The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935, and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

Position Summary

The Manager of Special Campaigns is responsible for managing tasks related to the Frick’s Capital Campaign. This position reports to the Head of Leadership Gifts and is part of the Restricted Giving team that also includes the Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Manager of Grants and Planned Giving, and the Grants Assistant, as well as two Capital Campaign Assistants. Qualified candidates will be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work proactively and independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues throughout the institution.

The Manager of Special Campaigns will be responsible for managing the campaign prospect pipeline, prioritizing solicitations, determining next steps for prospects, and preparing materials for solicitations. The Manager will also draft campaign correspondence, including solicitations and acknowledgment letters to individuals from the Director, Trustees, and staff members. The Manager will also draft agendas and prepare materials for quarterly Board of Trustees Capital Campaign Committee meetings.

This position will work closely with colleagues in Research and Membership to identify new campaign prospects and manage a portfolio of individual campaign prospects. The Manager of Special Campaigns will supervise two Campaign Assistants and will oversee scheduling, reporting, and systematic tracking of all campaign prospects, meetings, event attendance and giving in Raiser’s Edge, and other routine administrative duties. In addition, the Manager of Special Campaigns will manage campaign related events (produce invitations and curate lists).


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the humanities. Minimum of four years of development experience, preferably at a cultural institution. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines. Background or interest in visual arts preferred. Computer literacy in a Windows environment/Microsoft Office Suite, and proficiency with the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database or equivalent. Knowledge of Crystal reports a plus. Successful track record in building and maintaining relationships with campaign and/or other special purpose donors and prospects.

Application Process

To apply submit résumé, cover letter including salary requirement to:

Head of Leadership Giftsjobs@frick.org (Include “Manager of Special Campaigns” 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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