Gallery Invigilator
London

David Zwirner London is seeking reliable and energetic gallery invigilators for an upcoming exhibition.

Primary duties include welcoming visitors to the gallery, answering basic questions regarding the exhibition and the artist, and guarding the artwork on display.

The ideal candidates will have a positive attitude and be especially comfortable interfacing with the public and standing for long periods of time.  Presentable attire and punctuality are a must.

Gallery invigilators will work Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm, with flexibility to work overtime. 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.

Sales Intern
London

David Zwirner London is seeking a highly motivated Sales Intern for our Internship Program.

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, organized, motivated and responsible, with an interest in gaining experience in sales support and front of house.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide general administrative support for Sales team with mailings, image printouts, and database maintenance.
  • Work with Front Desk and Sales team to maintain viewing rooms, factsheets, and relevant catalogs.
  • Maintain pristine appearance for all common gallery and office areas, while keeping exhibition materials stocked and orderly.
  • Maintain office supply closets and accurate general supply inventories.
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions.

Our gallery hours are 10AM – 6PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays, with additional hours for events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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

Communications Coordinator
New York

David Zwirner gallery seeks a Communications Coordinator 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.

Research & Exhibitions Intern
New York

David Zwirner is seeking a highly motivated Research Intern to join our Spring Internship Program at our New York galleries.

The Research Internship is offered January-May. To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 4 months, with a minimum of 3 full days per week. The position is offered Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-6pm.

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

Primary duties include:

  • Assist with maintaining information about gallery artists and estates
  • Library and archival research and provenance documentation
  • Assist with exhibition-related research projects

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.

Digital Content Director
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Digital 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.

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 archivists who handle all photo research requests, rights and reproductions, 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.

Photography & Archive Intern
London

David Zwirner London is seeking a highly motivated Photography & Archive Intern for our Internship Program. 

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.

Responsibilities include:

Photo tasks:

  • Process incoming photography
  • Resize, manipulate and prepare images for DZDB
  • Colour correcting, retouching and printing
  • Upload and share of images to relevant servers/dropbox
  • Manage Photography calendar

Archive/Library tasks:

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

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. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please. Immediate start and eligibility to work in the UK is essential.

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

Image Archivist
New York

David Zwirner seeks to hire a full-time Image Archivist for a one year contract position. This position will report to the Associate Director of Photography and oversee and execute image based archive projects on both long term and daily basis. Qualified candidates should be extremely detail oriented, adept at multitasking, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Tasks will require an acute eye for image quality and ability to follow strict labeling protocols. Previous experience at a gallery, museum, or comparable arts organization required.

Primary responsibilities include:

Sales, Database and Server (75%) 

  • Daily uploading all high-res active inventory images from INC (100-500 per week, or 50-100 records per day), LLC (TK) HK & UK to database / DAM (5-10 hours per week) 
  • Daily uploading of all reference images into database
  • Daily uploading of images to the gallery’s inventory database (100-500 weekly)
  • Bi-Weekly uploading of images to ArtBinder (100+ weekly)
  • Assist on the restructuring and migration of the gallery’s global image servers
  • In partnership with the Photo & Digital leads, develop a cohesive style guide / meta data tag system, naming and file standards for image categorization on the forthcoming DAM
  • Upload images, with pertinent metadata, into the gallery’s recently developed DAM
  • Overseeing the digitizing of the galleries physical image archive
  • Organize and catalogue the gallery’s physical image archive assuring best archival practices are followed

Website & External Tools (25%)

  • Assist the photo team when needed on image uploads to the website
  • Responsible for creating links of images for press
  • Responsible for maintaining & uploading archival images on DZ.com
  • Upload approved images and related captions to archival content on DZ.com (new content is Content team)

Requirements:

  • 2+ years related work experience
  • BA/BFA in Photography or Library Sciences
  • Thorough understanding of Photoshop, image editing, and various digital file formats
  • Familiarity with best archival practices for both physical and digital image assets
  • Extreme attention to detail and organization
  • Able to problem solve and comfortable working both independently and as a team member

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm and on a one year contract. 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.

Digital Associate Editor (Online Sales)
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Digital Associate Editor to create, manage and upload content for digital platforms including the Online Sales initiatives (Viewing Room, Available Works and Art Fairs), website, email and third party partners. This position reports to the Director of Digital Content on channel strategy and content calendar, primarily supports Online Sales Team projects, working closely with Research, Marketing, Digital, Photography and Artist Manager Teams to ensure content is accurate and timely. Success in this integral, cross-departmental role requires superb writing, copyediting and reporting skills, experience in and enthusiasm for digital platforms, sales and marketing, as well as understanding of best practices of each channel, a highly-organized and collaborative approach to content creation and campaign management--and above all, a passion for excellence.

Sales Content

  • Manage, create and coordinate content for Viewing Rooms, Art Fairs, and special sales-related features or microsites as needed, including text, photography, video, etc.
  • Update and upload website content as it relates to Viewing Rooms, Art Fairs, and special sales-related features or microsites as needed; Keep sales-focused portions of the website updated in real time as needed
  • Produce content and features for social media channels and paid advertising working closely with Online Sales Director on the strategy and contents
  • Distribute content calendar and communicate updates to relevant stakeholders; Secure content approvals with relevant stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Photo and Research department to gather and coordinate coordinate approved assets for use in digital and social channels
  • Manage, create and coordinate content for Sales-related e-blasts and third party partners (i.e. advertisers, distributors, Artsy, Artnet, etc.) and Viewing Room & Art Fairs
  • Circulate Just Launched and Launching Soon content alerts to relevant stakeholders; monitor and manage requests via webupdates@davidzwirner.com

Digital Marketing Content

  • Create and coordinate marketing copy and related content for sales or brand-related digital advertising/marketing: Facebook, Instagram, Google Ads, Banners, Sponsored Emails, etc for both DZ and DZB
  • Create and coordinate marketing copy and related content for brand projects (ie Dialogues, brand, email campaigns, etc)
  • Provide marketing copy and web updates as needed for Wikipedia, YouTube blurbs and other digital outlets

Requirements

  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience.
  • 3-4 years of experience in digital content and editorial work, creating and editing content for a comparable institution.
  • Skilled at crafting Instagram Posts and Stories narratives and content with original photo/video assets. 
  • Ability to write effective, engaging copy for social media content across channels.
  • Experience creating content for multiple channels, including web, email and social.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to creatively collaborate and coordinate content from multiple departments 
  • Detail-oriented and deadline driven, with strong organizational and time  management skills
  • Impeccable copywriting, editing, and writing skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, HTML and CSS ideal

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.

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.