Media Production Assistant

Post Date:
May 2, 2022

 

Full-time

Nonexempt.

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 requires all employees be fully vaccinated and to have received a booster vaccine against COVID 19.

Benefits of 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, and Election Day, and two floating holidays to be used in the last quarter of the year.

Sick and Vacation Time: All full-time employees are eligible to accrue up to 12 sick days and 12 vacation days in their first year of employment and in subsequent years. In the fourth year of employment vacation accruals increase to up to 17 days per year.

Family Leave: We provide all eligible employees with bereavement leave and paid parental leave and 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 disability and life insurance 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 eligible employees in planning for retirement by offering participation in a 403(b) tax-deferred savings plan and a defined-benefit pension plan.

Wellness Programs: The Frick offers programs including an Employee Assistance Plan and discounts on Citi Bike memberships and bike helmets.

Meal discount: When employees are working onsite, they may access a discount on food pickup or delivery through Seamless/Grubhub. All employees are also eligible to receive a discount on selected food and beverage items purchased at Frick Madison’s café, Joe Coffee, during the café’s regular opening hours: Thursdays – Sundays.

Additional Benefits: The Frick also offers eligible employees benefits including discounted Metro Cards/TransitCheks and flexible spending accounts for medical expenses, dependent care, and commuting costs. All employees may access a discount on Museum Shop purchases.

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 in the former Whitney Museum Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, Frick Madison, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street. We provide training on best practices for protecting oneself and colleagues during a pandemic while always providing the highest quality customer service.

Position Summary

The Media Production Assistant assists with video production and post-production related to exhibitions and collections of The Frick Collection. The Media Production Assistant will work to assist other Media Producers as a creative thinker with an interest in art and a talent for storytelling, and a demonstrated commitment to including a diversity of perspectives. Post-production media file management, and short-form video editing will be required. The Media Production Assistant will also participate in video shoots, live lectures, concerts, audio recording sessions, and other special events in addition to maintaining the organization of digital video and photography related to the museum and reviewing and/or creating accurate metadata for media files. The Media Production Assistant will work to ensure quality and consistency following Museum guidelines and best practices across media and platforms. The Frick Collection hosts events and other activities on evenings and weekends that require media production support; the Production Assistant is often asked to work extended hours to provide support during these events.

Requirements

The education and/or experience requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.

Required skills and experience:

  • Core video production skills, including shooting (camera, lighting, sound, and grip) and proficiency in standard editing and post-production software (Final Cut, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Creative and technical skill in the production of short-form video
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in Film Production, Studio Art, Audio Engineering, Performing Arts, or other related field or combination of experience)
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems
  • Knowledge of major social media platforms (Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • Ability to take on physically demanding work, such as lifting and moving lighting and video equipment
  • Positive, professional, and flexible disposition while working in a museum environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years video experience at an arts or academic institution
  • Knowledge of art history and familiarity with museums
  • Experience with professional digital media production
  • Photo studio experience, including digital asset management
  • Knowledge of collections management and content management systems a plus

Work Hours and Compensation

Regular workweek is 35 hours, Mondays–Fridays; hours worked in excess of 35 per workweek are paid at time-and-a-half. Rate of pay is commensurate with experience;  $52,000 to $55,000 per year or $28.57 to $30.22 per hour.

Application Process

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Media Producer
at jobs@frick.org (include “Media Production Assistant” in subject line of email)

Frick Madison
30 East 75 Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please. Inquiries without cover letter will not be considered.

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.