Post Date:
December 27, 2018

Part time

28 hours per week.


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

Retrieve and file books and photographs requested by the visiting public; work at the reception desk on a scheduled and as-needed basis; cover new books with Mylar; sew paperback books into binders; clean and shift books stacks; process off-site materials; assist with special projects. Reports to the Manager of Pages.


The Library is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, September through May, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Business hours are 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some Saturday hours are required. Candidates must be available to work 28 hours per week.


High school graduate or GED. Punctuality; attention to detail; good interpersonal skills. Previous library experience, and knowledge of art history and of foreign languages is desired but is not essential. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.


$15.00 per hour

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

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 a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. 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

Send resume and cover letter to:


Chief of Public Services (Include “Page/Technician” in subject line of email.)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, 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.