Strategic Research Analyst, Barnes Foundation

Posted by The Barnes Foundation on August 23, 2022

Working with the Director of Research and Evaluationthe Strategic Research Analyst is responsible for systematic collection, analysis, and sharing of the Barnes’ 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. Reporting to the Director of Research & Evaluation, this position works closely with several departments—Guest and Protection Services (GPS), Retail, Marketing, Education, Public Programs, Advancement, Information Technology—to recommend and collect metrics and measure institutional effectiveness and impact, and program quality and value.  To support continuous improvement through dedicated data collection and review practices, this role will comprise instrument design, analytics, and data visualization.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection has exceptional holdings of Impressionist, post-impressionist, and Modern art, and encompasses African Material Culture, Native American pottery and textiles, antiquities, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through high-quality programs, including numerous special exhibitions and commissions, that reflect the range of the collection and our founders’ innovative educational vision. Recent initiatives have included the first US exhibition of the French painter Suzanne Valadon, a show that explored the enduring significance of our Native American collections, and a commission from Sir Isaac Julien that invites reflection on colonialism and the display of African material culture in museums in Europe and America.

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