David Zwirner seeks a full time Object Researcher to join the gallery’s Research & Exhibitions department to support our Client Development and Sales teams. The ideal candidate must have a BA (in art history or related) and a demonstrated knowledge of 20th Century and contemporary art and will demonstrate superior attention to detail and excellent research and documentation skills, a natural curiosity to obtain more information, and an outstanding ability to process and categorize data within a database structure. The gallery is looking for candidates who have excellent organizational skills and have the ability to multitask and prioritize. Some gallery, museum, or auction house experience is preferred. Experience in the secondary market a plus.
The Object Researcher works between the gallery’s Research & Exhibitions and Client Development departments, and is responsible for artwork research support in the following capacities:
- Gather in-depth research on artworks and art collections using internal and external sources to develop and maintain documentation on ownership of artworks.
- Work closely with broader Research & Exhibitions staff to follow the gallery’s best research practices and to integrate ongoing research.
- Work directly with Client Development team to update and consolidate relevant client and artwork information in the gallery’s database (including images, artwork captions, source information, and relevant market intelligence).
- Enhance existing records by capturing intelligence from sales staff on an ongoing basis.
- Compile available market history for artists as requested.
- Compile and prepare lists and reports pertaining to specific artists/bodies of work and current owners as needed.
Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.
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