Inventory and Registrar Assistant (London)
London

David Zwirner seeks an Inventory and Registrar Assistant for its London gallery.

Qualified candidates should be proactive, motivated, adept at multitasking, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience at a gallery, museum, or comparable arts organization is required.  Position reports to Registrar and Associate Director, Registration.

Description

  • Manage database, including in-booking artworks into database, updating locations, adding attributes and general information updates

  • Liaise with Research, Imaging, Sales, and Operations departments to ensure artwork information is correct, updated and disseminated

  • Coordinate local artwork movements and ensure protocol for newly received artwork is followed

  • Digitally/manually file agreements; process condition reports; save images, agreements, certificate copies, etc, in database and on server

  • Assist with annual physical inventory at various warehouse locations and as needed with incoming shipments and ensure all packing/crates are accurately labeled

  • Assist with collecting certificates and materials from Estates

  • Assist with manuals/installation information for artworks

  • Allocate customs and shipping files to database records and digitally/manually file documents

  • Reconcile departmental charges/receipts in a timely manner and submit invoices/payables to Finance

  • Correspond with external vendors and internal staff to review daily and weekly inventory updates

Position hours are Monday - Friday, 10am to 6pm.  Applicant will occasionally need to work additional hours for events and openings.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to hrlondon@davidzwirner.com, with ‘Inventory and Registrar Assistant’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins.

Assistant to Senior Partner (Inc)
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks a full-time Assistant to our Senior Partner for immediate hire.

 

The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and at least four years related experience or the equivalent. Superior writing skills, the ability to carefully manage time and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of contemporary art are required. This position will involve significant contact with curators, artists and long time clients therefore discretion and poise are essential.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Senior Partner in sending out and monitoring sales offers, work with marketing department to obtain images, provenance, press packs or all other relevant documentation for offers

  • Manage Senior Partner’s sales, follow up on invoices and prepare insurance appraisals

  • Respond to all artists and artist studio needs, communicating with external contacts, etc

  • Monitor all artists’ solo/group exhibitions, both domestic and international, manage checklists and loans

  • Liaise with other gallery staff regarding all aspects of inventory & exhibition management: production, shipping, framing, photography, research, etc.

  • Create and manage guest lists for exhibitions/dinners, support Senior Partner during openings

  • Organize Senior Partner’s schedule, plan and book travel, keep track of meetings and create expense reports

 

Position hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@davidzwirner.com, with ‘Assistant to Senior Partner, Inc’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Research & Exhibitions Internship
New York

David Zwirner is seeking a highly motivated Research & Exhibitions Intern for our 2017 Winter/Spring Internship Program.  In this role, you will work on special research projects pertaining to the gallery’s primary and secondary market inventory, estate artists, and research for upcoming historical exhibitions.  Preferred candidates for this position will be working toward a graduate degree in art history and will have strong archival research, writing, and editing skills, as well as curatorial interests. Knowledge of twentieth-century and contemporary art is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assisting with maintaining information about gallery artists and estates.

• Library and archival research and provenance documentation.

• Proofreading and other exhibition-related research projects.

To ensure our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 2-4 days per week. Our gallery hours are 10AM – 6PM, with additional hours for events and openings. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, three professional references, and a resume to hr@davidzwirner.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted, no phone calls or walk-ins please.

Art Fair Manager
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks an Art Fair Manager.   Qualified candidates should be proactive, motivated, adept at multitasking, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience at a gallery, museum, or comparable arts organization is required.  

Description  

  • Oversee interdepartmental planning and implementation of all art fairs, and liaise closely with Sales, Registration, Production, Finance and Warehouse departments
  • Coordinate all aspects of art fair participation including applications, staffing, insurance coverage, booth models and renderings; manage deadlines and orchestrate meetings between various sales teams
  • Manage domestic and international shipping for all art fairs; responsible for understanding customs and tax requirements for international shipping
  • Travel to select art fairs to oversee all logistics
  • Coordinate across multiple departments to ensure condition inspections, appropriate packing, tracking, and installation of all works in the fair collection
  • Gather cost estimates, create and manage annual projections, budgets, and timelines for all David Zwirner art fairs and create annual financial analysis
  • Directly manage two full-time staff members

  Requirements  

  • B.A. (Art History, Administration, or Studio Arts preferred)
  • 5-7 years relevant experience, and previous art fair experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Sketchup a plus
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects at once, highly adaptable and creative problem solver
  • Ability to work under pressure with a variety of personalities and working methods

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. Applicant will occasionally need to work additional hours. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@davidzwirner.com, with ‘Art Fair Manager’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Marketing Director
New York

David Zwirner Gallery seeks a Marketing Director based in New York City. The applicant is responsible for overseeing a growing team in the Marketing department including Press, Photography, Digital Media, and Design and supporting gallery locations in New York and London and a future gallery location in Hong Kong. The applicant will report to Partner, Julia Joern. The applicant must have exceptional communication and written skills and a proven track record of  cross-functional team effectiveness and managerial acumen. The applicant must be adept at liaising between staff, artists, clients, and vendors while managing multiple project deadlines and schedules.  

Requirements

  • 10-12 years of professional experience, including 5+ years in senior management roles
  • Proven track record of forecasting and managing department budgets
  • Proven expertise in Digital Media and Advertising
  • Prior experience in creative/luxury environment preferred

  Description

  • Oversee day-to-day activities across multiple departments and ensure that marketing objectives are implemented
  • Manage daily, weekly, and monthly schedules and deadlines
  • Propose and manage annual advertising budget for old and new media
  • Oversee implementation of marketing strategy including shows, events, digital marketing, and press
  • Responsible for operational and logistical tasks including expense approvals and oversight of physical space in open floor plan office

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@davidzwirner.com, with ‘Marketing Director’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.  

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.