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The Frick Collection – ACCESS INTERNSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE STUDENTS

Post Date: February 1, 2022 Application Due: March 1, 2022

Summer 2022

One position available.

Part-time 

Up to 28 hours/week, 8-10 weeks

Compensation

$20.00 per hour

The Frick Collection strives to provide every employee and intern with the best work and learning experience and benefits of any museum workplace in New York City and an entry-level minimum wage that exceeds those offered by other institutions. We pride ourselves in promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture and on our support of diversity and work-life balance. The benefits offered by the Frick are unparalleled in the New York museum community. 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.

The Frick complies with New York City’s Executive Order 225 and requires all employees and interns be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Internship Description

The Access intern assists with the public services and programs of the Frick Art Reference Library. In addition to participating in daily operations, the intern is expected to design and implement a public program and a specialized project as well as provide support for a project with interns from other departments within the Library.

Eligibility

The Access internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying information science, art history, or other related fields. International candidates must have eligibility to participate in paid internship placements in the United States as well as to receive an additional stipend. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

The internship is generally eight to ten weeks, with activities carried out three to four days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with some weekend and evening hours required. Interns may work up to 28 hours/week.

Stipend

In addition to hourly compensation and the aforementioned benefits, we provide an onboarding stipend of $1,500.00 to cover travel or other expenses to all interns who are engaged to work onsite 8-10 weeks.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

Part-time employees and interns accrue sick leave up to 56 hours/year in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.

Paid Holidays: part-time employees and interns receive paid time-off when they would normally be scheduled to work on holidays the museum is closed to the public. These include New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Retirement: The Frick supports all employees and interns in planning for retirement by offering participation in a Tax Deferred Savings Plan – 403(b). 

Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships and a discount on bike helmets. Interns are eligible to participate in these programs.

Metro Card: all interns will receive a monthly unlimited Metro Card for the month(s) they are working at The Frick.

Meal discount: When employees and interns are working onsite, they may access a discount on food pickup or delivery through Seamless/Grubhub. All interns and employees are also eligible to receive a discount on selected food and beverage items purchased at Frick Madison’s café, Joe Coffee, during the café’s regular opening hours: Thursdays – Sundays.

Background

Opened to the public in 1935, The Frick Collection is a world-renowned art museum consisting of more than 1,500 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. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums and the residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Frick welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors a year to its tranquil mansion on the Upper East Side, encouraging visitors to closely observe, reflect, and engage with its esteemed collection.

The Frick Art Reference Library, founded by Mr. Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1920, is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Our entire staff ensures that the resources of The Frick Collection are made accessible and inviting to “all persons whomsoever,” in accordance with the wishes of the museum’s founder.

The Frick has moved into its temporary home—Frick Madison—in the Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70 Street. We provide training on best practices for protecting oneself and the public during a pandemic.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply to only one department.

Applications for the Summer 2022 Access Internship must be submitted no later than March 1, 2022.

Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified in April 2022.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to internships@frick.org, as follows:

Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.

Include the following in your cover letter

  • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how this internship would enhance your academic course of study
  • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)

Send application packet to:

Access Internship
internships@frick.org
Subject Line: Access Internship Summer 2022

The Frick Collection
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle 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.

The Frick Collections – CONTENT CLUSTER INTERNSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Website: https://www.frick.org/careers/graduate_content_cluster_internship_summer_2022

Post Date: February 1, 2022

Application Due: February 28, 2022

Summer 2022

One position available.

Part-time 

Up to 28 hours/week, 8-10 weeks

Compensation

$22.00 per hour

The Frick Collection strives to provide every employee and intern with the best work and learning experience and benefits of any museum workplace in New York City. We offer a minimum wage for entry level employment and internship positions of at least $18.00/hour; this is $3/hour higher than the NYC minimum wage and we anticipate this increasing to $20.00/hour in our next fiscal year. We pride ourselves in promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture and on our support of diversity and work-life balance. The benefits offered by the Frick are unparalleled in the New York museum community. 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.

The Frick complies with New York City’s Executive Order 225 and requires all employees and interns be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID 19.

Internship Description

The Frick Art Reference Library’s Content Cluster is comprised of Acquisitions, Digital Art History, Metadata, Photoarchive, and Web Archiving. The intern will build their art historical knowledge through hands-on projects involving the collections of a leading research institute dedicated to the study of fine and decorative arts created in the Western tradition from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with cluster Leads and participate in department meetings, webinars, and other professional development programming for libraries and museums. The scope of the projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Learning special collections cataloging by creating MARC records, researching provenance and attribution histories for Photoarchive images of paintings and drawings by Italian or Dutch artists
  • Assisting with researching the copyright status of artworks represented in the Photoarchive’s collection of digitized study photographs
  • Creating and modifying datasets for a digital mapping project that documents the movement across the United States of Library photographers recording paintings and sculptures in private collections and little-known public collections
  • Classifying works for art with a machine learning app to increase access and discoverability to digitized Photoarchive images
  • Contributing to a crowdsourcing project to create alt-text descriptions of digitized visual images
  • Contributing to our critical and ethical cataloging work, reviewing and revising language used in our collections catalog

Eligibility

Content Cluster internships are open to qualified graduate students in art history, library science, data science, and archival studies. Required skills include data entry, attention to detail, ability to work independently, good time management, research, and organizational skills. Coursework in art history preferred. Familiarity with library cataloging standards, geographic mapping, computer visualizations, and digital humanities tools desirable.

