The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 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. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935, and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world.
Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.
The Frick Collection is seeking to appoint an Assistant Curator responsible for its collection of Sculpture. The museum holds one of the preeminent collections of sculpture in the United States, especially in the field of Italian bronzes and medals from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Working under the supervision of the Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, the Assistant Curator will be responsible for the care, display, and interpretation of the collection of sculpture and medals, and for its potential growth, by gift and acquisition. Researching the history of individual pieces in the Collection will be one of the primary tasks for the Assistant Curator. He/she will be expected to develop exhibitions and displays relating to significant works in the Collection, and will have the opportunity to publish and lecture to a wide variety of audiences. He/she will coordinate permanent collection art moves in that area, in collaboration with the curators. He/she will also be encouraged to contribute to projects in other areas.