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Join a talented team of employees who daily draw inspiration from the Frick’s world-class art exhibitions, rich, local history and beautiful grounds and gardens. If you’d like to find your passion and are ready to take that next step, apply for one of the opportunities listed below.   
 

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The Frick Pittsburgh embraces diversity as a proposition that is central to the organization’s mission. In building and serving diverse audiences, the Frick affirms and supports diversity of persons and ideas both within the organization and the communities it serves.

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Summary:  The Registrar & Manager of Exhibitions is an essential member of the Frick’s curatorial team, responsible for the documentation, care, handling, and display of all artworks managed by the museum, either as part of the permanent collection or temporary special exhibitions. This position maintains the collections management data system, manages acquisitions process and loan activities, and coordinates the care, preservation, and risk management of the museum’s collection. They plas a key role in ensuring that exhibitions and collections displays are completed efficiently, on time, and within budget. The position must demonstrate the ability to multitask, and project manage, and the capacity to shift between big-picture planning and task driven projects. 

•  Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
•  Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Reports to:  Chief Curator & Director of Collections
Hours:  Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00 flex, occasional evening, and weekend work
Status:  Full-time, exempt with benefits
Salary:  $41,765 - $52,206 based on experience 

Registrar Responsibilities (40%):
  • Manages and supervises the care and use of the collections by ensuring proper storage, handling, conservation, and exhibition techniques
  • Oversees acquisitions process for occasional gifts and purchases; generates condition reports, incoming/outgoing receipts, and formal gift paperwork to donors. Supervises accessioning process including recording object information; entering into the database and registration logbooks; assigning accession numbers and physically numbering or tagging artworks; photography of objects; and selecting storage locations and proper housing. 
  • Oversees incoming and outgoing loans, including documentation, conservation assessments, annual condition reports, shipping arrangements, courier requirements, and renewal forms.
  • Evaluates loan requests for objects from the collection; makes recommendations to Chief Curator from perspective of facility, safety, condition, and handling for decision of the loan
  • Occasionally serves as courier of collection loans. 
  • Works closely with Operations and Security departments to manage storage conditions, monitor security and climate in exhibition galleries and collections spaces, assist in making recommendations for improvements to museum facilities 
  • Performs routine checks of artworks in galleries and collections spaces. Monitors climate conditions weekly, creates reports of data.
  • Coordinates ongoing updated appraisals of the collection for insurance purposes. Works with the auditors on an annual basis.
  • Coordinates conservation visits; photographs and documents conservation work and processes at the direction of, or in the absence of, the Chief Curator
Records & Information Systems (20%):
  • Receives, processes, issues, and maintains records relating to permanent collection and incoming and outgoing loans
  • Manages collections database, creates user accounts, trains staff and volunteers, and develops user guides and reports; works with curatorial colleagues to ensure data standardization. 
  • Maintains accurate locations and coordinates annual inventories
  • Serves as main point of contact with collections database (Vernon) and enacts annual updates and continued improvements to software 
  • Organizes collections image library, preparing a clear and accessible digital file storage system. 
  • Manages rights and reproduction permissions for loans to the museum for exhibitions or temporary display for the same purposes. 
Exhibition Installation & De-Installation (40%): 
  • Coordinates the physical work of installation and deinstallation in accordance with industry best practices, including scheduling shipping and receiving, scheduling art handlers, supervising unpacking, condition reporting, installation, and packing. Supervision of other subcontractors as necessary. 
  • Communicates site needs for installation and de-installation work to other staff onsite including security, operations, and other staff.
  • Reviews exhibition contracts and advises on insurance, shipping, security, and installation requirements as well as rights and reproductions of related images. 
  • Assists in developing exhibition budgets, tracks expenses and processes related payments to subcontractors, consultants, art handlers, and others
  • Regularly meets with curatorial team and art handlers in advance of installation to identify and discuss concerns regarding objects installation logistics, conservation, and display/mounting
  • Coordinates the logistics involved in loans including courier visits, travel, lodging, and expenses
  • Monitors environmental quality of exhibition galleries 
  • Monitors photography or filming in exhibition areas as needed with other team members
Supervisory Responsibilities: 
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, and schedules contract art handlers 
  • Delegates specific collections and exhibitions administration tasks, cataloguing, and location changes to Collections & Exhibitions Assistant and/or interns. 
Qualifications:
  • BA in Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or related field is required.
  • Minimum 3 years museum experience in the area of museum registration and collections management experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining excellent attention to accuracy and detail
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; able to handle multiple projects in various stages of development; demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, and meet deadlines
  • Experience with fine arts insurance, knowledge of standard museum loan and registration processes 
  • Knowledge of standard best practices and procedures for art handling, transportation, installation, storage, condition reporting, preservation, and basic conservation
  • Capacity for problem-solving and analytical thinking
  • Aptitude to work across departments and disciplines in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented manner; ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting
  • Proficiency in collections management database software, email, word processing and spreadsheet software, Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with NAGPRA, AAMD guidelines and archiving methods and practices 
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
Physical Activities and Requirements:
  • Ability to lift, push, and/or move up to 40 lbs. 
  • Able to grasp safely and successfully, handle, and lift art objects
  • Able to safely and successfully ascend or descend ladders, scaffolding, or other necessary equipment for installation of exhibitions
The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equity and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.

