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Thursday, February 20, 2014

P/T Temp - Cataloger, Frick (NY)

Job Posting: Cataloger

(Temporary part-time, 14 hours/week, until June 31, 2014 )

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to 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.  It is one of the world's most perfect museums.  The Frick Art Reference Library, one of the world's leading centers for research in the history of art, was founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick ( 1888-1984) to further the goals of "encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts and of advancing the general knowledge of 'kindred subjects'."

Job Summary

The Frick Art Reference Library is seeking a part-time cataloger to perform original and complex derive cataloging on a backlog of print materials. This part-time, temporary position is for 14 hours/week (to be scheduled M-F between the hours of 9:00-6:00)  until June 30, 2014.  The Frick Art Reference Library serves a diverse public including auction house personnel, collectors, graduate students and museum curators. It collects materials chronologically from the Early Christian era to the mid-20th century. Among its strengths are collections of auction and exhibition catalogs.


  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
  • A minimum of two years cataloging experience in an academic or art  library
  • Reading knowledge of at least one Western European language
  • Familiarity with MARC21, AACR2 and RDA
  • Experience assigning LC Class numbers and LCSH
  • Facility with OCLC Connexion client
  • Familiarity with the Getty's Art and Architecture Thesaurus, and non-MARC metadata standards desirable
  • Reading knowledge of Russian or another Slavic language desirable
  • Academic background in art history desirable

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. Employees and volunteers are provided 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.

Position Reports To Head, Bibliographic Records
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Contact Information

Application Process, No phone calls please. Please send resume and cover letter to: (include "Cataloger" in the title line of your email)

Head of Bibliographic Records
The Frick Collection
1 East 70 Street
New York, NY
Fax 212-628-4417