One position available
Part-time up to 28 hours/week, 8-10 weeks
Compensation: $23.00 per hour
At the Frick Collection we pride ourselves on promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture that supports diversity and work-life balance. The Frick strives to provide our employees with competitive salaries and exceptional benefits in a beautiful and pleasant work setting while providing an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.
Opened to the public in 1935, The Frick Collection is a world-renowned art museum consisting of more than 1,500 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums and the residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Frick welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors a year to its tranquil mansion on the Upper East Side, encouraging visitors to closely observe, reflect, and engage with its esteemed collection.
The Frick Art Reference Library, founded by Mr. Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1920, is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Our entire staff ensures that the resources of The Frick Collection are made accessible and inviting to “all persons whomsoever,” in accordance with the wishes of the museum’s founder.
The Frick has moved into its temporary home—Frick Madison—in the Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street.
The Digital & Media Production department will host one intern at Frick Madison during the spring of 2024. The intern will work with the team on a variety of projects related to the activities of the department including standardization of the Museum’s digital assets and permanent collection records in preparation for a new Digital Asset Management System. The intern may also assist with website publication systems and analytics, collections management and audio guides, and media production (both video and audio). This internship will primarily be remote with some time spent on site. The work will support day-to-day activities of the department.
Projects and tasks may include:
- Data clean-up in the collections database, The Museum System (TMS), and organizing assets including images and video for a Digital Asset Management System
- Maintaining and enhancing the Museum’s permanent collection records using the museum’s online collections management system (collections.frick.org).
- Reviewing content on partner applications (Bloomberg Connects, Google Arts & Culture)
- Assisting with the Museum’s general website www.frick.org
- Help with media production duties including tagging and indexing content
- Help with audiovisual activities related to museum public events
Graduate students with a concentration in museum studies, art history, art, design, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Experience with museum collections management systems, databases (Drupal, WordPress, or other web-content-management systems), image editing software, (such as Adobe Photoshop), or web design technology would be helpful. Must have strong attention to detail and good communication skills.
The internship is generally eight to ten weeks, with activities carried out three to four days a week, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 21 hours per week, beginning mid-late February, flexible. Interns may work up to 28 hours/week.
In addition to hourly compensation and the aforementioned benefits, we provide an onboarding stipend of $1,500.00 to cover travel or other expenses to all interns who are engaged to work onsite 8-10 weeks.
Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection
Part-time employees and interns accrue sick leave up to 56 hours/year in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.
Paid Holidays: part-time employees and interns receive paid time-off when they would normally be scheduled to work on holidays the museum is closed to the public. These include New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Retirement: The Frick supports all employees and interns in planning for retirement by offering participation in a Tax Deferred Savings Plan – 403(b).
Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships and a discount on bike helmets. Interns are eligible to participate in these programs.
Metro Card: all interns will receive a monthly unlimited Metro Card for the month(s) they are working at The Frick.
Meal discount: When employees and interns are working onsite, they may access a discount on food pickup or delivery through Seamless/Grubhub. All interns and employees are also eligible to receive a discount on selected food and beverage items purchased at Frick Madison’s café, The Sister Yard, during the café’s regular opening hours: Thursdays – Sundays.
Application Process and Timeline
Applications for the Summer 2024 Digital & Media Production Internship must be submitted no later than February 5th.
Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified in mid-February 2024.
To apply click here:
Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.
Include the following in your cover letter
- Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how this internship would enhance your career plans or academic course of study
- Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
- The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
Or send required materials to:
Digital & Media Production Internships
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Please note that internship applications to multiple departments are not accepted; please apply to only one department.
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.