Capital Campaign Assistant

Post Date:
November 6, 2019

Full time

Nonexempt.

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

Reporting to the Special Campaign Manager, the Capital Campaign Assistant provides essential support for campaign fundraising. This position is responsible for administrative tasks that ensure the smooth functioning of daily operations for the Campaign for the Frick.

Responsibilities include systematically tracking all pledges and gifts of campaign donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge; maintaining the schedule of pledge installments, and sending reminders; generating and sending routine receipts and acknowledgments in a timely manner; tracking donor contact and updating data fields essential for running campaign reports; organizing and maintaining donor files; and aiding in the preparation of materials for weekly campaign meetings as well as quarterly Capital Campaign Committees meetings with the Board of Trustees. Additional duties may include assigned special projects as needed for the Capital Campaign, Planned Giving, and otherwise. On evenings and weekends the Frick Collection hosts events at which the Assistant may be required to work extended hours to provide support.

Requirements

Undergraduate degree. Superb organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are essential. Interest in database systems and records management strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database applications desired. Previous experience in development 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, 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:

Send resume and cover letter including salary requirement to:

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

No phone calls please.

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