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Registrar

  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid Level
  • People, HR & Administration
  • $65K - $70K
  • New York City
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You need a BA in relevant field, 3 years of art experience, attention to detail, team player, communication skills, conservation knowledge, and ability to work on multiple projects.
  • You will oversee consignment agreements, coordinate artwork shipments, conduct condition inspections, manage exhibition logistics, and ensure compliance with insurance and tax regulations at an art gallery.

Requirements

  • BA (Art History, Administration, Studio Arts preferred).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position in the field of contemporary art.
  • Focused, reliable, and exacting attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work with team members at all levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work cross departmentally.
  • Familiarity with various mediums of artwork; working knowledge of conservation techniques a plus.
  • Experience with secondary market consignments a plus.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects at once.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and oversee consignment and loan agreements, with a focus on the secondary market.
  • Liaise with clients to coordinate the shipment and, at times, installation of sold artworks.
  • Coordinate and oversee domestic and international shipments.
  • Conduct incoming and outgoing condition inspections and process artwork upon arrival.
  • Organize conservation and framing projects, as necessary, and maintain clear communications with stakeholders and track all associated costs.
  • Responsible for understanding the gallery’s insurance policy and ensuring compliance.
  • Exhibition logistics management: discuss shipping needs with departments, provide shipping and crating budgets and timelines.
  • Responsible for understanding customs and tax regulations and requirements for shipping artworks internationally.
  • Compile, process, and manage records of all associated shipping paperwork in accordance with New York State Sales Tax requirements.
  • Determine best packing and handling procedures and communicate requirements to shipping companies.

FAQs

What kind of background is required for this role as Registrar?

Previous experience and a background within the commercial art world is required for this position.

Who is the ideal candidate for this role?

The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate and interested in the arts/larger creative arena or is eager to learn.

Are there opportunities for growth and learning within this position?

Yes, we welcome all individuals wanting to learn and grow within the industry to apply for this position.

Fashion & Arts
Industry
51-200
Employees

Mission & Purpose

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