Research Associate

David Zwirner is currently seeking a qualified candidate to join its Research & Exhibitions department. 

The qualified candidate will work on research/writing projects pertaining to the gallery’s artists and estates, and secondary market inventory and will assist with research for selected loan exhibitions for the gallery.

Candidates must have at least a Masters degree in Art History or Curatorial Studies and must have a demonstrated proficiency in writing about art and artists. A minimum of 2-3 years of gallery, museum, or auction house experience is required, and candidates will preferably demonstrate some familiarity with the art market. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate familiarity with the gallery’s artists and their work and will have a strong interest in working with our artists to articulate the ideas behind their work in clear and concise language. Significant experience researching and documenting historical/secondary market artworks, including provenance history, and exhibition histories/bibliographic references is required.

Excellent writing and editing skills are a must; candidates must have demonstrated experience writing about both contemporary and historical artists and artworks with clarity and on deadline.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and two art-related writing samples (no longer than 2-3 pages each, can be excerpts).

Note: Only applications that meet the above requirements and criteria will be reviewed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Documenting and organizing material pertinent to artists handled by the gallery.
  • Researching and documenting provenance; exhibition histories; and literature references for works handled by the gallery.
  • Preparing clearly written and well-researched texts that historically contextualize artworks handled by the gallery.
  • Supporting and liaising with other key departments within the gallery, including Sales, Registration, Marketing/Communications, Archives, Books, and Digital.
  • Writing press releases, brochure texts, and other relevant promotional material for the gallery’s exhibitions, working closely with the gallery’s artist managers, and our artists and estates.


Position hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm, with additional hours as needed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 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. 




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