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

Employment

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.

Strategic Research Analyst

Full-time / Philadelphia

Working with the Director of Research and Evaluation, the Strategic Research Analyst is responsible for systematic collection, analysis, and sharing of the Barnes’s organizational and programmatic data. This work informs internal and external facing organizational practices and processes to increase revenue, develop new audiences, and support institution-wide strategic initiatives.

Assistant Curator: Art of the African Diaspora

Full-time / Philadelphia / Hybrid

The Assistant Curator will be a key member of the Barnes Foundation’s Collections and Exhibitions team, working closely with colleagues in and across departments to advance the Barnes’s mission. As a specialist in the art of the African Diaspora, the post holder will help to develop and deliver exhibitions and collection-related content including interpretive materials for use in-gallery and on social media; contributions to Barnes Foundation catalogues; and talks and lectures (in person and online).

Internships

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

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.

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