Graphic Designer

Post Date:
May 28, 2019




The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 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

Oversees graphic institutional identity in all of its expressions, the position will guide the institution in maintaining brand standards. The Graphic Designer will act as a gatekeeper for all graphic design needs throughout the institution. In collaboration with internal and external constituents s/he will act as a point person for developing TFC’s style guide. Will lead collaboration with internal and agency partners to develop brand vision and style guide. Will design a range of materials for institution-wide programming, fundraising, and exhibitions graphics. Collaborates with internal stakeholders across departments to develop creative approaches that meet their needs and cohere to the brand vision of the institution, utilizing print and digital communication media. Provides art direction for social media platforms. Plays large role in managing file saving and image sharing protocols. Coordinates with in-house production staff to manage deadlines and expectations for print production. Serve as point of contact for outside vendors including printers through output services.


  • BFA or equivalent in graphic design.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience, preferably in a cultural institution.
  • Experience applying brand guidelines to graphic design projects.
  • Project planning/workflow expertise, including producing project timelines, budgets, and production schedule for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design).
  • Deep knowledge of prepress production and print production.
  • Exposure to/knowledge of Animate and Motion Graphics.
  • A strong understanding of typography and layout.
  • Knowledge of web design principals.
  • Knowledge of pre-press production and print production
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Preferred: knowledge of paper sourcing, specialty papers, and specialty printing including embossing, debossing, letter pressing, and foil stamping

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: life, short, and long term disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, health savings account with employer seed, 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, 13 paid holidays, accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment, 25 vacation days second 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 and an on-site employee dining service. The Frick offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

To apply submit résumé, cover letter including salary requirement, and link to portfolio:

Graphic Design Search Committee (Include “Graphic Design” 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.