Assistant Librarian for Public Services
Frick Art Reference Library
Part-time 21-25 hours/week
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 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 Public Services activities and special projects; 21 to 25-hour week, at least one Saturday a month (September-May) 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; reading knowledge of one or more Western European language desirable
Compensation: $21.00 per hour.
Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection
All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted 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.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
No phone calls, please
(include “Assistant Librarian for Public Services” in subject line of email)
Chief of Public Services
The Frick Collection
1 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax 212-879-2091 firstname.lastname@example.org
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