Photography Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Photography Assistant for immediate hire. This position is based in New York and reports to the Photography Coordinator. 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 responsibilities include:

  • Assist with coordinating inventory and exhibition photo shoots 
  • Take in-house digital images of artworks using digital SLR camera
  • Maintain digital workflow of images from capture to server to database 
  • Use and manage Epson printer and supplies to produce high quality prints for sales offers, large-scale artist binders, and special sales projects
  • Maintain the digital and hard image archive: organize photos supplied to gallery by artists, museums, and partnering galleries
  • Update gallery website with images and installation views as needed
  • Manage credit card reconciliation for department
  • Scan transparencies, slides, prints for archive

Requirements:

  • BA in Photography preferred
  • Comfortable photographing artworks and exhibitions with a digital SLR camera
  • Proficient in managing and trafficking large quantities of images (resizing, labeling, and filing) in a highly organized and detailed manner
  • Must have a strong understanding of color management as it relates to artwork (i.e. maintaining color integrity of artworks from initial photography through printing)
  • Experience working with Epson professional series printers and scanners
  • Must have a strong knowledge of digital photography and basic lighting techniques
  • Must have a strong knowledge of Photoshop including retouching skills
  • General knowledge of Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of and interest in art history
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Position hours are 5 days a week, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gallery Assistant
London

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Gallery Assistant for its London 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

  • Provide administrative support to Communications Manager and Managing Director of David Zwirner Books

The position is Monday-Friday, 9:30am 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.

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

Accounting Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Accounting Assistant to join the accounting department. The position reports to the Director of Finance and is based in New York. Qualified candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, and efficient with excellent problem-solving ability and strong written and verbal communication skills. This role involves exposure to confidential information, therefore discretion is essential. Previous experience at an auction house, gallery, or museum a plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist with accounts payable, including management of weekly payments to vendors

  • Assist in management of staff and gallery expenses (both credit card and cash) including reconciliation and compliance

  • Work with rest of accounts team on various projects including reconciliation, audit, and tax preparation on an as needed basis

  • General departmental duties including filing and correspondence

Requirements:

  • BS/BA in accounting, finance, or relevant field

  • Proven experience as Accounting Assistant or similar position

  • General knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and accounting software.

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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Design Assistant
New York

David Zwirner is looking for an experienced, forward-thinking, and passionate full-time designer to join our growing creative team. Reporting directly to the Designer, this highly collaborative role focuses on fulfilling gallery and marketing objectives through thoughtful design and art direction across a range of mediums. Creating compelling and artfully integrated digital and print collateral, motion graphics, signage and other materials to build awareness for David Zwirner (NY, London, & Hong Kong) and David Zwirner Books, this role requires experience with digital and branding, as well as a strong eye for typography and composition.

Primary duties include:

  • Design, edit, and produce a variety of print and digital material, including advertisements, brochures, event invitations, press releases, posters, exhibition and fair signage, social media/website/e-newsletters graphics, and special event collateral

  • Partner with Designer to leverage the design style guide into a digital media & social style guide; develop a cohesive aesthetic across digital and social assets to drive brand recognition

  • Design all digital gallery collateral (invitations, advertising, press releases, presentations & digital templates)

  • Partner with Designer & Digital Director to optimize and unify the database design and automated templates

  • Collaborate with our Social Media team on direction of videos and visual identity on our social channels

  • Conceptualize and create motion graphics, GIFS, and animations for weekly content

  • Translate written content from site into visual content for social channels

  • Create engaging digital and social ad units as needed for DZ/DZB

  • Support Designer as needed on gallery collateral (signage, pamphlets, previews, posters, catalogues, special presentations, books, etc)

  • Advance innovation in design concepts, while maintaining consistency, quality, and integrity of the brand. This includes digital and print design, video, and execution of integrated campaigns from conception through execution.

Requirements:

  • B.A. in Graphic Design

  • 2+ years' experience in a design role in an agency, art, museum, branding or fashion backdrop

  • Strong knowledge of Creative Suite CC (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Spark) and designing online content. Familiarity with HTML, CSS, general UX, and Keynote is a plus.

  • Motion design or animation within social media experience preferred

  • Comprehensive understanding of social media landscape and a strong digital design background.

  • Excellent layout and typography skills (including setting up master pages, paragraph styles, etc.)

  • Exceptional time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

  • Experience and comfort working within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment

  • A high degree of adaptability while maintaining the utmost quality of work; ability to absorb and apply feedback from peers within numerous departments

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment

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.