The Frick Pittsburgh is observing ALL Government, State, and Local guidelines and protocols for COVID 19 safety including social distancing and mask wearing.  We also require applicants to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.
Summary:  The Frick Pittsburgh seeks a creative thinker and collaborator to join the dynamic four-person curatorial team. Under the direction of the Chief Curator & Director of Collections, they/she/he will support the interpretation, presentation, and care of the collections at The Frick Art Museum and Clayton, the historic home of Henry Clay Frick, with occasional support to the Car & Carriage Museum. Collaborating closely across departments—including Learning, Marketing, Advancement, Operations, and Safety), the Assistant/Associate Curator will be a key contributor to exhibition planning, collection development, conservation and preservation initiatives, and creative programming that informs, engages, and expands audiences. The position will actively participate in the assessment of the Frick’s interpretive strategies and exhibitions program, a core component of the museum’s strategic plan and equity commitments. The successful candidate will embrace the museum’s dedication to creating a space where visitors feel welcome, psychologically safe, curious, and inspired. 

•  Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
•  Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Reports to: Chief Curator & Director of Collections
Hours:  Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00 flex, occasional evening and weekend work and occasional travel (10%)
Status:  Full-time, exempt with benefits
Salary: $38,000–$51,908, based on experience and qualifications  

Responsibilities:
 

I. Exhibition Development and Interpretation (80%):
  • Advance the profile of the Frick’s collection through bold and intellectually rigorous exhibitions, gallery rotations, thematic installations, publications, and public programming 
  • Contribute ideas to annual planning of the exhibition schedule 
  • Review exhibition proposals for artistic merit, mission fit, budget, and scheduling factors
  • Work cross-departmentally to organize, coordinate, and co-lead exhibitions, contributing interpretation and research, securing loans, drafting layouts, assessing needs for conservation, preparation, and display, collaborating on graphic identity, and coordinating logistics with internal and external stakeholders
  • Write exhibition didactics, labels, and related content for variety of platforms, including social media 
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, professional colleagues, partner organizations and peer institutions, as well as community at large
  • Engage actively in enhancing the reputation of the Frick’s collection and exhibitions locally and nationally

II. Collections Care (20%): 
  • Responsibly co-manage the museum’s collections, ensuring proper documentation, maintenance, display, and conservation in accordance with best practices
  • Research collection objects and update records in the museum’s database (Vernon CMS)
  • Identify, research, and propose periodic acquisitions 
  • Consult with contract conservators on the care and documentation of the condition of works 
  • Contribute to assigned grant applications and general fundraising activities 
  • Participate in museum community as active scholar/curator in their field

Qualifications:
  • MA or greater in art history or related field preferred, or comparable experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time curatorial experience in a cultural or educational institution or organization, or comparable equivalent
  • Installation and object handling experience required
  • A collaborative and curious mindset with a love of learning
  • Passion for art, history, and nature
  • Team player with the ability to work within cross-functional teams effectively
  • Ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks in various stages of development, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Growing expertise in at least one of the museum’s collecting areas (Italian Renaissance, 18th and 19th century European and American) with a strong general art historical knowledge
  • Excellent research, writing, and delivery of oral and written communications that engage their intended audiences
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equity and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.

The Frick Pittsburgh is observing ALL Government, State, and Local guidelines and protocols for COVID 19 safety including social distancing and mask wearing.  We also require applicants to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.


To Apply: Please submit to HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org a complete resume or curriculum vitae listing relevant education, experiences, exhibitions, and publications; a cover letter expressing your interest in the position; and a brief writing sample – an article, exhibition labels, or chapter excerpt on a relevant research topic. 

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the museum field are encouraged to apply. Confidential inquiries, applications, and recommendations are welcome. 
Summary:  Develops and leads art workshops related to both the Frick’s permanent collections and special exhibitions with visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

•  Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
•  Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Reports to: Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs
Hours:  Upon completing training, guaranteed 25 hours per week in peak months, 10 hours per week during non-peak months. Day and evening work required, including occasional weekends.
Status:  Non-exempt, part-time hourly position
Hourly Rate: $15.00

