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Business Associate

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Creative Arts & Fashion
  • $65K - $75K
  • New York City
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You need BA in Art History or similar, 3+ years art industry experience, reliability, focus, multitasking ability, and strong teamwork skills for this Business Associate role at David Zwirner.
  • You will manage gallery finances, contracts, leases, and insurance, provide administrative support, and communicate with various departments and the executive office.


  • BA in Art History Art Business or similar is a plus
  • 3+ years of art industry experience preferred
  • Candidate must be focused, reliable and have an interest in art business
  • Candidate needs to be quick able to multitask and prioritize
  • Must be able to work and communicate well with team members at all levels


  • Liaises with all gallery departments and locations on a variety of issues including exhibitions special projects expenses and budgets and ensures all documents are in order prior to COO’s review
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts for gallery transactions, partnerships and other department needs
  • Manages gallery-wide insurance policies and renewals, with assistance from COO
  • Manages all NY-based leases and leads all lease renewals, with assistance from COO
  • Updates COO on status of projects and other relevant issues
  • Works closely with David Zwirner’s executive office
  • Compiles and tracks exhibition budgets and reconciliation
  • Provides light administrative support including arranging travel and scheduling both internal and external meetings and meeting preparation
  • Additional tasks and projects as requested


Do I need previous experience in the commercial art world to apply for this position?

No, previous experience in the commercial art world is not required. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds who are eager to learn and grow within the industry.

What type of candidates are you looking for?

We are looking for candidates who are passionate and interested in the arts/larger creative arena, or those who are eager to learn and develop their skills within the industry. This position is open to individuals at various stages of their career, including those entering the workforce, making a career change, or returning to work.

What will be the main responsibilities of this role?

The Business Associate will support the Chief Operating Officer in overseeing the global operations of the gallery, including exhibition programming, real estate legal and insurance matters, and strategic expansion initiatives. They will also be responsible for managing staff across all locations.

Will there be opportunities for growth and development in this role?

Yes, we encourage professional growth and development within our organization. The Business Associate role offers the opportunity to learn and gain experience in various aspects of the commercial art world and to work closely with the Chief Operating Officer on strategic initiatives.

Fashion & Arts

Mission & Purpose

David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.