Membership Manager, Appeals and Special Projects

Position Type:
Full time
Post Date:
November 27, 2017




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. 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

Reporting to the Associate Director for Individual Giving, the Membership Manager, Appeals and Special Projects, is an integral part of the membership team who is responsible for creating high-level communications to members and donors at all levels with a focus on personalized communications for the Director’s Circle, the highest level member group. She/he drafts and edits solicitations, membership renewals, annual appeals, and reports, as well as other special assignments. She/he provides administrative support for the Director’s Circle including revenue tracking and reporting, event coordination, prospect identification, and solicitation schedule management. She/he also assists in organizing all details for the annual Director’s Trip.


Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of three to five years’ experience in fundraising and/or communications for a cultural institution. Excellent communications skills including exceptional writing skills. Initiative and ability to work independently. Ability to write quickly and prioritize multiple projects to meet assigned deadlines. Excellent proof-reading and editing skills. High-level of attention to detail and experience with budgets, revenue projections, and data. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database applications.

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 the type of coverage they select. Other benefits include Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, defined benefit pension, 13 holidays, accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days subsequent years). 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 an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. 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.

Application Process

To apply, please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume.

Include "Membership Manager, Appeals and Special Projects" in subject line of email.

Email to:

Associate Director for Individual Giving
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax: 212-861-7347

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.