Full-time, Exempt


The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Job Summary

Working closely with the Frick’s Editor in Chief, the Assistant Editor will be a second reader/editor for all manuscripts, helping to ensure that the language is graceful, clear, and precise; in proper grammatical and stylistic form; factually accurate; and in compliance with museum style and content guidelines. She or he will shepherd selected publications through production—editing manuscripts, coordinating editorial schedules with production schedules, preparing budget estimates, collaborating with external authors and publishing partners, directing the work of freelance graphic designers, and supervising all stages of production, including image gathering and color-proofing—and edit and proofread concert programs, invitations, exhibition wall labels, the Web site, and other ephemeral material as needed. For the equivalent of one day a week, she or he will assist the Head of Publications for External Affairs with the editing and proofreading of the Members’ Magazine, the quarterly calendar of events, press releases, the museum’s monthly e-newsletter, and various other External Affairs materials.


A major and (preferably) an advanced degree in art history or a related field (for example, history or English). Five years of copy editing experience. A reading knowledge of French, Italian, German, or Spanish is a plus. Ability to work independently, under pressure, as well as with other staff members. Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects. Attention to detail.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected. Other benefits include Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, health savings account with employer seed, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous defined benefit pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 13 paid holidays, accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment, 25 vacation days second year of employment. All employees may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

To apply send resume and cover letter including salary requirement:

Editor-in-Chiefjobs@frick.org, (include “Assistant Editor” in subject line of email) The Frick Collection 1 East 70th Street NY, NY 10021  

No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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