Research & Exhibitions Associate
New York

David Zwirner is currently seeking a qualified candidate to join its Research & Exhibitions department.

The qualified candidate will work on research/writing projects pertaining to the gallery’s artists and estates, and secondary market inventory and will work on the organization of selected loan exhibitions for the gallery.

Candidates must have at least a Masters degree in Art History or Curatorial Studies and must have a demonstrated proficiency in writing about art and artists. A minimum of 2-3 years of gallery, museum, or auction house experience is required, and candidates will preferably demonstrate some familiarity with the art market and with exhibition/curatorial planning. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in the gallery’s artists and their work and have significant experience researching and documenting artworks, provenance history, and writing on art. Excellent writing and editing skills are a must. German and/or Chinese language skills preferred, but not required.

Please submit a brief (no longer than one page) art-related writing sample included with your cover letter submission.

Note: Only applications that meet the above requirements and criteria will be reviewed.

Primary duties include:

Research

  • Documenting and organizing material pertinent to artists handled by the gallery.
  • Researching and documenting provenance; exhibition histories; and literature references for works handled by the gallery.
  • Preparing clearly written and well-researched texts that historically contextualize artworks handled by the gallery.
  • Researching and purchasing books for the gallery’s extensive library and supporting sales teams with books needed for clients and art fairs.
  • Supporting and liaising with other key departments within the gallery, including Sales, Registration, Marketing/Communications, Archives, Books, and Digital.

Exhibitions

  • Coordinating exhibitions for the gallery’s program; this includes our historical/secondary market loan exhibitions (researching works for inclusion; coordinating loan requests, etc).
  • Writing press releases, brochure texts, and other relevant promotional material for the gallery’s exhibitions, working closely with the gallery’s artist managers, and our artists, and estates.

Position hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm, with additional hours as needed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Please submit a CV, cover letter (with writing sample included), and three professional references through our careers page here to apply.

Assistant to David Zwirner
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Assistant for immediate hire. This position will report directly into David Zwirner and work alongside his Executive Assistant and Sales Manager. The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration, a thorough working knowledge of contemporary art, and at least two years related experience or the equivalent. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with superior written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. The ability to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities is required. This position involves significant contact with senior level staff, clients, and artists, therefore discretion and poise are essential.

Primary duties include:

  • Support Sales Manager with research projects as needed

  • Support Executive Assistant in maintaining President’s calendar by planning and scheduling meetings and appointments. Update President’s daily to-do list.

  • Support Executive Assistant in coordinating travel: create travel itineraries, act as point person while President is out of office, and order cars and transportation as requested.

  • Liaise with gallery staff and field requests in President’s absence.

  • Respond to all Sales Department needs. Communicate with household staff and Managing Director’s office as needed.

  • Read, research, and route correspondence, draft letters and documents, collect and analyze information, initiate emails and other correspondence.

  • Organize and maintain President’s files, contacts and correspondence, forwarding materials to appropriate departments as necessary.

  • Manage expenses by creating reports and compiling receipts.

  • Liaise with artists and their studios on behalf of President to help maintain relationships with gallery artists.

  • Order and prepare coffee and lunch for President, clients and artists as requested.

  • Provide support to Executive Assistant and Sales Manager, as needed.

Position hours are five (5) days a week, 9am to 5pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references through our careers page here to apply.

Sales Intern
London

David Zwirner London is seeking a highly motivated Sales Intern for our Internship Program. The internship will start in April and conclude in July 2018. Please read the specific department description carefully before applying.

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, organized, motivated and responsible, with an interest in gaining experience in sales support and front of house.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general administrative support for Sales team with mailings, image printouts, and database maintenance.

  • Work with Front Desk and Sales team to maintain viewing rooms, factsheets, and relevant catalogs.

  • Maintain pristine appearance for all common gallery and office areas, while keeping exhibition materials stocked and orderly.

  • Maintain office supply closets and accurate general supply inventories.

  • 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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references through our careers page here to apply.