Museum Shop Sales/Admissions Assistants and Coatroom Attendants

Position Type:
Part time
Post Date:
September 14, 2017

Part-time

Between 14 and 28 hours per week.

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to 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. It is one of the world’s most perfect museums. The Frick Art Reference Library, one of the world’s leading centers for research in the history of art, was founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick (1888–1984) to further the goals of “encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts and of advancing the general knowledge of ‘kindred subjects.”

Museum Shop Sales/Admissions Assistants

Position Summary

This is a varied position that involves greeting the public, selling museum admission tickets to visitors, and working in the Museum Shop. Museum Shop Sales and Admissions Assistants produce tickets using a computerized ticketing system and work in the museum store processing store purchases, assisting customers, and restocking shelves. They handle cash, make change, and process credit card sales.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with art history major/minor preferable. Retail experience essential. Successful candidates have excellent communications skills, are able to interact with a demanding public, and work for long periods (eight hour shifts) in a small workspace. Professionalism and reliability are a must. Bilingual skills helpful.

Coatroom Attendants

Position Summary

Coatroom Attendants at The Frick Collection are often among the first representatives of the museum to greet the public. They help ensure that visitors are confident in leaving their personal belongings in our care during their visit. Coatroom Attendants often handle heavy coats and bags and stand for long periods of time.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED. Successful candidates have excellent communications skills, are able to interact with a demanding public, and work for long periods (eight hour shifts) in a small workspace. Professionalism and reliability are a must. Bilingual skills helpful.

Work Hours

Hours vary: Our public facing staff are usually scheduled to work between 14 and 28 hours per week, with varying shifts. Museum hours are: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays and Federal Holidays. Compensation: $13.75 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 time 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

To apply send resume and cover letter to:

Head of Retail and Visitor Services
jobs@frick.org (include “Museum Shop” or “Coatroom” in subject line)
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