Assistant Controller
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Assistant Controller to join the accounting department. The position reports to the Controller and is based in New York. Qualified candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, and efficient with excellent problem-solving ability and strong written and verbal communication skills. This role involves significant exposure to confidential information, therefore discretion is essential. Previous experience at an auction house, gallery, or museum a plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

Accounts Receivable (A/R)

  • Determine all costing for invoices gallery wide
  • Prepare invoices for sales and accounting reporting
  • Make adjustments as necessary after review by the Controller and Director of Finance

Budgets

  • Run monthly budget reports
  • Work with Director of Finance to isolate discrepancies and create year-end budget review

General Accounting Responsibilities

  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Track and record all inventory purchases as well Inventory activity
  • Consignor reporting
  • Inventory in Progress

Payroll

  • Process payroll for New York staff
  • Communicate with staff and managers about any payroll issues and changes

Requirements:

  • BS/BA in accounting, finance, or relevant field
  • Proven experience as Assistant Controller or similar position
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting, etc.)
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and accounting software
  • Previous experience with Sage a plus
  • Professional certification a plus

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.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Client Development Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time highly motivated Client Development Assistant. Qualified candidates should be highly organized, detail-oriented, and efficient, with an interest in client development and sales strategy. This role involves significant exposure to client information, therefore discretion is essential. Previous experience at an auction house, gallery, or museum a plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Alongside Client Development Director, conduct primary research to build comprehensive data on existing and potential clients for both sales and consignments.
  • Quickly and accurately add and maintain client data, market intelligence and sales notes in the database, liaising with Sales Assistants and following formatting guidelines as set forth by Client Development Director.
  • Conduct research through print and digital publications and social media outlets to assist Client Development Director in identifying potential sales pipelines. 
  • Generate reports as requested by Sales team.
  • Ensure contact records, lists for events, book mailing, and other targeted activities are updated and accurate. 

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.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Digital Content Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Digital Content Assistant to create and manage marketing content for digital platforms including the gallery’s social media, emails, website, Viewing Room and third party partners. This position reports to the Digital Content Director and works closely with the Director of Digital and Marketing Project Manager. Success in this integral, cross-departmental role requires experience in and enthusiasm for social and digital platforms, understanding of basic best practices of each channel, a highly organized and collaborative approach to content creation and campaign management, as well as a passion for excellence.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage and coordinate all David Zwirner social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo and WeChat.
  • Alongside Marketing team, manage and coordinate content for e-blasts and third party partners (i.e. advertisers, distributors, Artsy, Artnet, etc.) and Viewing Room.
  • Partner with Marketing Project Manager to coordinate the digital content channels (e-blasts, Viewing Room and third party partners) within the larger, multi-channel marketing calendar.
  • Create and maintain a stand-alone social media content calendar, leveraging the master marketing content calendar as well as social media best practices.
  • Distribute social content calendar and communicate updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • Work with Marketing and Sales to create, write, coordinate and send David Zwirner Gallery e-blasts to appropriately segmented email groups.
  • Work closely with the Photo and Research departments to coordinate approved assets for use in digital campaigns and initiatives.
  • Provide marketing copy as needed for Wikipedia, YouTube blurbs and other digital outlets
  • Create and distribute campaign reporting and insights including formal campaign and/or monthly recaps for relevant stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred)
  • 2-3 years related working experience
  • Past experience managing content for multiple channels, including web, social media and e-blasts and their related production and tracking tools
  • Strong communication skills especially reaching out internally to coordinate content from multiple departments
  • Excellent writing/editing/judgment skills
  • An understanding of analytics and campaign measuring tools
  • Detail-oriented and deadline driven, with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with different levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, HTML and CSS preferred

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.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project Research Associate
New York

David Zwirner, Inc. seeks a freelance Project Research Associate to assist the Research & Exhibitions department. The Project Research Associate will be responsible for preparing primarily Chinese-language and bilingual English/Chinese research-related content for the Hong Kong gallery’s needs. The Project Research Associate will work within the Research & Exhibitions department in New York, working closely with the Hong Kong-based Directors and team. The Project Research Associate is responsible for generating and tailoring texts and related content about the gallery’s artists, exhibitions, and activities.

