Research and Program Coordinator: Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection

* Background *
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the 13th to the 19th 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. It is one of the world’s most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction. The Frick Art Reference Library, one of the world’s leading centers for research in the history of art, was founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984) to further the goals of “encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts and of advancing the general knowledge of ‘kindred subjects’.” The Library became a division of the The Frick Collection in 1984. The Center for the History of Collecting in America, housed in the Frick Art Reference Library, encompasses Academic, Scholars, Research, and Public programs.

* Job Summary *
Oversight of the research and data entry for online research tools, such as the Directory of Dealers’ and Collectors’ Archives. This involves researching sources of information; coordinating the gathering of information with the Center’s counterparts at institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Art Institute and the Archives of American Art; supervising two part-time staff members who work primarily on researching and entering data for the Directory and possibly other online research tools yet to be developed. Working with the Center’s Director on coordinating public programs such as symposia and colloquia.
Administering the application and review process for fellowships granted by the Center. Occasional administrative duties relating to the academic programs shared by the Center and area colleges and universities.

* Qualifications *
1. MA in the History of Art required; PhD preferred.
2. Strong interest in the field of the history of collecting,
including aspects of cultural history that the field embraces.
3. Computer literacy in a Windows environment/Microsoft Office Suite.
4. Supervisory experience.
5. Excellent communications skills.

* Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library *
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 the type of coverage they select. Other benefits include Short and 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. Additionally, to help ensure the employment experience is enjoyable we provide employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. 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.

* Application Process: *
Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Indicate the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered.

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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