Capital Campaign Assistant

Post Date:
July 12, 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.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of Leadership Gifts, the Capital Campaign Assistant provides essential support for campaign fundraising. This position is responsible for scheduling meetings with current and prospective donors to the Campaign for the Frick and for administrative tasks that ensure the smooth functioning of daily operations for the Campaign for the Frick. 

Responsibilities include scheduling solicitations, strategy briefing calls, and related meetings for capital campaign fundraising; coordinating the schedules of the Director, Board of Trustees, development staff, and prospective donors; maintaining solicitor lists and the Capital Campaign calendar in Microsoft Outlook; recording, tracking, and updating contact reports between development staff and trustees with donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge; assisting in the gathering of materials for briefing documents leading up to solicitations; greeting campaign prospects at the beginning of solicitation meetings; and assisting in the coordination of campaign-related events, including producing and issuing invitations.

The Capital Campaign Assistant will also systematically track all pledges and gifts of campaign donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge; maintain the schedule of pledge installments, send pledge reminders, and generate routine receipts and acknowledgments in a timely manner. Additional duties may include assigned special projects as needed for the Capital Campaign, Planned Giving, Restricted 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.


Superb written and oral communication skills and polite phone demeanor a must. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining excellent attention to detail is 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, 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. The salary for this position is $42,500 annually; the hourly rate is $23.35.

Application Process

To Apply:

Please send resume with salary requirements to: (include Capital Campaign Assistant in subject line of email)

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.