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.   

Available Openings

Summary:  Maintains, in pristine condition, the Grounds and Greenhouse of the Frick Art & Historical Center at the direction of the Grounds Manager. 
 
Reports to: The Grounds Manager 
Hours: Availability – Sunday to Saturday with hours and days to vary – includes some weekends and occasional evening hours
Status: Full-time, non-exempt with benefits
 
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
  • 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, weeding equipment, etc.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance on equipment
  • Perform snow and ice removal during the winter months
  • 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 and techniques 
  • Basic knowledge of equipment repair and maintenance
  • 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
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Valid PA driver’s license
EOE
Summary:  The Operations Manager is charged with ensuring the proper operation and maintenance of the various buildings and their systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc., in addition to directing the work of the housekeeping, mail coordinator, maintenance and event crews to ensure proper support and attention to enable the site to reach its stated goals
 
Reports to: Director of Operations 
Hours: Flexible hours between 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., primarily Monday - Friday with occasional/seasonal evening and weekend work required. The ability to be on-call to handle emergencies.
Status: Full-time, exempt with benefits
 
Responsibilities:
  • With the Director of Operations, identifies new and ongoing maintenance projects and the budgets accordingly – capital and ops budgets
  • With the Director of Operations, maintains an ongoing project list of maintenance and housekeeping projects, acquires bids and works with both contractors and internal personnel to complete work as necessary
  • Manages ongoing cleaning/maintenance contracts and liaises with vendors
  • Maintains a scheduled review of HVAC equipment operations by monitoring HVAC controls and mechanical space walk-throughs
  • Troubleshoot infrastructural (phone, data, power) issues as required and engage contractors as necessary
  • Ensure HVAC software is operative and all controls, thermostats, valves are in operative condition. Interface with controls contractor as required
  • Liaises with necessary departments to achieve repairs and event needs successfully
  • Through training and follow-up, ensures the housekeeping, mail coordinator and maintenance staff provide excellent customer service
  • Directs and oversees the work of the Events Coordinator position to ensure that both internal and external customer’s needs are met
  • Models stellar customer service skills for direct reports and provides instruction and real-time feedback
  • With the Director of Operations, ensure safe and best practices are implemented by the operations staff. Ensure scheduled training and required certifications are complied with
  • Maintains maintenance records and drawings in an organized system
  • Handles all administrative duties associated with position for example, performance evaluations, RFPs for new projects, ongoing project management, status reports, etc.
  • Manages the budgets for both housekeeping and the maintenance departments
  • Create and/or modify electronic drawings and renderings to reflect current conditions as necessary
  • Organize and maintain facility blueprints and drawings
  • Develop drawings/renderings for missing or non-existing site drawings
  • Uses work order system to delegate and track work for maintenance staff
  • Proactively maintain and track maintenance work on equipment in all buildings
  • Maintains current industry trends and technology via trade shows, courses, seminars or professional affiliations. Makes recommendations to improve facility environments and provide budget information as necessary.
  • Represent the Frick at conventions and professional/community meetings as required
  • Handle other duties as requested
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an Operations/Facilities management/leadership role
  • Ability to read architectural drawings, blueprints, spec sheets and construction documentsDemonstrable project management experience
  • Construction/renovation experience
  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and HVAC equipment and controls
  • Basic IT infrastructure knowledge (cabling, switches, fiber-optic hardware)
  • Ability to physically access all areas of the site with or without accommodation
  • Ability to operate mechanical lifts and other grounds equipment as necessary
  • Windows Office Suite software computer experience required (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power point)
  • CAD/Drawing software experience
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to manage a variety of responsibilities under pressure 
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to write/contribute as necessary for Board or Committee reports
  • Proven ability to negotiate contracts with vendors
  • Possesses a friendly and approachable manner with the ability to motivate and incentivize staff to achieve their best performance
  • Team-oriented and ability to work in sensitive environments according to policies developed for art collection spaces
  • Bachelor degree preferred; associate degree minimal in trade/construction/project management/art-related fields
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
EOE
Summary:  The Chef is responsible for developing creative and unique food opportunities for The Café at the Frick with the over-arching goal to provide affordable and delicious menu offerings utilizing fresh and local ingredients in a unique way to provide a best-in-class dining experience. 
 
Reports to: The Café Manager
Hours: 35 hours/5 days per week, Tuesday – Sunday, evening/weekend work required
Status: Full-time, exempt with benefits
 
