Library and Archive Internship

David Zwirner seeks a highly motivated intern who has have a strong interest in contemporary art and books as they relate to the gallery’s artists.

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.  

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 position is offered Mondays through Friday, 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.

Primary responsibilities include:

The below tasks can involve heavy lifting and the use of large hand trucks to move boxes and books around spaces and in between galleries on 19th and 20th streets. Candidates should be aware that this accounts for 50% or more of the daily responsibilities.

  • Assist in receiving for deliveries from vendors, distributing, and shipping to galleries and storage locations
  • Archive Library and Art Fairs
  • Viewing Rooms
  • Office Distribution
  • Storage
  • Comps Library
  • DZ 69th St. 
  • DZ London and Hong Kong locations
  • Console shipments
  • Maintain viewing room libraries for 19th and 20th St. galleries
  • Maintain the display bookshelves at the three gallery front desks, liaising with the front desk assistants to ensure they are organized
  • Maintain organization and inventory of artist and comp libraries

Special Projects:
  • Group catalogue reconciliation
  • Art Fair library reconciliation
  • Basement organization
  • Manage and take inventory of comp stock library
  • Organize the comp and bookstore inventories in the basement
  • Inbook all secondary market books in 537 library with the help of research intern

All interns are paid New York State minimum wage. 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.

Want to apply later?

Type your email address below to receive a reminder

ErrorRequired field

Apply to Job

ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field
insert_drive_file
insert_drive_file
ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field
Error
Error
Error
ErrorRequired field
ErrorRequired field