Summer Internships

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 May-September. 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. Please specify which internship you are interested in. 


Communications
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 responsibilities include:
  • Press monitoring: Assist in monitoring daily media alerts on incoming press for all gallery artists and estates. Format 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 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 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.


Registration & Production 
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



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.

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