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

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 organized, motivated, and responsible, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and an interest in gaining experience in the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery.  

The Fall Internship is offered September-December. 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, depending on department needs. The positions are offered Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-6pm, depending on department schedules, with additional hours for occasional events and openings. Interns should be currently enrolled at the junior or senior undergraduate level or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program.

Please read the specific department descriptions and requirements carefully before applying.

Archive Intern

Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in contemporary art and library science.

Primary duties include:

  • Oversee organization and proper storage of catalogues in the gallery’s main library, and keep track of all incoming and outgoing catalogues

  • Assist Archive & Library Coordinator with organizing all viewing room libraries

  • Assist Archive & Library Coordinator to file and maintain gallery's archive materials, and keep inventory and distribute third-party exhibition materials and special objects

  • Assist in digitizing out of print catalogues, ephemera and with organizing media files on video server and Vimeo

Books Intern

Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in retail and gallery/bookstore relations.

Primary duties include:

  • Manage and run the bookstore on Saturdays

  • Maintain the bookshelves at the three gallery front desks, ensuring they are fully stocked and organized

  • Assist in fulfilling web orders and preparing packages for shipment/messenger

  • Maintain organization and inventory of three book storage locations

  • Assist in receiving and accounting for deliveries from the warehouse and vendors, and distributing to galleries and storage locations

  • Assist with and work at any events DZB participates in, including setting up and selling books (DZB is participating in NYABF from September 20-23)

  • Assist with occasional editorial projects that arise, including printing and scanning materials, organizing and labeling digital files, creating book dummies, transcribing texts, cutting printed layouts, and image research

Communications Intern

Qualified candidates are required to effectively communicate in person, phone and email. High attention to detail, excellent writing skills, and superior time management is essential. Knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, Excel, and Google documents is a plus.

Primary duties include:

  • Press monitoring: Assist in monitoring daily media alerts on incoming press for all 54 artists and estates. Format incoming press into a weekly press coverage digest email that is distributed within the gallery globally

  • Press clipping: Scan and format physical and digital press to clip and file in our digital archive. A working knowledge of using a large-scale scanner and image editing software is preferred

  • Press Packages: Create packages of press materials to accompany sales offers and to send to artist's studios

  • Press Archive: Assist in organizing and improving the digital press archive

  • Media Contact Research: Research new and upcoming arts publications for contacts in addition to maintaining our current robust roster of media contacts

  • Special events: Assist at press previews, press conferences, gallery openings, special receptions, our annual summer pop-up shop, artist book signings, curator tours/talks. Responsibilities include assisting on-site at the event itself with check in for members of the press 

Design Intern

Qualified candidates should be proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc). Working knowledge of Keynote is beneficial. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus.

Primary duties include:

  • 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

Marketing Intern

Qualifications include ability to multitask, high attention to detail, strong communication skills, and a desire to work in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of HootSuite, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, Excel and Google documents is a plus, as is enthusiasm for engaging in a range of media and interdisciplinary projects, from private events to digital marketing.

Primary duties include:

Social Media Support

  • Engage with social media followers on behalf of the gallery, sourcing compelling images for social media use, and drafting social copy as needed

  • If interested in design and/or photography: Helping produce content for dynamic Instagram stories including photographing David Zwirner Books for social media use and capturing photo content at on-site events

Operational Support

  • Provide administrative and organizational support for the Marketing department as needed

  • Tracking and creating a filing system for magazines containing David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books advertisements

Event Support

  • Assist on-site with press previews, openings, and special events

  • Research restaurant venues in NYC; keeping up with top new restaurants and determining locations for potential site visits

  • Prepare materials for dinners and special events such as seating tabs, face charts, and seating maps - an opportunity to grow a nuanced understanding of the gallery’s relationships with key art world figures including artists, collectors, curators, critics and institutional contacts

Operations Intern

Qualified candidates should have previous experience working in Sketchup and Microsoft Excel. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus.

Primary duties include:

  • Organize, edit and upload Condition Reports files in our database and update files with appropriate changes

  • Maintain ongoing department project of digitizing shipping documents

  • Creates scale models as needed for gallery and artist exhibitions and projects

  • Assists with project-base inventory spreadsheets

Photo Intern

Qualified candidates should be proficient with DSLR cameras and the Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop.

Primary duties include:

  • Assist the in-house photographer on photo shoots, including helping to carry equipment and taking light and Pantone readings

  • Work with the imaging team to organize and maintain digital, and film image filing systems

  • Print with an Epson 4900 to make specialized sales presentations

Research & Exhibitions Intern

Qualified candidates for this position should be working toward a graduate degree in art history, or be a recent MA graduate, with strong archival research, writing, and editing skills, as well as curatorial interests. Knowledge of twentieth-century and contemporary art is required.

