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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.

Executive Assistant

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking an Executive AssistantAs an integral member of the Finance and Legal teams, the Executive Assistant will provide administrative and project management support for the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, as well as the General Counsel of The Barnes. The role will also provide additional administrative support to the Finance and Human Resources Departments. This Executive Assistant role has a dual reporting relationship to the both the CFO & COO and our General Counsel.

Circles Program Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Circles Program ManagerThe Circles Program Manager is responsible for implementation of a comprehensive upper-level individual annual membership program for the Circles and Contemporaries, including stewardship, service, acquisition, and retention. Working within the Annual Giving team (Circles, General Membership, Corporate Council, and Annual Fund) as well as across Advancement and the institution, this position is charged with all facets revenue and expense budgeting, member engagement, reporting, and staff management.

Senior Program Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Senior Program CoordinatorThe Community, Youth and Families Sr. Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement to design and implement a portfolio of creative arts programs that increase and enhance awareness, and fosters deeper engagement and access to the Barnes Foundation. The selected candidate will manage and oversee teams of special project staff, volunteers, interns and teaching artists, to develop high quality community, youth and family program activities on-site at the Barnes, and within communities of Philadelphia in partnership with community groups, public/private agencies and corps of volunteers.

Assistant Coordinator

Part-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Part-Time Assistant CoordinatorThe Part-time Assistant Coordinator to Community, Youth and Family Programs works under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement. The position is part of a small engagement team that designs and implements a portfolio of creative arts programs that increase and enhance awareness, and fosters deeper engagement and access to the Barnes Foundation.

Membership Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Membership ManagerAs a senior member of the Annual Giving team, the Membership Manager has primary responsibility for the growth and stewardship of the Barnes general membership program, which consists of 15,000 member households with five member levels and annual dues ranging from $75-$550. The Manager works collaboratively within Development and across the institution to create and promote strategies to acquire, retain, and engage current, prospective, and former members.

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.


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. 

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 the fall of 2018.  

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.