Executive Assistant

Post Date:
May 4, 2022

 

Full-time

Exempt.

At the Frick Collection we pride ourselves on promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture that supports diversity and work-life balance. The Frick strives to provide our employees with competitive salaries and exceptional benefits in a beautiful and pleasant work setting while providing an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

The Frick complies with New York City’s Executive Order 225 and requires all employees be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID 19.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Paid Holidays: All full-time employees are eligible for 14 paid holidays, all federal holidays, plus Lincoln’s birthday, Juneteenth, Election Day, and two floating holidays to be used in the last quarter of the year.

Sick and Vacation time: All eligible full-time employees accrue up to 12 sick and 12 vacation days their first year of employment. In subsequent years, eligible full-time employees accrue up to 12 sick days and 25 vacation days/year.

Family leave: We provide all eligible employees with bereavement leave and paid parental leave, and we adhere to federal family leave laws.

Health, Dental, and Vision insurance: All eligible full-time employees and their eligible dependents may enroll in employee-sponsored benefit plans. Employees contribute to the cost of health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected.

Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance: The Frick covers the entire cost of these benefits for all eligible full-time employees. The life insurance benefit is up to three times the employee’s annual salary.

Retirement: The Frick supports all employees in planning for retirement by offering participation in a Tax Deferred Savings Plan – 403(b) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships, and a discount on bike helmets.

Additional benefits include discounted Metro Cards/Transit Checks and flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care, and commuting costs.

Background

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 1920, 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—Frick Madison—in the Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue (the former Whitney Museum), while renovations are underway to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street.

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for External Affairs supports all aspects of day-to-day operations for the Deputy Director and serves as a liaison internally and externally for the External Affairs office. External Affairs includes all fundraising and development, public relations and marketing, government relations, and non-curatorial publications for the museum. The Frick is undergoing the largest enhancement project in its history, and the Executive Assistant will play an important role in this campaign. The Executive Assistant must maintain a high level of discretion regarding fundraising and other confidential matters. The Executive Assistant will interact with constituents at all levels throughout the institution, as well as trustees and donors.

Requirements

Three or more years of office experience as an assistant, preferably in a cultural institution. Interest in the visual arts preferred. Excellent organizational skills, ability to play close attention to detail, and well-versed in standard administrative practices and procedures. Computer literacy in a Windows environment. Takes initiative; is self-directed, helpful, and supportive of colleagues; maintains a sense of humor while meeting deadlines. Has a strong sense of discretion and good judgment. An exceptional multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize and work well under pressure. Possesses effective verbal and written communication skills. Experience working in a development office/fund raising a plus.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate to skills and experience. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 annually. Please include salary requirement in cover letter.

Application Process

Send resume and cover letter to:

Deputy Director for External Affairs
at jobs@frick.org (include “Executive Assistant” in subject line of email)

Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Frick 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.