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Associate (Contemporary Art Gallery), New York, NY: Support gallery activities in the primary and secondary markets with focus on the contemporary art market in East Asia. Support strategic management of artists’ bodies of work: assist in maintaining/expanding relationships with collectors, monitoring artwork placement/sale opportunities to maintain and increase price levels. Support planning and mounting of gallery exhibitions and presentations at biennials and international art fairs showcasing work of represented artists. Serve as lead coordinator/fair manager for gallery presentations at international art fairs in East Asia/Southeast Asia. Guide collectors through exhibitions. Liaise with artists, artists’ studios, estates and/or other consignors regarding exhibitions, catalogues, promotional materials, and inventory. Prepare detailed inventories of artworks and archives on each artist: maintain updated lists of available, reserved and sold works, coordinate inbooking of new inventory and status changes; conduct provenance/exhibition history, fabrication and production research when necessary. Liaise with outside parties on behalf of artist regarding appraisals, pricing, new and existing inventory, transport/logistics, installation and de-installation schedules, consignments, loans, press and publication inquiries. Req’d: Bachelors degree in Art History or foreign equivalent degree + 3 years experience encompassing artist liaison, exhibition planning and management, sales, and coordination of international art fair presentations in multiple markets including East/Southeast Asia. Must have network of contacts/collectors and demonstrated success in placing art works in East/Southeast Asian art markets. Work schedule: Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. Work may be performed at multiple David Zwirner gallery locations in New York City; international travel required approximately 2-3 weeks per year. Send resume to David Zwirner Gallery LLC at recruiting@davidzwirner.com.
 
David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 
Director (Contemporary Art Gallery), New York, NY: In collaboration with partners, define gallery exhibition program: develop and promote exhibitions featuring the work of living artists and artists’ estates and direct gallery participation in international art festivals and fairs. Keep abreast of trends and developments in the international art world; track collection development and interests of the world’s leading public and private collectors; liaise with artists, collectors, curators and critics. Dual responsibility for artist/estate management and sales in primary and secondary markets: using knowledge and relationships in artworld place artworks in important institutional and private collections; maintain and increase price levels for work by gallery artists; strategize exposure of artists’ work to enhance artists’ stature and advance their careers in both commercial and institutional context. Serve as gallery’s primary liaison to represented artists, support artists’ practice by providing guidance on fabrication, presentation, and pricing. Liaise between artists and collectors to facilitate exhibition and sale of artworks that require special care (i.e., installation, new media, modern materials, performance pieces and other non-traditional or conceptual works). Plan exhibitions featuring work by gallery artists at David Zwirner venues in the U.S. and abroad; collaborate with artists in decisions regarding artwork selection and presentation. Present curatorial vision and artworks themselves in oral and written form. Develop opportunities to exhibit and place art by gallery artists in solo and group museum exhibitions, distinguished group shows at leading international art fairs, biennials and private collections. Prepare presentations for private showings and/or studio visits for leading curators and private collectors. Oversee preparation of detailed inventories of artworks and archives on each artist; coordinate sales, loans, transportation, storage, art handling and installation. Correspond and negotiate with museums, artists and collectors regarding purchase of artworks, loans of artworks for exhibition and to exchange information or data regarding artists and artworks. Supervise one assistant. Req’d: Bachelors degree in Art History or foreign equivalent degree + 5 years experience in commercial gallery that represents a significant stable of high-caliber artists/estates, encompassing responsibility for artist management and artwork placement/sales in primary and secondary markets and demonstrated record of significant sales. Work schedule: Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. Work may be performed at multiple David Zwirner gallery locations in New York City; domestic and international travel required approximately 8-12 weeks per year. Send resume to David Zwirner Inc. at recruiting@davidzwirner.com

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 
David Zwirner LLC seeks a Part Time Facilities Assistant for immediate hire at its secondary market gallery, located at 537 West 20th Street. All candidates should be highly organized self-starters with a keen attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve. 
 
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Maintain highest level of cleanliness and disinfection throughout all public and private spaces
  • Sweep and mop all exhibition spaces 
  • Daily paint touch-ups and wall patching of exhibition spaces and offices
  • 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 maintenance of building systems
  • Collect and dispose of daily trash and recycling
  • Order janitorial supplies
Requirements:
  • Relevant experience with light construction, custodial work, and general maintenance
  • Ability to handle a high volume of projects with accuracy and efficiency
  • 1-3 years of comparable experience, preferably at a commercial gallery or other art institution
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be a proactive team player
The selected candidate will occasionally have the opportunity 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 here.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 
David Zwirner seeks a full-time Social Media Coordinator to create and manage marketing content for the David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books social media channels. This position reports to the Social Media Director. Success in this integral, cross-departmental role requires experience in and enthusiasm for social and digital platforms, understanding of basic best practices across channel, intermediate-level or higher design and content creation skills, a highly organized and collaborative approach to content creation and campaign management, as well as a passion for excellence and creative problem solving. 
 
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Support in managing and coordinating all David Zwirner social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (including Stories, IGTV), TikTok, YouTube; partner with Hong Kong and Digital Editorial teams to build WeChat and Weibo calendar and related content.
  • Collaboratively develop and execute the creative vision and approach for content across all channels under the leadership of Social Media Director and Marketing Director.
  • In collaboration with the Social Media Director, create, maintain, and deploy a master social media content calendar and related assets/tools, leveraging the master marketing content calendar as well as social media best practices; assist with communicating updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • Project manage social media requests partnering with the Design, Sales, Books and other teams on execution and timing. 
  • Work closely with the Photo and Research departments to coordinate approved assets (photos, videos, archives) for use in digital campaigns and initiatives.
  • Design select social media assets using Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.
  • Publish, schedule, and distribute all approved content, with relevant CTAs and tracked links.
  • Track and update the social aspects of the Marketing X-Channel Global Calendar.
  • Create and distribute campaign reporting and insights including formal campaign and/or monthly recaps for relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage daily social engagement and feedback including client queries, UGC engagement, comments and more.
  • Assist Events Team with setup and live-streaming content.
  • Thought leadership: Serve as channel expert and social media advocate within the gallery.
  • Continuous ideation: Suggest and implement new features, tools, and ideas to raise brand awareness and grow channel followings.
 
Requirements:
  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred)
  • 2-3 years related working experience; agency or equivalent experience a plus
  • Tremendous passion for social media the art world
  • 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/visual/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, Adobe Premiere, and After Effects preferred
 
Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm EST, worked remotely until further notice. 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 here.


David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.