Security Officer

Post Date:
May 7, 2021



Up to 28 hours/week. Day, evening, and overnight shifts are available.


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 1935, 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 opened to the public at Frick Madison in early spring and have experienced a surge in membership. We are searching for enthusiastic partners to support our team and our ever expanding and diverse group of members. We will be providing training on best practices for protecting oneself and the public during a pandemic while always providing the highest quality customer service.

Position Summary

Via security video monitoring and patrolling of the facility Security Guards monitor activities and visitors in the galleries and other common areas and offices of the museum and library. They comply with NYC and NYS security and fire safety regulations as well as the security protocols of the Frick Collection. Security Guards must remain alert at all times. They are expected to interact in a cordial and respectful manner with the public, welcoming visitors and conducting bag checks when they arrive at the museum, and providing limited information about the museum and referring visitors to the visitor services personnel as appropriate. Security Guards are expected to gain a good understanding of the Frick family home and museum collections. Security Guards work a varied schedule that includes weekends and hours the museum is open to the public as well as times when the museum hosts special events.


New York State Security Guard license, with high school diploma or GED. Prior military or police experience and multi-lingual skills helpful. The ability to communicate well and read and write in English is essential. Eight and sixteen hour security guard training certificates required. Physical requirements include being able to stand for long periods of time and light lifting. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of colleagues and constituents.

Work Hours and Compensation

Part-time Security Officers are scheduled to work 8 hour shifts up to 28 hours per week. Museum hours are: Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Most shifts begin one-half-hour before the museum opens to the public. The Museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Federal Holidays. Shifts vary, are flexible and Security Officers may be asked to cover staffing shortages and vacations. Compensation: $17.00 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. Employees may access discounted Citi Bike membership and a discount on Seamless food ordering on days when they are working on-site. 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:

Manager of Security (Include “Security” in subject line of email.)
Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle 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.