Rights and Reproductions Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Rights and Reproductions Assistant for immediate hire at its New York gallery. This position reports to the Rights & Reproduction Manager. The ideal candidate should have 1–3 years of relevant image rights, licensing and/or archival experience. Superior organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects at once, meet deadlines, and a keen eye for detail are a must.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Assist Manager with third party rights requests and secure permissions from gallery artists and Estates

  • Assist Manager with managing image rights email account and reproduction forms

  • Assist Manager by working closely with ARS, VAGA, and other licensors to manage rights for both commercial and educational image reproduction for all gallery artists and Estates

  • Assist with miscellaneous invoices for third party licensing requests

  • Assist Manager to conduct research to determine third party image and artist rights, ownership of copyright and required clearances for all gallery exhibitions and publications

  • Assist Manager to correspond with rights owner(s) or legal representatives concerning copyright and permissions

  • Write image captions and photo credits when necessary

  • Collaborate on the development and maintenance of a rights data management system based on the gallery’s DAMS with Photo/Visual collections Management

  • Assist Manager to bring existing rights records up to appropriate standards for all gallery exhibitions

  • Work closely with the gallery’s Archive team to ensure that all published reproductions are carefully archived internally and correctly distributed to the gallery’s artists and Estates

 

Requirements:

 

BA with 1–3 years of related experience working within a commercial art gallery or institution.

Must have strong administrative, organizational, and professional communication skills

Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Must be a detail-oriented and proactive team player.

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 (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.

 

Summer Internships
London

David Zwirner is currently looking for highly motivated interns to join our Spring Internship Program at our London gallery.

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.
 

Archives & Sales Intern

Sales:

  • Updating Works On View, checklists and factsheets
  • Updating books in viewing rooms of specific artists on view,
  • Prepare viewing packs, including HD images: one scale image, one image of the work and labels
  • Research prices and former auction results for artists on Artnet
  • Print high res images and label accordingly
  • Sending catalogues and books to clients 
  • Update or research information in the database 
  • reporting expenses, researching and booking flights/hotels/restaurants for both directors and artists, arranging transport, researching collectors or artists, update director contacts
  • Inbook books and contacts in database
  • Update the ‘Shows and Openings (London)’ document on the Google Drive. 

Archive:

Library tasks:

  • Inbooking of newly received books to DZL Library
  • Research archival publications ahead of exhibitions
  • Packing books/Archive material to be sent to DZ NY
  • Assisting in managing DZL libraries and viewing rooms
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions
  • Assisting David Zwirner Books with ongoing projects.

Photo tasks:

  • Processing incoming photography
  • Resize, manipulate and prepare images for DZDB
  • Colour correcting, retouching and printing
  • Uploading and sharing of images to relevant servers/dropbox
  • Managing Photography calendar

Communications tasks:

  • Press clips and packages, tagging DZ articles, buying more copies if necessary
  • Scanning and formatting press clips as well as preparing physical packages and presentations.
  • Assisting in organizing the physical and online press archive.
  • Assisting at press previews, press conferences, artist book signings, curator tours/talks, and other press related events.

 

Photography Intern

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, focused and hardworking with strong attention to detail and time management with a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop - specifically colour correction and retouching.
Primary responsibilities include:

Photo tasks:

  • Processing incoming photography
  • Resize, manipulate and prepare images for DZDB
  • Colour correcting, retouching and printing
  • Uploading and sharing of images to relevant servers/dropbox
  • Managing Photography calendar

Archive/Library tasks:

  • Inbooking of newly received books to DZL Library
  • Initial correspondence with third party institutions to request archive material
  • Packing books/Archive material to be sent to DZNY
  • Assisting in managing DZL libraries and viewing rooms
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions

 

Operations Intern

Candidates for this position should have previous experience working in Sketchup. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with Registrars to organize 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.
  • Assist Operations Team on projects and daily tasks

To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3 months. 
Our gallery hours are 10AM – 6PM, Mondays through Fridays, with additional hours for occasional 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. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please. Immediate start and eligibility to work in the UK is essential. 

