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Sales Assistant to Senior Director

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  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Sales & Business Development
  • New York City


  • 2-3 years in an assistant or administrative support role at a gallery.
  • Experience supporting senior leadership with calendar management and travel itinerary.
  • Detail-oriented with experience in managing upwards.
  • Strong Multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize and anticipate needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work cross-departmentally.
  • Passion for and knowledge of contemporary art.


  • Respond to artists' and artists' studio needs, communicate with external contacts, etc.
  • Monitor all artists’ solo/group exhibitions, both domestic and international, and manage checklists and loans.
  • Liaise with other gallery staff regarding all aspects of inventory & exhibition management: production, shipping, framing, photography, research, etc.
  • Assist the Sr. Director in sending out and monitoring offers, and work with the marketing department to obtain images, provenance, press packs, and all other relevant documentation for offers.
  • Manage Sr. Director’s sales, follow up on invoices, and prepare insurance appraisals.
  • Manage the Sr. Director’s secondary market consignments, prepare consignment and contract agreements; liaise with clients on cataloging and research materials, and create presentations for client offers and significant works.
  • Prepare insurance appraisals and valuations for incoming consignments.
  • Provide sales support as needed (viewings, offers, previews).
  • Create and manage client lists for exhibition previews/dinners, and support the Sr. Director during openings.
  • Organize the Sr. Directors schedule, plan, and book travel, keep track of meetings, and create expense reports.
  • Responsible for organizing the Partner's inbox, and staying on top of all communication requests.


What qualifications are needed for the Sales Assistant to Senior Director position at David Zwirner Inc.?

The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and Arts Administration or Business Administration and at least two years of related experience or the equivalent.

What skills are required for this position?

Superior writing skills, the ability to manage time and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of contemporary art are required.

What kind of contact will the Sales Assistant have in this role?

This position will involve significant contact with artists, long-time clients, and other art industry professionals.

Why is discretion and poise essential for this role?

Discretion and poise are essential because of the significant contact with artists, clients, and other art industry professionals involved in this position.

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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.