Assistant Registrar

Post Date:
July 19, 2019

Full-time

Exempt.

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 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. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935, and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

Position Summary

Assist Chief Registrar in all phases of Collection and Exhibition Management, including but not limited to: coordination of paperwork, securing insurance valuations and requisite approvals, assist in organizing lists and information for both Indemnity and Immunity applications. Coordination of correspondence and scheduling for shipping and insurance arrangements for loans of artwork. Condition checking of artwork, oversee un/packing, transport, movement, and installation/dismantling of artwork, arrange for domestic transport for artwork and related courier travel. Assist with additions and updates to Registrar’s Procedures Manual. Create and update collection object records in The Museum System collections management database, as well as Exhibition loan records. Works with IT department as appropriate in updating/upgrading/expanding TMS. Coordinate projects and scheduling/priorities for Registrar interns. Reserve hotel rooms and arrange for per diems for artwork couriers.

Qualifications

Minimum of two years of experience in museum registration work required. Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Gallery Systems TMS software a must. Knowledge of Photoshop and Financial Edge a plus. BA or BFA, major in art history or studio art preferred. Knowledge of foreign language helpful but not required.

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, 13 paid holidays, and 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 and an on-site 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.

Application Process

Please send resume with salary requirements to:

Registrar
jobs@frick.org (Include “Assistant Registrar” in subject line of email.)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
 

No phone calls please.
Inquiries without cover letter and salary requirements 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.