Human Resources Coordinator
New York

David Zwirner seeks a Human Resources Coordinator to support staff in its New York, London, and Hong Kong galleries. This position is based in New York and reports to the Human Resources Director. An appreciation for organization, the ability to carefully manage time and meet deadlines, and strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. This position will involve significant confidential contact with candidates and staff therefore discretion and poise are essential. A background in the arts is strongly preferred, and an interest in contemporary art is helpful.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Onboard and offboard staff and ensure that processes run smoothly.
  • Oversee recruitment, orientation, and oversight of internship program.
  • Alongside HR Director, strategize and identify opportunities for improving benefits, increasing retention, promoting brand, formalizing training and development programs and improving gallery communication.
  • Alongside HR Director, perform recruitment related tasks: track candidate status in HRIS, schedule, conduct initial interviews, and follow up with candidates as needed. Alongside HR Director, implement recruitment best practices.
  • Administer health care and other gallery benefit plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations. Process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions. Act as liaison between staff and insurance providers.
  • Assist with annual performance review and processes, collect performance review forms, maintain and update personnel files accordingly. Alongside HR Director, act as point person for performance reviews and act as liaison to managers and staff for employee relations issues as needed.
  • Assist or prepare correspondence as required, such as verification of employment letters, changes of address, and unemployment claims. Ensure accurate employee records are maintained and secured across all platforms.
  • Create expense reports, code and enter receipts into ExpenseWatch, and monitor overall department spend making suggestions for corrective action.
  • Record and track paid time off and escalate issues to HR Director as needed. 
  • Schedule meetings and interviews as requested.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 1-3 years of Human Resources or related experience, preferably in gallery, museum, or comparable arts organization
  • Strategic thinking, strong interpersonal skills, self-motivated and solutions focused approach
  • Capable of working flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization

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.

Operations Manager
New York

David Zwirner seeks an Operations Manager for its primary market gallery. The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher, and at least three years experience in gallery or operations management. Superior organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects, and a keen eye for detail are a must.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintain all office equipment -- e.g. computers, printers / copiers, phones, and postage machines

  • Work with facilities team and cleaning staff to ensure that gallery maintenance is exemplary

  • Review select monthly expenditures  (i.e. utilities, telephone, security, maintenance, etc.)

  • Manage general office, stationery and pantry supplies for all office locations; systematize and streamline ordering processes

  • Maintain all IT and telecommunication services and troubleshoot any day-to-day issues within 19th St. locations

  • Oversee all computer purchases and upgrades, including tablets, printers, and phones

  • Set up of all new workstations, including computers, email, phones, printers, etc.

  • Ensure that IT security systems are up-to-date and integrated across all platforms

  • Maintain compliance with NYC building codes and fire safety regulations

  • Point of contact for security and fire alarm system

  • Coordinate special construction projects, as needed

Requirements:

  • BA with 3+ years of related experience working within a commercial art gallery

  • 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

Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sales Assistant
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside a Senior Partner. The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and at least two years related experience or the equivalent. Superior writing skills, the ability to time manage and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of contemporary art are required. This position will involve significant contact with curators, artists and long time clients therefore discretion and poise are essential.

Primary duties include:

  • Respond to all artists and artist studio needs, communicating with external contacts, etc
  • Monitor all artists’ solo/group exhibitions, both domestic and international, manage checklists and loans
  • Liaise with other gallery staff regarding all aspects of inventory & exhibition management: production, shipping, framing, photography, research, etc.
  • Assist Director in sending out and monitoring offers, work with marketing department to obtain images, provenance, press packs or all other relevant documentation for offers
  • Manage Director’s sales, follow up on invoices and prepare insurance appraisals
  • Create and manage guest lists for exhibitions/dinners, support Director during openings
  • Organize Director's schedule, plan and book travel, keep track of meetings and create expense reports

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. 

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to apply for this position through our recruitment platform here.

Photographer
New York

David Zwirner Gallery is looking for a full-time, in-house, photographer who will work within the photography department to create and maintain the gallery’s photo documentation of artworks and exhibitions for the purpose of archive, marketing, sales, publications, and website. The successful candidate is able to work diligently and effectively in a fast-paced environment with a keen attention to detail.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Photographing a high volume of artworks and gallery exhibitions

  • Photographing off-site at artist studios and art fairs as needed

  • Overseeing post-production work on all images including retouching and color-correction, working with freelance retouchers as needed

  • Occasionally photographing gallery events and exhibition openings

  • Maintaining upkeep of photography studio and equipment

Requirements:

  • BA or BFA in Photography prefered

  • 2-3 years related work experience. Museum, gallery, or artist studio experience strongly preferred

  • High proficiency with Hasselblad DSLR cameras, ProFoto lighting, and Adobe Creative Suite

  • 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

  • Able to work occasional weekends or before/after gallery hours as needed

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

Exhibition Docent
New York

David Zwirner is looking for reliable and energetic docents for an upcoming exhibition at our West 19th street gallery location.

Primary duties include welcoming visitors to the gallery, answering basic questions regarding the exhibition and the artist, assisting in crowd control, and guarding the art work on display.

The ideal candidates will have a positive attitude and be especially comfortable interfacing with the public.  Presentable attire and punctuality are a must.

The exhibition runs from January 13th until February 17th. Docents will be expected to commit to a minimum of three full days a week during opening hours with flexibility to work overtime (Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM).

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references here to apply.

Spring Internships
New York

David Zwirner is currently looking for highly motivated interns to join our Spring Internship Program at our New York galleries.

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.

 

Communications Intern

Qualifications include the ability 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, Excel, and Google documents is a plus.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Press monitoring: Assist in monitoring daily media alerts on incoming press for all 54 artists and estates. Format incoming press into a weekly press coverage digest email that is distributed within the gallery globally.

  • Press clipping: Scanning and formatting 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 robust roster of media contacts.

  • Special events: Assisting at press previews, press conferences, gallery openings, special receptions, our annual summer pop-up shop, artist book signings, curator tours/talks. Responsibilities include assisting on-site at the event itself with check in for members of the press.

 

Research & Exhibitions Intern

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

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with maintaining information about gallery artists and estates.

  • Library and archival research and provenance documentation.

  • Proofreading and other exhibition-related research projects.

 

Sales Intern

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.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Sales team and other departments, as needed
  • Maintain office supply closets and accurate general supply inventories
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions
  • Maintain pristine appearances at the front desk area and the book display, while keeping exhibition materials stocked and orderly

 

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. 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.

To apply, please follow the link to our careers page here.