Assistant Project Manager for Construction Administration

Post Date:
January 11, 2023




The Frick Collection strives to provide every employee with the best 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 on promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture that supports diversity and work-life balance. The benefits offered by the Frick are unparalleled in the New York museum community. The Frick 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 be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID 19.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Paid Holidays: All full-time employees are eligible for 14 paid holidays, all federal holidays, plus Lincoln’s birthday, Juneteenth, Election Day, and two floating holidays to be used in the last quarter of the year.

Sick and Vacation time: All eligible full-time employees accrue up to 12 sick and 12 vacation days their first year of employment. In subsequent years, eligible full-time employees accrue up to 12 sick days and 25 vacation days/year.

Family leave: We provide all eligible employees with bereavement leave and paid parental leave, and we adhere to federal family leave laws.

Health, Dental, and Vision insurance: All eligible full-time employees and their eligible dependents may enroll in employee-sponsored benefit plans. Employees contribute to the cost of health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected.

Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance: The Frick covers the entire cost of these benefits for all eligible full-time employees. The life insurance benefit is up to three times the employee’s annual salary.

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

Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships, and a discount on bike helmets.

Additional benefits include discounted Metro Cards/Transit Checks and flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care, and commuting costs.


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 (the former Whitney Museum), while renovations are underway to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street.

Position Summary

This is a newly created position that will be a key member of the internal team managing the Frick's major capital renovation and expansion project. This person will report directly to the Associate Director for Capital Projects and will work closely with the two Senior Project Managers as well as the Deputy Director/COO to whom the team reports. The Assistant Project Manager will liaise with Museum stakeholders from multiple departments across the institution. Because this position specifically supports the Frick's current capital project, it is anticipated that the position will be active for approximately 2 years through end of 2024.

The Assistant Project Manager is integral to the implementation of the Frick's major capital expansion project. In collaboration with the full Project Team this role will focus on coordinating the construction of and implementing the final FF&E fit-out for both front of house and back of house Museum and Library areas. In addition to liaising with museum departments and stakeholders, the Assistant Project Manager will assist in coordinating an extensive external team including the architects and design team, furniture vendors, and specialty consultants and sub-contractors.

As with all Frick in-house project managers, the assistant project manager position will require excellent accounts management skills in order to; manage onsite activities, manage detailed budgets and schedules, review and execute contract agreements and purchase orders, review insurance requirements, and assist in all construction close-out activities.


The education and/or experience requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, architecture, interior design, engineering or other related field is preferred
  • 2–3 years related experience in design, architecture, project management, or construction
  • An interest in design and construction, in particular interiors, furnishings, and lighting
  • Experience with museums or other non-profit institution operations or capital projects is a plus
  • A strong communicator who can share information, relay technical requirements, and receive and respond independently to input and direction
  • A highly organized individual who can work with many types of people and is proficient at creating agendas, taking accurate notes, organizing schedules and timelines, and tracking data and budgets in excel, and working to a deadline
  • Ability to read and navigate construction documents, specifications, shop drawings and furniture specifications or willingness to learn
  • Willingness to work on an active construction site with the ability to remain calm and be responsive in a variety of situations
  • A collaborative colleague who enjoys working in a team environment and who is willing to find what needs to be done and figure out a way to get it done

Additional Information

For individuals pursuing architectural licensure, this position will provide relevant experience hours within the AXP/NCARB program.


Annual full-time exempt salary, $75,000–$85,000, commensurate with experience.

Application Process

To apply: Assistant Project Manager for Construction Administration

Or send resume and cover letter to: Associate Director for Capital Projects
Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

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