Jobs

David Zwirner's Research & Exhibitions department seeks qualified candidates for winter/spring internships beginning in January 2020. Interns in this department will work on special research projects pertaining to the gallery’s primary and secondary market inventory, estate artists, and research for upcoming historical exhibitions. Qualified candidates for this position should be working toward a graduate degree in art history, or be a recent MA graduate, with strong archival research, writing, and editing skills, as well as curatorial interests. Knowledge of twentieth-century and contemporary art is required.
 

Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Assist with documenting and maintaining information about gallery artists and estates
- Library and archival research and provenance documentation
- Assist with exhibition-related research projects


To ensure our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 2-4 full days per week. Our hours are 10AM–6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Research & Exhibitions internship is only available in the gallery's New York location.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.


All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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 highly motivated interns to join our Summer Internship Program at our New York galleries.
Qualified candidates should be highly organized, motivated, and responsible, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and an interest in gaining experience in the daily operations of a contemporary art gallery.  
 
The Summer Internship is offered June to August. 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, depending on department needs. The positions are offered Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-6pm, depending on department schedules, with additional hours for occasional events and openings. Interns should be currently enrolled at the junior or senior undergraduate level or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program.
 
Please read the specific department descriptions and requirements carefully before applying.

 

Archive Intern
Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in contemporary art and library science with strong attention to detail. Knowledge of Photoshop, Excel, and Google documents is a plus.
Primary duties include:
  • Source, file and maintain gallery exhibition materials, and keep an inventory of third-party exhibition materials and special objects
  • Execute building out new archive collections established by the Archive Manager in order to properly treat and make over 27 years of material readily accessible 
  • Assist with off-site storage as needed
  • Assist in digitizing ephemera and other material
  • Assist Archive Manager with organizing reference video files on the server
  • Assist Archive Manager in distributing third-party exhibition materials to gallery artists and Estates

 

Library Intern
David Zwirner seeks a highly motivated intern who has have a strong interest in contemporary art and books as they relate to the gallery’s artists.
Primary responsibilities include:
The below tasks can involve heavy lifting and the use of large hand trucks to move boxes and books around spaces and in between galleries on 19th and 20th streets. Candidates should be aware that this accounts for 50% or more of the daily responsibilities.
  • Assist in receiving for deliveries from vendors, distributing, and shipping to galleries and storage locations
  •  Library 
  • Art Fairs
  • Viewing Rooms
  • Office Distribution
  • Storage
  • Comps Library
  • DZ 69th St. 
  • DZ London and Hong Kong locations
  • Console shipments
  • Maintain viewing room libraries for 19th and 20th St. galleries
  • Maintain the display bookshelves at the three gallery front desks, liaising with the front desk assistants to ensure they are organized
  • Maintain organization and inventory of artist and comp libraries
Special Projects:
  • Group catalogue reconciliation
  • Art Fair library reconciliation
  • Basement organization
  • Manage and take inventory of comp stock library
  • Organize the comp and bookstore inventories in the basement
  • Inbook all secondary market books in 537 library with the help of research intern

 

Books Intern
Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in retail and gallery/bookstore relations.
Primary duties include:
  • Work in the bookstore when open (sometimes Saturdays)
  • 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 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 distribution and marketing related projects, including resizing and formatting images in Photoshop, drafting book descriptive copy for catalogues, researching information on artists and authors, proofreading and editing texts, editing the DZB website, among others. 

 

Communications Intern
Qualified candidates are required 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 Creative Cloud, Excel, and Google documents is a plus.
Primary duties include:
  • Press monitoring: Assist in monitoring daily media alerts on incoming press for all gallery artists and estates. Assist Communications Coordinator in formatting incoming press into a weekly press coverage digest email that is distributed within the gallery globally
  • Press clipping: Scan and format physical and digital press to clip and file in our digital archive. A working knowledge of using a scanner and image editing software is preferred
  • Press Archive: Assist in organizing and updating the digital and physical press archive
  • Press Packages: Create packages of press materials to accompany sales offers and to send to artist's studios
  •  Media Contact Research: Research new and upcoming arts publications for contacts in addition to maintaining our current roster of media contacts
  • Special events: Assist at press previews and press conferences. Responsibilities include assisting on-site at the event itself with check-in for members of the media.

