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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.

Brand Engagement Manager ($59,000–62,000)

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Brand Engagement, the Brand Engagement Manager serves several key roles in the Barnes’s growing marketing function: business strategy, marketing and communications, and data analysis and reporting. The Brand Engagement Manager will balance revenue goals against mission-driven brand storytelling opportunities to create and scale compelling stories across a variety of social media platforms, growing the Barnes’s brand reputation and relevance in art and education while communicating its programming to diverse audiences. The manager will have a thorough understanding of brand content and distribution strategies for social media and video publishing sites, including best practices and extensive experience with each distribution channel's features.

Staff Accountant ($59,000–62,000)

Full-time / Philadelphia (Hybrid)

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions as well as assigned tasks for the month-end and year-end close.

Guest and Protection Services Associate ($17.25/hr)

Full-time / Philadelphia

Guest and Protection Services Associates provide a best-in-class experience to every person who visits our institution. As the first line of interaction between the Barnes and all guests, the Guest and Protection Services Associate sets the tone for an exceptional guest experience, making the “customer centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges with guests. Guest and Protection Services Associates work under the direction of the Director of Guest and Protection Services to ensure a visit to the Barnes is informative, friendly, respectful, and efficient. This includes answering questions, enforcing rules, looking out for suspicious behavior, providing assistance, and engaging guests with warm and welcoming conversations about the foundation and its collections.


We offer summer internships in a variety of departments for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent high school and college graduates. Our interns work with experts in their fields, gain valuable job experience, and engage in meaningful work. Learn more about each department.

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.

The Barnes Foundation is committed to increasing the diversity of our internship cohort and encourage applications from those who are members of groups currently and historically underrepresented in museum staff. We strongly encourage students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races, LBGTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, and/or those who are first-generation college students.


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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