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Galleries & Merchandising Associate
Galleries & Merchandising Associate
David Zwirner
Post Date: 17 Apr 2023


At David Zwirner, we look to be an industry leader in our field, with our artists at the center of what we do. Our global exhibition program expands beyond our locations in New York, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Paris, representing seventy artists and estates. Home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. Active in both the primary and secondary market, David Zwirner has helped foster the careers of some of the most influential artists today.

Who will work well with us:

  • The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate and interested in the arts/larger creative arena or is eager to learn. Previous experience and a background within the commercial art world is not required.
  • We welcome all individuals entering the workforce, those moving into a new stage of their career or vocation, making a change, returning to work, those wanting to learn and grow within the industry, to apply.

About the Opportunity:

Galleries and Merchandising Associate – $50,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Galleries & Merchandising Associate at Platform, the e-commerce site backed by David Zwirner. This role will support the Associate Director of Galleries & Merchandising in building artworks from our partners onto the site to offer for sale, merchandising works into thematic groupings to be featured to customers, and reporting on sales in order to continually improve our approach to merchandising. This is an exciting opportunity to work with small and mid-sized galleries to establish a new sales channel for them, and to bring more affordable art to an entirely new customer base. An ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communications skills, plus strong interests in both e-commerce and contemporary art.

What you’ll do:

  • Communicate with galleries to ensure timely submission of artwork data and images that meet the marketplace’s specific requirements.
  • Ensure on-time artwork build via uploading artwork data through the admin portal, and through cross-functional project management of copy and image retouching team members.
  • QA artworks to ensure accuracy of artwork details, pricing, and other details prior to launch.
  • Support site merchandising efforts by tagging artworks into thematic attributes, and by facilitating the cross-functional collaboration between Merchandising and Content.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on execution of merchandising-focused marketing initiatives.
  • Partner with the customer experience team by liaising with galleries regarding order fulfillment issues or occasional questions from customers.
  • Help identify areas of opportunity to improve the technology for customers, galleries and for merchandising admins.

What we would like you to have:

  • 1-2 years of experience working in a fast-paced business, in a role that demonstrates communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate in a professional manner that’s simultaneously approachable and goal-oriented.
  • Proven project management skills and experience working within tight, regular deadlines
  • High-level of attention to detail with experience using Excel and managing data.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally across different teams while also being self-starter who can work independently.
  • Constant enthusiasm for learning new skills and tools.
  • Ability to think creatively (both in terms of problem solving and in terms of aesthetics) is a plus.
  • A deep interest in e-commerce, art and art history is a strong plus
  • What you will love about David Zwirner:
  • David Zwirner has pioneered initiatives dedicated to the gallery’s long-standing commitment to kaleidoscopic storytelling, including: David Zwirner Online, David Zwirner Books, Dialogues, Platform, Utopia Editions, Consignments, Program.
  • Premier Access – to private on-site and off-site events, such as exhibition previews, book signings, talks, and walkthroughs with gallery artists and estate members, and external curators and scholars.
  • Staff-driven projects and fundraising initiatives. This includes David Zwirner commitment to Galleries Commit.
  • Benefits! Flexible workplace and commuter benefits, corporate memberships to museums, including the Whitney, New Museum, MOMA, and others. Summer Fridays, generous PTO and leave, Family Medical/Dental/Vision benefits. 401K savings plan with automatic employer contributions.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer, if you need assistance in applying to a role you may reach out to [email protected].


New York, NY

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