Primary duties include:

  • Assist with maintaining information about gallery artists and estates

  • Library and archival research and provenance documentation

  • Assist with exhibition-related research projects

Sales Intern

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

Primary duties include:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Sales team, Gallery Assistants, and other departments

  • Assist with upcoming openings, as well as general support during exhibitions

  • Prepare materials for client viewings

  • Maintain pristine appearances at the front desk area and the book display, while keeping exhibition materials stocked and orderly

  • Set up for internal and external meetings and events, as needed

  • Maintain and stock office and pantry supplies

All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Production Coordinator (Books)
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Production Coordinator to join the David Zwirner Books team. This position reports into the Managing Director of David Zwirner Books and provides vital administrative and production support to the Production Manager. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail. This position involves significant contact with printers, designers, artists, and colleagues headquartered internationally, therefore strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Update and maintain production schedules on project management software, Asana, for all David Zwirner Books titles.

  • Primary David Zwirner Books point of contact for Photography department.

  • Responsible for assessing image quality before image release.

  • Prepare files and checklists for release to printer.

  • Assist Production Manager with on-site GMG certified Epson proof checking for four-color offset print, markup proofs to clearly communicate color correction in New York.

  • Provide on-site support while Production Manager is on press.

  • Oversee production for selected book titles, i.e. Hong Kong series, ekphrasis series, David Zwirner Books catalogue, etc.

  • Oversee and manage multi-global shipments for David Zwirner Books, including sourcing shipping quotes, creation of shipping documents, packing instructions, and tracking to final delivery.

Requirements:

  • BA (Art History, Studio Art, or related field preferred)

  • 1-3 years production experience, fine arts-related publications preferred

  • Proficiency using InDesign

  • Thorough understanding of the production process and some experience in color management

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

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Facilities Manager
New York

David Zwirner seeks a Facilities Manager for immediate hire. All candidates should be highly organized self-starters, with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and a sensitivity around fine art. Relevant experience with light construction, custodial work, and general maintenance is required. The ideal candidate must have at least 3 years of comparable experience, preferably at an art institution or a commercial gallery.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversee repairs and maintenance of all 19th St. gallery locations.
  • Daily cleaning of all public and private exhibition spaces.
  • Responsible for all opening and closing duties as they pertain to building security and facilities.
  • Schedule and manage third-party cleaning staff.
  • Monitor and review relevant invoices.
  • Oversee construction and demolition; scissor lift and dumpster rental.
  • Assist Exhibition teams during planning and installation stages; coordinate w/ third party vendors / contractors accordingly.
  • Attend select after hours gallery openings and special events.
  • Order all necessary supplies (e.g., janitorial, paints, tools, hardware).
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle a high volume of projects with speed and accuracy
  • Must be a proactive team player

Position hours are 5 days a week, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 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.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Tuesday-Saturday, 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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Social Media Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Social Media Assistant to create and manage marketing content for digital platforms including the gallery’s social media, emails, website, Viewing Room and third party partners. This position reports to the Digital Content Director and works closely with the Director of Digital and Marketing Project Manager. Success in this integral, cross-departmental role requires experience in and enthusiasm for social and digital platforms, understanding of basic best practices of each channel, a highly organized and collaborative approach to content creation and campaign management, as well as a passion for excellence.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage and coordinate all David Zwirner social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo and WeChat.
  • Partner with Marketing Project Manager to coordinate the digital content channels (e-blasts, Viewing Room and third party partners) within the larger, multi-channel marketing calendar.
  • Create and maintain a stand-alone social media content calendar, leveraging the master marketing content calendar as well as social media best practices.
  • Distribute social content calendar and communicate updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Photo and Research departments to coordinate approved assets for use in digital campaigns and initiatives.
  • Provide marketing copy as needed for Wikipedia, YouTube blurbs and other digital outlets
  • Create and distribute campaign reporting and insights including formal campaign and/or monthly recaps for relevant stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred)
  • 2-3 years related working experience
  • Past experience managing content for multiple channels, including web, social media and e-blasts and their related production and tracking tools
  • Strong communication skills especially reaching out internally to coordinate content from multiple departments
  • Excellent writing/editing/judgment skills
  • An understanding of analytics and campaign measuring tools
  • Detail-oriented and deadline driven, with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with different levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, HTML and CSS preferred

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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.