David Zwirner seeks a full time Research Assistant to join the gallery’s Research & Exhibitions department. The ideal candidate must have at least a BA (in Art History or related) and a demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art. Superior attention to detail, excellent research and documentation skills, proficiency in writing about artists and artworks, and strong editing and administrative skills are required. Some gallery, museum, or auction house experience is preferred.
The Research Assistant is responsible for artist and research support in the following capacities:
- Fact-check, proofread, and actively update and maintain Curricula Vitae for the gallery’s artists, thoroughly documenting their full exhibition histories and bibliographies
- Prepare, fact-check, proofread, and maintain up-to-date narrative biographies for the gallery’s artists
- Supply updated CVs and narrative bios for publication to the gallery’s website, working closely with marketing to ensure CVs are refreshed online on a timely basis
- Maintain ongoing documentation pertaining to the gallery’s exhibition history and other artist/exhibition/gallery related documents
- Assist with updating and maintaining current information on factsheets for available inventory in the gallery’s database, in preparation for exhibitions, art fairs, etc
- Assist with updating loaned works in available inventory with appropriate exhibition listings
- Add and maintain active inventory factsheets to Art Binder
- Maintain Research & Exhibitions/Archives Departmental Accounting (oversee uploading receipts to the gallery’s accounting software)
- Assist with locating books needed for secondary market sales viewings
- Assist with inbooking of new books (secondary market/non-dz artists) to the gallery’s database, working with Interns and Books Coordinator
- Assist with allocating tasks to department interns
The position is Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely 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.