Assistant Manager of Special Campaigns

Post Date:
June 11, 2021





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 1935, 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 in the former Whitney Museum Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, Frick Madison, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street. We opened to the public at Frick Madison in early spring and have experienced a surge in membership, and visitorship.

Position Summary

The Assistant Manager of Special Campaigns is responsible for managing tasks related to the Frick’s Capital Campaign. This position reports to the Head of Leadership Gifts and is part of the Restricted Giving team that also includes the Manager of Grants and Planned Giving, the Assistant Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the Capital Campaign Assistant. 

The Assistant Manager of Special Campaigns will be responsible for coordinating the campaign prospect pipeline, prioritizing solicitations, and preparing materials for solicitations. She/he/they will also draft campaign correspondence, including solicitations and acknowledgment letters to individuals from the Director, Trustees, and staff members. The Assistant Manager will prepare agendas and other materials for quarterly Board of Trustees Capital Campaign Committee meetings. 

This position will work closely with colleagues in Research and Membership to identify new campaign prospects and manage a portfolio of individual campaign prospects. The Assistant Manager will coordinate the scheduling, reporting, and systematic tracking of all campaign prospects, meetings, event attendance and giving in Raiser’s Edge, and other routine administrative duties. In addition, the Assistant Manager of Special Campaigns will manage campaign related events (produce invitation and curate lists).


The education and/or experience requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The candidate must be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work proactively and independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues in External Affairs and across the institution. Minimum of three years of development experience, preferably at a cultural institution. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines. Background or interest in visual arts preferred. Computer literacy in a Windows environment/Microsoft Office Suite, and proficiency with the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database or equivalent. Knowledge of Crystal reports a plus. 

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 type of coverage selected.  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 defined benefit pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 14 paid holidays, accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment.  All employees may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums.  The Frick provides employees with a discount on Museum Shop purchases. The Frick offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.  

Work Hours and Compensation

The Frick’s regular workweek is 35 hours, Mondays-Fridays; hours worked in excess of 35 per work week are paid at time-and-one-half for nonexempt positions. Salary is commensurate to experience, the range for the base salary for this position is $50,000-$55,000 annually.  

Application Process

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: (include “Asst. Mgr. Special Campaignsin subject line of email)

Mailing address for application: 
Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please. Inquiries without cover letter will not be considered.

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