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, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. 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.
Summary and Responsibilities
Conduct biographical, business, and financial research on individuals and some foundations. Perform donor and prospect identification, research and evaluation, and data management of prospect records. Evaluate and develop research techniques. Assist with donor events and gifts processing as needed.
Successful candidate(s) will have superior research and writing skills; outstanding ability to categorize, organize and present research. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree; excellent computer, organizational, writing, and proofreading skills; fluency in English; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines; ability to take initiative, work independently, and be a dependable team player. Previous prospect research and Raiser’s Edge experience preferred but not required. Interest in art history, museum external affairs or nonprofit management.
Benefits of 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 & Long Term Disability insurance; employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care, and commuting costs; generous pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service; 13 paid holidays, and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days subsequent years). All employees of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.
To apply send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Include “Research Assistant” in subject line of email)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
No phone calls please. Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered.
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.