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. 

Gallery Assistant
London

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Gallery Assistant (Books & Photo) 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
  • Manage staff calendar
  • Manage shipping and receiving of mail and packages for all staff
  • Provide general administrative support for all departments, including sales team
  • Maintain general office and kitchen supply inventories
  • Assist with gallery opening and events
  • Maintain an up to date gallery photography & videography calendar 
  • Assist with images formatting 
  • Assist in maintaining the digital workflow of images from post production, to server, to database and Dropbox
  • Assist in maintaining the digital image server
  • Assisting Sales and Comms/Marketing with internal image search
  • Assist the Managing Director of David Zwirner Books 
  • Draft and prepare the MD of DZB’s sales presentations and copy
  • Manage all David Zwirner Books events and book fairs in the UK and Europe (4-5 a year approx)
  • Assist with archival book research ahead of exhibitions and new artists representation
  • Oversee the London bookstore and comps stock
  • Send a weekly sales and comp reports to Publishing Associate
  • Presentation of new titles and exhibition related books 
  • Photography of DZB books for social media when requested  

The position is Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30am to 6:00pm. 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. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins, please.

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 Operations Assistant
New York

David Zwirner is looking for a Sales Operations Assistant to work with its Managing Director of Sales. This team works closely with sales, research, finance and registration and is a direct line to sales regarding logistics, inventory, acquisitions, valuations and sales strategy. This is a dynamic role for someone who enjoys working in the behind-scenes of the sales process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Viewing room scheduling and coordinating installations, maintenance of viewing room calendar and conference room schedule
  • Sales support including assisting with appraisals, loan requests, and helping to maintain Artbinder
  • Inventory dispersal for exhibitions for international gallery locations and art fairs
  • Assist with timeline management for the varying stages of purchases and sales
  • Assist with collection management and collection and works-on-view inventory
  • Monitor gallery artists’ works at auction; liaise with auction houses for setting up telephone bids, cataloguing, research, copyright and other general inquiries
  • Assist with training for sales assistants and front desk as it relates to sales/viewings
  • Projects and tasks as requested

Qualifications:

  • BA in Art History, Art Business or similar
  • 3+years of both gallery and auction experience preferred
  • Candidate be focused, reliable, have an exacting attention to detail and interest in sales logistics.
  • Candidate needs to be quick, able to multitask and prioritize
  • Must be able to work with team members at all levels

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 (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 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.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and a brief (no longer than one page) art-related writing sample. Note: Only applications that meet the above requirements and criteria will be reviewed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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 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. 

Sales Assistant to Director
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to support one of the gallery’s Directors at its 69th Street location in New York. 

The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher in Art History, and at least three years related experience in a contemporary art gallery. Strong organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, a keen eye for detail, and a thorough working knowledge of Contemporary Art and Modern Art are required. This position involves significant contact with clients, artists, estate representatives and curators. Discretion, sound judgment, maturity, and confidence are essential. Superb written and oral communication skills as well as computer skills are required. 

Primary duties include:

- Sales
• Prepare client collections for digital and printed sale offers
• Prepare, log and send all offers to individual clients, art fairs collections, exhibition collections and digital inquiries
• Initiate digital offers and follow up on all inquiries 
• Prepare all materials for client viewings
• Assist Director with client viewings, walk-ins and potential client visits
• Assist clients when Director is traveling
• When necessary, travel with Director to support sales needs

- Client Development
• Search and update current client information
• Help identify new possible clients and contact information
• Partnering with Client Development Department, create and manage client lists for exhibitions, events, fairs and dinners 
• Update collection information for current client collections
• Identify collections and/or inventory for consignment possibilities

- Consignments
• Receive and process all possible consignments
• Prepare and in-book all materials for secondary market team discussion
• Prepare, send and track Consignment Agreements
• Liaise with all departments for incoming consignment inventory
• Manage consignment renewals and terminations 

- Artist and Estate Management
• Serve as the main liaison between Director and artist and/or artist estate
• Receive all calls and emails, and prepare for all artist/estate meetings
• Join and take notes during all artist/estate meetings
• Fully understand the current, historical and archival work of each artist/estate 
• Manage inventory of each artist/estate
• Liaise with other gallery staff regarding all aspects of artist/estate inventory management including: production, condition, crating, shipping, framing, presentation, photography, research, and storage
• Assist with all internal and external exhibition coordination for artist/estate

Position hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 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.

