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.