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Sunday, July 19, 2009

F/T - Reference Associate - Frick Art Reference Library

Reference Associate, Frick Art Reference Library

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the 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. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds of more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities
Assists the Public Services Librarians in management and maintenance of Reading Room facilities and services.; Provides on site and remote (telephone, e-mail, letter, and fax) reference services to the public.; Provides orientations for researchers in the use of the Library.; Uses online circulation and paging system (Innovative Millennium).; Handles departmental scheduling.; Prepares statistical reports.; 35-hour week, up to two Saturdays (September-May) monthly Reading Room duty required. Reports to the Chief of Public Services.

Preference will be given to those recently enrolled in an information or library science program.; B.A., including courses in the history of Western European and American painting and sculpture; reading knowledge of German, French, or another Romance language desirable; strong commitment to public service; ability to communicate clearly and concisely; excellent writing and computer skills; good organizational skills; working knowledge of research methods in the humanities, especially in the field of art, using a full range of text and electronic resources; knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, Outlook, FileMaker, and

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans.; Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and the type of coverage they select.; Other benefits include Short and Long Term Disability insurance, employee contributed tax deferred annuity, flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs, generous pension plan with participation after one year of service/vesting after five years of service, 13 paid holidays, and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days subsequent years).; All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, to help ensure the employment experience is enjoyable we provide employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases.; 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.

To apply
Please send, fax, or email resume with salary requirements/history to:

Chief of Public Services
Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Fax: 212-879-2091


Inquiries without salary requirements will not be considered

No phone calls please.

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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