David Zwirner seeks a full-time Sales Assistant to support one of the gallery’s Directors at its 69th Street location in New York.
The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher in Art History, and at least three years related experience in a contemporary art gallery. Strong organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, a keen eye for detail, and a thorough working knowledge of Contemporary Art and Modern Art are required. This position involves significant contact with clients, artists, estate representatives and curators. Discretion, sound judgment, maturity, and confidence are essential. Superb written and oral communication skills as well as computer skills are required.
Primary duties include:
• Prepare client collections for digital and printed sale offers
• Prepare, log and send all offers to individual clients, art fairs collections, exhibition collections and digital inquiries
• Initiate digital offers and follow up on all inquiries
• Prepare all materials for client viewings
• Assist Director with client viewings, walk-ins and potential client visits
• Assist clients when Director is traveling
• When necessary, travel with Director to support sales needs
- Client Development
• Search and update current client information
• Help identify new possible clients and contact information
• Partnering with Client Development Department, create and manage client lists for exhibitions, events, fairs and dinners
• Update collection information for current client collections
• Identify collections and/or inventory for consignment possibilities
• Receive and process all possible consignments
• Prepare and in-book all materials for secondary market team discussion
• Prepare, send and track Consignment Agreements
• Liaise with all departments for incoming consignment inventory
• Manage consignment renewals and terminations
- Artist and Estate Management
• Serve as the main liaison between Partner and artist and/or artist estate
• Receive all calls and emails, and prepare for all artist/estate meetings
• Join and take notes during all artist/estate meetings
• Fully understand the current, historical and archival work of each artist/estate
• Manage inventory of each artist/estate
• Liaise with other gallery staff regarding all aspects of artist/estate inventory management including: production, condition, crating, shipping, framing, presentation, photography, research, and storage
• Assist with all internal and external exhibition coordination for artist/estate
Position hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours and travel. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls or walk-ins please.
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.