Exhibitions & Production Manager
New York

David Zwirner, Inc. seeks an Exhibitions & Production Manager for its primary market 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaise with artists, vendors and fabricators to produce works of art
  • Gather cost estimates, create and manage budgets and timelines for artworks in fabrication
  • Oversee all stages of planning and implementation of select exhibitions at DZG
  • Creates exhibition models (physical & Sketchup) as needed
  • Oversight & management of special projects and exhibitions at outside institutions and museums
  • Ongoing organization and quality management of the digital media archive
  • Create installation manuals and/or maintenance instructions for new artworks, including information for clients for sold works
  • Coordinates gallery framing orders
  • Coordinates photo production (printing & mounting)

Requirements: 

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred)
  • 3-5 years experience in museum, art gallery, or artist studio
  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork and modes of fabrication
  • Experience planning exhibitions, including managing budgets
  • 1-2 years minimum experience in new/digital media with a thorough knowledge of video formats, codecs, containers, etc.
  • General proficiency of video editing software (ex. Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, etc.)
  • Comfortable with light video editing & format conversions
  • Proficiency in Adobe design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of archival practices & storage for digital media
  • General proficiency with Google Sketchup, proficiency in Rhino or other 3D modeling programs 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. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours for events and openings. 

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

Gallery Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Gallery Assistant for its 19th Street gallery. Qualified candidates should be highly personable, proactive, motivated, and have strong communication skills. Previous experience at a gallery, museum, or comparable arts organization is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet visitors and interface with the public

  • Field and direct incoming phone calls

  • Open and close the gallery, as needed

  • Prepare and update price lists for exhibitions and viewings

  • Oversee daily actions and activities of gallery interns

  • Manage staff calendar

  • Manage shipping and receiving of mail and packages for all staff

  • Provide general administrative support for all departments

  • Maintain general office and kitchen supply inventories

  • Assist with gallery opening and events

  • Assist sales team with preparations for exhibitions, art fairs, and travel

The position is 5 days a week, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Applicant will occasionally need to work additional hours for events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins, please. 

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Director of Sales
Hong Kong

David Zwirner seeks a Director of Sales for its Hong Kong gallery. This position reports to David Zwirner.

Responsibilities:

Gallery Activities

  • Set up, management and overall coordination of the Hong Kong office and future gallery
  • Be responsible for the planning, coordinating and running of internal DZ Hong Kong exhibitions including establishing and overseeing budget and recruiting a team
  • Observation of the primary and secondary market
  • Representing David Zwirner Gallery in China and globally
  • Participation at art fairs and relevant external exhibitions

Strategy & Sales Activities

  • Work closely with David Zwirner and the senior partners on the strategy for DZG in HK and China
  • Take on leadership for the HK branch and give authority to other members of the team to work effectively towards the common goal of establishing DZ Gallery Hong Kong
  • Foster a strong network of collectors, museums and relevant art professionals in China, generate sales
  • Participate in weekly sales meetings with DZ executives internationally, set and communicate (sales) targets and discuss performance and business strategy for China, share information on China and market expertise with executives of DZ

Public Relations & Communications

  • Foster the gallery's relation with the press in HK and China, support head of marketing and publicity to build the DZ brand in China
  • Planning and coordinating special events in Hong Kong 

Requirements:

  • Significant work experience and proven track record of running an operation within the fine art industry, ideally a primary market gallery
  • Experience in planning, coordinating and running exhibitions incl. PR/communication and cost control
  • Visibility in international contemporary art community and among trade (Hong Kong and/or mainland China as priority)
  • Understanding of and experience with Chinese culture and mechanisms of art market in Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Ability to act as ambassador of the gallery and represent the gallery internationally
  • Experience in working with artists and clients
  • Strong leadership skills in order to build and manage a team and collaborate closely with the other executives at David Zwirner gallery globally
  • Excellent knowledge of David Zwirner gallery program and Western Art
  • Excellent English, Mandarin and Cantonese preferred

Position hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 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.

Digital Content Manager
New York

The Digital Content Manager will be responsible for creating and managing digital marketing content for David Zwirner, including all gallery locations and David Zwirner Books. This position reports to the Director of Marketing on campaigns and messaging and works closely with the Director of Digital on how to best implement and measure effectiveness of campaigns. This person must understand the basic best practices of each channel, which content and approaches work on each and why.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and coordinate content strategies over our many platforms, including but not limited to the gallery website, social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WeChat, Weibo), e-blasts and third party partners (i.e. advertisers, distributors, Artsy, Artnet, etc.)

  • Create and manage editorial and content calendars and workflows with the Director of Marketing

  • Write, edit and delegate marketing copy for the website, e-blasts and other platforms

  • Work closely with the Imaging department to coordinate image assets for use in campaigns and initiatives

  • Oversee video production

  • Work with Director of Marketing and Digital Sales Director on an ad strategy including digital and print ads

  • Collaborate with Director of Digital to create new features and integrations to the website, as well as implement strategy to analyze and measure the success of campaigns and initiatives

  • Provide regular analysis of content campaigns and initiatives  

  • SEO management

  • Directly manage the Website Editor/Social Media Coordinator

Requirements:

  • BA/BS preferred and 5-10 years relevant work experience

  • Past experience managing content for multiple channels, including web, social media and e-blasts

  • Experience creating and managing editorial/content calendars and workflows

  • Strong communication skills especially reaching out internally to coordinate content from multiple departments

  • Experience managing people and budgets

  • Excellent writing/editing skills

  • An understanding of analytics and campaign measuring tools

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, HTML and CSS

  • Experience shooting digital video a plus

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.

Website Editor/Social Media Coordinator
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Website Editor/Social Media Coordinator reports to the Digital Media Manager and will work closely with the Marketing and Sales departments to coordinate marketing content for our digital platforms including the gallery’s website and social media.

  • Coordinate and be the primary point person for all editorial content on the gallery’s website including but not limited to:
    • Keeping the homepage fresh with current news, events, artist news.
    • Creating, updating and maintaining upcoming, current and past exhibition pages with the most up to date information and imagery while maintaining the DZ look and feel.
    • Working with Research, Imaging and Sales departments to create, update regularly and maintain content for the artist’s pages.
    • Managing all miscellaneous copy on various pages of the website.
  • Setup and maintain a comprehensive digital content calendar to coordinate eblasts, social media posts and website content.
  • Work with Marketing and Sales to create, write, coordinate and send David Zwirner Gallery e-blasts to appropriately segmented email groups.
  • Manage all DZ social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo and WeChat.
  • Provide marketing copy as needed for Wikipedia, YouTube blurbs and other digital outlets.

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.

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.