 

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. 

Digital Assistant
New York

Digital Assistant

David Zwirner seeks to hire a Digital Assistant whose primary duty is to assist the Director of Digital with administrative and technical tasks related to the technological goals of the gallery. Areas of focus will include proprietary database support, analytics tracking, website support, and 3rd party sales platforms. The ideal candidate will be self directed and highly motivated with strong communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (and Google equivalents), Mac OS X and experience with databases are required. Knowledge of JIRA, HTML, CSS, content management systems and prior experience working on technology projects is also required. Background in data interpretation/statistics a plus, willingness to learn a must.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with gallery staff to record, track and troubleshoot errors on our various digital properties (proprietary database, gallery websites)
  • Work with external developers to track and log errors/features on our various digital properties
  • Assist Director of Digital in training, evangelizing, coordinating and carrying out new features/functions/digital initiatives
  • Assist Director of Digital in drafting proposals and project outlines for possible digital initiatives at the gallery and user manuals for programs being introduced to the gallery
  • Support onboarding training for new staff on our various digital platforms and properties
  • Manual data/record cleanup
  • Provide administrative support to the digital department including: coordinating/scheduling meetings and events; managing and processing credit card receipts/expenses
  • Keep ArtBinder up to date on a regular basis
  • Update basic content on various digital platforms

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 (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. 

Retoucher
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Retoucher to join the gallery’s New York Photography department and report to the Associate Director of Photography and Photography Manager. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of related experience, an expert understanding of Photoshop, superb communication skills, and ability to work in a timely and meticulous manner. Extreme attention to detail with thorough understanding of color management required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receive, process, and retouch all files generated by the gallery’s in-house photographer assuring that the resulting files are consistent, of utmost quality, and color accurate

  • Retouch and format images to meet the needs of the gallery’s books, communications, design, marketing, and sales departments

  • Render scale views as well as art works into various environments such as client residences and viewing spaces

  • Retouch and color correct images from external sources and freelance photographers as needed

  • Assist with the formatting of images for the gallery’s website and sales offers

  • Assist the Photography department to ensure proper back-up and archiving of files

Requirements:

  • BA in Photography or Studio Art preferred

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

  • Thorough understanding of various colors spaces (RGB, CMYK) and profiles (bit depth and print/web standards)

  • Ability to create precise adjustments with utilization of clipping paths

  • Ability to manage a high volume workflow in a fast paced setting while maintaining acute attention to detail and quality

  • Familiarity with Hasselblad DSLRs and Phocus preferred

  • 3+ years of retouching experience. Preferably in an arts or architectural capacity

Position hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 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 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. 

Events Coordinator
New York

David Zwirner gallery seeks an Events Coordinator to join its marketing department. The position is based in New York and reports into the Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate will have three to five 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, professionalism, and superb communication skills are essential.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Private Client Events
  • Manage and coordinate A-to-Z logistics for 30+ of private events annually which includes but is not limited to:
    • Scout and secure venues for dinners and parties domestically and internationally
    • Work with Marketing Manager and sales team to manage guest lists, invites, RSVPs, seating charts; manage outreach and RSVP management for lead private events
    • Serve as primary liaison to vendors, secure and negotiate budgets, contracts, menu selection, day of logistics, etc
    • Work with Marketing team on the budgets, negotiating fees, PO approvals, and invoice processing
    • Partner with Client Dev, Marketing, and Sales teams on list management, invitations, RSVPs, seating charts, and other client experience touchpoints
    • Partner with Marketing/Design team on invitations, additional staffing support as needed; Partner with Gallery management to coordinate car/transportation
    • On owned private events, be present on-site to manage on-the-ground logistics throughout duration of events; support private additional events as needed
    • Assist London and Hong Kong Gallery when needed with budgeting, deadline coordination, approvals, menus, and other relevant coordination touchpoints
    • Develop and communicate key deadlines to relevant stakeholders