The proposed term of contract is July-Fall 2018.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Draw from the gallery’s in-house existing English-language texts to produce translated and/or modified texts

  • Translate into Chinese selected narrative bios on gallery artists for upcoming exhibitions and presentations, matching quality of writing, accuracy of information to existing texts

  • Translate press releases for upcoming shows at the gallery

  • Generate new, edited/expanded content in Chinese (and bilingual English/Chinese) about gallery artists/activities to supplement gallery materials for the public and potentially for wechat or other digital platforms.

Relevant upcoming projects include:

  • Texts pertaining to the Hong Kong gallery’s fall exhibitions

  • Specific texts and translations as needed, to be assigned by Hong Kong Directors and Director of Research & Exhibitions

Requirements:

  • MA in Art History or related field

  • Fluency in English and Chinese, native speakers preferred

  • Excellent writing skills in Chinese and in English

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of twentieth century and contemporary art and familiarity with the gallery’s artists

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.

Books Intern
New York

David Zwirner Books is seeking a highly motivated Bookstore and Retail Intern for our Internship Program.

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

Primary duties include:

  • Manage and run the pop-up bookstore on Saturdays through June 30th

  • 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

To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3 months, with a minimum of 4 days per week. The position is offered Mondays through Saturdays, 10am – 6pm, with additional hours for occasional events and openings. Saturday is a required day of the internship through June 30th. All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please. Immediate start and eligibility to work in New York is essential.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Facilities Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a Facilities Assistant for immediate hire. All candidates should be highly organized self-starters, with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and an interest in fine art. Relevant experience with light construction, custodial work, and general maintenance is highly preferred. The ideal candidate must have 1-3 years of comparable experience, preferably at a commercial gallery.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Daily paint touch-ups and wall patching of exhibition spaces and offices

  • Sweep and mop all exhibition spaces

  • Maintain clean sidewalk and facade

  • Monitor and change light bulbs as needed

  • Assist with building maintenance projects

  • Organize common spaces and work areas

  • Assist with openings and special events

  • Order janitorial supplies

  • Assist Associate Director of Operations / Facilities Manager with maintenance of building systems

  • Collect and dispose of trash and recycling daily

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to handle a high volume of projects with speed and accuracy

  • Must be a proactive team player

  • Interest in contemporary art

Position hours are 5 days a week, 9am to 5pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references through our careers page here to apply.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Art Fair Assistant
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Art Fair Assistant to work alongside the Art Fair Coordinator and Art Fair Managers and assist with the logistics of the gallery’s participation in all domestic and international art fairs. The ideal candidate will be adept and comfortable with both Photoshop and SketchUp programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintain master calendar with all art fair install, preview, fair, and deinstall dates

  • Coordinate with multiple gallery departments to gather information and materials to ensure all administrative deadlines for art fairs are met

  • Liaise with various art fair contacts to submit all mandatory information and materials to the fairs including: applications for select fairs, catalog submissions, VIP nominations, exhibitor and staff badges

  • Book and maintain all hotels reservations for all fairs

  • Create all booth and artwork models for all fairs

  • Maintain, order, and pack all office supplies for all fairs

  • Create all inventory binders requested for fairs

  • Track the travel budget for each fair

  • Compile all relevant materials and information packets for meetings

  • Submit monthly expense reports

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.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Books Editorial & Production Intern
New York

David Zwirner Books (DZB) is seeking a highly motivated Editorial & Production Intern for our Internship Program.

Qualified candidates should be highly personable, focused, and hardworking with strong attention to detail and time management. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience in all facets of the bookmaking process.

Primary duties include:

  • Creating and organizing detailed checklists for catalogues
  • Fact-checking texts, captions, and other materials
  • Conducting photo research and photo requests
  • Tracking of image/artwork collection credit lines and photo credits
  • Organizing photo materials for release to printer
  • Routing, organizing, and review of color proofs and other production materials
  • Printing and trimming of materials for book presentations
  • Updating and maintaining editorial/production schedules
  • Occasionally assisting with day-to-day DZB departmental activities and in pop-up bookstore

To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3 months, with a minimum of 4 days per week. Hours are 10AM – 6PM, Monday through Friday, with additional hours for occasional events and openings. All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please. Immediate start and eligibility to work in New York is essential.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.