 

Exhibitions & Operations Intern
Qualified candidates should be proficient in Photoshop and Sketchup. Previous experience building scale models and digital Sketchups is required. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Build physical scale models of gallery spaces and artworks from Foamcore, modeling clay, and various miscellaneous materials for gallery and artist exhibitions and projects
  • Create digital architectural models in Sketchup, and other 3D renderings as needed
  • Exhibition-related projects for gallery locations and outside venues, as needed, including errands, digitizing checklists and exhibition plans, and creating post-exhibition packets

 

Marketing Intern
Qualifications include ability to multitask, high attention to detail, strong communication skills, and a desire to work in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of HootSuite, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, Excel and Google documents is a plus, as is enthusiasm for engaging in a range of media and interdisciplinary projects, from private events to digital marketing.
Primary responsibilities include:
Social Media Support
  • Engage with social media followers on behalf of the gallery, sourcing compelling images for social media use, and drafting social copy as needed
  • If interested in design and/or photography: Help produce content for dynamic Instagram stories including photographing David Zwirner Books for social media use and capturing photo content at on-site events
Operational Support
  • Provide administrative and organizational support for the Marketing department as needed such as below projects:
  • Regularly clean and update the marketing drive to keep consistent file names and folders across all departmental teams
  • Assemble end of show binders post-Exhibition closing
  • Track and create a filing system for magazines containing David Zwirner and David Zwirner Books advertisements
Event Support
  • Assist on-site with press previews, openings, and special events
  • Research restaurant venues in NYC; keeping up with top new restaurants and determining locations for potential site visits
  • Prepare materials for dinners and special events such as seating tabs, face charts, and seating maps - an opportunity to grow a nuanced understanding of the gallery’s relationships with key art world figures including artists, collectors, curators, critics and institutional contacts

 

Photo Intern
Qualified candidates should be proficient with DSLR cameras and the Adobe Creative Suite. A strong knowledge of Photoshop is required.
Primary duties include:
  • Assist the in-house photographer on photo shoots, including helping to carry equipment and taking light and Pantone readings.
  • Work with the imaging team to organize and maintain digital, and film image filing systems.
  • Print with an Epson 4900 to make specialized sales presentations.
 
Registration & Production Intern
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.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Assist with inventory and updating records
  • Internal exhibition, outside venue and art fair-related preparations including organizing lists and spreadsheets, obtaining estimates for display needs, assisting with budget reconciling 
  • Download and file condition reports and condition images 
  • File and process loan forms and shipping paperwork
  • General departmental meeting planning and administrative support, as needed

 

Research & Exhibitions Intern
Qualified candidates for this position should be working toward a graduate degree in art history, or be a recent MA graduate, with strong archival research, writing, and editing skills, as well as curatorial interests. Knowledge of twentieth-century and contemporary art is required.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Assist with documenting and maintaining information about gallery artists and estates
  • Library and archival research and provenance documentation
  • Assist with exhibition-related research projects

 

Sales Intern
Qualified candidates should be highly personable, organized, motivated, and responsible, with 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, Gallery Assistants, and other departments
  • Assist with upcoming openings, as well as general support during exhibitions
  • Prepare materials for client viewings
  • Maintain pristine appearances at the front desk area and the book display, while keeping exhibition materials stocked and orderly
  • Set up for internal and external meetings and events, as needed
  • Maintain and stock office and pantry supplies

 

Client Development Intern
Qualified candidates should be diligent, extremely organized, and have a strong sense of time management, especially when tasked with several time sensitive projects. Previous experience with data entry, updating records and research, preferably in an arts institution, is strongly recommended. This role involves significant exposure to client information, therefore discretion is essential.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Entering information into the database as well as extracting from the database
  • Updating records and keeping the most accurate up-to date information
  • Must be comfortable and capable of working with large amounts of data
  • Conduct research through print and digital publications and social media outlets
 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our careers page here to apply.

 
All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.
 
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. 
 
 


We are seeking a candidate who is collaborative, has a professional manner, and is proficient in video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. Our candidates should have extensive experience shooting video on DSLRs and other professional video cameras. A degree in film or video (or equivalent work experience) and knowledge of contemporary art and digital content trends is strongly preferred.
 
Primary responsibilities include
 
  • Assisting the Video Producer with editing and shoots
  • Liaising with and assisting artists, gallery staff, and external videographers
  • Administrative tasks including transcribing, subtitling, and organizing/backing up project files
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills is required
To ensure our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3-4 full days per week. Our hours are 10AM–6PM, Monday through Friday. 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references through our career page here to apply.

All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

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.