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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.

Annual Giving Programs Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Annual Giving Programs Coordinator supports the Circles and Corporate Council Programs in acquiring, renewing, upgrading, and stewarding members at all levels. This position is integral to providing the highest level of customer service to our lead individual and corporate members, and facilitates the monthly and quarterly renewals cycles for the Circles and Corporate Council programs, respectively. The Coordinator is also responsible for producing and executing strong communications with members, maintaining data and reporting regarding these membership programs, and researching current members and prospects. This position will help organize and execute a robust calendar of related events and member programs and work closely with volunteer leadership committees. The Coordinator will support the Director of Individual Giving and Corporate Programs Manager.

Art Director

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Art Director is an accomplished designer with vision, initiative, and autonomy who can act as creative partner, internal critic, and sounding board. The Art Director executes the Barnes’s brand strategy and ensures consistency across media by managing the design of all print and online advertising, marketing, education, social media, and membership communications. The Art Director oversees the creation and implementation of branding for all special exhibitions. The Art Director also works with the Director of Publications, the Production Manager, and designers to ensure that books and catalogues meet the highest standards and align with exhibition branding strategies.

Advancement Coordinator

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Advancement Coordinator provides administrative and project management support to the Senior Vice President & Deputy Director for Advancement, and members of the Advancement team as assigned.

Salesforce Administrator

Full-time / Remote (PA, NJ, DE, OH, NY, VA)

The Salesforce Administrator is responsible for the administration of the Barnes’s Salesforce, Sales Cloud, and marketing solutions, making sure that the Barnes is maximizing system potential in all areas. The Administrator manages user accounts, provides training, and creates and updates documentation for standard operating procedures in various departments. The Administrator maintains an understanding of business needs and makes sure those needs are met in cooperation with other staff and in accordance with company standards.

Assistant Conservator of Paintings

Full-time / Temporary / Philadelphia

The Assistant Conservator of Paintings will carry out examination, documentation, and technical research that will focus upon 23 paintings by Pablo Picasso in the Barnes collection. They will coordinate and collaborate with the painting conservation, curatorial, and research staff, and contract conservation scientists for the project. The Assistant Conservator of Paintings will work as a team member in the Conservation department and will assist with additional preventive conservation and special exhibition assignments. Treatment of selected paintings from the department priority list will be undertaken. The Assistant Conservator of Paintings is a temporary, full-time, grant-funded position with a tenure through September 2024.

Conservation Technician (18 hr/wk, $20.20/hr)

Part-time / Philadelphia

The Conservation Technician will work closely with the conservation and collections management teams and assist with various collections care and conservation treatment projects.

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.

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.

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.


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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