Job Posting: Reference Associate at the Frick Art Reference Library

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 world’s 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
Assists the Public Services Librarians in management and maintenance of Reading Room facilities and services.; Provides on site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public.; Provides orientations for researchers in the use of the Library.; Uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium).; Handles departmental scheduling.; Prepares statistical reports.; 35-hour week, some Saturdays (September-May) required.; Reports to the Chief of Public Services.

B.A., including courses in the history of Western European and American painting and sculpture; strong commitment to public service; ability to communicate clearly and concisely; excellent writing and computer skills; good organizational skills; working knowledge of research methods in the humanities, using a full range of text and electronic resources; knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, Outlook, and FileMaker; reading knowledge of German, French, or another Romance language desirable.

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 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.

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Chief of Public Services
Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
10 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

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