Community Relations Manager

Position Type:
Full time
Post Date:
November 3, 2107




The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds of more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities

The Community Relations Manager will serve as a resource for our community and will be a crucial link between The Frick Collection (TFC) and various important constituencies. The Community Relations Manager’s primary function will be to serve as a principal point of contact, accessible to external constituents in relation to TFC’s day-to-day operations along with planning an upcoming project to enhance and upgrade its facilities. His/her primary role is to keep constituents apprised of activities and project developments, cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders, and address any issues that are relevant to the wider community. This position will be an integral part of the External Affairs team and will act as coordinator for a range of activities supporting the department. The position will report to the Associate Director of Leadership Gifts and Special Campaigns in conjunction with Associate Director of Media Relations and Marketing. The ability to write well and clearly and to draft original documents are key requirements. Additional tasks will include creation of a variety of public-facing materials, among these a campaign video and newsletter, and contributing to updates on an extant project website. This position also will coordinate the government grant process.


Experience in community and/or donor relations and interfacing with public entities. Excellent communication skills, written and oral. Experience drafting original correspondence. Ability to interact and build strong relationships with colleagues and constituents at all levels: peer institutions, construction and operation staffs, public officials and their staffs, high-level donors, and other stakeholders. Comfortable public speaker. Comfort on social media and with databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge. Experience with government grants at the NYC, NYS, and/or federal level is desirable but not essential. Excellent administrative and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, 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 & Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous 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 (25 days beginning year 2). All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees and volunteers 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

Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered. 
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: (include “Community Relations Manager” in subject line of email) 
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax 212-861-7347

No phone calls, please. 

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.