Time Commitment

The internship is generally eight to ten weeks, with activities carried out four to five days a week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Interns may work up to 28 hours/week. Internship hours will follow a hybrid model, with hours worked both onsite and remotely. Access to a personal computer will be required during offsite/remote hours.

Stipend

In addition to hourly compensation and the aforementioned benefits, we provide an onboarding stipend of $1,500.00 to cover travel or other expenses to all interns who are engaged to work onsite 8-10 weeks.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Part-time employees and interns accrue sick leave up to 56 hours/year in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.

Paid Holidays: part-time employees and interns receive paid time-off when they would normally be scheduled to work on holidays the museum is closed to the public. These include New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Retirement: The Frick supports all employees and interns in planning for retirement by offering participation in a Tax Deferred Savings Plan – 403(b). 

Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships and a discount on bike helmets. Interns are eligible to participate in these programs.

Metro Card: all interns will receive a monthly unlimited Metro Card for the month(s) they are working at The Frick.

Meal discount: When employees and interns are working onsite, they may access a discount on food pickup or delivery through Seamless/Grubhub. All interns and employees are also eligible to receive a discount on selected food and beverage items purchased at Frick Madison’s café, Joe Coffee, during the café’s regular opening hours: Thursdays–Sundays.

Background

Opened to the public in 1935, The Frick Collection is a world-renowned art museum consisting of more than 1,500 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. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums and the residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Frick welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors a year to its tranquil mansion on the Upper East Side, encouraging visitors to closely observe, reflect, and engage with its esteemed collection.

The Frick Art Reference Library, founded by Mr. Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1920, is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Our entire staff ensures that the resources of The Frick Collection are made accessible and inviting to “all persons whomsoever,” in accordance with the wishes of the museum’s founder.

The Frick has moved into its temporary home—Frick Madison—in the Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street. We provide training on best practices for protecting oneself and the public during a pandemic.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply to only one department.

Applications for the Summer 2022 Content Cluster Internship must be submitted no later than February 28, 2022.

Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified by March 30, 2022.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to internships@frick.org, as follows:

Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.

Include the following in your cover letter

  • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how this internship would enhance your academic course of study
  • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
  • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
  • Current GPA

Send application packet to:

Content Internships
internships@frick.org
Subject Line: Graduate Content Cluster Internship Summer 2022

The Frick Collection
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle 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.

Job posting: Scanning Technician Frick Art Reference Library part-time/temp

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over 1,100
works of art from the thirteenth to 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.  It is one of the world’s
most perfect museums.  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.”

Job Summary

The Scanning Technician is responsible for operating a Zeutschel OS 12000
HQ book and document scanner at the Frick Art Reference Library. Tasks
include handling fragile library collections, scanning each page of each
book or other library item, monitoring scanning operations, ensuring scans
meet quality standards, and tracking scanning progress. Responsibilities
include:
•       Proper operation of Zeutschel scanning equipment. No previous experience
necessary, training will be provided.
•       Careful handling of fragile books and other library material for
scanning operation.
•       Evaluating scanned material to establish that scanning has been carried
out accurately.
•       Ensuring that the scanning operation is running smoothly and efficiently.
•       Managing, tracking, and reporting of scanning progress.
•       Troubleshooting basic scanning or PC (Windows 7) issues.

Details
The Scanning Technician reports to the Digital Project Manager and works
21 hours per week. Work hours take place between Monday and Friday
9:00-5:00. Schedule may be flexible, but must be consistent.

Qualifications
Successful candidates must be well organized, self-motivated, and capable
of handling library collections with care. The position requires standing
for long periods of time. Experience working in a library is preferred but
not required. Successful candidate will be trained by the conservators in
proper procedures for handling library materials and by the Digital
Project Manager in operation of the scanning equipment. Basic proficiency
with Windows 7 required. Proficiency with Adobe CS5 and Adobe Acrobat
preferred.

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 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.

Compensation:           $15 per hour.
This temporary position is expected to continue for 6 months or longer.

Contact:

Chief, Collections Preservation
jobs@frick.org
Email résumé and schedule (days and hours available).

No phone calls please.

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

Job Posting: METRO Digitization Project Manager at the Frick Collection

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. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art.

Position Description

The Frick Art Reference Library seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, new library professional to fill the position of METRO Digitization Project Manager to manage the day-to-day activities of a recently awarded Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) digitization grant. This project, Phase II of a digital collection entitled “Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century,” will digitize late 19th and early 20th-century exhibition materials from historically significant New York City galleries and artistic associations held in collections at the Frick Art Reference Library and the Brooklyn Museum Library. The wider dissemination of these documents will help researchers who seek to study and document artists, artistic movements, and the rise of New York City during the time it emerged as a global center for the international art market.

Responsibilities include coordinating the retrieval and preparation of materials at both institutions, working with conservation teams to prepare condition reports prior to digitization, coordinating a schedule for in-house scanning and metadata entry, performing quality assurance on digital files, and promoting the collection. This position will also assist with bibliographic record manipulation, record loading, and additions and enhancements to the Omeka online exhibition(http://gildedage.omeka.net/)

Qualifications

Recent graduate (or pending graduate) with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Experience working on digitization projects; good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of best standards for digital capture, description, and preservation; active interest in emerging and open source digital technologies; proven record of successful project management and working in a team environment.

Salary and Work Hours

This position is a part-time 8 hour/week position for a term of ten months.

The salary is $16/hour. Work hours may be scheduled between 9:00 and 5:00 pm, M-F. Travel to the Brooklyn Museum is required.


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 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.

Please send resume to:

Chief Collections Management and Access
The Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY  10021

E-mail to: jobs@frick.org

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.