Summer Internships

David Zwirner is currently looking for highly motivated interns to join our Spring Internship Program at our London gallery.

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.


Archives & Sales Intern
Sales:
  • Updating Works On View, checklists and factsheets
  • Updating books in viewing rooms of specific artists on view,
  • Prepare viewing packs, including HD images: one scale image, one image of the work and labels
  • Research prices and former auction results for artists on Artnet
  • Print high res images and label accordingly
  • Sending catalogues and books to clients 
  • Update or research information in the database 
  • reporting expenses, researching and booking flights/hotels/restaurants for both directors and artists, arranging transport, researching collectors or artists, update director contacts
  • Inbook books and contacts in database
  • Update the ‘Shows and Openings (London)’ document on the Google Drive. 

Archive:
Library tasks:
  • Inbooking of newly received books to DZL Library
  • Research archival publications ahead of exhibitions
  • Packing books/Archive material to be sent to DZ NY
  • Assisting in managing DZL libraries and viewing rooms
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions
  • Assisting David Zwirner Books with ongoing projects.

Photo tasks:
  • Processing incoming photography
  • Resize, manipulate and prepare images for DZDB
  • Colour correcting, retouching and printing
  • Uploading and sharing of images to relevant servers/dropbox
  • Managing Photography calendar

Communications tasks:
  • Press clips and packages, tagging DZ articles, buying more copies if necessary
  • Scanning and formatting press clips as well as preparing physical packages and presentations.
  • Assisting in organizing the physical and online press archive.
  • Assisting at press previews, press conferences, artist book signings, curator tours/talks, and other press related events.


Photography & Intern
Qualified candidates should be highly personable, focused and hardworking with strong attention to detail and time management with a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop - specifically colour correction and retouching.

Primary responsibilities include:
Photo tasks:
  • Processing incoming photography
  • Resize, manipulate and prepare images for DZDB
  • Colour correcting, retouching and printing
  • Uploading and sharing of images to relevant servers/dropbox
  • Managing Photography calendar

Archive/Library tasks:
  • Inbooking of newly received books to DZL Library
  • Initial correspondence with third party institutions to request archive material
  • Packing books/Archive material to be sent to DZNY
  • Assisting in managing DZL libraries and viewing rooms
  • Assist with upcoming openings and events, as well as general support during exhibitions


Operations Intern
Candidates for this position should have previous experience working in Sketchup. Previous experience at a gallery or museum a plus.
 
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Work with Registrars to organize and upload Condition Reports files in our database and update files with appropriate changes.
  • Maintain ongoing department project of digitizing shipping documents.
  • Creates scale models as needed for gallery and artist exhibitions and projects.
  • Assists with project-base inventory spreadsheets.
  • Assist Operations Team on projects and daily tasks


To ensure that our interns have a well-rounded and educational experience, we ask for a commitment of 3 months. 
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. Immediate start and eligibility to work in the UK is essential. 

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