Rights and Reproductions Assistant

David Zwirner seeks a full-time Rights and Reproductions Assistant for immediate hire at its New York gallery. This position reports to the Director of Rights and Reproductions. The ideal candidate should have 1-3 years of relevant image rights, licensing and/or archival experience. Superior organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects at once, meet deadlines, and a keen eye for detail are a must.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Director with third party rights requests and secure permissions from gallery artists and Estates 
  • Assist director with managing rights@dz account
  • Assist Director by working closely with ARS, VAGA, and other licensors to manage rights for both commercial and educational image reproduction for all gallery artists and Estates
  • Assist with miscellaneous invoices for third party licensing requests
  • Assist Director to conduct research to determine third party image and artist rights, ownership of copyright and required clearances for all gallery exhibitions and publications
  • Assist Director to correspond with rights owner(s) or legal representatives concerning copyright and permissions
  • Write image captions and photo credits when necessary
  • Collaborate on the development and maintenance of a rights data management system based on the gallery’s DAMS with Photo/Visual collections Management
  • Assist Director to bring existing rights records up to appropriate standards for all gallery exhibitions 
  • Work closely with the gallery’s Archive team to ensure that all published reproductions are carefully archived internally and correctly distributed to the gallery’s artists and Estates

Requirements:

BA with 1-3 years of related experience working within a commercial art gallery or institution
Must have strong administrative, organizational, and professional communication skills
Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Must be a detail-oriented and proactive team player
Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. 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 through our careers page here to apply.

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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