Digital Assistant
New York

David Zwirner gallery seeks a Digital Assistant to join its growing digital department.

Ideal candidates will have experience in / strong subject matter interest in both the contemporary art and technology fields, possess a love of ongoing learning, and display strong troubleshooting, communication, and organizational skills.

Reporting to the CTO, the position will provide support for the digital department as a whole for administrative needs as well as project related tasks. This position is located on site in our Chelsea, New York office. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support to the digital department:
  • Coordinating/scheduling meetings and events
  • Managing and processing receipts/expenses
  • Procuring materials needed by department staff
  • Collaborating with other gallery departmental assistants 
  • Supporting user administration and staff onboarding / offboarding across the gallery’s digital platforms, properties, and tools
  • Assisting digital team with writing proposals and project outlines for digital initiatives, user manuals for programs being introduced to the gallery, and communications to announce department accomplishments to the broader organization
  • Aiding in user and quality testing of departmental project deliverables (websites, software, etc.); helping to record and track issues through to resolution
  • Assisting the digital team in coordinating the rollout of new digital tools / functionality / processes, along with related user training
  • Updating content on various digital platforms, including: our public facing and internal websites, our internal database system, the department wiki, and third party systems such as ArtBinder

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (design/art/technology focus preferred)
  • Proficiency with the G Suite toolset - Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar - (and Microsoft equivalents)
  • Comfort working in both OS X and Windows environments.
  • Basic knowledge / experience working with one or more project / team collaboration tools such as Asana, Jira, Confluence, Slack

Extra Credit For:

  • Knowledge of basic web technologies: (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Knowledge of basic SEO and/or web analytics
  • Experience working with content management systems and relational databases
  • Experience with digital design software (Photoshop, Figma, Sketch)

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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply. 

The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Data Entry Clerk/Cataloguer
New York

David Zwirner seeks a hard working Data Entry Clerk/Cataloguer to join the gallery’s Research and Client Development departments for a short-term contract of 6 months. 

The ideal candidate would possess excellent typing skills, superior attention to detail, a natural curiosity to obtain more information, and an outstanding ability to process and categorize data within a database structure. A commitment to data, thoroughness and confidentiality essential.

The Data Entry Clerk/Cataloguer works between the gallery’s Research and Client Development departments, and is responsible for working with multiple data sources to enhance gallery information. Tasks include:

  • Scanning and cataloguing information about artworks from books and other external sources into the computer.
  • Processing uploaded information appropriately in the database using gallery guidelines and protocols.
  • Verifying information quality by reviewing, correcting, or reentering data into the database.
  • Communicating progress regularly to the Directors of Research and Client Development and relevant colleagues on their teams.

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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply. 

The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

David Zwirner Books Editorial Internship
New York

David Zwirner Books seeks highly motivated intern to join our Books team as the Editorial Intern 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 Spring Internship is offered January-June. 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.

Qualified candidates should be interested in all aspects of the publishing process, with demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and 20th-century art history, and strong archival research, writing, and editing skills. Candidates should also be highly personable, focused, and hardworking, with excellent attention to detail. This role offers the opportunity to gain experience in all facets of the book-making process, with a particular focus on editorial development. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Create and organize detailed checklists for catalogues
  • Fact-check texts, captions, and other materials
  • Research writers and gather writing samples for upcoming catalogues
  • Conduct photo research and photo requests
  • Track image/artwork collection credit lines and photo credits
  • Organize photo materials for release to printer
  • Update editorial/production schedules in project management software
  • Occasionally print and trim materials for book presentations
  • Occasionally assist with day-to-day DZB departmental activities and in pop-up bookstore
  • Transcribe texts and  interview audio files

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 (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Exhibitions & Production Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks an Exhibitions & Production Assistant for its primary market gallery. The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher in Art History, Studio Art, and at least 1 year experience at a gallery, museum, or artist’s studio. Superior organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of 3D rendering and design software are required.

Primary responsibilities include

  • Manages frame orders for large volume gallery inventory (available, sold, online, art fairs, etc), including logistics

  • Data gathering & documentation for installation manuals (via step-by-step process photographs & notes) Drafts preliminary manuals for review.  

  • Creates technical, vector, 2D & 3D drawings for manuals in sketchup and/or illustrator. 

  • Researches the design & fabrication processes of artwork components

  • General department assistance: vendor & material research, errands, documentation of installations. Assist with special projects as needed

  • General exhibition assistance: assists exhibition leads, arranges framing, drafts exhibition design documents and mockups, vendor coordination, material sourcing, errands, documents installations for archival purposes and installation manuals.

