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Operations Manager

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  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • $125K - $135K
  • New York City


  • The ideal candidate will have 5- 10 years of related experience
  • Personable demeanor with the ability to communicate across departments
  • Strong customer focus and problem-solving
  • Experience overseeing multiple tasks / projects / sites
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational, administrative, and communication skills


  • Oversee New York facilities teams and office management across sites (including local headquarters) – ensuring that overall aesthetics + maintenance remain exemplary and that daily workplace needs are met
  • Maintain all office equipment (e.g., computer hardware, printers / copiers, phone systems) and related contracts
  • Oversee general office, stationery and pantry supplies for all office locations; systematizing and streamlining processes wherever possible
  • Work closely with gallery’s third-party IT provider to maintain all IT and telecommunication services; troubleshoot select day-to-day issues as they arise
  • Oversee computer hardware purchases and upgrades, including tablets, printers, and phones
  • Manage internal ‘help desk’ ticketing system; always seeking to evolve and improve it and other digital tools
  • Work alongside Facilities and Human Resources to manage employee onboarding + offboarding
  • Oversee ordering of furniture and fixtures, including office workstations and reconfigurations
  • Maintain compliance with NYC building codes and fire safety regulations
  • Review select monthly expenditures and manage related budgets
  • Main point of contact for all NY security and fire alarm systems
  • Interview and recruit all Facilities team hires
  • Obtain, update, and file valid Certificates of Insurance for all on-site vendors
  • Manage select expense reports and time-cards


What kind of background experience is required for the role of Operations Manager at David Zwirner?

Previous experience within the commercial art world is not required, but is a plus. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Who is the ideal candidate for this role?

The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about the arts/larger creative arena with a particular interest in operations and logistics.

Is this a role for entry-level candidates or those looking to advance their career?

We welcome all individuals entering the workforce, moving into a new stage of their career or vocation, making a change, returning to work, and those wanting to grow within the industry to apply.

What are the specific responsibilities of the Operations Manager at David Zwirner?

The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing operations and logistics for our New York galleries/locations. This includes managing day-to-day operations, coordinating with staff, vendors, and partners, and ensuring smooth and efficient gallery operations.

Is the Operations Manager role a dynamic and unique opportunity?

Yes, this position at David Zwirner is a unique and dynamic opportunity for an experienced operations professional.

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Mission & Purpose

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