The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 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 of 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.
Summary and Responsibilities
Provides on-site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public and staff; uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium); assists with the evaluation of resources; assists with department scheduling; assists with Public Services activities and special projects; 35-hour week, some Saturday and evening hours required; reports to the Chief of Public Services.
MLIS, MIS, MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; academic background in the history of Western art; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation; ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects, independently and as a member of a team; familiarity with the digital humanities and reading knowledge of one or more Western European language desirable.
Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, 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 beginning year 2). 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.
Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered.
Please send resume with salary requirements/history to:
Chief of Public Services
The Frick Collection
1 East 70st Street
New York, NY 10021
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) (include “Assistant Librarian for Public Services” in subject line of email)
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.