Warehouse Technician
New York

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Warehouse Technician for its fine art storage facility in Queens, NY.

Description and Requirements:

  • Experience with art handling, freight moving, and general shipping procedures
  • Capable of lifting at least 50 lbs. and performing rigorous physical duties
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently update records and locations within company database
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working cooperatively and collegially within a team
  • Able to adhere to required security protocol and procedures
  • Attention to detail is an absolute must
  • Forklift experience a plus

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

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

Registration & Production Intern
New York

Our secondary market gallery, located at 537 West 20th street, is looking for a highly motivated intern for our Registration Internship Program.

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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with inventory and updating records
  • Exhibition and art fair preparations
  • Downloading and filing condition reports and condition images
  • Filing and processing loan forms and shipping paperwork
  • General departmental administrative support, as needed

To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3 months, with a minimum of 2-3 full days per week. Our gallery hours are 10AM – 6PM, Tuesday through Saturday, with additional hours for occasional events and openings.

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

Exhibition Docent
New York

David Zwirner is looking for reliable and energetic docents for an 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 November 2nd until December 16th. 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.

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

Press Intern
London

David Zwirner is seeking a highly motivated Press Intern for our London gallery. The internship will start in mid-November and conclude end January 2018. Please read the specific department descriptions carefully before applying.

Qualifications include a keen interest in the art world with specific interests in press and arts media, the ability to effectively communicate in person, phone and email. High attention to detail and time management is essential. Knowledge of, and experience with Photoshop, Adobe, Excel and image editing software is also required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Press clips and packages.

  • 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, as well as gallery events as required.

  • Assisting David Zwirner Books with ongoing projects.

  • General office and runner duties as required by staff.

To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of three (3) months, with a minimum of (5) full days per week. Our gallery hours are 10AM – 6PM, with additional hours for events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no phone calls or walk-ins please.

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

Registrar
Hong Kong

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Registrar for its Hong Kong gallery. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience in registration or collections management. Superior organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage projects and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of registration, fine art shipping and logistics are required.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with global Sales, Registration, Art Fairs, Production, and Photography departments.
  • Coordinate all local, domestic, and international logistics for incoming and outgoing gallery inventory, exhibitions, art fairs; coordinate with New York and London staff on consolidated, special-case international shipments and client needs.
  • Manage sold client shipping in Asia, including obtaining estimates and needs for clients; keep sales assistants informed/copied on correspondence.
  • Accurately process all artworks upon receipt (i.e. catalogue accurately; confirm dimensions and inscriptions; draft and affix frame labels and certificate of authenticity labels; assess and document packing; fully condition check with incoming condition reports and verso images).
  • Oversee physical handling for installs and exhibitions with art handling crews; implement framing, pedestal and other display fabrication as needed.
  • Coordinate/discuss type of packing and storage required for each type of artwork with shippers and art handlers; produce crate labels, ensure all crates/packing properly labeled.
  • Oversee artwork portion of gallery database including inbooking of artworks for Hong Kong business unit ensuring artwork captions, locations, attributes, source, general information updates are accurate and timely.
  • Draft consignment agreements and file agreements in gallery database; monitor consignment calendar and liaise with sales staff regarding consignments.
  • Alongside Gallery Director, monitor gallery insurance values and departmental budgets; submit shipping invoices with appropriate POs/codes and add costs to database.
  • Assist with contracting outside technicians and specialized installation crews, as needed.

Requirements

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred) 
  • 5+ years experience in a museum, gallery, or art institution
  • Must have experience with domestic and international fine art shipping and logistics
  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork; working knowledge of conservation techniques a plus
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work under pressure and within a large organization

The position is Monday-Friday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Applicant will occasionally need to work additional hours for events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins, please. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrhongkong@davidzwirner.com, with ‘Registrar’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales Assistant
Hong Kong

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside a gallery Director at its Hong Kong gallery. 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 responsibilities 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 Directors schedule, plan and book travel, keep track of meetings and create expense reports

The position is Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Applicant will occasionally need to work additional hours for events and openings. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins, please. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrhongkong@davidzwirner.com, with ‘Sales Assistant’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Sales Assistant
New York

David Zwirner Inc. seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside a gallery Director. 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. 

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 two 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.

Primary responsibilities include:

Dinners

  • Scout and secure venues; coordinate and manage logistics for gallery dinners
  • Work with Marketing team on the budgets, negotiating fees, PO approvals, and invoice processing
  • Oversee menu selection, catering, etc.
  • Be present on-site to manage throughout duration of dinner (when possible); handle seating charts; coordinate cars/transport
  • Work with Marketing Manager and sales team to manage guest lists, invites, RSVPs, seating charts
  • Work closely with Marketing Department and London gallery staff on all on-site promotional events
  • Assist London Gallery with budgeting, menus, and relevant coordination

Press Events

  • Collaborate with Marketing team to present weekly events updates in staff meeting
  • Be on-site for exhibition press previews to check in/welcome the press
  • Attend selected press previews at museums and art fairs as a gallery representative
  • Collaborate on events with David Zwirner Books and partners, coordinate selected press events and event series

Other Gallery-Related Events

  • Coordinate various benefit auctions, press events, and cocktail events with partners, vendors and clients
  • Liaise with Zwirner house manager and marketing department to plan annual holiday party for clients, curators, and artists

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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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 a brief (no longer than one page) art-related writing sample to: hr@davidzwirner.com.

Note: Only applications that meet the above requirements and criteria will be reviewed.

Primary duties include:

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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Associate Project Manager
New York

David Zwirner Books seeks an established professional for immediate hire to fill the position of Associate Project Manager. This position is based in New York and reports to the Managing Director in London. The Associate Project Manager will oversee publications with estates and foundations represented by David Zwirner Gallery, including art historical surveys and exhibition catalogues. The position calls for an individual with exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, who is a strong multi-tasker, and extremely detail and deadline oriented.

Primary duties include:

  • Act as a liaison among authors, photographers, designers, gallery staff, etc. on specific projects
  • Manage the day-to-day trafficking of all book-specific content and materials related to each title, including images, texts, layouts, translations, and rights and permissions
  • Responsible for layout editing stages [often working with freelancers] and final sign-off of bluelines,
  • Prepare files for release to the printer, (eg. pull repro files from the server or dropbox), along with checklists
  • Work with Photo Department to assess image quality, source and confirm photo credits, courtesy lines, etc of DZ photography and 3rd party
  • Support Production Manager in the approval of samples, image proofs, materials, dummies, bluelines, and F&Gs
  • Provide editorial support (layout review and proofread) for biannual sales catalogues, blurbs for book fair announcements and special events, cover letters for book mailings, tip sheets, and press/promotions
  • Maintenance of DZB style guide (biannual updates)

Requirements:

  • BA degree or higher
  • 3-5 years in-house experience at a museum publisher, gallery publisher, and/or fine art commercial trade publisher

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.

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

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.