Employment At the Frick
At The Frick Collection, we pride ourselves on fostering an open and welcoming workplace that supports a diverse staff and promotes work-life balance. The Frick strives to offer all employees and interns competitive salaries and exceptional benefits. Staff members work within the institution’s beautiful settings, where they enjoy access to the world-class collections of the museum and library.
Most summers, The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library host undergraduate and graduate student interns across several departments. In addition to projects within their respective departments, interns participate in a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as guided tours of the permanent collection, introductions to the library’s resources, career discussions with staff across the institution, and visits to other cultural institutions around New York City.
In 2022, when our internship program resumed after a pause during the pandemic, we committed to addressing financial barriers faced by internship candidates by offering all interns a competitive hourly wage and access to all benefits provided to part-time employees, as well as an onboarding stipend. In fiscal year 2024, undergraduate-level interns are paid an hourly rate of $21.75 and graduate-level interns an hourly rate of $24.00. In fiscal year 2025 (beginning July 1, 2024) we anticipate undergraduate-level interns to be paid an hourly rate of $23.00 and graduate-level interns an hourly rate of $25.00.
For over a decade, a flourishing fellowship program at The Frick Collection has offered unparalleled curatorial training for doctoral students. Unique in the United States and considered a model initiative by many institutions, the program has also contributed vitally to the intellectual life and offerings of the Frick by supporting its participants in producing fresh research, lectures and talks, and critically acclaimed exhibitions and publications.
Applicants for the Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship are doctoral candidates who wish to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum and are within two years of completing their dissertation. Each appointment is for two years. Curatorial Fellows’ time is divided between completing their degree and gaining museum experience by working closely with the Curatorial Department on projects, exhibitions, and symposia.
Applicants for the Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher Fellowship are candidates who wish to pursue research in the field of medals with a chronology spanning from around the year 1400 to 1900. Each appointment is for six months. The Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for permanent collection displays and special exhibitions.
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The Frick takes its commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and fair workplace seriously. In addition to regular anti-harassment, bystander intervention, and disability awareness trainings offered to all employees, Frick staff have worked with consultants on two cultural climate surveys, which have informed updates to our policies and practices as well as fostering ideas for improving workplace culture and recruitment activities. Our staff DEAI Council was established in 2022 based on survey recommendations and comprises employees across a broad range of Frick departments. The DEAI Council meets regularly with Frick leadership and outside consultants to assess areas of development within the institution, address staff concerns and suggestions, and formulate DEAI-focused projects. The Board of Trustees is equally engaged in ongoing DEAI work through a working group, which has also partnered with an outside consultant on its efforts.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Qualified candidates of diverse 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.
The Frick Collection partners with Job Path NYC , AHRC New York City, the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, and Sanctuary for Families, among others. These organizations provide employment services to diverse groups, including people with developmental disabilities, underserved immigrant groups, the Deaf community, and others from the disability community. Though long known for being on the cutting edge of fostering a diverse and welcoming workplace, in recent years the Frick has formalized these partnerships to attract a vast array of diverse candidates for employment.
About The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is an art museum with a collection of more than 1,800 works of art—dating 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 leading resources for the study of Western art. The Frick Collection reopened to the public in early 2021 in the Marcel Breuer–designed building at 945 Madison Avenue, formerly home to the Whitney Museum of American Art and, most recently, The Met Breuer. The temporary location, called Frick Madison, houses the Frick’s collections, programs, and staff during the renovation and expansion of its historic buildings at 1 East 70th Street.
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Mailing Address for Applications
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Thank you for your interest in employment with The Frick Collection.
The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library receive many inquiries about employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. If your skills and qualifications match our needs we will contact you for an interview; if not, we will keep your résumé on file for one year and contact you if an appropriate position becomes available.
Dana Spencer Winfield
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Frick Collection, including Frick Madison and the Frick Art Reference Library