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Join Our Creative Team

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 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:  The Frick Pittsburgh seeks someone passionate about public programming to create a variety of dynamic, unique, inclusive, and fun programs for the public that are based on the Frick’s collections and exhibitions and that meet the overarching goals of the Frick.  Collaboration and relationship-building with community partners is essential to successful programming efforts and an important part of this role.  This position is also responsible for serving both area teachers through professional development programs, and also individuals who may not be able to visit the Frick through outreach efforts. The individual in this role should be comfortable working with both history and art, and excited to find ways to engage the public with both. This person is responsible for creating extraordinary programmatic experiences for visitors, and as such will occasionally work as a project manager for cross-departmentally organized programs and events.

•  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: Director of Learning & Visitor Experience
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 flex, periodic evening and weekend work
Status:  Full-time, exempt with benefits
Salary: $45,401 -$56,751; based on experience and qualifications

Responsibilities:

(30%)  Permanent Collection Program Development
  • Understand and become proficient in the history of the Frick family, the evolution of The Frick Pittsburgh, and all facets of the collections, and apply that knowledge to program development
  • Understand the complexities of history in the late 19th century, including wealth disparity, race and gender inequality, labor practices etc., and develop programming that supplements and enhances these issues as discussed on tours of Clayton
  • Understand the permanent art collection, Henry Clay Frick and Helen Clay Frick as collectors and how the Frick’s collection and museums were shaped by them, and create programming that explores the both the art and its context within the museum
  • Learn the social history surrounding changes in transportation from the late 19th to mid- 20th century as represented by the Car & Carriage Museum collection, and create programming that engages the public with this museum collection and history
 
(30%)  Temporary Exhibition Program Development  
  • Learn and deeply engage with the content of upcoming exhibitions in the years or months prior to their presentation to create programming that engages learners in different ways, offers a variety of experiences, and is inclusive in both presenters and topics
  • When possible, develop programming that makes connections between temporary exhibition objects and content and the collections of the Frick
 
(20%)  Teacher Education Program Development 
  • Offer at least five Act 48 professional workshops for teachers per year, and award professional development credits to participants as appropriate
  • Maintain the Frick’s status as a certified Act 48 provider
  • Work with Learning, Advancement & Engagement and Curatorial staff to create unique personalized and special opportunities for area educators to engage with the Frick
  • Develop and send out regular communications with area educators through the Frick’s educator email list
 
(20%) Outreach Programming Development
  • Create a slate of relevant, interesting outreach programming that is consistently available to be scheduled by senior centers, libraries, and other public organizations
  • Develop an outreach program to be offered prior for each temporary exhibition
  • Work with Frick L&VE staff to build a corps of outreach program presenters and provide ongoing training for that group

Qualifications:
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace and museum culture of inclusion and belonging, including anti-racist values and education practices
  • Commitment to activating the Frick’s mission, vision, and values for broad audiences through public program.
  • Educational background in history, education, museum studies, art history or a related field OR comparable working experience preferred. Work/volunteer experience should be in education, art history, history, museum studies or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and implementing public programs for diverse audiences, working with a range of communities and partners, leading teams and projects, and meaningfully connecting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask and be highly organized, meet short- and long-term deadlines, and to be able to shift between big-picture planning and task-driven projects
  • Knowledge of current programmatic and visitation trends
  • Experience in program assessment and analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with staff and visitors of all backgrounds
  • Passion for history, art, and sharing experiences with others
  • 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 a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org.  Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  

Summary: Responsible for providing general support to the curatorial department and assisting in the efficient and effective operation of departmental activities.
 

Reports to: Chief Curator & Director of Collections

Hours:  Monday–Friday, 9:00-5:00 flex, occasional evening, and weekend work

Status:  Full-time salaried, non-exempt with benefits

Pay: $30,000 - $36,000, based on experience
 

  • 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.

 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Correspondence, record keeping, budget maintenance, invoice processing, scheduling, and other general administrative duties to support the curatorial department
  • Assist with planning related to exhibitions and curatorial programming, including creating, developing, and maintaining exhibition checklists and object labels
  • Assist with physical installation of exhibitions and permanent collection displays
  • Perform regular walkthroughs of exhibition galleries and collections spaces, completing preventive conservation cleaning weekly
  • Assist curatorial staff in documentation and cataloguing of museum artifacts, including location changes, and other data entry
  • Field research requests and respond to routine inquiries; follow up as required
  • Manage rights and reproduction requests for images related to the collection and departmental photo library
  • Maintains the exhibition database, departmental reference, and periodical library
  • Act as recording secretary and coordinator of Collections and Exhibitions Committee meetings as well as other meetings as assigned
  • Manages departmental interns
  • In consultation with curatorial colleagues, streamlines workflow and administrative tasks finding efficiencies and better methods when possible
  • Attends and participates in meetings and ongoing communications with internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis

 

Qualifications:
 

  • BA degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field or two years of experience supporting a curator or exhibition required
  • 1 year of working with collections, object handling skills preferred 
  • Excellent attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Able to proactively prioritize and manage time while meeting deadlines
  • Team player with the ability to work within cross-functional teams effectively
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and familiarity with collections database management software, specifically Vernon CMS
  • Clearance of a criminal background check


Physical Requirements:

 

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must be able to stand, walk, carry, stoop, kneel, bend, grasp and reach overhead.
 

The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and racial equality and urges all qualified diverse applicants to apply.

 

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.

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:  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