Sales Assistant
London

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 three 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
  • 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 list for exhibitions/dinners, support Senior Partner during openings

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.

Assistant to Senior Partner & Marketing Assistant
London

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Assistant to Senior Partner & Marketing Assistant for immediate hire at its London gallery. The position reports into and fulfills personal assistant duties for the Senior Partner in London and works alongside the Marketing department based in New York. The ideal candidate has two years related experience. Superior communication skills, the ability to time manage and meet deadlines, and the ability to work with multiple teams is required. This position will involve contact with curators, artists, long time clients and vendors, therefore discretion and poise are essential.

Administration

  • Manage call list and calendar and create daily schedule of appointments with Senior Partner
  • Coordinate and book travel for Senior Partner
  • Check all post and emails sent to Senior Partner and ensure they are followed up to appropriately
  • Manage Senior Partner’s credit card and cash expenses

Publicity & Press

  • Collaborate with Marketing team to present weekly press message in staff meeting
  • Under the jurisdiction of Marketing team, make appointments with the local/regional press
  • Oversee events on-site for exhibition press previews to check in and welcome the press
  • Attend selected press previews at local/regional museums and fairs as a gallery representative from the Marketing Department
  • Work alongside Archivist, sourcing press for UK and US gallery archives
  • Coordinate weekly press meeting with New York, issuing agenda and taking minutes 

Events

  • Scout and secure venues and coordinate logistics for events and dinners
  • Work with Marketing team on the budgets, negotiating fees, PO approvals, and invoice processing
  • Oversee events on-site to manage throughout duration of dinner when possible; handle seating charts; coordinate cars/transport with front desk staff
  • Manage RSVPs
  • Work with Marketing Department and London gallery staff on all on-site promotional events

Absolutely no calls or walk-ins, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

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

Senior Registrar
New York

David Zwirner seeks a Senior Registrar for its primary market gallery. The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and at least seven years experience in registration or collections management. Superior organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage projects and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of registration, fine art shipping and logistics are required.

Primary responsibilities include

  • Draft and oversee consignment and loan agreements
  • Coordinate domestic and international shipments
  • Provide shipping and crating estimates for exhibition budgets
  • Responsible for understanding customs and tax regulations and requirements for shipping artworks internationally
  • Compile, process, and manage records of all associated shipping paperwork in accordance with New York State Sales Tax requirements
  • Work with Art Fairs department to arrange shipments from clients and artist studios, provide packing and handling requirements, complete condition reports, and deliver sold artwork 
  • Work with Head Art Handler and artist studios to determine best packing and handling procedures and communicate requirements to shipping companies
  • Conduct incoming and outgoing condition inspections
  • Ensure Certificates of Authenticity, manuals, and installation documents are provided to clients or borrowers for outgoing artwork
  • Courier artwork internationally for select loans and traveling exhibitions

Requirements

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred) 
  • 7+ years experience in a museum, gallery, or art institution
  • Must have experience with domestic and international fine art shipping and logistics
  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork; working knowledge of conservation techniques a plus
  • 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, with additional hours as needed. 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.

Exhibitions & Production Coordinator
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks an Exhibitions & Production Coordinator 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.

Primary duties include:

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

Requirements:

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred)
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in museum, art gallery, or artist studio
  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork and modes of fabrication
  • Prior experience organizing exhibitions, or relevant project management experience
  • Previous 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.) 
  • General proficiency with Google Sketchup, proficiency in Rhino or other 3D modeling programs a plus
  • Comfortable with light video editing & format conversions
  • Proficiency in Adobe design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of archival practices & storage for digital media
  • 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 departments and projects

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. 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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fall Internships
New York

David Zwirner is currently looking for highly motivated interns to join our Fall Internship Program at our New York galleries.

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, organized, motivated, and responsible, with a polished appearance and an interest in gaining experience in the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery.  Please read the specific department descriptions carefully before applying.

Design Intern

Qualifications include ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, a high attention to detail, excellent typography skills, and superior time management. Proficiency in Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) is required, and working knowledge of Keynote is beneficial. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus. Must be available at least 3 days a week.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apprenticeship: Work alongside in-house designer to create flexible, creative solutions and manage execution of projects from start to finish
  • Design: Assist on gallery signage, vitrine posters, invitations, press releases, and more
  • Signage: Printing and weeding
  • Image work: Retouching and resizing
  • Special projects: Print and resize mock-ups, deliver and pick up incoming ad proofs

To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3 months, with a minimum of 3 full days per week. Our gallery hours are 10AM – 6PM, Mondays through Fridays, with additional hours for occasional events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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

Sales Assistant
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside a gallery Director. The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and at least two years related experience or the equivalent. Superior writing skills, the ability to time manage 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.

Below is a description of primary duties:

  • 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.
  • Assist Director in sending out and monitoring offers, work with marketing department to obtain images, provenance, press packs or all other relevant documentation for offers
  • Manage Director’s sales, follow up on invoices and prepare insurance appraisals
  • Create and manage guest lists for exhibitions/dinners, support Director during openings
  • Organize Directors 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. 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.