part-time / Philadelphia

Within the Collections and Exhibitions Department, the Gallery Collections Maintenance Technician will work closely with the conservation, collections management, guest and protection services, and facilities teams and will have the primary focus of collections housekeeping and gallery check one weekend morning per week (2 hours per week on Sundays and occasional holidays and Saturdays).

IT Help Desk Technician ($21–23/hr)

Full-time / Hybrid

The Help Desk Technician will serve as the primary liaison between the IT department and the Barnes's staff, volunteers, and online students. The individual should have a mix of technical and customer service skills. The individual should be passionate about technology and helping people.

Director of Pre-K–12 and Educator Programs

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Director of Pre-K–12 and Educator Programs leads the Barnes Foundation’s pre-K–12 initiatives, overseeing a range of dynamic school programs occurring onsite and online and shaping the strategic vision for the department. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Research, Education and Interpretation, this individual will lead the Barnes’s efforts to significantly expand its digital arts education platforms for pre-K–12 learning, establishing the institution as a leader in the field.

Full Stack Web Developer

Full-time / Remote

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Web Developer to contribute to cutting edge technology initiatives for an art museum that is committed to innovative and inclusive learning for in-person and virtual visitors.

Call Center Specialist (Thursday & Saturday, 9 am–5 pm)

Part-time / Philadelphia

As the first point of contact to Barnes Foundation guests, the Call Center Specialist is responsible for providing superlative customer service and maintaining a positive image for the Barnes Foundation through phone sales and interactions. Specialists provide a best-in-class experience to every person who interacts with our institution.

Facility Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Facility Manager is a management-level position on the Operations team reporting to the Senior Director of Operations. 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, 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 setups

GPS Senior Specialist (7 am–3 pm & 3–11 pm, $16.50/hr)

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Guest and Protection Services Senior Specialist plays a key role in frontline operations by providing the team with constant visual surveillance information and access control to help provide an exceptional guest and staff experience, as well as to ensure the safety and protection of the collection and the Foundation’s buildings and grounds. The Senior Specialist provides a best-in-class experience to every person who works in and visits our institution. This includes engaging guests in conversation about the collection and the Foundation's history, answering questions, enforcing rules, looking out for suspicious behavior, and maintaining the integrity of our back-of-house spaces and processes.

GPS Overnight Senior Specialist (11 pm–7 am, $18/hr)

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Guest and Protection Services Overnight Senior Specialist plays a key role in building operations, providing constant visual surveillance to help secure and maintain the premises during the overnight hours, as well as to ensure the safety and protection of the collection and the Foundation’s buildings and grounds.


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 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.