  • Provide support to Inventory/Registration teams on select packing lists and inventory management projects (exhibition related itemized packing & elements lists):

  • Creates exhibition models (both physical foamcore & digital Sketchup) as needed. 

Requirements

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred) 

  • 1+ years experience in a museum, gallery, or artist studio

  • Must have proficiency with Sketchup and/or AutoCAD, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Familiarity with video installation techniques and 

  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork & materials

  • 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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply

The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

Research & Exhibitions Internship
New York

David Zwirner's Research & Exhibitions department seeks qualified candidates for winter/spring internships beginning in January 2020. Interns in this department will work on special research projects pertaining to the gallery’s primary and secondary market inventory, estate artists, and research for upcoming historical exhibitions. 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 responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Assist with documenting and maintaining information about gallery artists and estates
- Library and archival research and provenance documentation
- Assist with exhibition-related research projects

To ensure our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 2-4 full days per week. Our hours are 10AM–6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Research & Exhibitions internship is only available in the gallery's New York location.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

 

 

Spring Internships 2020
New York

David Zwirner seeks highly motivated interns to join our Spring 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 Spring Internship is offered January-June. 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.

Video

Qualified candidates should be proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro, video editing, and have extensive experience shooting video on DSLRs and other professional video cameras.

Primary responsibilities include 

  • Assisting the Video Producer with editing and shoots 
  • Administrative tasks including transcribing, subtitling, and backing up 
  • Organizing project files on the server.
  • Strong communication, organizational, project management, and attention to detail skills are necessary.

 

Registration & Production (LLC)

Qualified candidates should be diligent, motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and possess a strong interest in gaining experience in gallery operations. A working knowledge of artist materials and media is necessary.

Primary responsibilities include

  • Assist with inventory and updating records
  • Internal exhibition, outside venue and art fair-related preparations including organizing lists and spreadsheets, obtaining estimates for display needs, assisting with budget reconciling 
  • Download and file condition reports and condition images 
  • File and process loan forms and shipping paperwork
  • General departmental meeting planning and administrative support, as needed

Photo 

Qualified candidates should be proficient with DSLR cameras and the Adobe Creative Suite. A strong knowledge of Photoshop is required.

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.
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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 (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

 

Social Media Manager
New York

The Social Media Manager is responsible for leading David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books’ social media program, managing a team of internal and external social media contributors and experts.

Reporting to the Digital Editorial Director, this role is responsible for guiding the strategic planning of objectives, goals and implementing strategies and related content across all channels. 

Channel Leadership

  • Set vision for and lead best-in-class content and strategy in all key social channels for David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books to drive awareness, traffic, and engagement both online and off

  • Develop and execute campaigns and related content across all social channels (both paid and organic) in partnership with Creative, Marketing, Online Sales & Digital Editorial teams

  • Develop campaigns, tactics, content, partnerships, and tools that help achieve Brand, Marketing, and Sales objectives

  • Determine the best practices and campaign rollout for social aspects of the Marketing X-Channel Global Calendar

  • Direct and manage analytics and performance tracking; report on relevant KPIs to key stakeholders

  • Provide strategic guidance and actionable ideas to serve all our digital audiences; increasing engagement, page views, sales and unique visitors/month

Execution and Management

  • Manage in-house social media experts and external contributors; partner with Research, Creative, Marketing and Online Sales peers to execute vision and content strategies

  • Lead the end-to-end production, creation and sourcing of content for all social brand channels including photography, video, and text

  • Ensure all content strategies are timely, thoughtful, and goal-aligned and that all posts are accurate, punctual, on budget and on brand

  • Forecast, track, and actualize budgets for tools, partnership and creative / content related to organic social channels

  • Continually drive creative experimentation, storytelling innovation and new customer experiences

  • Identify art, design, community and influencer trends and insights to inform the creation of content that will engage at scale

Requirements

  • BA or Masters degree in Art History or Communications preferred

  • 5-7+ years experience working in social media in a related field

  • Highly creative - ability to create simple but compelling content (videos, images & words)

  • Project and team management - can handle multiple projects and deadlines concurrently, motivating and organizing a team of direct reports and peers on creative campaigns

  • Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about contemporary art

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and planning skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Passion, energy, and enthusiasm for social media. Detailed knowledge and expertise around all social platforms with significant contacts at all major platforms

  • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment with high level of teamwork

  • Deep ability to collect, analyze and use social data to affect change

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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Part-Time Art Handler
New York

Our primary market gallery currently seeks a Part-Time Art Handler for immediate hire.  

