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The Barnes Foundation
November 14, 2022
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Pennsylvania
Job Type


FAO Schwarz Fellowship at The Barnes Foundation

Full Time

Philadelphia, PA, US

Requisition ID: 1263



Applicants MUST follow these directions below for how to submit your application in order to be considered for this Fellowship position. Applications received through Indeed/Glassdoor will NOT be considered.

How To Apply

Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the two-year Fellowship.

To apply, send one PDF that includes a cover letter and your résumé to by February 10, 2021 11:59 EST. You must title your document using this format:


In your letter, please describe your interest in working at The Barnes Foundation and your responses to the following questions:

Question 1: How did you learn about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, and why are you interested in being a FAO Schwarz Fellow?

Question 2: Why are you interested in being the FAO Schwarz Fellow at The Barnes Foundation? Why does their mission engage you?

Question 3: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project work at this organization?

We will review each application carefully and select our Fellow by April 30th. Thanks for your interest.

About the FAO Schwarz Fellowship at the Barnes Foundation

The FAO Schwarz Fellow will serve, coordinate, and deliver Barnes programing and events, and participate in initiatives to strengthen and diversify community program offerings connected to 2021-2023 special exhibitions.

Direct Service

The FAO Schwarz Fellow will engage youth and family members through community-based initiatives, family activities, and public programs.

  • Lead summer and year-round enrichment art workshops/activities with children ages 2 to 15 and their families based on research of Barnes collection.
  • Co-present and support multidisciplinary art enrichment experiences.
  • Guide and inform social justice themes in artmaking and public presenting activities.
  • Provide technical and prep support to launch activities, including supply inventories, materials kits, scheduling, communications, data collection, grassroots outreach.

Project Work

The FAO Schwarz Fellow will be engaged in a new initiative to strengthen community program offerings that connect to 2021-2023 special exhibitions for our growing and diversifying audiences.

  • Work with Community Engagement, Family, and Public Program Directors to identify and implement program design norms for special exhibitions in collaboration with Curatorial, Education, and Research departments.
  • Help our teams produce high-quality Community Engagement, Family, and Public Program experiences related to special exhibitions.
  • Develop and lead one to two model workshop/project concepts for each of the special exhibitions for our Community Engagement, Family and Public programs.

Salary and Benefits

The FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Barnes Foundation will receive $62,000 over the course of the two-year fellowship ($30,000 annual salary per year paid biweekly, plus a $2000 bonus at the end of the fellowship). The Fellow will receive full health care benefits. The Fellow will receive a SEPTA pass, if needed. The Barnes Foundation will supply the Fellow with the necessary computer and technology for the position.

For more information, visit the FAO Schwarz Fellowship website at or the Barnes Foundation website at

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