Lead Housekeeper

Post Date:
July 24, 2019


Monday–Friday, 7:00 – 3:30; coverage of one weekend per month.


The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 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. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world. Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

Position Summary

Housekeepers at The Frick Collection are responsible for cleaning all offices, restrooms, public areas, galleries, as well as the employee dining rooms and kitchen. Housekeepers assist with set-up/tear down for special events of all kinds: small luncheons, private corporate events, and fundraising events. The Lead Housekeeper, in collaboration with the Assistant Manager for Housekeeping, has enhanced responsibilities providing support to The Director’s Dining Room. S/he provides set-up/teardown and service for special luncheons for the Director, Chief Curator, Members of the Board of Trustees, donors, and other VIPs. S/he is also called upon to support luncheons, breakfasts and other events for the Director’s Office and Board of Trustees.


High School diploma or GED. Two years of professional cleaning experience. Cleaning certificate preferred. Must be able to use all cleaning equipment: vacuums, mops, brooms. Ability to interact with colleagues at all levels as well as VIPs, display significant maturity in these interactions, and understand discretion and confidentiality in the workplace. Experience in executive dining service, fine dining/restaurant industry is essential. Bartending experience also useful.

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 Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax-deferred annuity, health saving 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. 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

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Manager of Housekeeping
jobs@frick.org (Include Lead Housekeeper in the subject line of the email.)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls, please.
Inquiries without a cover letter and salary requirement will not be considered.

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.