Responsibilities:
  • Prepares or oversees quality control and preparation of all food served in The Café 
  • Maintains the highest possible food quality while controlling food costs and waste 
  • With the Sous Chef, orders and maintains daily inventories for menu selections and events
  • Inventories all food, Café beverages and supplies monthly
  • Maintains a clean and organized working environment. Ensures completion of the weekly cleaning schedule by kitchen and utility staff
  • Responsible for keeping store rooms and walk-in coolers completely clean and well organized at all times 
  • Directs all kitchen staff in the efficient and timely completion of duties
  • With the Café Manager, develop seasonal menu options and cost-out analysis of each
  • Works with the Café Manager to plan and prepare innovative daily food offerings 
  • Maintains or exceeds all Health Department regulations, paying strict attention to detail in all food preparation, holding and storage
  • Hires and oversees kitchen staffing
  • With the Sous Chef, schedules all kitchen personnel to minimize labor costs and controls and/or eliminates overtime 
  • Provides culinary training of kitchen staff as needed
  • Ensures that the entire kitchen team works within a friendly and safe working environment 
  • Monitors the quality and service of all vendors, purveyors and suppliers
  • Other duties as requested by management
Qualifications:
  • Background and training in professional culinary skills
  • At least five years’ experience as a working chef
  • Certification in (1) nutrition, safety and sanitation; and (2) food and beverage management desirable
  • A team player, but someone who can work well independently
  • Creative individual who enjoys pushing the culinary envelope
  • Friendly and positive individual – someone who enjoys a challenge
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Flexibility in working variable schedule
EOE
Summary:  Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep for all of the buildings and systems at the Frick Pittsburgh. Additionally, has small engine repair experience.  This is a weekends-only position.

Reports to: Facilities Manager
Hours: Every Friday from 3:00-11:00 p.m.  Additionally, every other weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from 9:00-5:00 p.m.
Part-time, hourly 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Along with the Facilities Manager, works through a comprehensive project list
  • Liaises between outside contractors as needed
  • Receives and responds to employee requests for routine building maintenance which may include: HVAC issues, minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs
  • Assists with snow removal as needed
  • Addresses small engine repairs as requested
  • Handling other duties as requested by management
Qualifications:
  • Experience in small engine repair, plumbing and carpentry 
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and adjust to scheduling changes
  • Physical ability to access all parts of the site and buildings
  • Strong organizational, scheduling and prioritizing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with both visitors and staff
EOE
Summary:  Through excellent customer service, provide visitors to The Café at the Frick with an excellent dining experience.

Reports to: Café Manager
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, daylight, no set schedule, some evening hours.
Part-time, hourly 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Set up for service, making sure that all items on the list have been completed
  • Attend morning meetings and become familiar with daily features, lunch and dessert items
  • Have a working knowledge of the current menu and be able to explain all menu items to the customer
  • Wait on tables in a professional efficient and friendly manner
  • Greet people at the door if the host is not available and seat them if necessary/possible
  • Collect money or credit cards from guests and be able to operate the pc and credit card machine
  • Clean up the front of the house, put away desserts and make sure everything is done before leaving
  • Clean kitchen and sweep FOH floors if there is no busser
  • Answer the phone and take same-day reservations if the hostess is not available
  • Stock supplies and inform the Café Manager if low on any items
  • Works 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:
  • 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
EOE
Summary:  Responsible for providing general administrative and clerical support to the curatorial department and assisting in the smooth operation of departmental activities.

Reports to: Chief Curator, Director of Collections
Hours: Flexible, 4 days per week, 9:00 – 5:00, occasional evening/weekend work
Part-time, hourly
 
Responsibilities:
  • Correspondence, record keeping, budget maintenance, scheduling and other general administrative duties to support the curatorial department
  • Coordinate research requests and inquiries 
  • Manage rights and reproduction requests for images related to the collection, including internal requests by other departments at the Frick
  • General maintenance and oversight of FAM reference and periodical library
  • Inventory and organize reading areas in visitor center
  • Act as recording secretary and coordinator of Collections and Exhibitions Committee meetings
  • Develop competency with collections database and assist with data entry and other clerical tasks related to the database as needed
  • May assist with general research related to collections and exhibitions
  • Maintain exhibition history database, and other departmental records
  • Purchase general office supplies as well as specialized curatorial and archival supplies
  • Contribute to departmental planning and long-range initiatives
  • Other duties as requested by management
Qualifications:
  • BA required, degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, History, or related field preferred  
  • Excellent planning, communication and organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and work in a deadline-sensitive environment
  • Windows computer experience essential. Proficiency in Excel, Publisher, Photoshop, Filemaker Pro, Adobe Acrobat, and database management desirable 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with both colleagues and visitors
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 25lbs
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
EOE
Summary:  Responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date donor and membership records in the Raiser’s Edge database. Creates, generates and maintains all membership correspondence and provides member services and supports cultivation and stewardship activities to continually refine the membership experience. Additionally, supports the Advancement & Engagement department with a variety of duties.

Reports to: Membership Manager
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00, some weekend/evening work
Full-time, non-exempt with benefits
 
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain accurate gift and donor information in Raiser’s Edge
  1. Process gifts and acknowledgements in a timely manner
  2. Record and update all donor information
  3. Balance member payments on a regular basis and forward all appropriate paperwork to Finance
  • Provide member services and support cultivation and stewardship program
  1. Serve as the public contact for member inquiries and respond in a timely manner
  2. Works closely with front-line staff to increase onsite membership sales
  • Process membership renewal mailings including folding, stuffing, and mailing
  • Maintain accurate donor and membership records
  • Maintains and organizes filing and records management
  • Assists with exhibition opening parties and other events – as needed
  • Assists with department mailings (invitations, etc) and any other special projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in a development or membership environment preferred
  • Possess in-depth database experience and/or accounting background
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Pleasing and professional phone manner
  • Possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of responsibilities under pressure in a fast paced work environment and continually meet deadlines
  • Is a self-starter—ability to work independently, or collaboratively, depending on the project
  • Possess the ability to be flexible with the working schedule
  • Possess demonstrated writing ability, with excellent grammar and punctuation skills
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
EOE
NOTE: A cover letter is required for this position; please submit along with your resume to the email address at the bottom of this page. 

