Communications Assistant
London

David Zwirner seeks to hire a Communications Assistant to work in its London gallery, whose primary duty is to assist the Communications Manager with the coordination of press activities and all administrative tasks related to coordinating press events such as press views and launches. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and highly motivated with strong communication, organisational and problem solving skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (and Google equivalents), Mac OS X and experience with databases are required. 

Primary responsibilities include:

Administrative:

  • Maintain all publication subscriptions and log in details for London
  • Maintain DZL press contacts in the database
  • Oversee the Communications Intern
  • Saving/filing the press clippings appropriately on a daily basis
  • Prepare the press slides for the weekly staff meeting
  • Work with the Communications Intern on maintaining the London press archive

Press:

  • Coordinate all press image requests for DZL
  • Liaise with museum press offices and PR agencies on obtaining press materials for third party shows
  • Keep track of and maintain all DZL communications items in Asana Exhibition Memos
  • Oversee all exhibition listings for DZL 
  • Oversee front desk exhibition binders and End of Show exhibition packages for artists
  • Support the Communications Manager at DZL when she is travelling on gallery business etc.

Books:

  • Assist the Communications Manager with pitching and fielding press requests for David Zwirner Books (20 new titles per year)
  • Assist with the mail-outs of new David Zwirner Books titles to press, ensuring that a record is kept for each new mailing
  • Liaise with the front desk on expected arrival date of new books and let the DZB team know how many books we need for our mailing
  • Research publications to add to the DZL books mailing list

Events

  • Help coordinate press previews for DZL exhibitions 
  • Assist in the coordination of the annual Press and Books Mixer
  • Maintain press event rsvps
  • Take photos of events at DZL and send to the DZ social team for uploading to social media platforms in a timely manner
  • Assist in the coordination of press trips to artist studios and museum exhibitions as needed

Art Fairs

  • Help coordinate press materials relating to art fairs in London and Europe

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.

Digital Assistant
New York

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 a 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 website, dzbooks website, etc).
  • Work with external developers to track, troubleshoot and test 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
  • Provide onboarding training for new staff on our various digital platforms and properties
  • Assist with basic administration of digital properties including setting up user accounts, managing permissions and manual data cleanup
  • Oversee ArtBinder updates to keep it up to date on a regular basis
  • Update basic content on various digital platforms
  • Provide administrative support to the digital department including; managing and processing credit card receipts/expenses and coordinating/scheduling meetings

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) references through our careers page here to apply.

Spring Internships
New York

David Zwirner is seeking highly motivated interns for our Internship Program.

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, organized, 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-May. 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.

Books Intern

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

Primary responsibilities 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

  • 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

Editorial Intern

Qualified candidates should be highly focused and hardworking, with strong research skills, excellent attention to detail, and knowledge of contemporary art or art history. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience in all facets of the bookmaking 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

  • 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

Exhibitions & Operations Intern

Qualified candidates should be proficient in Photoshop, Sketchup, and Microsoft Excel. Previous experience building scale models and digital Sketchups is required. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Build physical scale models from Foamcore, modeling clay, and various miscellaneous materials for gallery and artist exhibitions and projects

  • Create digital architectural models in Sketchup, and other 3D renderings as needed

  • Exhibition-related projects for gallery locations and outside venues, as needed, including digitizing checklists and exhibition plans, and creating post-exhibition packets

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

  • Maintain ongoing department project of digitizing shipping documents

  • Assist with project-base inventory spreadsheets

Registration & Production Intern

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

Research & Exhibitions Intern

Qualified candidates 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:

  • 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 responsibilities 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.

Assistant Photographer
New York

David Zwirner seeks to hire an Assistant Photographer to work alongside the gallery’s in-house Photographer. This position will report to the Photography Manager and will assist the Photographer on daily photoshoots, execute the gallery’s videography, and photograph inventory and exhibitions. 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 strongly preferred.

Note: in addition to a resume and cover letter, candidates are required to provide 10-12 examples of relevant work.

Photography:

  • Assist the photographer with all aspects of daily photo shoots (such as preparing and transporting equipment, lighting setup, and file backup)
  • Assist photographer with upkeep of studio equipment and supplies
  • Assist photographer in labeling and management of camera RAW files
  • Liaise retouching and processing of files with the gallery’s in-house Retoucher
  • Photograph inventory and exhibitions, as needed
  • Image retouching, as needed

Videography:

  • Capture video of gallery exhibitions, artworks, interviews, and events for documentary and marketing purposes
  • Capture quality audio from events, walkthroughs, and interviews
  • Basic editing of footage for internal, external, and archival purposes
  • Work alongside freelance videographers/editors, as needed
  • Work with Digital Content team on special projects

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years related work experience 
  • BA/BFA in Photography or Studio Art 
  • Thorough knowledge of DSLR cameras, ProFoto lighting, Adobe Creative Suite, and video editing software; experience with Adobe Premiere for editing and color correcting
  • Experience shooting video with DSLR cameras and capturing audio with lapel and shotgun mics for live and staged shoots
  • Experience with Hasselblad H series cameras, Adobe AfterEffects, and/or Phocus a plus
  • Familiar with videography techniques and best practices
  • Extremely organized with a critical eye and attention to detail
  • Works well both independently as well as a team member
  • Comfortable working directly with artists and artist estates

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, three professional references, and 10-12 examples of relevant work through our careers page here.