 

  • Public & Gallery-Related Events
    • Maintain Global events calendar; distribute to partnering teams & Gallery Staff as needed
    • Partner with Marketing Team to share quarterly view of Private & Public events to consolidate & calendarize List calls to partnering teams
    • Partner with Marketing & Client Dev/Sales team to curate guest lists for Public & Semi-public Gallery events; manage outreach and RSVP management for select events
    • Be on-site for Press, Public, and other Gallery-Related events; coordinate with Gallery team for staffing, logistics, run of show, resources, etc
    • Collaborate on events with David Zwirner Books and partners, coordinate selected press events and event series

 

  • Other Gallery-Related Events
    • Staff: Manage biannual Gallery Staff event planning and logistics
    • Gallery-hosted events: Liaise with external partners hosting events at the gallery; manage on-the-ground logistics (catering, security, etc) with Gallery Management team as needed
    • Development: Cultivate new partnerships (cultivation, sponsors, client groups etc) for new event series
    • External events: Coordinate various benefit auctions, press events, and cocktail events with partners, vendors and clients as needed

Requirements

  • BA or Masters degree in Art History or Communications preferred
  • 3 + years of related experience planning arts related private events
  • Past experience planning public events
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop

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 (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. 

Sales Assistant, Online Sales
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside the Director of Online Sales and the Gallery Sales Team and oversee, respond to, and track all incoming sales through all digital channels. This is a first-of its kind, dedicated role in the evolving landscape where an increasing amount of gallery sales are shifting online.

The ideal candidate is a cross-disciplinary, strategic thinker with experience in art, an aumen in technology, with at least two years related experience working with top tier clients and collections.  

Exceptional communication and writing skills, rigorous attention to detail and thorough knowledge of contemporary art are required. Knowledge of analytics and Excel, paired with ability to develop new processes is an asset. This position will involve significant contact with the gallery sales team, Senior Directors and collectors, therefore superior interpersonal and correspondence skills are required, as well as the ability to problem solve, balance and prioritize key conversations in a thoughtful way. 

About the David Zwirner Viewing Room

The Viewing Room is David Zwirner’s online exhibition and sales platform, where visitors from around the world can explore and collect works from curated, online-only exhibitions of gallery artists and special collaborations. The Viewing Room is envisioned as a sixth gallery space and reflects the evolution of the art-collecting experience in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Launched in 2017 as the first of its kind, the Viewing Room provides both established and emerging collectors access to works from both single-artist presentations and group shows, allowing for experimentation in both scope and format. 

Through the Viewing Room, along with the gallery’s other digital initiatives, such as its influential podcast, David Zwirner continues to expand the definition of what a gallery can be in the 21st century.

 

Below is a description of primary duties:

  • Oversee and respond to requests from all inbound digital channels on behalf of the Sales Team.
  • Manage and direct inquiries to relevant team members and ensure proper follow up. 
  • Communicate with collectors and be the first point of contact on any online, third party and social channel sales interest. 
  • Be able to problem-solve and quickly triage any collector requests and special circumstances which arise.
  • Add collectors information to the database. Establish data-entry  processes and methodology to ensure all relevant information is being captured systematically.
  • Rigorously track and record inquiries and key KPIs. Alongside the Director, produce weekly, monthly and larger project-based reports.
  • Working closely with the client development team, pull collector lists for emails, offers, reactivation campaigns and other outreach.
  • Communicate with collectors to re-engage them and move them along the sales conversion funnel.
  • Optimize and develop best practices and language for online collector communication.
  • Liaise with the sales team and other staff regarding online fair previews, available works and Viewing Room inventory and pricing.

