Development Writer

Position Type:
Full time
Post Date:
October 2, 2017

Full-time

Exempt.

Background

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 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.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director for Individual Giving, the Development Writer is an integral part of the membership team who drafts, edits, and revises letters, reports, and other communications to existing and prospective members to help build lasting relationships with the Frick. In addition, the Development Writer will be responsible for assisting in all the administrative details related to the Director’s Circle and the membership trips with the Director.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database applications . Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising or communications for a cultural institution. Excellent communications skills including exceptional writing skills. Initiative and ability to work independently. Ability to write quickly and prioritize multiple projects to meet assigned deadlines. Excellent proof-reading and editing skills.

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 the type of coverage they select. Other benefits include Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, defined benefit pension, 13 holidays, accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days subsequent years). All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. 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

To apply, please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Include "Development Writer" in subject line of email.

Associate Director for Individual Giving
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax: 212-861-7347
Email to: jobs@frick.org

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.