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:
- 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.
- 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.