Assistant Registrar
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks a full-time Assistant Registrar for immediate hire. This position reports to the Director of Registration. The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration and have previous experience with registration and fine art shipping. An appreciation for organization, the ability to carefully manage time and meet deadlines, and a working knowledge of, or interest in, contemporary art are helpful.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Generate shipping estimates and coordinate domestic shipments for select works

  • Manage donations and gifts: draft agreements and oversee packing and transit arrangements

  • Draft and oversee video and digital media loan agreements

  • Ensure database is updated with shipping costs, condition reports, packing details, and consignment and loan agreements

  • Assist with Certificate of Authenticity packets, and manage archive and associated materials

  • Manage shipping spreadsheet and file associated paperwork

  • Assist with condition checks for art fairs and consolidated shipments

Requirements

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred)

  • 1-3 years experience in a museum, gallery, or art institution

  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork

  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects at once

  • Ability to work under pressure and within a large organization

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

To apply, please follow the link to our careers page here.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internship Inquiries
New York

If there are no currently available internships or you would like to be considered for an internship at a later date, you may submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of references for future internship openings.

Internships are offered in the Spring (January-May), Summer (May-August) and Fall (September-December). Internships are offered part-time and full-time. To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of three (3) months with a minimum of three (3) full days per week. Our gallery hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, with additional hours for occasional events and openings. Interns should be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, and preference is given to candidates at the junior or senior undergraduate level or above.

Qualified candidates must have previous experience in the arts and should be highly personable, organized, motivated and responsible with an interest in gaining experience in the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery.

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Sales team and other departments, as needed
  • Maintain office supply closets and accurate general supply inventories
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions
  • Maintain pristine appearances at the front desk area and the book display, while keeping exhibition materials stocked and orderly

To submit your application for future internship openings, please follow the link to our careers page here.

Director of Operations (London) - Maternity Cover
London

David Zwirner seeks a temporary Director of Operations for immediate hire at its London gallery. The position reports to the Managing Director in New York.

The position will be responsible for managing the Registration, Technical, and Financial teams in London while coordinating closely with counterparts in New York to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee London Registration and Technical departments, working closely with the department heads to manage costs and continually assess departmental needs and performance

  • Lead and manage primary market DZL exhibitions, including budgets and timelines, working closely with global exhibition teams and senior leadership

  • Manage financials of all London-based Operations; budgeting and forecasting, delegating cost control to Department Heads. Set the annual operating budget for London, monitor costs on an on-going basis and report regularly to Managing Director in New York

  • Directly manage Operations Assistant and ensure that all gallery assistants are properly supervised and trained

  • Work with Senior Management and external parties on all gallery construction or build projects and facilities needs, coordinate with contractors, vendors and suppliers, and oversee facility management as executed by the Operations Assistant

  • Liaise with New York Sales and Registration departments, keeping registration updated on all Bond and TA matters and being point person for NY on any complete VAT enquiries

  • In conjunction with New York Finance Director, manage the London Finance Manager assist with any queries for the VAT return, give ad hoc support as required and work closely with the Finance team to ensure legal compliance on VAT matters.

  • In collaboration with the Global HR Manager lead on all local HR policy, recruitment, job descriptions, employment contracts, etc. and liaise with external accountants to manage payroll

  • Liaise with external attorneys on all contractual issues

  • Conduct weekly London staff meetings

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

To apply, please follow the link to our careers page here.

Photography & Archive Intern (London)
London

David Zwirner London is seeking a highly motivated Photography & Archive Intern. The internship is three days a week and will start in May and conclude in August 2017. Please read the specific department description carefully before applying. 

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, focused and hardworking with strong attention to detail and time management with a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop - specifically colour correction and retouching.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Photo tasks:

  • Processing incoming photography
  • Resize, manipulate and prepare images for DZDB
  • Colour correcting, retouching and printing
  • Uploading and sharing of images to relevant servers/dropbox
  • Managing Photography calendar

Archive/Library tasks:

  • Inbooking of newly received books to DZL Library
  • Initial correspondence with third party institutions to request archive material
  • Packing books/Archive material to be sent to DZNY
  • Assisting in managing DZL libraries and viewing rooms
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions

Our gallery hours are 10am-6pm, with additional hours for events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted, no phone calls or walk-ins please.

To apply, please follow the link here.