Responsibilities:
  • Create and lead interactive and hands-on art workshops for school, scout, camp groups, and families
  • Work closely with museum teachers and other studio art teachers to ensure art making experiences relate to museum gallery experiences
  • Attend all on-going training sessions and meetings to keep current on content information, teaching techniques, theories of education and any other topics related to the collections
  • When available, attend and complete museum educator trainings of both The Frick Art Museum, Clayton and the Car & Carriage Museum
  • Upon completion of training, lead groups on tours of The Frick Art Museum, Clayton and the Car & Carriage Museum
  • Present accurate information about The Frick Art Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions as related to studio process
  • Individualize each program as dictated by school curriculum, teacher request, and/or student needs and abilities
  • Learn format and content of new tours and workshops as they are developed
  • Create quick projects for activity tables for local, off-site programs such as fairs, community events, and events at other cultural organizations
  • Ensure all materials for studio workshops are prepared and organized prior to groups’ arrival 
  • Lead outreach programs at partner organization sites within the Pittsburgh area
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each teaching session to prepare for the program and discuss that day’s format and content with the L&VE staff and other Frick Art Museum Teachers
  • Greet and welcome visiting groups as they arrive according to established guidelines
  • Stay at least 30 minutes after the conclusion of the program to discuss any significant events in that particular program and to clean up as needed
  • Keep track of and organize studio supplies, reporting the need for more to the Youth & Family Program Coordinator
  • Work assigned duties for special events, such as ticket-taking and welcome booths
  • Create artmaking videos and step-by-step worksheets for virtual engagement
Qualifications:
  • Committed to fostering a workplace of inclusion and belonging
  • Degree in Education or Studio Arts or sufficient equivalent experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach those of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of studio art practices in various mediums
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to adapt to changing situations in real time 
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal effectively with staff and visitors of all ages
  • Possess a flexible teaching style that allows for the ability to address different learning styles, cultural backgrounds, age levels and special needs
  • Possess a friendly, responsible, energetic and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to operate with little direct supervision to devise and conduct art experiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with both staff and visitors 
  • Act 33/34 clearance
  • Clearance of a criminal background check and FBI fingerprinting
The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equity and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.

The Frick Pittsburgh is observing ALL Government, State, and Local guidelines and protocols for COVID 19 safety including social distancing and mask wearing.  We also require applicants to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.
Summary:  Maintains, in pristine condition, the Grounds and Greenhouse of the Frick Pittsburgh at the direction of the Grounds Manager.

•  Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
•  Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Reports to: Grounds Manager
Hours:  Weekdays, 7:00am – 5:00pm, and occasional weekend and evening hours required.
Status:  Non-exempt, part-time hourly position
Hourly Rate: $13.50

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the Grounds of the site which includes: planting, mulching, trimming trees and shrubs, seeding, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, mowing and watering as instructed by the Grounds Manager
  • Handle snow and ice removal during the winter months using plows, snow blowers, etc.
  • Perform basic gardening duties within the Greenhouse to ensure it is in a presentable state for all visitors and school groups
  • Operate and use a variety of mowers, blowers, other equipment, etc.
  • Assist the Housekeeping & Maintenance Department with moves including furniture, supplies and other items
  • Other duties as requested by management
Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of landscaping practices, equipment and techniques preferred
  • Possess a friendly and cooperative manner
  • Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to perform physical labor, occasionally lifting objects of 80+ pounds
  • Experience with snow plowing equipment desired
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Valid PA driver’s license
The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equity and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.

The Frick Pittsburgh is observing ALL Government, State, and Local guidelines and protocols for COVID 19 safety including social distancing and mask wearing.  We also require applicants to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.
Summary:  Through excellent customer service, the Café Service Staff will provide visitors to The Café at the Frick with an excellent dining experience.  The Café Service Staff will become familiar with and perform all aspects of the front side of the Café; this includes: cashier, host, server, busser, sales, stocking, opening/closing, and cleaning.  Some additional back of house duties also required.  The Café Service Staff will foster positive internal and external relationships, bring energy, enthusiasm to the café and work in a collaborative environment in order to maintain and grow the reputation of the Café. The Café Service Staff will be joining the Frick during an exciting period of renewal and change, as the museum seeks to become an actively anti-racist organization that can serve as a vital resource for our entire community.

•  Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
•  Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Reports to: Café Manager
Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday, daylight, no set schedule, some evening hours
Status:  Part-time, hourly position
Hourly Rate: $13.50 per hour, plus shared tips

Responsibilities:
  • Become familiar with daily features, lunch and dessert items
  • Assist with food preparation
  • Have a working knowledge of the current menu and be able to explain all menu items to guests
  • Service tables in a professional efficient and friendly manner
  • Welcome guests, answer questions and direct guests to counter to order
  • Working knowledge of POS systems, ability to process payments and handle cash
  • Opening and closing sidework
  • Assist with dishwashing
  • Cleaning - clean kitchen and front of house
  • Keep beverage areas stocked and organized
  • Service bar duties
  • Stock supplies and inform the Café Manager if low on any items
  • Work with the Café Manager to handle any problems arising with visitors to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Treat visitors and colleagues with respect and courtesy at all times
  • Other duties, as requested by management
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 
  • Possess an enthusiastic, professional and positive attitude
  • Serving experience preferred
  • Flexibility in working a varied schedule
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Become RAMP and servsafe certified if not already (paid by Frick)
The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equity and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.

The Frick Pittsburgh is observing ALL Government, State, and Local guidelines and protocols for COVID 19 safety including social distancing and mask wearing.  We also require applicants to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.


 

Frick Employees Enjoy

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Open and collaborative environment 
  • Discounts in both The Museum Store and The Café at the Frick
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free museum privileges and guest passes to share with family and friends 
  • Regularly scheduled employee appreciation events, and much more