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


At the Barnes, 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 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.

K–12 Digital Learning Specialist

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The K–12 Digital Learning Specialist conceptualizes and designs engaging virtual art education lessons for K–12 students, with the goal of helping teachers around the globe integrate art into their classrooms across various content areas. This highly creative position will focus primarily on developing “Art Packs,” or asynchronous digital lessons related to the Barnes collection and aligned with curricular goals that teachers can access according to their needs/schedules. All virtual content will be delivered using the Barnes’s new state-of-the-art digital learning platform.

Early Childhood Programs Specialist

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

Under the shared supervision of the Director of Pre-K–12 and Educator Programs and Director of Community Engagement and Family Programs, the Early Childhood Programs Specialist leads the development and implementation of early childhood programs. The Specialist designs curricula and programming for pre-K through first grade, with the goals of preparing young learners for school-readiness and supporting caregivers to participate in early childhood learning. The Specialist develops curriculum for online and in-person learning inside the Barnes art galleries and in community settings. The Specialist maintains partnerships with early childhood and public, charter, and private schools in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ, facilitating professional development and family events. The Specialist is a resource to Barnes colleagues, coaching teaching artists on early learning standards and contributing to summer camp program activities for students.

Executive Assistant

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Executive Assistant assists with administrative functions for the Finance, Legal, and Human Resources departments.

Pre-K–12 Programs Specialist

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Pre-K–12 Programs Specialist provides Barnes collections and special exhibitions programs for pre-K–12 students and teachers in-person and online. The School Programs team creates interactive lessons grounded in the Barnes’s objective method and incorporates inquiry-based learning, Universal Design for Learning, and trauma-aware and anti-racist teaching strategies. The Pre-K–12 Program Specialist creates programming for pre-K–12 students, with special attention to grant-funded school partners in Philadelphia and/or Camden, NJ.

GPS Supervisor

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Guest and Protection Services Supervisor is an inspiring and dedicated leader committed to guiding the frontline team, possessing the willingness and desire to develop a diverse staff. The primary objective of the Guest and Protection Services Supervisor is to provide for the safety and security of guests and protection of the collection and Foundation property, while delivering the highest level of experience to visitors of the Barnes. The Guest and Protection Services Supervisor will help develop and maintain the vision and implementation of frontline staff operations at the Barnes.

On-Call A/V Specialist ($22/hr)

Schedule Varies / Philadelphia

The On-Call A/V Specialist handles the setup, breakdown, and operation of audio, video, and lighting equipment at the Barnes used for live and virtual art lectures, musical performances, and client events including corporate retreats and weddings. Ensures that complete customer satisfaction is achieved and is accountable for all inventory before, during, and after each event.

Grants Manager

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Grants Manager assists in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional fundraising program, securing restricted and unrestricted support from new and returning institutional donors, including foundations, corporate foundations, and government entities. This position is responsible for the timely preparation and submission of successful grant proposals, with equal emphasis on the stewardship of foundation relationships and meeting all reporting requirements.

AP/AR Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia

The AP/AR Coordinator processes accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, reconciles general ledger accounts, proposes transaction entries as necessary for payables and receivables, and provides other analysis and support as directed.

Major Gifts Officer

Full-time / Philadelphia

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for designing and implementing engagement strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding qualified donors for major gifts and planned giving.

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. The individual should have a mix of technical and customer service skills.


FAO Schwarz Fellowship at the Barnes
The FAO Schwarz Fellow will serve, coordinate, and deliver Barnes programming and events, and participate in initiatives to strengthen and diversify community program offerings connected to 2023–25 special exhibitions. Learn more and apply.


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 are paid. Undergraduate students receive $12.75 per hour. Graduate students receive $15.75 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.

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