Summary:
  To conduct tours of Clayton for the general public and group tours; also maintains a secure environment at Clayton for the collection, objects and visitors.

Reports to: Director of Learning & Visitor Experience
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., as needed. Monday training sessions and meetings (including pre-employment) required. Weekend and occasional evening hours required. No minimum number of hours offered.
Part-time, hourly. Non-exempt.

Pre-hire Process:
  Candidates are initially hired as Clayton docent trainees, and will be paid bi-weekly at an hourly rate of $8.75 for designated training hours at the Frick.  Pending completion of the training course and performance evaluation, trainees will then become Frick employees as part of the docent corps at a rate of $8.75 per hour.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Interpret Clayton for people of all ages and learning styles. 
  • Learn and present accurate information on all aspects of The Frick Pittsburgh, including The Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, the Playhouse and the Greenhouse.
  • Work cooperatively and flexibly as part of a collaborative docent corps.
  • Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings to keep current on new tours, content information, tour techniques and topics related to the collections or visiting exhibitions.
  • Promote the entire site and its programs and offer and encourage membership and participation in all activities sponsored by the Frick. 
  • Other duties as requested by management.
Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with visitors of all ages and with Frick staff.
  • Engaging speaker with a good sense of humor, enthusiasm, energy, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Professional, reliable and punctual.
  • Interest in history and art.
  • Must have access to a computer to download training materials and to receive work-related communications.
  • Able to stand for 2-4 hours at a time and to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to lead three (3) one-hour tours per shift.
  • Must pass Act 33/34 clearance and criminal background checks and FBI clearances
EOE

Interested in becoming a Clayton docent or teacher?

Join us on Friday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in The Frick Art Museum auditorium for an information session on what is involved with these positions. Meet staff members from the Learning & Visitor Experience department and learn more about the work we do with adults and students, and the hiring and training processes for each position. If you would like to attend, please rsvp to Amanda Gillen, Director of Learning & Visitor Experience at agillen@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4072. Attending the open house is not a requirement for applying for either position. 
 
NOTE: A cover letter is required for this position; please submit along with your resume to the email address at the bottom of this page. 

Summary:
  To conduct interactive tours and workshops of Clayton, the Car & Carriage Museum, and the Greenhouse for students and families.

Reports to: Manager of School Learning and Manager of Community & Family Learning
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as needed. Monday training sessions and meetings (including pre-employment) required. Occasional evening and weekend hours 
required. No minimum number of hours offered.
Part-time, hourly. Non-exempt.

Pre-hire Process:
  Candidates are initially hired as Clayton teacher trainees, and will be paid bi-weekly at an hourly rate of $8.75 for designated training hours at the Frick.  Pending completion of the training course and performance evaluation, trainees will then become Frick employees as part of the teacher corps at a rate of $12.75 per hour.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Lead accurate, interactive, inquiry-based, age-appropriate tours of Clayton, the Car & Carriage Museum, the greenhouse and the grounds of The Frick Pittsburgh for school, scout, camp, family, and community groups.
  • Individualize each program as dictated by school curriculum, teacher request and student needs and abilities.
  • Staff activity tables for special on-site events such as Family Fun Days and for local, off-site programs such as fairs, community days, and events at other cultural institutions.
  • Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings to keep current on content information, tour techniques and topics related to the collections or visiting exhibitions.
  • Other duties as requested by management.
Qualifications:
  • Experience in education with demonstrated ability to teach children of varying ages, learning styles, and backgrounds, including those with special needs.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with visitors of all ages and with Frick staff.
  • Engaging speaker with a good sense of humor, enthusiasm, energy, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Professional, reliable and punctual. 
  • Interest in history and art.
  • Access to a computer to download training materials and to receive work-related communications.
  • Able to stand for 2-4 hours at a time and to climb stairs.
  • Must pass Act 33/34 clearance and criminal background checks and FBI clearance.
EOE

Interested in becoming a Clayton docent or teacher?

Join us on Friday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in The Frick Art Museum auditorium for an information session on what is involved with these positions. Meet staff members from the Learning & Visitor Experience department and learn more about the work we do with adults and students, and the hiring and training processes for each position. If you would like to attend, please rsvp to Amanda Gillen, Director of Learning & Visitor Experience at agillen@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4072. Attending the open house is not a requirement for applying for either position.


 

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
  • Port Authority transit program and much more

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org

MAIL: Human Resources
The Frick Pittsburgh 
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
No phone calls please

Need technical or accessibility assistance with the application process? 
Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact our human resources team for assistance at HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org

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.