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 (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. 

 

Summer Internships
New York

David Zwirner seeks highly motivated interns to join our Summer 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 Summer Internship is offered May-September. 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. Please specify which internship you are interested in. 

 

Communications

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 responsibilities include:

  • Press monitoring: Assist in monitoring daily media alerts on incoming press for all gallery 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 roster of media contacts

  • Special events: Assist at press previews and press conferences. Responsibilities include assisting on-site at the event itself with check-in for members of the media.

 

Registration & Production 

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

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.

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 Associate
New York

David Zwirner gallery seeks a Communications Associate to join its international Communications department. The position is based in New York and reports to the Director of Communications. The ideal candidate will have at least three years related experience in public relations and marketing with good contacts in art and culture publications. Superior communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at once, work collaboratively and efficiently, and manage and meet deadlines is required. 

Primary responsibilities include:

Press

  • Support the Director and Associate Director of Communications in the planning and implementation of press campaigns in a wide range of top local, national, and international media, including print, online, tv, and radio for DZNY shows and selected 3rd-party museum shows
  • Help field day-to-day media requests pertaining to DZNY
  • Create and distribute all press release mailings for DZNY and David Zwirner Books
  • Coordinate all press image requests for DZNY
  • Create and maintain all press image links for DZNY
  • Help execute media strategies, pitch, and field incoming press requests for David Zwirner Books
  • Inform staff and gallery artists of key published media placements in real-time 
  • Help liaise with museum press offices and PR agencies on 3rd party shows
  • Work with the Communications Assistant on maintaining the press archive
  • Coordinate with the Marketing and Photo teams on all DZNY Exhibition packages for artists
  • Represent the gallery at New York events, as needed
  • Keep track and maintain all Communications items in Asana Exhibition Memos

Events

  • Assist in the coordination of the bi-annual New York press conference
  • Coordinate logistics for all New York press previews and provide on-the-ground support
  • Work closely with the New York Communications department to create general and targeted invite lists for press previews and outside press trips

Art Fairs

  • Help coordinate press materials related to North and South American art fairs
  • Assist with sending out sales reports to the art market media, liaising with art fair PR departments and agencies

Requirements

  • BA or Masters degree in Art History or Communications preferred
  • 3 + years of related experience in a gallery, PR agency, museum, or art institution 
  • Past experience working with New York media and achieving 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.

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.

Editorial Content Director
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Editorial Content Director to create and manage digital marketing and editorial content for David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books.

This position reports to the Director of Marketing. Partnering closely with the Research Department throughout, this role works with Marketing and Digital teams on channel strategy, content creation, content calendar, and editorial resources to ensure the strategy, timing, content, and related assets are successfully deployed. 

Success in this integral, x-departmental role requires experience in and enthusiasm for digital platforms and new media, understanding of basic best practices and interdependence of all channels, a highly-organized and collaborative approach to content creation and campaign management, as well as a passion for excellence.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Create and execute content strategies for DavidZwirner.com and DavidZwirnerBooks.com
  • Create and manage editorial and content line-up, calendars and workflow for the channels outlined above with the Associate Director of Digital, Digital Content Coordinator,  Digital Assistant, and Marketing Project Manager
  • Write, syndicate, edit, and assign both copy and multimedia content for said channels
  • Manage and maintain a DZ.com and DZB.com homepage line-up and calendar; partner with Digital Content Coordinator to ensure publishing calendar services the newsletter calendar
  • Partner with colleagues in Research & Exhibitions Department to draw from/work with with existing content and writing on the gallery’s artists and exhibitions and to align website content
  • Partner with Sales Team and Marketing Team to develop a content calendar that parallels and supports our global exhibition, third party book and exhibition schedule; ensure artist pages are continuously up to date with relevant news items that span the above categories and beyond
  • Partner with the Digital Content Coordinator (and the Photo, Archive and Research departments when relevant) to coordinate image assets for use in digital marketing; oversee public-facing video production
  • Partner with Director of Marketing and Marketing Project Manager to create and maintain a digital content publishing calendar that aligns with the larger, multi-channel marketing calendar
  • Distribute digital content line-up and publishing calendar; communicate updates to relevant stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Photo and Research to coordinate approved assets for use in digital campaigns and initiatives; partner with Digital Assistant to create and secure approved assets for digital use
  • Partner with Digital to manage SEO strategies and execution, create new features and integrations to the website, as well as other site optimization initiatives
  • Partner with Digital to create, review and distribute campaign reporting and insights including formal campaign and/or monthly recaps for relevant stakeholders