Responsibilities 

  • Installation of gallery viewings and exhibitions at all locations
  • Pack artworks for shipment and storage
  • Assist Registration team with condition checks
  • Assist with packing and installation for all domestic and international art fairs
  • Perform local deliveries and off-site installations for clients

Requirements

  • Knowledge of proper handling and storage procedures for a variety of media
  • Working knowledge of power tools 
  • Must be detail oriented, communicative, and extremely organized
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of Macintosh OS, as well as familiarity with art database systems

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

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.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Sales Assistant
Hong Kong

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside its Hong Kong sales team. The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and at least two years related experience in the region. Superior communication skills (English & Mandarin), 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating client database with all relevant interest and contact info
  • Creating and managing guest lists for exhibitions/dinners, support Director during gallery openings and art fairs 
  • Organizing Director’s schedule, plan and book travel, keep track of meetings and create expense reports
  • Supporting Director in generating artist materials
  • Assisting in the preparation for gallery viewings; coordinate installation of artworks, prepare fact sheets & price lists
  • Liaising with other gallery staff regarding all aspects of inventory & exhibition management: production, shipping, framing, photography, research, etc.
  • Greeting visitors and interfacing with clients at Front Desk
  • Attending and recording minutes at weekly sales meetings
  • Assisting with credit card payments, as required (with Finance Manager)
  • Preference given to candidates with valid HKID and work permit

 
The position is Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Applicant will occasionally need to work additional hours for events and openings. 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 
 
David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

 

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, as well as experience managing a team. Superior organizational and leadership 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
  • Oversee, delegate to and support members of registration team
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Requirements

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred) 
  • 7+ years experience in a museum, gallery, or art institution and 2+ years supervisory experience 
  • 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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply

The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Junior Art Handler / Technician
Hong Kong

David Zwirner seeks a Junior Art Handler / Technician for immediate hire at its Hong Kong gallery. Qualifications include solid language skills (English, Mandarin, Cantonese) and the ability to effectively communicate in person, phone and email. High attention to detail and superior time management is essential.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Support Head Technician in exhibition and viewing room installations

  • General exhibition and viewing room area maintenance and upkeep

  • Maintain a complete and organized stock of tools and supplies

  • Unpack / pack artworks to highest possible standards for shipment, pickups and deliveries

  • Support Head Technician in coordination of day to day operations

  • Assist in condition checking of incoming and outgoing works

  • Labeling of all artworks and artwork wrappings

  • Support Head Technician in coordinating restoration and framing of artworks

  • Art fair and off-site exhibition support, as required

  • Maintain and update exhibition manuals for HK gallery

  • Fluency in Cantonese & English, with good working knowledge of Illustrator and SketchUp

  • Support in-house inventory movement and off-site warehouse management

  • Preference given to candidates with valid HKSAR work permit, with 2+ years experience at an art gallery or museum

Position hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls or walk-ins please.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to hrhongkong@davidzwirner.com to apply.  

Communications Manager
New York

David Zwirner Gallery seeks a Communications Manager to join its international Marketing department. The position is based in New York and reports to the Director of Communications. The ideal candidate will have at least six years related experience in public relations and marketing. Superior communication skills, the ability to work independently, manage time and meet deadlines, and the ability to work with multiple teams is required. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Press:

  • Plan and implement strategic press campaigns in a wide range of top local, national, and international media, including print, online, tv, and radio for DZ New York shows and selected 3rd-party museum shows
  • Maintain and cultivate media relationships for the gallery via meetings at media outlet offices, lunches, gallery tours, etc.
  • Point person for day-to-day media requests pertaining to the New York gallery
  • Work with the Research team and Director of Communications on DZ New York press releases
  • Inform DZ staff and gallery artists of key published media placements in real-time 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Director of Communications on gallery artists/estates overall press initiatives
  • Work closely with DZ artists/artist studios/estates and DZ senior staff on media inquiries including interview requests, image permissions, key image selection for exhibitions, and specialized press requests, etc.
  • Liaise with museum press offices and PR agencies
  • Represent the gallery at New York and US events, as needed
  • Work with the Press Assistant on maintaining the press archive

Events:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Communications, coordinate bi-annual New York press conference
  • Coordinate press previews for New York exhibitions
  • Work closely with the New York Communications department to create general and targeted invite lists for press previews and outside press trips 
  • Coordinate press trips to artist studios and museum exhibitions as needed

Art Fairs:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Communications, develop all press and marketing materials related to North and South American art fairs
  • Send out sales reports to the art market media, liaise with art fair PR departments and agencies
  • Represent the gallery at North and South American art fairs, as needed

Requirements:

  • BA or Masters degree in Art History or Communications preferred
  • 6 + years of related experience in a gallery, museum, art institution, or PR agency
  • Proven track record of achieving media coverage
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop

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

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.