Digital Technician

Position Type:
Part time
Post Date:
December 12, 2017


21 hours per week.


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. It is one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction.

Position Summary

The Digital Technician is responsible for digital conversion of archival materials using scanning and photography equipment. Tasks include handling fragile library collections, scanning or photographing library collections, monitoring scanning operations, ensuring scans meet quality standards, and tracking scanning progress. Responsibilities include:

  • Operation of Phase One digital reproduction system using Capture One software. Previous experience preferred, but training will be provided.
  • Operation of Zeutschel scanning equipment. No previous experience necessary, training will be provided.
  • Careful handling of fragile books and other library material for scanning operation.
  • Evaluating scanned material to establish that scanning has been carried out accurately.
  • Ensuring that the scanning operation is running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Managing, tracking, and reporting of scanning progress.
  • Troubleshooting software and hardware issues on PC and Mac OSX.


Successful candidates must be well organized, self-motivated, capable of handling library collections with care, and able to perform repetitive work with speed and accuracy. Must have the ability to constantly operate a computer and scanning or photography workstation. Must be able to work in an upright and/or stationary position for 7 hours per day. Experience working with scanning and photography equipment in a library environment is preferred but not required. Successful candidate will be trained by the conservators in proper procedures for handling library materials and by the Digital Lab in operation of the scanning and photography equipment. Basic proficiency with Windows and Mac operating systems required. Experience with Capture One software and/or Adobe Photoshop and Bridge preferred.

Work Hours and Compensation

This position is scheduled for 21 hours per week. A mutually convenient schedule can be arranged. However, work hours will be scheduled for Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Competitive salary is up to $18.00/hour, commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

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 a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick in accordance with the new York City Earned Sick Time Act. 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.

To apply send resume and cover letter, include schedule you are available to work (days and hours) to:

Chief, Collections Preservation (include “Digital Technician” in subject line of email)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
NY, NY 10021

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.