Requirements:

  • Experience directing digital content strategy and execution for a comparable institution for 5+ years
  • Experience directing creation and editing of multimedia content (copy, art, video, etc) across multiple channels, including web, email and social
  • Experience managing an internal team of 3-5 as well as external contributors or agencies
  • Ability to make swift, strong judgement calls when faced with multiple deadlines and stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills and ability to creatively collaborate with coordinate content from multiple departments
  • Impeccable copywriting, editing, and writing skills
  • A savvy understanding of analytics, campaign measuring tools, and other digital best practices
  • Detail-oriented and deadline driven, with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, HTML and CSS
  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience

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 (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.

Visual Content Director
New York

The Visual Content Director will be responsible for developing, executing, and managing all visual content for David Zwirner globally. This includes but it is not limited to graphic design and production as well as the coordination, creation, and distribution of photography and video.

This role will partner closely with Sales, Artist Management, Press, Marketing and Books teams to ensure that all visual documentation and presentation of our artists’ work and gallery initiatives are thoughtfully executed, accurately represented, carefully archived, and correctly distributed.

The Visual Content Director serves a critical role at the gallery in both preserving and presenting the work and legacy of our artist and estates in a range of formats and mediums.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, this photo-focused role will oversee a highly talented team comprised of photographers, photo coordinators, designers, videographers, and editors, as well as external contributors and agencies for both David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books. The Visual Content Director will provide direction and leadership to these teams, set timelines and manage executions, and communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders.

In addition, this role will oversee the photo archive and a growing team of photo archivists who handle all photo research requests and the digital photo archive for the entire institution. 

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage the creation and distribution of all visual content for David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books, which includes but is not limited to photography, video, and print and digital design
  • Lead, manage, and mentor in-house Visual teams comprised of photography, video, design, and photo archive
  • Partner closely with the Sales and Artist Management teams to ensure alignment on priorities, timelines, and identify opportunities to refine and enhance the process and results
  • Oversee the creative budgets, working with internal partners to forecast and actualize budgets as needed
  • Help develop and manage workflow, process, and best practices for Visual teams and their partners in Sales and Marketing
  • Formalize Visual guidelines (across photo, video, print and digital design) while continuously exploring new ways to refine and enhance our visual presentation
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Digital, and Research teams as needed to develop and produce relevant creative for special projects
  • Partner with Sales/Artist Managers as needed working closely with artists and estates on select projects; partner with Books, Marketing & Digital on new initiatives and select projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with freelance photographers, videographers and designers for special David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books projects

Required Qualifications

  • Fluency in the fine art world; 5+ years of related experience within a publishing or arts institution required, ideally with a print media publication or museum publishing
  • Deep understanding of shoot production, photography, photo editing and art direction required, ideally within an arts and exhibitions-based backdrop
  • Exceptional photo proofing skills; adept at retouching, color correction and cropping
  • Experience producing and creating visual assets for multiple channels and mediums including print advertisements, books, signage, video, social, and digital
  • Experience building, managing and nurturing a creative team of 5+ people ranging in responsibilities, skill set, and career level
  • Comfortable working across multiple disciplines within the Marketing team across the gallery and David Zwirner Books
  • Strong management experience overseeing team
  • Proactive problem solver and great collaborator
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume team with exacting standards

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 (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.